MORE QUESTIONS ON BOM DATA & MORE TO COME
A team of independent auditors, bloggers and scientists went through the the Bureau of Meteorology “High Quality” (HQ) dataset and found significant errors, omissions and inexplicable adjustments.
The team and Senator Cory Bernardi put in a Parliamentary request to get our Australian National Audit Office to reassess the BOM records. In response, the BOM, clearly afraid of getting audited, and still not providing all the data, code and explanations that were needed, decided to toss out the old so called High Quality (HQ) record, and start again. The old HQ increased the trends by 40% nationally, and 70% in the cities.
So goodbye “HQ”, hello “ACORN”. End result? Much the same.
The tactics above meant an audit was avoided, but the matter will not end at this point as much as some may wish.
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