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Started 7/13/19 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 16308 views.
Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/23/19

We really are a cultured bunch.

ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

10/24/19

Oh, yes, you are, and now we all understand why *chuckle*. . . 

 

Australia Has Killer Fungus That Shrinks Your Brain

It’s not enough that Australia has 21 out of 25 of the world’s most deadly snakes.

No, no, no. Australia also has to have a small octopus so venomous that its bite can kill in a few minutes, the world’s deadliest spider, and even a group of sea shells that can kill you.

I’ve found today the icing on the Australian poison cake: a deadly fungus that kills you and shrinks your brain.

Poison Fire Coral is the only known mushroom with toxins that can be absorbed through the skin, and causes a “horrifying” array of symptoms if eaten, including vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and numbness.

If left untreated, it can cause multiple organ failure or cause a person’s brain to shrink leading to death.

“The fact that we can find such a distinctive and medically important fungus like Poison Fire Coral right in our backyard shows we have much to learn about fungi in northern Australia,” Barrett said.

RTWT

 

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/25/19

I read about that a while ago.

You sure you don't want to come down for a visit?

ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

11/1/19

Visited Sydney back in '68, but I suppose I could donate blood . . .

 

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ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

11/2/19

I can understand the need - warmism kills (or at least maims) . . .

 

Australia: 'No one listened and then someone died': Fisherman explains why he NEVER lets his family swim in the ocean as the number of hungry, killer sharks increases

Greenie protection of sharks responsible



Fishermen have warned more people will be killed following an explosion in Queensland's shark population and a string of attacks in the water.

Two British backpackers have this week been mauled near Airlie Beach as they snorkelled in the Whitsundays.

Alistair Raddon, 28, had his right foot bitten off as his friend Danny Maggs, 22, copped a leg bite on Tuesday morning.

The shark attacks occurred only a month after Queensland's Labor government removed more than 160 drumlines from 27 beaches.

This followed a Federal Court ruling which ordered the end of shark culling in the Great Barrier Reef.

Nathan Rynn, a Townsville-based commercial net fisherman who operates between Cardwell and Bowen, near Airlie Beach, said surging shark numbers would cause more fatal attacks in the water.

'We've got a catastrophe waiting to happen,' he told Daily Mail Australia on Friday. 'If the government doesn't place some more protection over tourists, swimmers and recreational users, there's going to be more and more of these deaths every year because their numbers are exploding and they're getting hungry.'

Mr Rynn is so worried about predatory sharks in the murky waters of north Queensland he advises his own children to stay out of the water in Townsville.
'Once upon a time, I would have taken them to the local beaches here,' he said.

'If I see mothers or fathers with their kids running down into the water, and they're a fair distance off the beach, I go and tell them, "If I was you, I'd get your kids out".'

David Swindells, a commercial fisherman based at Yeppoon in central Queensl
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BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

11/2/19

Fishermen have warned more people will be killed following an explosion in Queensland's shark population and a string of attacks in the water.

I don't believe you.

Something very, very surprising would have had to happen for there to be any such "explosion".

Nor would it surprise me to discover that your photos are not what they seem.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

11/3/19

What the "greenies" oppose is drum lines.

They are a brutal, unnecessarily painful and drawn out way for anything to die.

Yes, keep sharks away from the beaches.

But there are better ways to do it that don't involve a shark hanging from a hook for three days slowly dying.

ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

11/3/19

Of course you don't, but that's not MY problem . . . 

 

Desperate Efforts to Drag the Climate Change Drought Narrative Back on Track

Link between climate change and drought

h/t JoNova – a slide from Professor Pitman’s presentation in June 2019

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Aussie Climate Scientists are rushing to fill the breach caused by Professor Andy Pitman’s stunning admission there is no long term drying trend in drought prone Australia.

The science of drought is complex but the message on climate change is clear
October 31, 2019 2.40pm AEDT

Ben Henley Research Fellow in Climate and Water Resources, University of Melbourne

Andrew King ARC DECRA fellow, University of Melbourne

Anna Ukkola Research Fellow, Australian National University

Murray Peel Senior lecturer, University of Melbourne

Q J Wang Professor, University of Melbourne

Rory Nathan Associate Professor Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Melbourne

The issue of whether Australia’s current drought is caused by climate change has been seized on by some media commentators, with debate raging over a remark from eminent scientist 
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