54°C / 129°F equals bright purple

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gawker.com/5974113/australia-adds-new-colors-to-weather-forecasting-chart-as-temperatures-skyrocket?popular=true

Personally, I’d have had the colors go straight to black, then varying shades of gray, to indicate that you’ll be reduced to ash at those temperatures.


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    Professor Ratbaggy

    Yes, it has been a bit warm here this summer.  Some people still think this is normal weather variation.  It’s not a cycle, it’s a trend.

    Rotatebilly

    A [b] global [/b] trend of [/b] warming [/b]

    Rotatebilly

    But of course there’s no evidence for Global Warming

    draikyn

    actually, no experts dispute global warming. What they dispute is that our habits can make a difference to it. That’s what we call the enhanced greenhouse effect. But of course the media is too stupid to know that and call it the greenhouse effect… qnd now you know they’re wrong 😀

    Rotatebilly

    I still see people who would call themselves “experts” who try and disprove global warming, but I always laugh them off. The vast majority of scientists (I’m talking greater than 95%) believe that humans are causing the current trend of climate change. In fact; of the 13,950 peer reviewed papers written on climate change (between 1991-2012) only 24 of them rejected climate change (that’s 0.17%) rejected global warming. The media likes to make it out that there is still a disscussion going on within the scientific community; there is no disscussion, they reached a concensus long ago: humans have influenced… Read more »

    draikyn

    tell that to the hottest day on record (ever) for Australia back in 1960 at 50.7* or how about the hottest day on record for Africa, at 55* in 1931

    Rotatebilly

    There’s always going to be anomalies, but what we’re experiencing right now is a clear and observable trend towards the weather becoming hotter.

    Rotatebilly

    I don’t know why there are 3 copiesof this comment…

    Rotatebilly

    There’s always going to be anomalies, but what we’re experiencing right now is a clear and observable trend towards the weather becoming hotter.

    Rotatebilly

    There’s always going to be anomalies, but what we’re experiencing right now is a clear and observable trend towards the weather becoming hotter.

    onthebeach

    UK Daily Mail: Global warming stopped 16 years ago, Met Office report reveals

    Nurgen

    The Daily Mail is one of the worst news sources you could possibly go to, I’d as much trust one of their articles as a tabloid piece headlined “Space alien weds two-headed Elvis clone”.

    Claims that global warming stopped 16 years ago are based on the WORST kind of cherry-picking and misrepresentation of data. It’s like claiming that a child hasn’t grown in the last 5 years since he wore a pair of stilts on his 8th birthday.

    onthebeach

    The source is the Met Office (the United Kingdom’s national weather service). The paper just published it.

    Nurgen

    And you think that journalists just copy & paste into their newspapers? No, they don’t ‘just publish’ anything, at best they try to make it interesting for the reader, more commonly they go as far as sensationalizing it, and many go as far as putting spin on it to match an agenda.

    Regarding this particular case, the Met Office had to go as far as to release a statement saying that the Daily Mail’s piece on their report was misleading. So much for just publishing it.

    onthebeach

    The Met Office issued a press release claiming it was misleading, before quietly admitting a few days later that it was true that the world had not got significantly warmer since 1997 after all.

    Nurgen

    And where did you get this ‘fact’? It was… the Daily Mail again! Good job! If you bothered to actually read something that wasn’t filtered through a propaganda engine, you’d see that the findings indicate that after accounting for known effects other than humans (volcanoes, solar cycles, el nino/la nina cycle), the rate of warming in the last 16 years is consistent with the rate of warming before that time.