It will be a cold, cold day before News Corp abandons its love of obsessive, crackpot climate change stories. Indeed that was exactly the story in the Oz yesterday -- a Graham Lloyd exclusive, sorry, a GRAHAM LLOYD EXCLUSIVE, alleging skullduggery at the Bureau of Meteorology. This was after -- prepare TO BE HORRIFIED -- a couple of low-side temperature findings from high-altitude stations near Goulburn did not appear online for a period.

The readings -- of -10.4 degrees -- went below the standard calibration of the meters, so the automated reporting system excluded them, before human examination. This is standard scientific procedure. But not for the tinfoil hat/one-world government/chemtrails crowd, for whom it is clearly more evidence of the global climate conspiracy hoax.