Wild Fires in Australia

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Sertorio
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Re: Wild Fires in Australia

Post by Sertorio » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:37 am

cassowary wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:17 am

I have faith in the human spirit to overcome adversity with the help of God.
Your faith in God and in the US makes you a threat to world peace!... :D

neverfail
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Re: Wild Fires in Australia

Post by neverfail » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:20 pm

Sertorio wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:37 am
cassowary wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:17 am

I have faith in the human spirit to overcome adversity with the help of God.
Your faith in God and in the US makes you a threat to world peace!... :D
Oh, give me a break you two!

Jim the Moron
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Re: Wild Fires in Australia

Post by Jim the Moron » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:06 pm

"Australia's prehistoric Wollemi pine trees saved from bushfires"
https://cnn.com/2020/01/15/australia/di ... index.html

Never heard of this tree, so:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wollemia

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Re: Wild Fires in Australia

Post by neverfail » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:17 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:06 pm
"Australia's prehistoric Wollemi pine trees saved from bushfires"
https://cnn.com/2020/01/15/australia/di ... index.html

Never heard of this tree, so:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wollemia
We even have some of those planted as roadside ornamental trees within the local government area where I live.

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Re: we Aussies just can't win!

Post by neverfail » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:55 pm

Rain brings joy to farmers in NSW and Victoria and dampens some bushfires as others burn

Fire-hit areas receive desperately needed rain, as severe thunderstorms cause flooding in Melbourne

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... thers-burn
(Much of Melbourne is build on flat, low lying ground. Its gravitational drainage is therefore poor and is as a consequence susceptible to flooding when heavy rain falls.)
Drought-breaking rain likely to cause greenhouse emissions to rise

Australia's greenhouse gas emissions are likely to rise if there is a break in the intense drought in eastern Australia, sinking the Morrison government's goal of lowering emissions in the short term.

The agriculture sector did most of the heavy lifting in emissions reduction in the year ending May 2019, falling by 4.2 million tonnes to 67.4 million tonnes. It reduced the sector's greenhouse contribution by 5.87 per cent, compared to the electricity sector's 1.15 per cent reduction.

"That big drop in agriculture was twice the emissions reduction that came from the record rollout of renewables. But it's all built on the suffering of Australia's farmers under drought," Climate Council senior researcher Tim Baxter said.

The weather outlook is improving and the livestock sector is poised to rebound swiftly when the drought breaks

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politi ... 53rze.html
The (temporary) greenhouse gas emissions reduction spike was a consequence of livestock dying off or being sold by the farmers for slaughter because of drought. Not because of Australian government policies. If these rains continue and our outback greens up with new grass farmers will no doubt withhold livestock from the market to breed up their herds and flocks again - resulting in higher red meat prices for consumers. A secondary consequence is that with growing numbers of cattle and sheep to leave their pats behind in the pastures our greenhouse gas emissions are bound to rise again .

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