Misleading posts blame Australia's record heat on 'measurement error'

Published on 12/05/2023 at 10:25

Misleading posts from several politicians, climate sceptics and social media users downplay global heating by accusing Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) of inaccurately recording temperature data. But the BOM's temperature measurements are consistent with global standards, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Multiple experts separately told AFP small variations in data between the BOM's recording devices do not refute the scientific consensus that the planet is warming due to human activity.