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Australia on Fire   Australia and Oceania

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Dec-30

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

Dec-30

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

A bushfire which has been burning since Boxing Day in a national park in southern Western Australia jumps containment lines and threatens lives and homes.

Reported here the petition over the Sydney fireworks and its non-result. We're told other celebrations will be cancelled.

It would be bizarre if Oz was the first western nation seriously impacted by the Climate Catastrophe that I'm thinking now looks inevitable.

Harold27Z

From: Harold27Z

Dec-30

I dare say smokers are the guilty ones.

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

Dec-31

A very good New Year to all Aussies, but especially to our gracious hostess!

Silvester 2019: Australien feiert als einer der ersten Länder den Jahreswechsel – mit einem traditionellen Feuerwerk über der Oper von Sydney. Die Pyrotechnik-Show hatte im Vorfeld für heftige Diskussionen gesorgt – wegen der stark anhaltenden Buschbrände.

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Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

Dec-31

What a horrid disaster, I cry for the poor people going through hell

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ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

Jan-2

Aussie ABC Disappearing Evidence They Helped Climate Activists Campaign Against Controlled Burns

h/t JoNova The government backed Australian Broadcasting Corporation has been caught red handed deleting a facebook post which demonstrates their complicity providing uncritical publicity to a climate activist campaign to disrupt Australia’s bushfire safety controlled burn programme.

The following is a post on an official ABC Facebook page which has been removed from Facebook, but which can still be reached, at least for a short time, via Google Web Cache.

ABC Gippsland Controlled Burn

Screenshot: ABC Gippsland Controlled Burn Climate Campaign (link google cache)

Click the google cache link of the deleted facebook post and see for yourself – the google cache link will likely stop working in the near future.

The regions named in the deleted facebook post have been devastated by huge bushfires, or are under threat.

It is disgusting that the ABC encouraged this murderously irresponsible climate activist campaign by providing them with uncritical publicity. But it is even more outrageous the Australian Government ABC is trying to remove evidence of their involvement.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/01/01/jonova-aussie-abc-hiding-evidence-they-helped-climate-activists-campaign-against-controlled-burns/

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ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

Jan-2

Michael ‘Hockey Stick’ Mann Freaks Out Over Australia Bushfires

australia wildfiresMichael Mann, arguably the world’s no. 1 climate alarmist, writes Wednesday that he is “watching climate change in action” while on holiday in Australia.

In a Guardian essay titled “Australia, your country is burning – dangerous climate change is here with you now,” Mann, best known for his debunked “hockey stick” graph showing unprecedented 20th-century global warming after centuries of supposed level temperatures, says he is witnessing the devastating effects of climate change “first hand.”

Mann writes that he took his family “to see the Great Barrier Reef – one of the great wonders of this planet – while we still can.”

“Subject to the twin assaults of warming-caused bleaching and ocean acidification, it will be gone in a matter of decades in the absence of a dramatic reduction in global carbon emissions,” Mann prophesies.

The Blue Mountains, as well, “another of Australia’s natural wonders,” Mann laments, “is now threatened by climate change.”

“I witnessed this firsthand,” he states.

Mann does not explain how it was possible for him to witness climate change “first hand,” which would be difficult to do, since by definition climate change — unlike weather — takes place over long periods of time.

Instead of “vast expanses of rainforest framed by distant blue-tinged mountain ranges,” Mann looked out into “smoke-filled valleys, with only the faintest ghosts of distant ridges and peaks in the background.”

“The locals, whom I found to be friendly and outgoing, would volunteer that they have never seen anything like this before. Some even uttered the words ‘climate change’ without any prompting,” Mann declares, as apparent proof that he was witnessing climate change “first hand.”

Mann goes on to make proclamations that only a publication as ideologically compromised as the Guardian would think to publish.

“The brown skies I observed in the Blue Mountains this week are a product of human-caused climate change,” Mann states.

“The warming of our planet – and the changes in climate associated with it – are due to the fossil fuels we’re burning: oil, whether at midnight or any other hour of the day, natural gas, and the biggest culprit of all, coal,” he declares.

“When we mine for coal, like the controversial planned Adani coalmine, which would more than double Australia’s coal-based carbon emissions, we are literally mining away at our blue skies,” Mann says. (In his defense, he is using “literally” here to mean “figuratively” or “not literally.”)

Australians “need only wake up in the morning, turn on the television, read the newspaper or look out the window to see what is increasingly obvious to many – for Australia, dangerous climate change is already here,” Mann pronounces.

“Australia is experiencing a climate emergency. It is literally burning,” he says, before suggesting that it is time to vote in woke leaders who embrace the dogmas of the climate crisis.

“Australians must vote out fossil-fuelled politicians who have chosen to be part of the problem and vote in climate champions who are willing to solve it,” he states.

Mann may have missed the 2018 World Air Quality Report, published by IQAIR, which ranks the world’s nations by the cleanliness of their air, according to estimated average PM2.5 concentration (μg/m³).

Had he read the report, he would have found a curious fact: by and large, the cleanest air is found in first-world nations that have benefited from the cheap, available energy that he deplores. The countries with the most polluted air are mostly those that still have to benefit from this energy.

Though it is not the only factor (Kuwait, for example, is a notable exception), there is a remarkable correlation between air cleanliness and economic development, as well as between development and the availability of cheap energy.

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BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

Jan-2

ElDotardo said:

In a Guardian essay titled “Australia, your country is burning – dangerous climate change is here with you now,” Mann, best known for his debunked “hockey stick” graph showing unprecedented 20th-century global warming after centuries of supposed level temperatures, says he is witnessing the devastating effects of climate change “first hand.”

https://www.skepticalscience.com/broken-hockey-stick.htm
Figure 6: Composite Northern Hemisphere land and land plus ocean temperature reconstructions and estimated 95% confidence intervals. Shown for comparison are published Northern Hemisphere reconstructions (Mann 2008).

You're an idiot. The hockey stick is alive and well.

Here it is updated to 2008 - looks even more scarey now.

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