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Hottest September Ever in records going back 0.000003% of Earths history!

How about some perspective on those alarming headlines:

Thanks to Steve Hunter illustrations

We are tying ourselves in knots over 150 year old records (or even less) when:

  1. These are just short Australian records, not long global ones. Even in the 1800’s Australia recorded heatwaves of 50+ degrees.
  2. The world was similarly warm 1,000 years ago, definitely warmer 7,000 years ago, and a lot warmer 120,000 years ago.
  3. The world has been warmer for most of the last 500 million years.
  4. Satellites are more reliable, have better coverage, and don’t have dubious inexplicable adjustments. They show it was not a record angry summer, nor the hottest year we’ve had.

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Posts about Australian temperatures

Post Note: And of course, we spare a thought for those who have lost homes in the fires in the Blue Mountains. So far lives have been saved. We can only hope it stays that way.

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