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Climate Change Making Extreme Weather Worse in Australia, Report Says

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Draught, brushfires, and sea level rise will continue wreaking havoc unless something is done.

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Past Member (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:45 am

Carol H (229)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:56 am
extreme weather is happening everywhere from global warming

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 9:33 am
Noted thanks

pam w (139)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 11:55 am
No surprise....the planetary weather is one big system!

Gene J (290)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 12:12 pm
"Only fast and deep cuts to carbon emissions can start to reverse the trend, say scientists from the Climate Commission, an independent advisory group set up by the Australian government."

ONLY fast and deep cuts by the entire world is how that should read, no one country can do anything about what is coming, it is like to drain Lake Superior with a teaspoon. The real problem does not lie with Australia, of course, though kudos for publishing the new material, it lies with the rest of the world, including especially, those responsible, mostly, governments and the 1% the world over, reading and acting, NOW. The likelihood of that happening does not seem very high to me since most of those others are still the ones with their heads stuck in the sand on this entire crisis, and crisis it is. There is much talk of "austerity" budgets, wrongly, as needed now, but what is really needed is an "austerity" based global energy policy enacted as soon as possible. Though even that may be too little, too late, according to many climatologists. Even so, better to go down trying, than to just go down, imo.

jan b (5)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 1:24 pm
The hoarders of money who don't like to pay for their polluting ways have convinced the less economically fortunate there is no global warming. While the Kochs point to environmental cooperation and awards, we point to their ‘small government’ issue funded efforts and backing that would lead to less environmental and other public health and financial regulation that would, ultimately, be detrimental, not beneficial, to the public good, the very reason any government that operates ‘of, by and for the people’ has the involvement and support of ‘the people’. If government does not exist for this and when any corporation or government is no longer sufficiently concerned and delivering end products that actually ‘lift all boats’ and when that government or corporation will not correct this and keep it corrected, it will fail!

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Thursday April 4, 2013, 1:33 pm

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 1:40 pm
Sadly noted

Jennifer Ward (40)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 2:11 pm
Australia has always been a country of extreme weather events. This is just another beat up from the 'Climate Change' activists who are ignoring real pollution and building in wrong places with unsuitable materials and design. Much is made of Australia's CO2 emissions, but it is forgotten that 50% is a result of naturally occuring forest fires from lightening strikes not human activity.

Angelflowers D (85)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:14 pm

David C (129)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:42 pm
....not just Australia.....act now or we face mass extinctions......

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:17 pm
I'm sure they mean DROUGHT not draught. Ditto Phyllis green star for you.

. (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:36 pm
That picture is pretty incredible.

Winnie A (179)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 5:08 pm

Jason S (50)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 9:25 pm
Good posting, thanks

Varcolac Veroscarius (93)
Friday April 5, 2013, 12:33 am

Past Member (0)
Friday April 5, 2013, 1:52 am
Grim reading.

Veronique L (209)
Friday April 5, 2013, 2:39 am
Noted Cal

Kerrie G (116)
Friday April 5, 2013, 5:17 am
Noted, thanks.

Jo S (619)
Friday April 5, 2013, 6:23 am

. (0)
Friday April 5, 2013, 6:31 am
I believe it. We have talked to some people from Australia when we were at Disney World last year and they said that the wildfires were worse that yet.

S S (0)
Friday April 5, 2013, 6:35 am
Thank you.

TOM TREE (246)
Friday April 5, 2013, 7:25 am
Noted thanks

michelle t (41)
Friday April 5, 2013, 1:14 pm
I am from Australia and our weather patterns have most definately become more severe.
We are seeing weather patterns never previously experienced.
Anyone who doesn't believe in climate change is an uneducated fool.

James Merit (144)
Friday April 5, 2013, 11:06 pm
Scary! Thank you.

Jennifer Ward (40)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 1:17 pm
an Australian poem:
My Country by Dorothea Mackellar - 1885-1968, written in 1904

The love of field and coppice,
Of green and shaded lanes.
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins,
Strong love of grey-blue distance
Brown streams and soft dim skies
I know but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror –
The wide brown land for me!

A stark white ring-barked forest
All tragic to the moon,
The sapphire-misted mountains,
The hot gold hush of noon.
Green tangle of the brushes,
Where lithe lianas coil,
And orchids deck the tree-tops
And ferns the warm dark soil.

Core of my heart, my country!
Her pitiless blue sky,
When sick at heart, around us,
We see the cattle die -
But then the grey clouds gather,
And we can bless again
The drumming of an army,
The steady, soaking rain.

Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the Rainbow Gold,
For flood and fire and famine,
She pays us back threefold -
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze.

An opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land -
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand -
Though earth holds many splendours,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly.

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