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Last updated on March 5th, 2018 at 01:45 pm
December 3: Perth activists fly Kites for Kyoto as part of an international protest against global warming.
December 31: Perth records its coldest December in 83 years.
- Trying to fly one of those extra special “recycled materials” kites around a forest of windmills doesn’t sound like a particularly brilliant idea. But then, a group that actually declares that they want to “stop climate change” is probably a degree Celsius short of a melting polar icecap to begin with.Posted by ekw on 2005 12 30 at 11:26 PM • permalink
- It gives a whole new meaning to the expression “Go fly a kite.’”Posted by Mystery Meat on 2005 12 30 at 11:28 PM • permalink
“The average temperature this month was just 23.6 Celsius degrees compared to the usual average of 30.”
Wow. That’s something. Or it might be something. I haven’t a clue since I don’t know what 23.6 in Celsius is.
Actually, I don’t know where Celsius is for that matter. Is that near Melbourne? Is that good?Posted by wronwright on 2005 12 31 at 12:18 AM • permalink
- No! You FOOLS! Don’t you SEE? The kites obviously let Aeolus feed mana to suffering mother Gaia down the kite strings and break her fever! Why don’t you UNDERSTAND?!Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 12 31 at 12:50 AM • permalink
- Topping off a very warm week, it’s 39 degrees here in Canberra and so far there has not been one bleat from the media about so-calledglobal warming. I think all the enviro-tards at the ABC and SBS are still on Christmas holidays.Posted by Art Vandelay on 2005 12 31 at 01:13 AM • permalink
- Come to think of it, the enviro-tards are probably holidaying in Europe which would explain the blizzards.Posted by Art Vandelay on 2005 12 31 at 02:00 AM • permalink
”…while globally it is the second hottest year on record. But it has led to increased rainfall in WA, with Perth recording above average rainfall for the first time since 1996.
The ABC has at last come up with a ‘but’ that is followed by good news: global warming is the answer to Australia’s water problems. It results in more rain. Let’s have more of it.Posted by walterplinge on 2005 12 31 at 02:26 AM • permalink
- #17 gubbaboy:
Good luck on January 09 … here’s what Thredbo looks like on the snow-cam …
- It is quite remarkable how the heat hasn’t kicked in in Perth. People wearing jackets out to bring in the New Year’s… unheard of!
There must be some problem. Unless the climate remains absolutely static, we’re screwed.Posted by James Waterton on 2005 12 31 at 09:25 AM • permalink
- Sorry, that should have been “ring in the New Year”. I’m such a clumsy oaf.Posted by James Waterton on 2005 12 31 at 09:26 AM • permalink
- ekw #13 – the short answer is yes. According to Penny Van Oosterzee’s book The Centre Alice Springs was at about 45 degrees south, going back 44 million years. Warmer ocean currents produced higher rainfall, so the Wide Brown Land was more of a Sprawling Green Patch.Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2005 12 31 at 05:57 PM • permalink
How recent was the last time the brown centre was green?
As a sidebar on our own weather here in Northern California, we are experiencing county-wide flooding, the Russian River is 5-10 feet above flood stage depending upon where you live. My own town, Healdsburg, is right on the Russian River, and though we are not yet flooded, other towns are, some of them being completely cut off from the rest of us. This is not an indication of global anythinging, btw. This river floods about every 7-10 years, and we are due for one of these kinds of winters. But this is a very “blue” area, and the enviros are going to blame Bush for a naturally occuring phenomenon, bet on it. Meanwhile, more rain is forecast for the next couple of days. So I will report, if and when I have to break out the kayak.
- How recent was the last time the brown centre was green?
It appears that the rot was setting in way back then, ekw. Once the Australian contintent broke away from Antartica and headed north, the circumpolar current was established. That appears to be crucial in the formation of ice at the South pole and the loss of rainfall here. By 10 million years ago the centre was pretty well dried up.
The book notes that aridity and extinctions were the norms 18000 years ago – well before us whiteys arrived, in other words – but also says that the climate has IMPROVED over the last 200 years! Well hell, that can’t be mere coincidence, can it? I could probably find a refutation of this somewhere, but I haven’t had my fifteenth coffee for the morning yet, and I don’t have the strength to shift those back issues of Hustler to get at my reference library.Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2005 12 31 at 10:52 PM • permalink
My sister in law was telling me today her niece went to Canberra (Jindabyne) last Christmas and it snowed. The niece was supposed to come up from NSW to the Gold Coast for boxing day – it’s been in the high 30s for days (up near 100F).
Will someone over in the USA with snow please send it over here?
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