Present heatwaves not as hot as 1828 or 1896
Where are the CO2 haters?
Letter to the editor
Australia faces Christmas heatwave with record temperature up to 47C forecast.
Sadly another baloney forecast.
In 1915 the Murray River dried up—it has never done that since.
Explorer, Charles Sturt’s Records show in 1828 it was a blistering 53.9 °C. In January 1896 a savage blast “like a furnace” stretched across Australia from east to west and lasted for weeks. The death toll reached 437 people in the eastern states. Newspaper reports showed that in Bourke the heat approached 120°F (48.9°C) on three days—long before industrialisation.
The Great Drought, and subsequent Global Famine between 1875 and 1878, ravaged India, China and parts of Africa and South America, killed an estimated 50 Million people.
Was that climate change or not?
No, it couldn’t have been because it was natural climatic variation long before industrialisation.
G J May