By Andrew Bolt ~
How wrong can you be? From “permanent drought” to this washout, with below-average temperatures. Let’s compare the warmists’ predictions to this reality.
The Sydney Morning Herald in 2008:
It may be time to stop describing south-eastern Australia as gripped by drought and instead accept the extreme dry as permanent, one of the nation’s most senior weather experts warned yesterday.
“Perhaps we should call it our new climate,” said the Bureau of Meteorology’s head of climate analysis, David Jones…
“There is a debate in the climate community, after … close to 12 years of drought, whether this is something permanent…”
- A very wet month, except for Western Australia
- Large areas received their highest monthly rainfall on record for September, extending from the Top End to western Queensland, and across the mainland southeast
- Wettest September on record for New South Wales and the Northern Territory, amongst the five wettest for Queensland, Victoria and South Australia
- Both days and nights warmer than average for the northern tropics and Tasmania
- Minimum temperatures also above average for most of eastern Australia
- Days cooler than average for the mainland except in the tropics, and coolest on record for a large area of western Queensland and adjacent regions
- Nights cooler than average for the southern half of Western Australia and much of South Australia; coolest on record for parts of the southwest
Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.