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Climate Change Threatens Australian Fisheries

Environment  (tags: climate-change, world, globalwarming, ecosystems, habitat, oceans )

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Climate change threatens Australia's A$2.1 billion (US$1.6 billion) commercial fishing and aquaculture industry, but may create new wild fisheries as tropical marine species move south as sea temperatures rise.

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Judy Cross (83)
Wednesday October 8, 2008, 12:19 pm
They are still worried about warming, when it is the effects of cooling they should be looking at.

We stopped warming 10 years ago and a long 2040 just may be in play.

In a Geological Society of America abstract, Dr. Don Easterbrook, Professor of Geology at Western Washington University, presents data showing that the global warming cycle from 1977 to 1998 is now over and we have entered into a new global cooling period that should last for the next three decades. He also suggests that since the IPCC climate models are now so far off from what is actually happening that their projections for both this decade and century must be considered highly unreliable.
The Pacific Ocean has a warm temperature mode and a cool temperature mode and in the past century has switched back forth between these two modes every 25-30 years (known as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation or PDO). In 1977 the Pacific abruptly shifted from its cool mode (where it had been since about 1945) into its warm mode, and this initiated global warming from 1977 to 1998. The correlation between the PDO and global climate is well established. The announcement by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory that the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) had shifted to its cool phase is right on schedule as predicted by past climate and PDO changes (Easterbrook, 2001, 2006, 2007). The PDO typically lasts 25-30 years and assures North America of cool, wetter climates during its cool phases and warmer, drier climates during its warm phases. The establishment of the cool PDO, together with similar cooling of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), virtually assures several decades of global cooling and the end of the past 30-year warm phase. It also means that the IPCC predictions of catastrophic global warming this century were highly inaccurate.
Switch of PDO cool mode to warm mode in 1977 initiated several decades of global warming. The PDO has now switched from its warm mode (where it had been since 1977) into its cool mode. As shown on the graph above, each time this had happened in the past century, global temperature has followed. Theupper map shows cool ocean temperatures in blue (note the North American west coast). The lower diagram shows how the PDO has switched back and forth from warm to cool modes in the past century, each time causing global temperature to follow. Projection of the past pattern (right end of graph) assures 30 yrs of global cooling
Comparisons of historic global climate warming and cooling over the past century with PDO and NAO oscillations, glacial fluctuations, and sun spot activity show strong correlations and provide a solid data base for future climate change projections. As shown by the historic pattern of PDOs over the past century and by corresponding global warming and cooling, the pattern is part of ongoing warm/cool cycles that last 25-30 years. The global cooling phase from 1880 to 1910, characterized by advance of glaciers worldwide, was followed by a shift to the warm-phase PDO for 30 years, global warming and

Daniel Barker (35)
Wednesday October 8, 2008, 4:23 pm
First we must stop growth and development. Second we must address per capita consumption of resources. Electric vehicles are on the market, altnative fuel vehicles are on the market, we could make an alternative fuel electric vehicle.

People are beginning to eat vegetarian and it really hasn't caught on. The average person still eats meat all the time.

The wisest thing to do with fossil and fissile is nothing. Let it lie in the ground for some emergency in the future.

I believe the era of the internal combustion engine is nearing an end. In the nineteenth century people believed everything had been invented and the horse would be the major transport.

All it takes is one UFO, our problems are solved forever!

Chris Otahal (507)
Wednesday October 8, 2008, 6:32 pm
Judy sitll promoting the Icecap prapaganda site LOL - cut and paste the same thing over and over again and SOMEONE might believe it LMAO...and so here is my response yet again...

One year of cooler tempraqtures is WEATHER (short-term) not CLIMATE (long-term)...

Global cooling in 2007 - has global warming ended?

The skeptic argument...January 2008 capped a 12 month period of global temperature drops on all of the major well respected indicators. HadCRUT, RSS, UAH, and GISS global temperature sets all show sharp drops in the last year (source: Watts Up With That).

What the science says...
2007's dramatic cooling is driven by La Nina which historically has caused similar drops in global temperature and should recede in mid-2008.

Thursday October 9, 2008, 2:17 am
Climatic crisis, financial crisis in ....... moral crisis. But him, you and I, we are innocent. What is needed, it is a SOCIAL ECO-POLITIQUE, a POLITICS ECO-ECONOMIQUE and a stop of the INCREASE DEMOGRAFIQUE for the good management of our planet otherwise ............

Cheryl B (60)
Thursday October 9, 2008, 2:36 pm
Ditto Chris..
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