Terrible Week-Long Heat Wave : 41°C in the Shade and 71°C in the Sun

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VICTORIA.

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THE HEAT WAVE.

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A TERRIBLE WEEK.

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MELBOURNE, January 13, 1905

The heat wave in which Melbourne has sweltered for a week is not yet broken. On Monday the Observatory registered a maximum of l04.5deg. in the shade; on Tuesday 80.9; Wednesday 108.5; Thursday 105.6; and to-day 108.5 [42°C]. The city has been, so thoroughly baked that the very earth and buildings seemed to exude heat to-day, and people, especially those of advanced years and young children, felt the severe strain placed upon their powers of physical endurance. The glare of the sun about midday was almost painful, and tho gripmen employed on the tramways found the lever so hot that it was necessary to protect their hands.

During the afternoon the sky became clouded, and the heat of the sun became less intense, but there was no relief in the shade, and even after sundown, the heat was most oppressive. The thermometer at the Observatory showed at 9 o’clock this morning 98.7 [37°C] in the shade, and 141 [60°C] the sun. An hour later 101 in the shade, and 153 in the sun were recorded, and by 12 o’clock the readings had advanced to 106 in the Shade and 161 [71°C] in the sun. The shade readings at half-past 1 stood at 108.2 [42°C], and at 3 o’clock at 103.5, which was the highest for the day.

The temperature fell very, slowly. The shade reading at 6 o’clock was 101.5, and at 7 o’clock 90.8.

The Government Astronomer issued a forecast to-night that a cool change is approaching, which will give relief in the southern districts, but that there is no present indication of relief for the exhausted settlers inland, where the temperatures during the week ranged to 118 deg [48°C] in the shade.

14 Jan 1905 – VICTORIA. THE HEAT WAVE. A TERRIBLE WEEK. MELBOU…

Carbon dioxide pollution at the time was 290 parts per million.

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Heat Wave In Australia : Nearly 200 Deaths From Heat Apoplexy

Australia January, 1896

The long continuance of the unprecedented heat wave in New South Wales is proving a very serious matter to the residents in some of the districts, especially in the western portion of the colony.

Over 125 deaths from heat apoplexy have occurred In NewSouth Wales, and to this number Bourke has already contributed 40. The matter has become so serious that the railway authorities have commenced running trains at special cheap fares, to enable the residents to seek a cooler climate, and a great number are availing themselves of the opportunity.

25 Jan 1896 – The Heat Wave in Australia. NEARLY 200 DEATHS FR…

CO2 at the time was 290 parts per million.

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24 More Die In Record Heatwave – Melbourne 46°C

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Melbourne, January 1939

46°C

TWENTY more deaths from the terrific heat that is sweeping the South were reported from country towns in New South Wales yesterday, and there were two more in Victoria.

Bringing the toll for the Southern heat wave to 52. Two deaths in Thargomindah also have been attributed to the heat. In New South Wales alone 41 have died in the last three days. All temperature records in Melbourne went, by the board yesterday when a maximum of 114.1 deg. was registered — the highest ever experienced in the State.

14 Jan 1939 – 24 MORE DIE IN RECORD HEAT WAVE Melbourne 114deg.

CO2 at the time was 310 parts per million.

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February 1889 : Another Exceptionally Severe Heat Wave

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Melbourne, February 13. 1889

The heat inland on Saturday and Sunday was very trying, the followed high temperatures were recorded :—Charlton, 110 in the shade; Pyramid Bill, 116; Casterton. 109; Merino, 106 ; Hamilton,110; Macarthur, 101; and Boort, 111. In coastal places the heat was tempered by a cooling breeze. The great heat inland caused bosh fires to break oat in a number of places, and a good deal of damage was done.

15 Feb 1899 – Another Heat Wave. VICTORIA AND SOUTH AUSTRALIA …

CO2 at the time was 280 parts per million.

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81 Years Ago Today : Severe Global Warming Strikes West Australia

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07 Feb 1933 – SEVERE HEAT WAVE. West Australia Swelters. PERTH…

The forecast for Perth today (with CO2 at 398 ppm) is a milder 36°C or 96.8°F.

Sending the United Nation’s $700 million of the $7 billion collected from Australia’s Carbon Tax last FYI, is paying dividends.

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January 1908 : Adelaide’s Temperature Rose Above 38°C Fourteen Times

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21 Feb 1910 – INTENSE HEAT AVERAGE FOR 8 DAYS, 101.5 DEGREES. …

Julia’s Carbon Tax would have saved her hometown from the catastrophic extremes of 1908. CO2 was 280 PPM at the time.

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Shock news : Australia has always had heatwaves

We’ve got to ride this global warming issue.
Even if the theory of global warming is wrong,
we will be doing the right thing in terms of
economic and environmental policy.

– Timothy Wirth,
President of the UN Foundation

This planet is on course for a catastrophe.
The existence of Life itself is at stake
.”
– Dr Tim Flannery,
Climate Council

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With the 2014 Australian summer afoot, the usual band of climate criminals have been jumping on the ‘Global’ warming fear-train, drumming up support for their ailing global warming climate change cause. A cause which mother nature has severely battered in recent months and indeed over the past 16 years.

Tim Flannery’s privately formed “Climate Council” has led the alarmist charge, spewing out the usual catastrophic weather reports, blaming evil human carbon dioxide pollution emissions on any summer induced bush-fire, hot day or heat-wave that unseasonably rolls through Australia in summer.

Global warming sympathetic media outlets, in particular the ABC, regularly cite Flannery’s dire prognostications, whilst omitting valuable climate history. Historical information which tells us that Australian heatwaves are far from ‘unprecedented’. In fact, newspaper reports dating back to the late 1800’s depict heatwaves of at least equal intensity as present day systems. The only difference being, the blistering Australian heatwaves of the 1800’s existed when CO2 was at 280PPM and not today’s 398PPM.

Viv Forbes provides a good summary via WattsUpWithThat »

Australian heatwaves are nothing new

Posted on January 20, 2014

Guest essay by Viv Forbes

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No doubt we will hear how the current heatwaves in Australia are “unprecedented” and evidence of dangerous man-made global warming.

They are neither “global” nor “unprecedented”.

In the great heatwave of 1896, with nearly 200 deaths, the temperature at Bourke did not fall below 45.6 degC for six weeks, and the maximum was 53.3 degC. Bushfires raged throughout NSW and 66 people perished in the heat.

In 1897, Perth had an 18 day heatwave with a record of 43.3 degC. Other heatwaves were reported at Winton, 1891, Melbourne 1892, Boulia 1901, Sydney 1903, Perth 1906 and so on.

Why don’t we hear of these severe heatwaves from the past? Simple – the government Bureau of Meteorology conveniently ignores all temperature records before 1910.

However, that does not excuse our media for neglecting the written records such as these preserved in newspapers of the past.

Could it be that both the BOM and some of the media are still trying to preserve the ailing global warming scare?

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UPDATE

via Real Science

January, 1858 Adelaide Heatwave Was 11 Degrees Warmer Than The 2014 Mann-Made Heatwave

Posted on January 18, 2014

In January, 1858 Adelaide had nine consecutive days over 100F, topping out at 116.3.

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21 Jan 1905 – SPELLS OF EXTREME HEAT.

The graph below compares that to the “record heatwave” during the last nine days in Adelaide. The 1858 heatwave averaged 11 degrees warmer, with every day of the heatwave hotter than the corresponding day this year.  CO2 was 280 PPM at the time.

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Weather History for Adelaide, Australia | Weather Underground

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UPDATE

via JoanneNova.com

Fewer heatwaves for 9 million Australians in Sydney, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne –”thank CO2″!

Let’s play the Heatwaves PR game. If CO2 had an effect we’d see a significant increase in the rate of global warming over the decades since WWII, the models would work, and climate scientists would be able to predict our climate. Since none of that is true, those with a political agenda have to clutch at noisy but marketable extremes instead. Apparently even a half-true, noisy, non-causal link is good enough for post-modern scientists. Read on…

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