the tragedy of our inertia...
Why it is important to tally the number of days above a certain temperature compared with similar period in past records...
Weather is subject to the various dynamics of climatic patterns. For example Sydney is at the confluent of four major weather influences:
COVER Accumulation of algal biomass under thinning Arctic sea ice (image diameter ~25 meters). This photograph was taken on 17 September 2012 in the central Arctic basin at 85°30'47"N, 59°54'11"E, from the bridge of the research vessel Polarstern. Here, the central ice floe is surrounded by a green cloud of sub-ice diatoms. Current trends in sea-ice thinning may influence algal growth in this region. See page 1430. Photo: Stefan Hendricks, Alfred Wegener Institute, Expedition IceArc (ARK27-3)
In Sydney, for example with the hot dry wind coming from the west, one should expect a humidity of about 20 to 25 per cent... but the humidity on a day like today (22/3/13) is still ABOVE 40 per cent. So what's happening?
So, today's temperature in Sydney is 31 degrees, with the wind from the west and a cloudy humidity blanket at 41 per cent. Quite conflicting sets of numbers if you ask me, but during the night the humidity is likely to retain the cloudy blanket and the temperature won't fall below 22 degrees though it should (average minimum for March: 17.6 degrees Celsius). Global warming influences? Eventually we will have to come to term with global warming the sooner the better...
Lord Monckton is an idiot. Alan Jones is an idiot. Tony Abbott is an iddiott...
The tragedy of our inertia-mind... If you need more proof of a changing weather, go to: