Ethiopia recently planted a reported 350 million trees in a single day, Morocco has undertaken the most ambitious solar power scheme in the world, recently completing a solar plant the size of San Francisco, Electric cars are taking off as a viable alternative to fossil fuel burning vehicles and major cities across the world are adding charging points to accomodate, Cities around the world are embracing cycling too, as a clean (and healthy) mode of transport. 2. Yesterday was Australia's hottest day on record, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). 48.4ºc yesterday was an all-time record which was re-broken today. Australia is facing its hottest day on record as heatwave baking Perth travels east. 3:33. Discuss topics of your choosing on The Meeting Place. The hottest night on record in Australia was broken in January as well – multiple times. Take part in monthly surveys to help us shape content that is relevant to your age and stage. Strangely enough someone wrote to the paper today on this subject which is why it came to mind. Currently the city is tracking about 6C above its mean December maximum of 29.1C. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Full story: sc.mp/9659b. The Bureau’s outlook for autumn shows high probabilities that day and night-time temperatures will remain above average for most of the country. Subject: ' Australia's Hottest Day on Record in 1828 ' The following information largely comes from: The Bureau of Meteorology,Wikipedia, Lance Pidgeon ( Silliggy ),JODOVA, Jennifer Marohasy and a variety of other government departments and media. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Maybe a little research into Dr Jennifer Marohasy’s Blog. The final record sits at 36.6C in Wanaaring … The Netherlands continues to lead the way with bikes far outnumbering people, Cycling infrastructure is taking over cities the world over, in the hope of reducing society's dependency on polluting vehicles, Despite positive steps being taken, humans continue to have a wildly adverse effect on the climate. Australia's hottest day on record could fall later in the week. • Mount Lofty broke its all time record (set last year) by a staggering, more than 3ºc! Nothing to hide eh?? The supplied link site has an article or whatever by the goose as well. What’s happening now, with human induced climate change, is a much more rapid effect. Read our full mailing list consent terms here. Oodnadatta, which holds the record for the hottest day in Australia at 50.7C in 1960, will reach 47C on Thursday. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Australia also had six of its hottest single days on record in 2019. Toby Smith of Climate Visuals, an organisation focused on improving how climate change is depicted in the media, says: "Extreme weather and flooding, has and will become more frequent due to climate change. He worked hard this year, achieved great things for Australia.”. Every major climatic event happened 100’s of years ago when the CO2 level in the atmoshere was around 280PPM. Nullarbor broke the record for the hottest-ever December day when it hit 49.9C on Thursday afternoon, while Ceduna on the Eyre Peninsula recorded its hottest day in more than 80 years at 48.8C. Subject: ' Australia's Hottest Day on Record in 1828 ' The following information largely comes from: The Bureau of Meteorology,Wikipedia, Lance Pidgeon ( Silliggy ),JODOVA, Jennifer Marohasy and a variety of other government departments and media. My first experience of proposals in this area at the BOM in the late 1970s, involved the suggestion that human behaviour was causing a global warming trend which would be accompanied by greater extemes of heating, cooling and stormy weather. Australia’s hottest day ever was during the Angry Summer, January 7, 2013, where the temperature of the entire country was measured at 40.3C. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. The damage being caused is unprecedented: 103 people were killed in wildfires last year in California, one of the places best prepared, best equipped to fight such blazes in the world, Entire towns have been razed. Too much nonsense there to tackle it all.  Co2 does not control climate. In January the Holmes family from Tasmania took refuge under a … It may be that tempeature was recorded but it does not make it a valid statistic.   Good luck with that thought. Yesterday was Australia's hottest day on record. Firefighters drive through New South Wales bushfires, In this decade, humans have become ever more aware of climate change.  Plenty to be found on the subject by a search. Warmest Years on Record. Perth recorded its earliest December day above 40C on December 3, peaking at 41.6C in what was its hottest first week of summer on record. New South Wales/ACT. Australia is a big place. They’re teCtonic plates, and yes, in the very long term, the changes in ocean currents, and creation of very high mountains such as the Himalayas do influence climate. Not 2010, but 1828 at a blistering 53.9 °C, By joining YourLifeChoices you consent that you have read and agree to our, Small bedroom tips to maximise space and style, Aussies much more willing to be vaccinated than Americans, Goldie Hawn at 75: The Hollywood star's fashion and beauty evolution, US still reels from the deadly consequences of 'alternative facts', Tennis stars call Australian Open quarantine 'insane' and like prison, RBA reveals why retirees have to bear the brunt of low interest rates. Sturt was not a scientist or a professional of any kind unless one calls a soldier a professional. It’s a good, well referenced article. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. The temperature was recorded in a beer or wine crate which was located on the sunny side of a building which made it several degrees warmer than the actual temperature at the time. Where can I find a HIGHLY paid scientist? Are you sure you want to delete this comment? BOM didn’t turn up. The western state’s hottest day on record was set on February 19, 1998, when the weather station at Mardie, 460km north-east of Exmouth, hit 50.5 degrees. 2 years exploring does not relate to proper or correct records nor indications of climate conditions over decades but musings in a diary. Major flooding events continued through the decade with the UK government declaring flooding as one of the nation's major threats in 2017," says Mr Smith of Climate Visuals, Weather has been more extreme in Britain in recent years. — Jo,  ——————————————————————————————————-, This is one of the reasons why the highly paid scientists changed the name from Global Warming to Climate Change ..Â. The earliest temperature records we have show that Australia was a land of shocking heatwaves and droughts, except for when it was bitterly cold or raging in flood. would help. So both terms, Global Warming and Climate Change, were used from the beginning. Several cities (including Alice Springs, Cloncurry, and Walungurru) reported record consecutive hot days, with some places reaching temps above 40C for more than 40 days in a row. — Jo, //joannenova.com.au/2012/07/charles-sturts-time-so-hot-that-thermometers-exploded-was-australias-hottest-day-in-1828-53-9c/. The city has never recorded more than two 40C days in December, but that record will be challenged this week. The small town of Oodnadatta is forecast to peak at 47C (116.6F) on Wednesday, making it one of the hottest … Ahh not a very accurate or informative article. There have been numerous major oil spills this decade, the most notable being the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, More recently, large swathes of the Amazon rainforest were set alight by people to clear land for agriculture, This decade may have seen horrors but it has led to an understanding that the next decade must see change if human life is to continue, Climate change: Decade's defining issue in pictures, {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, Australia registers hottest day in recorded history. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Over a million people rely on the water of Tonle Sap for work and sustinence but, as Mr Clarkson witnessed, a drought has severley depleted the water level, In reaction to these harbingers of climate obliteration, some humans have taken measures to counter the impending disaster. - Perth Metro's third-driest year on record. Meanwhile, hundreds of bushfires continued to burn in states across the nation, with at least 100 in New South Wales and 70 in Queensland, where several people were treated for burns amid evacuations and power cuts. At a Glance. On 18 December – the most extreme of these days – the average daytime maximum across Australia was 41.9°C. YourLifeChoices is Australia’s longest established and most trusted digital publication and website for the 50+ audience, with a core focus on helping Australians navigate midlife and the retirement landscape. She discovered BOM was manipulating  temperature Data and got the ABC to get BOM to come and discuss with her those assertions on TV. YourLifeChoices is Australia’s most established and trusted digital publication for the 50+ audience, with a core focus on helping Australians navigate midlife and the retirement landscape. It’s a classic example of a single, cherry picked, seeming exception to the rule , being used to try to convince people that all modern science is rubbish. There seem to be many people on here with high scientific qualifications .Â, It interests me as to what in your opinion caused previous ice ages and subsequent warmings.Â, had a few VERY hot days here in melbourne,    was SO glad when the cooler change came,    dont hink i would have lasted another day,      pity the poor africans,  lol,Â. Australia’s hottest day? Anybody that can believe .04% of the atmosphere being CO2 of which humans are responsible for only 4% of that number, That equals .000064%  is controlling the Climate. The record for Australia's hottest day set on Tuesday was broken on Wednesday when temperatures soared to a … The 'Beast from the East' which arrived in February 2018 brought extraordinarily cold temperatures and high snowfall. The average maximum temperature across the country was 40.9 degrees Celsius, breaking the mark of 40.3C set in January 2013, but it's a record unlikely to last for long. Australia’s hottest day? That record was then obliterated Wednesday. The extreme heatwave currently engulfing the country is largely caused by a positive Indian Ocean Dipole – an extreme imbalance in surface temperatures between the ocean’s east and west, which is at its highest in 60 years and is driving drought and dry conditions in South East Asia and Australia, parts of which had been experiencing drought for several years already. The New South Wales fires began two months ago, destroying 768 homes, leaving six people dead, and killing hundreds of endangered koalas and other species. Outback towns become some of warmest places on Earth as report details season of unprecedented fire risk But a fascinating one. 23 Dec 2019 11:44 GMT | Australia, Weather, Environment, Asia Pacific Australia had its hottest day ever - twice in a row. I suggest you check out the Wiipedia article on “Ice age”. Australia has endured its hottest day ever recorded, as hundreds of violent bushfires continue to rage across the country. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Tuesday was the nation's hottest single day on record. Outback towns become some of warmest places on Earth as report details season of unprecedented fire risk, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. It came as a special statement on climate change from the bureau revealed an unprecedented season of bushfire risk, with Forest Fire Danger Index (FFDI) statistics showing record-high indicators for spring had been observed in every state and territory in 2019. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the highest temperature ever recorded was 56.7 °C (134.1 °F) on 10 July 1913 in Furnace Creek (Greenland Ranch), California, United States, but the validity of this record is challenged as possible problems with the reading have since been discovered. By the way I’m 75 and never heard BOM use the term Climate Change and Global Warming in the 70’s. 2013 is the year Australia marked its hottest day, month, season, 12-month period and, by December 31, hottest calendar year. This broke the previous record for the hottest day in Australia ever, set on December 21, 1972, which saw a temperature of 40.17C. Sydney, Australia’s largest city, has been choked by smoke for weeks as a result of the fires. According to Berkeley Earth, the Australian average daily maximum temperature in January 1896 was about 1C hotter than the 1951-80 January average. Even small changes to these events can impact large changes upon weather systems on opposite sides of the globe. What is the hottest day in Australian history? Since 2000, YourLifeChoices has been providing Australians with essential news, articles and retirement resources – and membership is FREE! Calls for leaders to act echo around the globe as the signs of a changing climate become ever more difficult to ignore, Fierce wildfires have flared up in numerous countries. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Issued 1 March 2019. Military rape victim wins legal battle in Myanmar. Australia has endured its hottest day ever recorded, as hundreds of violent bushfires continue to rage across the country. In other words, nothing has changed, except possibly things might not be quite so hot now. Australia has its hottest day on record as Sydney residents brace for heat, fires and smoke Australia had its hottest day on record Dec. 17, with a nationally … 2018 was Australia's third-hottest year on record. The warning came as it emerged prime minister Scott Morrison was on holiday overseas amid the crisis, with acting PM Michael McCormack telling reporters in his absence: “Everybody deserves a break. The Meeting Place > Hot Topics > Australia’s hottest day? Tuesday, December 17th 2019 official entered the record books - as Australia's hottest day ever. On Monday, more than 20 leading medical groups, including the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, warned of a “public health emergency”, as hospitals reported a dramatic spike in casualty visits. As the voice of retirement, YourLifeChoices provides a vital forum for our members. What he has uncovered is fascinating. 2018–19 was Australia's hottest summer on record, with a warm Autumn likely too. It reckons QLD has the highest official temp but its SA that has it, Oodnadatta 50.7C. But emergency experts described their “huge disappointment in the lack of national leadership”, announcing they would go it alone in arranging their own summit on how to devise an urgent rethink of the country’s bushfire response in the face of climate change. Scientists believe the dramatic warming of the world’s oceans is fuelling greater unpredictability in events such as the Indian Ocean Dipole, El Nino and La Nina. Australia's has endured its warmest spring on record, with 2020 likely to be among the top five hottest years in history. South Australia has just endured its hottest day on record as dozens of locations record their hottest day’s ever courtesy of a blast furnace sending inferno-like heat across the entire State. Maybe some of you experts that believe CO2 can cause catastrophic Global Warming can tell me why BOM changed  the hotest day in Australia from Cloncurry then to Bourke and then to Oodnadatta.Â. May as well read Monkton the sham lord and well numerated sceptic. (This is the kind of climate we are spending $10bn per annum to get back too?). 1. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Not 2019, BUT 1828 at a blistering 53.9 °C. Australia this week experienced its hottest day on record and the heatwave is expected to worsen, exacerbating an already unprecedented bushfire season, authorities said Wednesday. We are told today’s climate has more records and more extremes than times gone by, but the few records we have from the early 1800’s are eye-popping.  Things were not just hotter, but so wildly hot it burst thermometers.  The earliest temperature records we have show that Australia was a land of shocking heatwaves and droughts, except for when it was bitterly cold or raging in flood. 2 years exploring does not relate to proper or correct records nor indications of climate conditions over decades but musings in a diary. you need a new hobby. Tuesday was Australia's hottest day on record, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Beleaguered firefighters in the state said on Wednesday they had saved more than 65,000 homes this spring. - South Australia's mean temperature was 1.45°C above average. Silliggy (Lance Pidgeon) has been researching records from early explorers and from newspapers. 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