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CraigsIsland

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Impacts: Australia
« on: February 19, 2014, 08:59:58 PM »
Since we seem to be going continent-by-continent or regionalizing weather patterns that "could" (debating reality is not the point of this thread) be linked to climate change, I found this article regarding's Australia's PM trying to revoke the carbon tax and bringing very vague statements about Australia's amazing drought.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/17/heatwave-frequency-surpasses-levels-previously-predicted-for-2030

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Re: Impacts: Australia
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 05:43:17 PM »
CraigsIsland,

Since this Forum has an International Following the thread/topic seems appropriate.
Thank You for starting it.

Hope you and others situated "down under" will keep us informed.

R,
JT

 

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Re: Impacts: Australia
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 06:32:40 PM »
CraigsIsland
Do you know the source for the 2030 predictions that are now being surpassed?
Terry


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Re: Impacts: Australia
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2014, 07:24:36 PM »
CraigsIsland
Do you know the source for the 2030 predictions that are now being surpassed?
Terry

Terry

Believe it is this.

http://www.csiro.au/Organisation-Structure/Divisions/Marine--Atmospheric-Research/Climate-Change-Technical-Report-2007.aspx
We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because this is more comfortable. Alexander Solzhenitsyn

How is it conceivable that all our technological progress - our very civilization - is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal? Albert Einstein

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Re: Impacts: Australia
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2014, 08:13:38 PM »
Thanks Jim
Dating the forecast to 2007 emphasizes how rapidly things are spinning out of control. When conditions predicted for 23 years in the future occur within 7 years it makes one wonder if the year 2035 will look like what had been forecast for 2100.
For some reason (fear?) people around the world seem eager to elect those that assure them that there is nothing to worry about. The far right had traditionally built it's base by scaring the hell out of them about terrorism, foreigners, blacks & communists. Now they could be seen as rallying the masses under a banner proclaiming that lying scientists are only trying to scare you into paying higher taxes.
I'm terrified when I look to the future & see nothing but the horror wrought by global warming. Believing that this is all some kind of massive conspiracy that will unravel at some point would be far more comforting, but electing people who either believe this or who claim to believe this will nail the lids on our collective coffins even more securely.
Terry


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Re: Impacts: Australia
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Re: Impacts: Australia
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2014, 12:06:07 AM »
Widespread rain in eastern Australia in the last few days would put a large dent in that bushfire risk.
Climate change:  Prepare for the worst, hope for the best, expect the middle.