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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man on the Beeb reckons another four or five years of this type of summer.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Record breaking heatwave in Australia"

Again, new records set https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-46886798
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to a friend in Melbourne they are getting 40 deg C during the day in the south of the country. God knows what it must be like in the North!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adam2 wrote:
"Record breaking heatwave in Australia"

Again, new records set https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-46886798


46C yesterday in our garden. I am guessing the official number was more like 42 or 43 but it was a hot one. A few more summers like this and I may seriously consider planning my own ‘Aus-exit’ possibly to the South Island of New Zealand.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paragraphs taken from email from an Aussie mate:

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Good to hear from you!

Yes, its bloody hot. Canberra has been sitting between 39-41 for more days than we can count now. Not as bad as Adelaide which broke records for that city after reaching 47. There are places in central Australia reaching 50-1, with overnight lows of 39! A cool change is on the way which should bring temps down to the low 30s – normal for Canberra.

Rainless thunderstorms are setting bush fires. But the morons in the conservative government tell us climate change is not happening, meanwhile their ministers are resigning in droves (another one today) realizing that they will not survive the national election coming in May.


I have to admit, above about 105 degF (I go back to degF in the heat, because I've only ever experienced it in the States) I kind-of lose any impression of what it may be like.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anything over 30°C on a regular basis is to be avoided. It’s heading towards body temperature, which always seems awkward.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

emordnilap wrote:
Anything over 30°C on a regular basis is to be avoided. It’s heading towards body temperature, which always seems awkward.


Yes, humans can survive with discomfort and some risk at higher temperatures, if the RH is low enough to allow of cooling by evaporation.
Temperatures that high if combined with high humidity can be fatal.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The heatwave in Australia continues to break records, with January confirmed as the hottest month ever.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-46981750

Many wild animals have died as a result, mainly bats, wild/feral horses, and camels. Many others have been shot to avoid suffering.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alaska is quite warm at -10C
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
Alaska is quite warm at -10C


Check out some of the red heat maps on this article Ken.

The Arctic and Alaska are having a comparative heatwave - the cold weather has shifted southwards and is chilling Northern America.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

raspberry-blower wrote:
kenneal - lagger wrote:
Alaska is quite warm at -10C


Check out some of the red heat maps on this article Ken.

The Arctic and Alaska are having a comparative heatwave - the cold weather has shifted southwards and is chilling Northern America.


And there will be pratts around saying "What about global warming?" because we and North America are a bit colder than normal!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tasmania is on fire (this is not a euphemism)

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/05/tasmania-is-burning-the-climate-disaster-future-has-arrived-while-those-in-power-laugh-at-us

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As I write this, fire is 500 metres from the largest King Billy pine forest in the world on Mt Bobs, an ancient forest that dates back to the last Ice Age and has trees over 1,000 years old.

Fire has broached the boundaries of Mt Field national park with its glorious alpine vegetation, unlike anything on the planet. Fire laps at the edges of Federation Peak, Australia’s grandest mountain, and around the base of Mt Anne with its exquisite rainforest and alpine gardens


There are some forests for which fire is part of a natural cycle of happenings - the Tasmanian forests are not this type.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the postings on Australian climate action websites the present government might not get in again at the next election. Aussies seen to be getting pee'd off with politicians who support fossil fuel extraction in their country. The ruling party has lost the last couple of by-elections after extensive canvasing by environment groups.

As a result the government has been trying to curtail the actions of these groups. Democracy? Sounds a bit like Remainers in this country: don't like the election result so change the rules!!
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kenneal - lagger wrote:
As a result the government has been trying to curtail the actions of these groups.


And I'm sure the US regime will help impose proper 'democracy', should sensible policies ever be enacted in Australia.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meanwhile several places in the UK have reached the highest temperatures ever recorded during winter.
Not only a new record, but in some cases the new record was broken the very next day by yet higher temperatures.

Details from news source of your choice.
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