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  1. That sums it up, all right. Too bad you are so confused and misled, MuddledMoron.
  2. Denier cult retards - like the ones posting on this fraudulent thread - just love to have moronic circle-jerks over some completely bullshyt lying nonsense that one of them makes up or pulls out of the azz of some fossil fuel industry propaganda outlet. Sad, pathetic and seriously insane! (Which describes both the anti-science lies and the rightwingnut imbeciles who are gullible enough to believe those lies.) In the real world..... Climate change: From the beginning, models have been remarkably accurate Dec 4, 2019 · Scientists have gotten predictions of global warming right since the 1970s. The first systematic review finds that climate models have been remarkably accurate. By David ... Los Angeles Times › story › climate... Despite frequent attacks, most climate models are remarkably accurate - Los Angeles Times Dec 4, 2019 · This chart compares the predictions made by climate models and with actual events. A new study finds that past computer simulations of climate change have been pretty accurate. (Associated Press). Science Magazine › news › 2019/12 Even 50-year-old climate models correctly predicted global warming | Science | AAAS Dec 4, 2019 · Climate change doubters have a favorite target: climate models. They claim that computer simulations conducted decades ago didn't accurately predict current warming, so the public should be wary of ... RealClimate › archives › 2019/12 How good have climate models been at truly predicting the future? « RealClimate Dec 4, 2019 · They also have been frequently attacked by those dismissive of climate change, who argue that since ... in the 1970s – did remarkably well, with 14 out of the 17 projections statistically indistinguishable ... Skeptical Science › contary-to-contr... Contrary to Contrarian Claims, IPCC Temperature Projections Have Been Exceptionally Accurate - Skeptical Science Dec 27, 2012 · We will see what the peer-reviewed scientific literature has to say on the subject, and show that not only have the IPCC surface temperature projections been remarkably accurate, but they have also ... Skeptical Science › argument How reliable are climate models? - Skeptical Science The models used to predict future global warming can accurately map past climate changes. If they get the past right, there is ... Well models from 30 year ago have been remarkably accurate. The Manabe model used by ... The Guardian Climate models have accurately predicted global heating, study finds Dec 4, 2019 · Climate models have accurately predicted global heating for the past 50 years, a study has found. The findings confirm that since as early as 1970, climate scientists have had a solid ... The Guardian 30 years later, deniers are still lying about Hansen's amazing global warming prediction | Dana Nuccitelli Jun 25, 2018 · I evaluated the IPCC's global warming projections in my book, and showed in detail that theirs have been among the most accurate predictions. The climate model temperature projections in ... Carbon Brief Even 50-year-old climate models correctly predicted global warming Dec 5, 2019 · Coverage of the study at Vox says: “The first systematic review finds that climate models have been remarkably accurate.” It explains that the work focused on 17 models published between 1970 and ...
  3. Just more denier cult bullshyt, lacking any evidence to support it. Just like your whole bullshyt thread, and all the rest of your denier cult lies and anti-science propaganda that is sponsored and created by the fossil fuel industry. There has been no "decline in temperatures", as my earlier post clearly demonstrated. Nor has the urban heat island effect significantly skewed the scientific records of Earth's rising temperature trends. In the real world of actual science........ Does Urban Heat Island effect exaggerate global warming trends? - Skeptical Science The Urban Heat Effect has no significant influence on the record of global temperature trends. Basic rebuttal ... The fact that Tmin is increasing faster than Tmax is what one expects from greenhouse-induced warming. https://www.epa.gov › heat-islands Climate Change and Heat Islands | Heat Island Effect | US EPA Mar 1, 2019 · First, our warming climate will increase already higher temperatures in heat island areas. ... Urban areas already suffering from the heat island effect will bear the brunt of these harsher heat events. Climate Central › news › urban-heat... Hot and Getting Hotter: Heat Islands Cooking U.S. Cities | Climate Central Aug 20, 2014 · Cities are almost always hotter than the surrounding rural area but global warming takes that heat and makes it worse. In the future, this combination of urbanization and climate change could raise urban ... Grist 'Warming is due to the Urban Heat Island effect' — No, it isn't Oct 29, 2006 · Part of the How to Talk to a Global Warming Skeptic guide) Objection: The apparent rise of global average temperatures is actually an illusion due to the urbanization of land around weather stations, the ... NASA (.gov) › climate › faq › can-... Can you explain the urban heat island effect? – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet - NASA: Climate Change While urban areas are warmer than surrounding rural areas, the urban heat island effect has had little to no effect on our warming ... Why does the temperature record shown on your "Vital Signs" page begin at 1880? Forbes › sites › 2019/05/06 › urban... Urban Heat Islands Don't Explain Climate Change - Here's The Bigger Problem - Forbes May 6, 2019 · Urban Heat Islands Don't Explain Climate Change - Here's The Bigger Problem ... for 14% to 21% of the rise in unadjusted minimum temperatures since 1895 and 6% to 9% since 1960.
  4. Another bullcrap denier cult lie, with no foundation in reality. In the real world...... Urban 'heat island' effect is only a small contributor to global warming, say Stanford researchers Heat emanating from cities – called the "urban heat island" effect – is not a significant contributor to global warming, Stanford researchers have found. Stanford University Report October 19, 2011 BY LOUIS BERGERON "This study shows that the urban heat island effect is a relatively minor contributor to warming, contrary to what climate skeptics have claimed," said Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering. Cities release more heat to the atmosphere than the rural vegetated areas around them, but how much influence these urban "heat islands" have on global warming has been a matter of debate. Now a study by Stanford researchers has quantified the contribution of the heat islands for the first time, showing that it is modest compared with what greenhouse gases contribute to global warming. "Between 2 and 4 percent of the gross global warming since the Industrial Revolution may be due to urban heat islands," said Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering who led the study. He and graduate student John Ten Hoeve compare this with the greenhouse gas contribution to gross warming of about 79 percent and the black carbon contribution of about 18 percent. Black carbon is a component of the soot created by burning fossil fuels and biofuels and is highly efficient at absorbing sunlight, which heats the atmosphere. Gross global warming is the total amount of warming that has taken place from all sources, mainly greenhouse gases, black carbon particles and heat islands. Net global warming is gross global warming minus the cooling effect of light-colored atmospheric particles that reflect sunlight back into space, which offsets about half of global warming to date. Net, or observed, global warming is what is typically reported in the media. Responding to skeptics Jacobson and Ten Hoeve are authors of a paper describing the research that will be published in Journal of Climate. The paper is available online now. The study modeled climate response from 2005 to 2025. Some global warming skeptics have claimed that the urban heat island effect is so strong that it has been skewing temperature measurements that show that global warming is happening. They have argued that urban areas are a larger contributor to global warming than the greenhouse gases produced by human activity, and thus drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are not needed. "This study shows that the urban heat island effect is a relatively minor contributor to warming, contrary to what climate skeptics have claimed," Jacobson said. "Greenhouse gases and particulate black carbon cause far more warming." Prior to Jacobson's study, claims about the importance of heat island to global warming could not be addressed directly. The few previous modeling studies by other researchers that had examined the effect of urban heat islands on regional scales did not calculate global impacts. Jacobson's high-resolution study was the first study of the impact of urban heat islands on global sea-surface temperatures, sea ice, atmospheric stability, aerosol concentrations, gas concentrations, clouds and precipitation. He characterized urban surfaces around the world at a resolution of one kilometer, making his simulation both extremely detailed and globally comprehensive. "This study accounted not only for local impacts of the heat island effect, but also feedbacks of the effect to the global scale," he said. Although his study showed that urban heat islands are not major contributors to global warming, Jacobson said reducing the effect of heat islands is still important for slowing the rise of global temperatures. The urban heat island effect is caused mostly by replacing soil and vegetation with paved roads, sidewalks and buildings. Paving prevents evaporation of water from the soil and plant leaves. Since evaporation is a cooling process, reducing evaporation warms cities. Additionally, the darker colors of some roads and buildings absorb more sunlight, heating a city further. One way to reduce emissions while simultaneously reducing summer air conditioning demand is to install photovoltaic panels on roofs. Such panels not only generate electricity, reducing emissions of fossil fuels from electricity-producing power plants, but they also reduce sunlight absorbed by buildings because they convert sunlight to electricity. Because photovoltaic panels do not reflect the sunlight back to the air, unlike white roofs, reflected light is not available to be absorbed again by pollutants in the air, creating heat.
  5. You poor deranged, delusional, reality-challenged denier cult retards! You are so hilariously insane. In the real world..... 2019 was the second hottest year on record. The last six years were the hottest six years on record. The last decade was the hottest decade on record. Every decade since the 1960's has been hotter than the decade before. According to NASA, 2019 Was the Second Hottest Year on Record This plot shows yearly temperature anomalies from 1880 to 2019, with respect to the 1951-1980 mean, as recorded by NASA, NOAA, the Berkeley Earth research group, the Met Office Hadley Centre (UK), and the Cowtan and Way analysis. Though there are minor variations from year to year, all five temperature records show peaks and valleys in sync with each other. All show rapid warming in the past few decades, and all show the past decade has been the warmest. - Credits: NASA GISS/Gavin Schmidt “The decade that just ended is clearly the warmest decade on record,” said Goddard Institute for Space Studies Director Gavin Schmidt. “Every decade since the 1960s clearly has been warmer than the one before.” “We crossed over into more than 2 degrees Fahrenheit warming territory in 2015 and we are unlikely to go back. This shows that what’s happening is persistent, not a fluke due to some weather phenomenon: we know that the long-term trends are being driven by the increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere,” Schmidt said. Scientists compare global temperatures to a mean temperature from 1951 to 1980. Compared to that mean, the global temperature was 0.98 degrees Celsius (1.8 Fahrenheit) higher. Humanity’s CO2 emissions are driving the Earth’s warming. Other greenhouse gases like methane are contributing, too, as are some natural processes. But the data is clear: we are driving the warming of the Earth and our emissions are still rising. And according to all that data we’re on a runaway train.
  6. Nope. You have already demonstrated that point very, very thoroughly, Vegetable!
  7. And you deluded dupes of the fossil fuel industry are just exactly ignorant, retarded and gullible enough to believe that utter bulshyt, aren't you? ROTFLMFAO!!!!!!
  8. And now, with the insane and very retarded denier cult troll debunked and disposed of, let's get back on topic...... Bateman Bay, Australia, on December 31, 2019. (Copernicus EMS; Sentinel 2/ESA) ENVIRONMENT Terrifying Images Show The Overwhelming Scale of Australia's Bushfires From Space DAVE MOSHER, BUSINESS INSIDER 5 JAN 2020 Australia's raging bushfires are so bad that satellites thousands of miles above Earth can easily spot their flames and smoke from space. The fires likely started naturally, though experts think human-caused climate disruption has exacerbated hot, arid conditions that fuel the growth of such blazes. Current estimates suggest eastern Australia's bushfire crisis has scorched more than 14 million acres of land, killed about half a billion animals, and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. The Himawari-8 satellite's view on January 2, 2020. (RAMMB/CIRA/CSU; Business Insider) The photo above – which shows plumes of smoke roughly half the area of Europe darkening skies as far as New Zealand in a yellow haze – was taken on Thursday by the Japan Meteorological Agency's Himawari-8 satellite. Himawari-8 launched in October 2014 and weighs about as much as a Ford F-150 pickup truck. It now orbits over the same point about 22,300 miles above our planet. Using a variety of onboard sensors, Himawari-8, NASA's Suomi-NPP satellite, and other Earth-monitoring machines are returning stunning imagery of Australia's dire situation. Here are some of the most revealing photos, animations, and illustrations of the crisis on Earth as seen from outer space. Himawari-8 overlooks the western hemisphere and photographs this face of Earth once every 10 minutes. Australia, its bushfires, and smoke plumes are easily visible. Embers from fires that began in September have spread easily in abnormally long, dry, and expansive drought. This animation, from January 1 and 2, highlights multiple hotspots in normally invisible infrared light. Two especially large patches of bushfires (shown just southwest of centre) stretch dozens of miles long. Daytime satellite views of the ground are equally if not more dramatic. The European Space Agency's Sentinel-2 satellite took this image of growing bushfires while passing over Bateman Bay on New Year's Eve. The scope of the fires is hard to comprehend. In New South Wales alone, blazes have created a fire front in the state that — if put into a straight line — would stretch from Sydney, across the Indian Ocean, and into Afghanistan. The smoke plume alone is currently about 1.3 billion acres, or half the size of Europe, and is drifting more than 1,000 miles over New Zealand, where it is choking and yellowing the skies. So far the bushfires have chewed through more than twice the area that burned in Amazon's rainforests during 2019. At least 17 have gone missing in the fires, eight have died, and hundreds of thousands have evacuated. Volunteer firefighters are working around the clock to curtail the disaster, though it may burn until cooler fall temperatures arrive in the Southern Hemisphere several months from now.
  9. And still more of your your ridiculous and very ludicrous lies and demented fantasies, loser. Which you are too retarded to have any mental capacitiy to be able to recognize as such. Nor do you have any evidence to support them. Even though I know that you are a brainless troll and not worth bothering with, it is nice sometimes to set the record straight with the facts that your posts always lack. In the real world..... How We Know Today's Climate Change Is Not Natural Columbia University - Earth Institute BY RENEE CHO APRIL 4, 2017 Last week, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, chaired by climate contrarian Lamar Smith, R-Texas, held a hearing on climate science. The hearing featured three scientists who are dubious about the conclusions of the majority of climate scientists, and climate scientist Michael Mann, best known for his “hockey stick graph” of temperatures over the last thousand years illustrating the impact of humans on global warming. This week, Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency administrator, who had said that human activity was not the primary contributor to global warming, acknowledged that it plays a role—but stressed the need to figure out exactly how much of one. Despite the many climate “skeptics” in key positions of power today, 97 percent of working climate scientists agree that the warming of Earth’s climate over the last 100 years is mainly due to human activity that has increased the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Why are they so sure? Earth’s climate has changed naturally over the past 650,000 years, moving in and out of ice ages and warm periods. Changes in climate occur because of alterations in Earth’s energy balance, which result from some kind of external factor or “forcing”—an environmental factor that influences the climate. The ice ages and shifting climate were caused by a combination of changes in solar output, Earth’s orbit, ocean circulation, albedo (the reflectivity of the Earth’s surface) and makeup of the atmosphere (the amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases such as water vapor, methane, nitrous oxide and ozone that are present). Ice core from West Antarctic Photo: Oregon State University Scientists can track these earlier natural changes in climate by examining ice cores drilled from Greenland and Antarctica, which provide evidence about conditions as far back as 800,000 years ago. The ice cores have shown that rising CO2 levels and rising temperatures are closely linked. Scientists also study tree rings, glaciers, pollen remains, ocean sediments, and changes in the Earth’s orbit around the sun to get a picture of Earth’s climate going back hundreds of thousands of years or more. Today, CO2 levels are 40 percent higher than they were before the Industrial Revolution began; they have risen from 280 parts per million in the 18th century to over 400 ppm in 2015 and are on track to reach 410 ppm this spring. In addition, there is much more methane (a greenhouse gas 84 times more potent than CO2 in the short term) in the atmosphere than at any time in the past 800,000 years—two and a half times as much as before the Industrial Revolution. While some methane is emitted naturally from wetlands, sediments, volcanoes and wildfires, the majority of methane emissions come from oil and gas production, livestock farming and landfills. Warming of the North Pole and thinning ice Photo: WasifMalik Global temperatures have risen an average of 1.4˚ F since 1880. Sea ice in the Arctic has thinned and decreased in the last few decades; the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are decreasing in mass. The North and South Poles are warming faster than anywhere else on Earth. Glaciers are retreating on mountains all over the world. Spring snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere has decreased over the last 50 years. The number of record-breaking hot temperatures in the U.S. is on the rise. Oceans are the warmest they have been in a half-century; the top layer is warming about 0.2˚F per decade. The oceans are also 30 percent more acidic than they were at the start of the Industrial Revolution because they are absorbing more CO2. Global sea levels rose an average of 6.7 inches in the last century, and in the last 10 years, have risen almost twice as fast. Here is how scientists know that the climate change we are experiencing is mainly due to human activity and not a result of natural phenomenon. Gavin Schmidt, director of National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said that scientists look at a lot of different things at once. “We have a very, very clear understanding that the amount of heat in the ocean is increasing—the ocean heat content is going up by a lot,” said Schmidt. “That implies that there must be an external change in the radiation budget of the earth—more energy has to be going in than leaving." “There are a number of ways that can happen, but each of them has a different fingerprint. If the sun were brighter, we would see warming all the way up through the atmosphere from the surface to the stratosphere to the mesosphere. We don’t see this. We see instead warming at the surface, cooling in the stratosphere, cooling in the mesosphere. And that’s a signature of greenhouse gas forcing, it’s not a signature of solar forcing. So we know it’s not solar.” Moreover, according to the World Radiation Center, the sun’s radiation has not increased since at least 1978 (when satellite monitoring began) though global temperatures over the last 30 years have continued to rise. In addition, the lower atmosphere (troposphere), which is absorbing the CO2 and expanding as it gets warmer, is pushing the boundary between the troposphere and the stratosphere upwards. If the sun’s radiation were the main factor responsible for Earth’s warming, both atmosphere layers would likely be warming and this would not occur. Scientists also can distinguish between CO2 molecules that are emitted naturally by plants and animals and those that result from the burning of fossil fuels. Carbon molecules from different sources have different numbers of neutrons in their nuclei; these different versions of molecules are called isotopes. Carbon isotopes derived from burning fossil fuels and deforestation are lighter than those from other sources. Scientists measuring carbon in the atmosphere can see that lighter carbon molecules are increasing, corresponding to the rise in fossil fuel emissions. Peter de Menocal, dean of science at Columbia University and founding director of Columbia’s Center for Climate and Life, studies deep-sea sediments to understand past climate change. Ocean sediment cores from the West Atlantic “Ocean sediments provide a longer term baseline [tens of millions of years] that allows you to compare the past with the present, giving you an idea of how variable ocean temperatures have been before we had thermometers,” said de Menocal. “Over the last 2,000 years, there have been natural climate variations, but they were not especially large…the Medieval Warm period around 1,000 years ago, and the little ice age which was three separate cooling periods lasting a few decades each, beginning around 1300 to around the 1850s. It’s the warming after the 1850s that’s been really remarkable and unique over the last couple of millennia—you can see that in the sediment cores.” Photo: unlu1 Evidence from ocean sediments, ice cores, tree rings, sedimentary rocks and coral reefs show that the current warming is occurring 10 times faster than it did in the past when Earth emerged from the ice ages, at a rate unprecedented in the last 1,300 years. To understand this rapid change in climate, scientists look at data sets and climate models to try to reproduce the changes that have already been observed. When scientists input only natural phenomena such as the sun’s intensity, changes in the Earth’s orbit and ocean circulation, the models cannot reproduce the changes that have occurred so far. “We have independent evidence that says when you put in greenhouse gases, you get the changes that we see,” said Schmidt. “If you don’t put in greenhouse gases, you don’t. And if you put in all the other things people think about—the changes in the earth’s orbit, the ocean circulation changes, El Niño, land use changes, air pollution, smog, ozone depletion—all of those things, none of them actually produce the changes that we see in multiple data sets across multiple areas of the system, all of which have been independently replicated.” In other words, only when the emissions from human activity are included, are the models and data sets able to accurately reproduce the warming in the ocean and the atmosphere that is occurring. “Today, almost 100 percent of the unusual warmth that we’ve experienced in the last decade is due to greenhouse gas emissions,” said de Menocal. Record shattering heat in 2015 Photo: NASA Findings from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies show clearly how much natural and manmade factors contribute to global warming. Climate deniers offer a variety of bases for their skepticism without providing scientific evidence. The most effective thing that the climate denier community has done, however, is to spread the notion of uncertainty about climate change, and use it as an excuse not to take any action. “It’s been a very effective tactic,” said de Menocal, “in part because the scientific community spends a tremendous amount of effort quantifying that uncertainty. And so we make it plain as day that there are things we’re certain about, and things we’re uncertain about. There are places of debate that exist in the community. That’s the scientific process. … The deniers are not selling a new way of looking at the problem, they’re selling doubt, and it’s very easy to manufacture doubt.” “They are in total denial of the evidence that there is,” said Schmidt. “When I challenge them to produce evidence for their attributions, all I get is crickets. There’s no actual quantitative evidence that demonstrates anything. … Show me the data, show me your analysis.” “There are lot of things that we’re absolutely certain about,” said de Menocal. “We’re absolutely certain carbon dioxide is rising in the atmosphere. We’re absolutely certain it’s warming the planet and we’re absolutely certain that it’s acidifying the oceans.”
  10. The second post on this deranged, bigoted and insane thread totally explains everything that the Vegetable who started the thread has posted on it! As always, with the Vegetable, with everything he ever posts, nothing but fraudulent lies, stupidity, and a total waste of time!
  11. Oh come on, Loser, do you you really imagine that anyone who isn't also as utterly insane as you are actually believes your ridiculous and very ludicrous lies and demented fantasies? You are so hilariously pathetic!
  12. Back in the real world....... Australia Will Lose to Climate Change Even as the country fights bushfires, it can’t stop dumping planet-warming pollution into the atmosphere. The Atlantic ROBINSON MEYER JANUARY 4, 2020 Australia is caught in a climate spiral. For the past few decades, the arid and affluent country of 25 million has padded out its economy—otherwise dominated by sandy beaches and a bustling service sector—by selling coal to the world. As the East Asian economies have grown, Australia has been all too happy to keep their lights on. Exporting food, fiber, and minerals to Asia has helped Australia achieve three decades of nearly relentless growth: Oz has not had a technical recession, defined as two successive quarters of economic contraction, since July 1991. But now Australia is buckling under the conditions that its fossil fuels have helped bring about. Perhaps the two biggest kinds of climate calamity happening today have begun to afflict the continent. The first kind of disaster is, of course, the wildfire crisis. In the past three months, bushfires in Australia’s southeast have burned millions of acres, poisoned the air in Sydney and Melbourne, and forced 4,000 tourists and residents in a small beach town, Mallacoota, to congregate on the beach and get evacuated by the navy. A salvo of fires seems to have caught the world’s attention in recent years. But the current Australian season has outdone them all: Over the past six months, Australian fires have burned more than twice the area than was consumed, combined, by California’s 2018 fires and the Amazon’s 2019 fires. The second is the irreversible scouring of the Earth’s most distinctive ecosystems. In Australia, this phenomenon has come for the country’s natural wonder, the Great Barrier Reef. From 2016 to 2018, half of all coral in the reef died, killed by oceanic heat waves that bleached and then essentially starved the symbiotic animals. Because tropical coral reefs take about a decade to recover from such a die-off, and because the relentless pace of climate change means that more heat waves are virtually guaranteed in the 2020s, the reef’s only hope of long-term survival is for humans to virtually halt global warming in the next several decades and then begin to reverse it. Meeting such a goal will require a revolution in the global energy system—and, above all, a rapid abandonment of coal burning. But there’s the rub. Australia is the world’s second-largest exporter of coal power, and it has avoided recession for the past 27 years in part by selling coal. Though polls report that most Australians are concerned about climate change, the country’s government has so far been unable to pass pretty much any climate policy. In fact, one of its recent political crises—the ousting of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the summer of 2018—was prompted by Turnbull’s attempt to pass an energy billthat included climate policy. Its current prime minister, Scott Morrison, actually brought a lump of coal to the floor of Parliament several years ago while defending the industry. He won an election last year by depicting climate change as the exclusive concern of educated city-dwellers, and climate policy as a threat to Australians’ cars and trucks. He has so far attempted to portray the wildfires as a crisis, sure, but one in line with previous natural disasters. Read: Five big trends that increased Earth’s carbon pollution In fact, it is unprecedented. This season’s fires have incinerated more than 1,500 homes and have killed at least 23 people, Prime Minister Morrison said on Saturday.* There were at least twice as many fires in New South Wales in 2019 as there were in any other year this century, according to an analysis by The New York Times. Climate change likely intensified the ongoing epidemic: Hotter and drier weather makes wildfires more common, and climate change is increasing the likelihood of both in Australia. Last year was both the hottest and driest year on record in the country. Perhaps more than any other wealthy nation on Earth, Australia is at risk from the dangers of climate change. It has spent most of the 21st century in a historic drought. Its tropical oceans are more endangered than any other biome by climate change. Its people are clustered along the temperate and tropical coasts, where rising seas threaten major cities. Those same bands of livable land are the places either now burning or at heightened risk of bushfire in the future. Faced with such geographical challenges, Australia’s people might rally to reverse these dangers. Instead, they have elected leaders with other priorities. Australia will continue to burn, and its coral will continue to die. Perhaps this episode will prompt the more pro-carbon members of Australia’s Parliament to accede to some climate policy. Or perhaps Prime Minister Morrison will distract from any link between the disaster and climate change, as President Donald Trump did when he inexplicably blamed California’s 2018 blazes on the state’s failure to rake forest floors. Perhaps blazes will push Australia’s politics in an even more besieged and retrograde direction, empowering politicians like Morrison to fight any change at all. And so maybe Australia will find itself stuck in the climate spiral, clinging ever more tightly to coal as its towns and cities choke on the ash of a burning world.
  13. Not surprised to see that you are still sinking even deeper into your rabid pathological insanity, Loser. In the real world...... Across the country, the average summer temperatures have increased leading to record breaking hot weather, with the early summer of 2019 the hottest on record. Heatwaves and droughts dry out the undergrowth and create conditions that increase the risk of bushfires. Bushfires in Australia - Wikipedia

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