Massive bushfires in Australia blamed...

Massive bushfires in Australia blamed on climate change

There are 49 comments on the Examiner.com story from Oct 26, 2013, titled Massive bushfires in Australia blamed on climate change. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

Three major bushfires and more than 60 smaller ones have been burning across parts of Southern Australia for seven days without an end in sight, NBC News is reporting .

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LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#23 Nov 4, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
Are they still burning? Sorry, I don't see the news about it..
Over? I hope..
Not quite.. but moderated by cooler weather..

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-03/nsw-fir...
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#24 Nov 4, 2013
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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Not quite.. but moderated by cooler weather..
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-03/nsw-fir...
wow.. thanks.

http://google.org/crisismap/australia... ;

Did you give me the judgeits?
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#25 Nov 4, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>wow.. thanks.
Did you give me the judgeits?
Not me. I wouldn't have answered the post if I though so little of it. Probably one of the Ozzies.
Morrison

Kwai Chung, Hong Kong

#26 Nov 4, 2013
Morrison cares not for global warming.

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Gosford, Australia

#27 Nov 4, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
Are they still burning? Sorry, I don't see the news about it..
Over? I hope..
Some fires in inaccessible country are expected to take weeks to burn out.
Morrison

Kwai Chung, Hong Kong

#28 Nov 4, 2013
Morrison thinks if they back burned once in a while instead of listening to the pedophile greens there would not be such severe fires.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#29 Nov 7, 2013
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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Some fires in inaccessible country are expected to take weeks to burn out.
Thanks.

Very expensive fight for sure. Is summertime rainy in those areas?
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#30 Nov 7, 2013
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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Not me. I wouldn't have answered the post if I though so little of it. Probably one of the Ozzies.
You, litesong, and I are getting the most for some reason, LOL.
B as in B S as in S

Minneapolis, MN

#32 Jan 14, 2014
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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Seems to me that 'ad hominem' was yours to begin with.
Besides, we don't need you to lecture anyone here on climate change. We have ways of knowing already ... secret technology like Radio, TV, Newspapers etc.
As I said, provide the data and detail you condemn the OP for not providing.
If you know something that we don't then let's hear it.
Cyber Bullies only use' cut and paste' and 'insults' to defend their CAGW propaganda.

CAGW Scientific Proof of CAGW:

Facts are facts. In the last few decades California and Australia have had MORE wildfires then at any other time in history. 150 years ago FEW wildfires were reported. As recently as 500 years before the industrial revolution NOT ONE wildfire was recorded.

"MORE" "FEW" "NONE"... noff said (-;
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#33 Jan 14, 2014
B as in B S as in S wrote:
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Cyber Bullies only use' cut and paste' and 'insults' to defend their CAGW propaganda.
Sounds like one of your numerous handles. And AGW is science.
B as in B S as in S wrote:
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CAGW Scientific Proof of CAGW:
Facts are facts.
Propaganda is technically any information distribution, right or wrong. Yet to talk about science as propaganda is not generally reasonable as it is generally used for MIS information which is your job.
B as in B S as in S wrote:
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In the last few decades California and Australia have had MORE wildfires then at any other time in history.
http://phys.org/news/2013-10-australia-worse-...

And ENSO is stronger than in any historical period, generally thought to be due to warming and with confirmation in some modelling studies. So the drought in Australia could be intensified by AGW, it is true. The whole climate of the Pacific is being changed by the effects and Australia is a fairly clear target for those changes.
B as in B S as in S wrote:
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150 years ago FEW wildfires were reported. As recently as 500 years before the industrial revolution NOT ONE wildfire was recorded.
"MORE" "FEW" "NONE"... noff said (-;
Really? How do you account for the Black Thursday bushfire Victoria 6 February 1851? It is more a case of the fire season getting worse, than a compete change in the climate. You are in error (again).
B as in B S as in S

Minneapolis, MN

#34 Jan 14, 2014
B as in B S as in S wrote:
Facts are facts. In the last few decades California and Australia have had MORE wildfires then at any other time in history. 150 years ago FEW wildfires were reported. As recently as 500 years before the industrial revolution NOT ONE wildfire was recorded.

"MORE" "FEW" "NONE"... noff said (-;
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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Sounds like one of your numerous handles. And AGW is science.
<quoted text>
Propaganda is technically any information distribution, right or wrong. Yet to talk about science as propaganda is not generally reasonable as it is generally used for MIS information which is your job.
<quoted text>
http://phys.org/news/2013-10-australia-worse-...
And ENSO is stronger than in any historical period, generally thought to be due to warming and with confirmation in some modelling studies. So the drought in Australia could be intensified by AGW, it is true. The whole climate of the Pacific is being changed by the effects and Australia is a fairly clear target for those changes.
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Really? How do you account for the Black Thursday bushfire Victoria 6 February 1851? It is more a case of the fire season getting worse, than a compete change in the climate. You are in error (again).
So that is the reasoning you have for concluding my "facts" are in "error"???:-0 OK...:-)

ENSO is "noise" when it comes to GW, right? Or perhaps CO2 has less of an influence on climate than ENSO?

The relevance of your reference to the 1851 brushfire eludes me.

But other than that... my initial statements appear logical to you?
Guv

Australia

#35 Jan 14, 2014
B as in B S as in S wrote:
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Cyber Bullies only use' cut and paste' and 'insults' to defend their CAGW propaganda.
CAGW Scientific Proof of CAGW:
Facts are facts. In the last few decades California and Australia have had MORE wildfires then at any other time in history. 150 years ago FEW wildfires were reported. As recently as 500 years before the industrial revolution NOT ONE wildfire was recorded.
"MORE" "FEW" "NONE"... noff said (-;
Australian bush has been burning since before the abo's got here, of course there are more fires now as there are more people lighting them
B as in B S as in S

Minneapolis, MN

#36 Jan 14, 2014
Well 'ello.

Logical Gov... quite logical.

Ga Day Mate.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#37 Jan 14, 2014
Guv wrote:
<quoted text>Australian bush has been burning since before the abo's got here, of course there are more fires now as there are more people lighting them
And of course, the 'catastrophic' fire season generated by +50C temperatures is one factor in how easy they are to light.. and how rapidly they turn into massive problems...

http://tinyurl.com/mqryy6p
trev

Geelong, Australia

#38 Jan 14, 2014
high temps and severe bushfires are not unprecendented in only 200 years of history here, let alone over thousands of years. blaming bushfires on 'climate change' is pure b.s. scaremongering of the highest order - just like the cyclone scares which have been proven to be totally WRONG.
more people living in bushland and all the ignition sources that come with them, has far more impact
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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And of course, the 'catastrophic' fire season generated by +50C temperatures is one factor in how easy they are to light.. and how rapidly they turn into massive problems...
http://tinyurl.com/mqryy6p
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#39 Jan 15, 2014
trev wrote:
high temps and severe bushfires are not unprecendented in only 200 years of history here
Yet there is only one 'massive bushfire' episode from 150 year past. While lately it is every year or so..

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/change/index.sh...

You might check your facts a little. Certainly there is a significant trend and it only takes a LITTLE higher temperature DAY BY DAY to lead to significantly drier conditions over a year, especially is areas that have very limited rainfall.
Global warming is a hoax

Moscow, Russia

#40 Jan 15, 2014
Abos go on all the time about how they knew how to burn the forests for thousands of years. Numerous Australian seed pods will only open after they have been burnt, how do you explain that then ?
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#42 Jan 15, 2014
Global warming is a hoax wrote:
Abos go on all the time about how they knew how to burn the forests for thousands of years. Numerous Australian seed pods will only open after they have been burnt, how do you explain that then ?
Global warming is real, duh.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#43 Jan 15, 2014
Global warming is a hoax wrote:
Abos go on all the time about how they knew how to burn the forests for thousands of years.
It is called slash and burn agriculture. Wildfires are a totally different thing. Mostly the abo's burned grassland and bush anyway. And the did it deliberately, not due to dry conditions but in order to fertilize crops and drive prey out of hiding.
Global warming is a hoax wrote:
Numerous Australian seed pods will only open after they have been burnt, how do you explain that then ?
What is to explain? Seeds that only open with fire are common enough even in areas that do not have periodic droughts. For example, lodgepole pines. That has NOTHING to do with the frequency or severity of fires.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#44 Jan 21, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Global warming is real, duh.
And the EXXONMOBIL's CEO agrees, deniers..

AP .. Dozens of wildfires were burning out of control in heat wave conditions across southern Australia on Friday, killing at least one resident.

Fire authorities said 68 fires were burning across Victoria state and another 16 were blazing across neighboring South Australia state.

Both states have endured several days of temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit), with winds intensifying the fire risk as they gather pace on Friday.

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