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Australia's fire should be a watershed moment

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Deleted member 159002, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. https://www.npr.org/2020/01/10/795169417/enormous-mega-fire-in-australia-engulfs-1-5-million-acres

    This makes me sick. How much of this fire do you attribute to human-caused climate change?
     
  2. K-Bag If life gives you lemons you make potato salad.

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    0.00001%
     
  3. Greta Banned Banned

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    Oh come on that's ridiculous.

    Surely it's more like 0.00005%?
     
  4. Rygu R.I.P. Obie Platinum Member

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    Weren't a bunch of people arrested for arson?
     
  5. Low Test With da Best Fife Island

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    I for one attribute it to the human caused intentional lighting of fires by dozens of (mostly young and dumb) psychopaths caught so far.

    2 dozen just in New South Whales so far.

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    lol at the likes on here and none of us noticed I misspelled "New South Wales"

    WR intellect BTFO haha!
     
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  6. second sight We have officially entered the "Age of Deception"

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    they arrested a bunch of people for starting the fires and the locals are saying if they would have cleared underbrush and had done control burns like requested they wouldn't be in this position now

    but the shark attacks are definitely caused by climate change
     
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  8. PolishHeadlock2 Absolutley Haram Platinum Member

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    I heard that a bunch of arsons made it the hottest and driest year in Australia on record


    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2019-2019-was-australias-hottest-and-driest-year-on-record/

    2019 was Australia’s hottest and driest year on record
    Environment 8 January 2020
    By Alice Klein


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    Last year was Australia’s hottest, driest year ever, according to the annual climate statement of the national Bureau of Meteorology. The conditions have intensified the current wildfires, which are the worst on record.

    The average daytime maximum temperature across Australia in 2019 was 30.7°C , the highest since records began in 1910 and 2.1°C above the usual average. The extreme temperatures were spread across most of the country.



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    Australia also had six of its hottest single days on record in 2019. On 18 December – the most extreme of these days – the average daytime maximum across Australia was 41.9°C.




    The hottest temperature recorded anywhere in Australia in 2019 was in Nullarbor in South Australia, where it reached 49.9°C on 19 December. This fell just shy of Australia’s hottest-ever recorded temperature – 50.7°C – which occurred at Oodnadatta in South Australia on 2 January 1960.

    Australia’s average rainfall total in 2019 was 277 millimetres, the lowest since records began in 1900 and about 40 per cent below normal. Severe drought affected large parts of the country.

    “Since we’ve been keeping records, we’ve never seen an overlapping hottest year on record and driest year on record,” says Karl Braganza at the Bureau of Meteorology. This has driven the unprecedented fires that have ripped through New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia since September, he says.

    The hot, dry conditions in 2019 were caused by a climate phenomenon called a positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), which was unusually strong, as well as human-induced climate change, says Andrew Watkins at the Bureau.

    Since the beginning of last century, global warming has raised Australia’s average temperature by just over 1°C. This doesn’t sound like much, but it means that Australia’s extreme temperature days are also a degree hotter, which is why records keep being broken, says Watkins.

    The positive IOD has recently shifted back to neutral, meaning rainfall may increase slightly in the coming months, says Braganza. However, temperatures are still predicted to be hotter than normal for the rest of summer, he says.



    Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2019-2019-was-australias-hottest-and-driest-year-on-record/#ixzz6AdpEvAt5
     
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  9. all caps Gold Belt

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    Surely climate change made 180 people lose their minds and start those fires. Only a carbon tax could have prevented those otherwise good folks.
     
  10. K-Bag If life gives you lemons you make potato salad.

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    You're prolly right my friend.
     
  11. TheFirstEMP Overdone and dry! Platinum Member

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    How dare you!
     
  12. Fluffernutter Silver Belt

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    Much of the flora in Australia depends upon wildfires to trigger the plant to produce seeds. This has been going on for eons.

    Bushfires are common. However, having cities (or sprawling suburbs) in bushfire areas is a new thing.

    This is a land management issue as much as it is a climate issue.

    With the increase in population and the continued suburban sprawl in Australia, we are going to see water become a defining issue.
     
  13. brackis1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    I think you mean lack-of-water-shed eh?
     
  14. Stoic1 I bring the memes

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    Should have increased taxes to prevent the global warming that caused this.
     
  15. second sight We have officially entered the "Age of Deception"

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    You can't really call it a watershed moment when it happens nearly every year, can you?
     
  17. all caps Gold Belt

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    You're blaming the leftist bogeyman for California being torched? Come on happy can. Quit making a mockery of this country.
     
  18. Chest Rockwell Brown Belt

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    Not sure about Australia but the California fires are directly attributed to Smokey the Bear, ironically enough.

    After a treacherous fire killed dozens, the govt would enact fire safety and fire prevention protocols...which of course had the opposite outcome of creating conditions ripe for much more treacherous wild fire destruction.
     
  19. VivaRevolution Banned Banned

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    That's funny right there.
     
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