Our tour of Australian temperature records takes us this week to Adelaide, South Australia, where once again we invite you to spot which of these lines is pre-climate crisis 1920 and which the heat-blasted wasteland of 2020. If you can’t tell, look down through the smouldering reek.
And the answer is...
So if you had a time machine, whichever year you happen to visit, you’d be in for some scorching days, even if you went back a hundred years.
You keep cheating with these tests! You use observational data instead of computer reconstructions which correct the historical record.
Please do keep doing this it provides so much ammunition for those of us who use it in public discourse.