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Surprised it would be July, rather than January, which iirc is when the earth is closest to the sun... I'm concerned as to what that might mean for January, when we in Australia will have our Summer.

January is also when the southern hemisphere is closest to the sun, the southern hemisphere has a lot more water which regulates things. Which hemisphere is in summer when we're close to the sun is one of the things that's driven natural climate change in the past and one of they ways we know the current warming is an unnatural aberration.

The difference in distance to the sun is much less relevant than the effects of albedo and regional features for temperature.

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