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1,000 years of climate data confirms Australia's warming

category international | sci-tech | other press author Sunday May 20, 2012 20:17author by Hypatia Report this post to the editors

Interesting long term data confirms that Australia is warming. Full text at link.

In the first study of its kind in Australasia, scientists used 27 natural climate records to create the first large-scale temperature reconstruction for the region over the past 1,000 years.

The study led by researchers at the University of Melbourne, used a range of natural indicators including tree rings, corals and ice cores to study Australasian temperatures over the past millennium. They then compared these with climate model simulations.

Dr. Stephen Phipps, a researcher with UNSW’s Climate Change Research Centre and the Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science led the climate model simulation research. He said the results showed there were no other warm periods in the past 1,000 years that match the warming experienced in Australasia since 1950.

“Our study revealed that recent warming in a 1,000-year context is highly unusual and cannot be explained by natural factors alone, suggesting a strong influence of human-caused climate change in the Australasian region,” Dr. Phipps said.

The study published in the Journal of Climate will form the Australasian region’s contribution to the 5th IPCC climate change assessment report chapter on past climate.

Lead researcher, Dr. Joelle Gergis from the University of Melbourne said using ‘palaeoclimate’ or natural records, such as tree rings, corals and ice cores, are fundamental in evaluating regional and global climate variability over centuries before direct temperature records started in 1910. Dr. Gergis collated these natural records provided by decades of work by more than 30 researchers from Australia, New Zealand and around the world.

The reconstruction was developed using 27 natural climate records calculated in 3,000 different ways to ensure that the results were robust. She said reconstructions of regional temperature not only provide a climate picture of the past but also a significant platform to reduce uncertainties associated with future climate variability.

Related Link: http://phys.org/news/2012-05-years-climate-australia.html

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Hang on a minute . . . .     oh dear    Fri Jun 15, 2012 01:32 
   2 minutes     Prometheus    Fri Jun 15, 2012 13:06 
   Austrailian 'Climate Study' "put on hold"     Lord Byron    Fri Jun 15, 2012 14:06 
   I didn't realise it was a 'speed contest'     Lord Byron    Fri Jun 15, 2012 16:31 
   300,000 dollars and three years to produce a paper that lasted three weeks     Lord Byron    Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:17 
   "real scientist" is back quoting his usual suspects...     serf    Sun Jun 17, 2012 23:02 
   Haven't got the time to deal with the enormous amount of deliberate distortion and outright dishonesty posted by Serf     R.S    Mon Jun 18, 2012 01:16 
   just giving some background on your sources and your posting history.     serf    Mon Jun 18, 2012 02:33 
   Well we can see where YOU are coming from, quite clearly     R.S    Mon Jun 18, 2012 05:26 
 10   editorial guidlines: #13     @Serf    Mon Jun 18, 2012 07:06 
 11   Here's some of what realclimate had to say regarding steven mcintyre     serf    Mon Jun 18, 2012 15:12 
 12   And here is what Andrew Montford has to say about the nonsense being peddled by Serf and the frequently wrong 'Scientists' @ Real Climate     Lord Byron    Mon Jun 18, 2012 23:33 
 13   Real Climate is being Deliberately Dishonest with thier comments on MacIntyre     Lord Macintyre    Mon Jun 18, 2012 23:36 
 14   the only about-turns here are in your dreams Serf     Lord Byron    Mon Jun 18, 2012 23:45 
 15   up yer bum RS     serf    Tue Jun 19, 2012 00:27 
 16   As usual Serf resorts to childish behaviour when his complete inability to point out innaccuracy is mentioned.     Lord Byron    Tue Jun 19, 2012 00:53 
 17   Junk Science Week: Climate models fail reality test     Lord Byron    Tue Jun 19, 2012 01:18 
 18   your duplicity is laid out clearly in a previous article for all to see     serf    Tue Jun 19, 2012 03:50 
 19   It's fairly plain to see just who is being dishonest around here     Lord Byron    Tue Jun 19, 2012 09:31 
 20   Given your behaviour in both threads mentioned above     Lord Byron    Tue Jun 19, 2012 09:39 
 21   Since Serf seems to think he's found an argument winner in JoNova's Graph, ere is the graph in question     Lord Byron    Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:11 
 22   Some addintional info on Hanson and his many many doomsday 'predictions'     Lord Byron    Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:21 
 23   A better version of the Graph above     Lord Byron    Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:25 
 24   If the Climate Models continue to diverge from Reality, how many years are required before the Models can be said to have failed?     Lord Byron    Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:36 
 25   Serf versus Reality ? - Reality Wins!     Lord Byron    Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:22 
 26   for the record....     serf    Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:27 
 27   Serf, the only 'Denier' here is you - denying the REALITY that Temperature record contradicts the Climate Models     Lord Byron    Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:30 
 28   @RS     serf    Wed Jun 20, 2012 23:09 
 29   An epidemic of sanity erupts across the globe!     LB    Thu Jun 28, 2012 17:05 
 30   RE: Verification     Lord Byron    Thu Jun 28, 2012 17:10 
 31   '..according to the latest survey..'     opus diablos    Thu Jun 28, 2012 18:02 
 32   Still in Denial, Opus?     Lord Byron    Thu Jun 28, 2012 23:34 
 33   The more science you know, the less worried you are about climate     Lord Byron    Thu Jun 28, 2012 23:48 
 34   The survey above is a wonderful exapmple of Climate Alarmists having a hard time dealing with Reality, once again     Lord Byron    Thu Jun 28, 2012 23:58 
 35   @LB     opus diablos    Fri Jun 29, 2012 09:27 
 36   second question     opus diablos    Fri Jun 29, 2012 09:32 
 37   Opie: One thing one can always be sure of is that Opie's almost always 100% wrong on almost everything     Lord Byron    Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:46 
 38   Why you would bother to deny what is plain for all to see is a mystery     Lord Byron    Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:49 
 39   Proof that Antarctic Sea Ice is growing     Lord Byron    Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:10 
 40   yer a gas man, LB     opus diablos    Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:10 
 41   as usual RS/LB quotes out of context...     serf    Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:18 

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