Reversing Warmist spin
The latest article from shifty Peter Hannam, an Australian environmental writer, gives us a good example of how Warmists "spin" their reports. He has some boring statistics to convey but by biased language has made them seem to suggest global warming. Let me use different language to describe the same stats. I will suggest cooling:
"A long run of overcast days in Sydney has finally come to an end. Sydney is at last back to where we were in 1990 but will it last?
Last month's temperature had three Novembers warmer than it in the past
"It's been persistently cool, particularly in the West," Acacia Pepler, a climatologist at the bureau, said.
The month had 18 days above 25 degrees, at last breaking a long run of cool days -- going back to 1894
The past six months have also been a standout for Sydney. A relatively wet winter - with rainfall about 250 millimetres above average - switched to sharply drier conditions, with rain tallies sinking 100 mm below average. But there were similar conditions in 1885"
Contrast the above with what appears below. Note that I have unspun only the statistics Hannam has chosen to mention. They were undoubtedly the one best suited to his cause. If they can be shown to suggest cooling, one wonders what all the unmentioned statistics show.
Deception is the name of the game for Warmists. Honest reporting is in general alien to them. It has to be. They cannot accept the plain truth of the climate record, which just shows normal ups and downs with no significant trend
Sydney has just capped its sunniest November since 1990, with the relatively warm and dry conditions set to extend well into the start of summer.
Last month was the city's equal-fourth warmest November for maximum temperatures in records going back to 1858, with average temperatures reaching 26.1 degrees, the Bureau of Meteorology said in its latest report. Sydney Airport had an average of 9.5 hours of sunshine during the month.
"It's been persistently warm, particularly in the east," Acacia Pepler, a climatologist at the bureau, said.
The month had 18 days above 25 degrees, the most since 1894 , and its coldest day was a mild 22.7 degrees. All previous Novembers had at least one day below 21 degrees in the city.
The lack of cool days extended across spring, with just six days failing the reach 20 degrees. That's the fewest on record and roughly one-fifth of the average of 31 such days, the bureau said.
The past six months have also been a standout for Sydney. A relatively wet winter - with rainfall about 250 millimetres above average - switched to sharply drier conditions, with rain tallies sinking 100 mm below average.
That's the biggest turn in the weather for the city in 53 years, and the third-most on record with 1885 the other rival year, Brett Dutschke, senior meteorologist with Weatherzone, said.
"Since the start of October, it's been drying out" in coast regions, Mr Dutschke said, adding the western parts of the state had more recent rains and will take longer to cure.