Climate change looms large as Australia swelters

Jan 7, 2013 Full story: New Scientist 138

Australia is baking in a record-breaking " dome of heat ", threatening to unleash the worst firestorms since those that claimed hundreds of lives in 2009 .

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Becky

Shanghai, China

#63 Jan 9, 2013
Umm wrote:
Is this from the same experts that predicted we would have drought for a generation and the dams would dry up?
Oh yeah, where have you been for the past 20 years? Head in the sand??
Umm

Australia

#64 Jan 9, 2013
Becky wrote:
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Oh yeah, where have you been for the past 20 years? Head in the sand??
No that would make it hard to breath. I've been here in Aussie the whole time, what is your point?
Becky

Nanjing, China

#65 Jan 9, 2013
Australian Bigot wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm of opinion it is natural rather than man made
Maybe your "opinion" would be worth something if you had a PhD in climate science, spent years on checking and re-checking your observations and measurements and had your scientific findings published in peer-reviewed journals.

BTW what was your "opinion" of the ozone hole and methods to control it?
Umm

Australia

#66 Jan 9, 2013
Rembember when the country was going to dry up so there was a mad rush to build desal plants all over the place, which now sit unused and like all green initiatives cost a fortune and gained F.A.

Since: Apr 11

Roma, QLD

#67 Jan 9, 2013
Becky wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe your "opinion" would be worth something if you had a PhD in climate science, spent years on checking and re-checking your observations and measurements and had your scientific findings published in peer-reviewed journals.

BTW what was your "opinion" of the ozone hole and methods to control it?
Haha, so you have these PhD's also?

Did you read my entire post or just the first sentence?

Since: Apr 11

Roma, QLD

#68 Jan 9, 2013
Becky wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe your "opinion" would be worth something if you had a PhD in climate science, spent years on checking and re-checking your observations and measurements and had your scientific findings published in peer-reviewed journals.

BTW what was your "opinion" of the ozone hole and methods to control it?
Since you're such an intelligent communist, I want you to refute all 100 points in this article.

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/146138/10...

Since: Apr 11

Roma, QLD

#69 Jan 9, 2013
Umm wrote:
Rembember when the country was going to dry up so there was a mad rush to build desal plants all over the place, which now sit unused and like all green initiatives cost a fortune and gained F.A.
Or the ice age in the 70s that never came and wiped us all out.
Becky

Yangzhou, China

#70 Jan 9, 2013
Australian Bigot wrote:
<quoted text>
Haha, so you have these PhD's also?
Did you read my entire post or just the first sentence?
No but I respect the opinion of these people not hare-brained idiots with a neo-con agenda. Did you read my last sentence?

Since: Apr 11

Roma, QLD

#71 Jan 9, 2013
Becky wrote:
<quoted text>No but I respect the opinion of these people not hare-brained idiots with a neo-con agenda. Did you read my last sentence?
Scientists with an agenda? Do you even know what the science world is like? They aren't far off being a religious institution, if it doesn't fit with the way the majority think it never gets published, wether its right or not.
infini

Australia

#72 Jan 9, 2013
ManWithNoBum wrote:
Everything is either racist or because of climate change.
WTF is a 'dome of heat'
LoL I think its the sun.
infini

Australia

#73 Jan 9, 2013
Australian Bigot wrote:
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Scientists with an agenda? Do you even know what the science world is like? They aren't far off being a religious institution, if it doesn't fit with the way the majority think it never gets published, wether its right or not.
Yep true that.
If they allow a different perpective to move forward it means their department loses funding andvthey fall behind on their mortgage payments . Science is slowly becoming a faith itself.

Oh Becky... Becky Becky, question everything. Believing someone based on PhD after their name is no different than believing a man with a white collar claiming god speaks through him.

Letters at the end of a name mean they were successfully indoctrinated.
sid

Brisbane, Australia

#74 Jan 9, 2013
Raiderpete wrote:
So how many of those were actual scientific papers ?? And how many scientists are thinking climate change is real compared to those opposing it??<quoted text>
Don't get me wrong, I agree with you, but it is difficult to decide when opinion is so divided, and these days you can buy the result of any enquiry by stacking the deck with people that will conclude what you want.
I personally can't see how 200 years of industrialisation can have no effect on earths climate, after all the earths atmosphere is not infinite, seems to me the ones claiming climate change is not man made are the one with a vested interest in maintaining the industrial status quo.

Since: Apr 11

Roma, QLD

#75 Jan 9, 2013
infini wrote:
<quoted text>
Letters at the end of a name mean they were successfully indoctrinated.
This^. I've had many friends go through university, not many have come out the other end without being ideological nutjobs.

Since: Apr 11

Roma, QLD

#76 Jan 9, 2013
sid wrote:
<quoted text>Don't get me wrong, I agree with you, but it is difficult to decide when opinion is so divided, and these days you can buy the result of any enquiry by stacking the deck with people that will conclude what you want.
I personally can't see how 200 years of industrialisation can have no effect on earths climate, after all the earths atmosphere is not infinite, seems to me the ones claiming climate change is not man made are the one with a vested interest in maintaining the industrial status quo.
I'm just against it being used as a fear tactic to push ideology, it's played up all the time in the media, if its not a calm cool day it's splashed all over the place as climate change coming to kill us all!
Chine Tsar

Brisbane, Australia

#77 Jan 9, 2013
The planet has its axis of rotation changed making australia gettin the brunt of the heat from sun.

its not the green house gas now that causing this while the rest of planet is freezing cold!common sense will tell u that a spinning ball does not stay at the same axis all the time.even if u took a time machine n went back n destroyed all the green house gas n technology producing them...australia will still be a burning hot desert as was observed when the first europeans came before any green house gas was made.

green house gas will cause planet or oz to warm up,,,,but australia was warmed n heated up by something that isnt green house gas related for many centuries before the dawn of time.
Chinese Tsar

Brisbane, Australia

#78 Jan 9, 2013
sid wrote:
<quoted text>
with people that will conclude what you want.
I personally can't see how 200 years of industrialisation can have no effect on earths climate, after all the earths atmosphere is not infinite, seems to me the ones claiming climate change is not man made are the one with a vested interest in maintaining the industrial status quo.
australia was baked by the sun for thousands of years.thats why its mainly deserts n filled with dark skinned people who at times seem like they have been under the hot sun for too long.

its not green house industry gas for this region.
Becky

Nanjing, China

#80 Jan 9, 2013
Chine Tsar wrote:
The planet has its axis of rotation changed making australia gettin the brunt of the heat from sun.
its not the green house gas now that causing this while the rest of planet is freezing cold!common sense will tell u that a spinning ball does not stay at the same axis all the time.even if u took a time machine n went back n destroyed all the green house gas n technology producing them...australia will still be a burning hot desert as was observed when the first europeans came before any green house gas was made.
green house gas will cause planet or oz to warm up,,,,but australia was warmed n heated up by something that isnt green house gas related for many centuries before the dawn of time.
Wha-a-a-a-at? The USA has just had its hottest summer on record.
Becky

Shanghai, China

#81 Jan 9, 2013
Australian Bigot wrote:
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This^. I've had many friends go through university, not many have come out the other end without being ideological nutjobs.
Maybe you should have gone too, then you'd have some knowledge and facts and not just ignorance and vague prejudices
Becky

Shanghai, China

#82 Jan 9, 2013
Umm wrote:
<quoted text>No that would make it hard to breath. I've been here in Aussie the whole time, what is your point?
So you don't remember the two 5-year back to back droughts we had then the ten year drought just finished?
Coochie

Australia

#83 Jan 9, 2013
Australian Bigot wrote:
<quoted text>
Scientists with an agenda? Do you even know what the science world is like? They aren't far off being a religious institution, if it doesn't fit with the way the majority think it never gets published, wether its right or not.
Also if they dont come up with the right findings they wont have their funding renewed

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