Welcome to Australia where it’s always warmer somewhere!

Watts Up With That?

(and other nonsense from Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology, the University of Melbourne and The Conversation).

Dr. Bill Johnston[1]

Main points.

  • Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology and climate scientists at the University of Melbourne should know that nowhere on planet-earth could rainfall be less than none!
  • The Bureau’s latest Seasonal Summary (winter 2017) spuriously claims rainfall is ‘very much below average’ or the ‘lowest on record’ at locations such as the Pilbara coast of Western Australia, where median rainfall for June, July and August is zero; or across the northern 2/3 of the continent where zero winter rain occurs in 10% or more years.
  • Australia’s latest record-hot winter is evidenced by a “hottest ever winter day” maximum temperature of 39.6oC reported by an automatic weather station (AWS) at Mandora on 24th August 2017. Mandora in the middle of nowhere is surrounded by salt marsh to the north…

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The Columbine Massacre: A tragedy without tears

Quite an interesting read.

Piece of Mindful

This is an edited version of the eight-part series that I put up some time back, everything consolidated into one post. I realized things at the end that I did not comprehend at the beginning, so have have done major changes to incorporate that knowledge into the piece to make it more comprehensive and thorough. I have left the original pieces intact, as below them are many valuable comments.

Prologue

I was so fortunate to have a man named Steve as my older brother. He was a priest who affected many lives, including mine, and always advised that we “make decisions, move forward.” Often times I feel I have arrived at enough truth to stop, relax, and just live a Cassandra life, knowing that I can never impart what I know on others. People are not ready to receive the information, and most never will be. I have no problem…

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How to account for the scorched-earth hatred of Donald Trump? He inspires a darkly fanatical dislike, disapproval, and disgust in his most ardent detractors.  He is a distillation for millions of unhappy Americans of all things repugnant, rep…

Source: How to account for the scorched-earth hatred of Donald Trump? He inspires a darkly fanatical dislike, disapproval, and disgust in his most ardent detractors.  He is a distillation for millions of unhappy Americans of all things repugnant, rep…