Category Archives: Bureau of Meteorology

Natural disaster: a tale of two cities

Recovery from disastrous events like floods and earthquakes involves vision and  imagination as well as hard yakka. Hobart and Christchurch have a lot in common. They’re around the same latitude and each is the main centre on a southern island. … Continue reading

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Galileo’s mantle is a poor fit for new Senator Malcolm Roberts

Malcolm Roberts is no Galileo, but he would make a fine Inquisitor. The self-belief of Malcolm Roberts was put to the test in last week’s ABC panel discussion, Q&A, and the newly-minted One Nation senator for Queensland came out with … Continue reading

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How they took Earth’s temperature – and found a fever

It isn’t just that last year was warmer than ever. It’s the fact that every analysis shows the amount of warming last year was without precedent. It isn’t easy to get the head around how science worked out that Earth’s surface … Continue reading

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