- Sir Duncan
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The big Murray / Darling river is bone dry and this has all been going on for months now , and it's not even into the peak summer season.
The end of the world as we know it has arrived.
Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
Ben Domensino, 18 December 2019
Data suggests that Australia experienced its hottest day on record this week.
According to preliminary figures evaluated by the Bureau of Meteorology, Australia's average maximum temperature on Tuesday, December 17th was 40.9 degrees. This is the highest average national maximum temperature on record, beating 40.3 degrees from January 7th, 2013.
The national average maximum temperature is calculated by adding up the maximum temperature values from a range of weather stations across the country and averaging them out to get a single figure.
Based on the widespread nature and intensity of this week's heat, it's possible that Tuesday's record could be surpassed on Wednesday and Thursday. However, we probably won't know these result until the following days, when the maximum temperatures have been quality controlled and analysed.
In addition to the national heat record, a number of individual location and state records are also likely to be broken across Australia this week.
https://www.eldersweather.com.au/news/a ... ord/530716
Adelaide almost registers coldest January day on record
Ben Domensino, 6 January 2020
Adelaide came close to registering its coldest January day on record on Sunday.
The temperature at Adelaide's West Terrace weather station only reached 16.6 degrees on Sunday, thanks to a blanket of cloud streaming down from a low pressure system off Australia's northwest coast. This is about 13 degrees below average for this time of year and lower than the city's lowest January maximum temperature on record, which was 17.1 degrees in 1970.
https://www.eldersweather.com.au/news/a ... ord/530835
It reminds me of the headlines about India having massive heatwaves breaking all their records last year.
I noticed the temps were not even above normal for my home state in July.
The weather does change.
100 years ago in Australia you sure couldn't blame mankind for causing it.
When the glaciers moved south and melted carving out and creating The Great Lakes mankind was not around to cause it.
Take a gander at a map and you can see that Brazil and Africa used to be attached.
People walked from Asia to Alaska.
We just celebrated on Boxer day the anniversary of a Tsunami that killed over 250,000 people.
Californians have built million dollar homes in drought plagued tinder boxes and have paid a huge price.
They have built houses and hotels on coastal edges and had them fall into the sea due to mudslides.
I have a house in tornado alley where droughts, flooding, ice storms, blizzards, dust storms and occasional beautiful days all exist.
The folks in New Orleans and many other areas along the Mississippi River could of learned a great deal from the Khmer wooden house on stilts floorplan.
Now where have I seen end of the world by mans own hand before?
Oh yes.. why look at all these failed predictions. Predictions not made by your average Joe Bloggs I might add.. no these were the most advanced scientific claims of their time.... based mostly on events off that time.
The list below is from an article that has links to papers and studies the predictions were made in. I will look for it and add it.
1967: Dire Famine Forecast By 1975
1969: Everyone Will Disappear In a Cloud Of Blue Steam By 1989 (1969)
1970: Ice Age By 2000
1970: America Subject to Water Rationing By 1974 and Food Rationing By 1980
1971: New Ice Age Coming By 2020 or 2030
1972: New Ice Age By 2070
1974: Space Satellites Show New Ice Age Coming Fast
1974: Another Ice Age?
1974: Ozone Depletion a ‘Great Peril to Life
1976: Scientific Consensus Planet Cooling, Famines imminent
1980: Acid Rain Kills Life In Lakes
1978: No End in Sight to 30-Year Cooling Trend
1988: Regional Droughts (that never happened) in 1990s
1988: Temperatures in DC Will Hit Record Highs
1988: Maldive Islands will Be Underwater by 2018 (they’re not)
1989: Rising Sea Levels will Obliterate Nations if Nothing Done by 2000
1989: New York City’s West Side Highway Underwater by 2019 (it’s not)
2000: Children Won’t Know what Snow Is
2002: Famine In 10 Years If We Don’t Give Up Eating Fish, Meat, and Dairy
2004: Britain will Be Siberia by 2024
2008: Arctic will Be Ice Free by 2018
2008: Climate Genius Al Gore Predicts Ice-Free Arctic by 2013
2009: Climate Genius Prince Charles Says we Have 96 Months to Save World
2009: UK Prime Minister Says 50 Days to ‘Save The Planet From Catastrophe’
2009: Climate Genius Al Gore Moves 2013 Prediction of Ice-Free Arctic to 2014
2013: Arctic Ice-Free by 2015
2014: Only 500 Days Before ‘Climate Chaos’
1968: Overpopulation Will Spread Worldwide
1970: World Will Use Up All its Natural Resources
1966: Oil Gone in Ten Years
1972: Oil Depleted in 20 Years
1977: Department of Energy Says Oil will Peak in 90s
1980: Peak Oil In 2000
1996: Peak Oil in 2020
2002: Peak Oil in 2010
2006: Super Hurricanes!
2005 : Manhattan Underwater by 2015
1970: Urban Citizens Will Require Gas Masks by 1985
1970: Nitrogen buildup Will Make All Land Unusable
1970: Decaying Pollution Will Kill all the Fish
1970s: Killer Bees!
Though I'm a firm believer in climate change this has more to do with land management, funding cuts & the lack of infrastructure. Aboriginals have been back burning for thousands of years!