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#1 chrisg

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 02:01 PM

In three days here we have cycled from 27 to 41 degrees, no spring, went straight to this.

 

Half my garden is dead, a bloody huge piece of tree simply fell off and scared the crap out of us, lovely start to the year....

 

I want to go do a shop but I know my steering wheel will be so hot I'll burn my fingers...

 

Going to go get another drink, patently obvious I'm not doing much else for a few hours...

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 02:47 PM

That's weather, not climate.  If "your garden" encompassed the entire planet, otoh... ;)


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:25 PM

Dunno Cybes... In a car "Climate Control" is just a fancy name for putting temperature numbers on the thermostat dial rather than a coloured bar that goes from blue to red :P.

If they can call the back seat of a car a 'climate zone', It seems fair (if unscientific) for Chris to call Perth's weather the climate - and he is discussing rate of change/trends.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:07 PM

:)

 

Just terminology I guess - never seen the weather change so fast, not anywhere, and I've lived a lot of places. I finally had to go do a quick shop, took about a minute for the car aircon to allow me to touch the steering wheel :)

 

 

Ran into a good cop mate of mine at the supermarket, amongst other things he told me they are dealing with a lot of people being driven nuts by the heat. Given the driving I saw there and back I understood.

 

You really could not get me into law enforcement, but he seems ok with it :)

 

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:31 PM

I'm 36 and have lived in SA since 1992. I'm not sure on when it happened, but there are no more four seasons. Just some weird blending of winter and summer for a whole year. It's bullshit. The last few years this has been especially evident.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:43 PM

Yeah... It's been happening in WA as well, at this rate i might get in early on some land on Kerguellen :)

 

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 05:43 PM

The downside for me is the increased heating of the tropics means cyclones will be more vicious.

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:58 AM

The downside for me is the increased heating of the tropics means cyclones will be more vicious.

 

Also, more Wet.  Expect flooding increases - and I don't mean coastal incursions.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 08:44 AM

The erosion a beach has got the point they dump tonnes of granite to slow it down

Edited by Jeruselem, 12 January 2017 - 08:45 AM.

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 09:24 AM

Hmm,

 

I'm getting to be glad I went back to the Maldives when I did, not sure they will be there much longer...

 

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 10:05 AM

Any country which is built on a bunch of piles of sand in the middle of the sea is pretty much going not exist in the future.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 03:48 PM

Any country which is built on a bunch of piles of sand in the middle of the sea is pretty much going not exist in the future.

Hmm,

 

Maybe, I'm not totally convinced, a one or two degree temperature shift down, which can be as easily caused by some aberration that obstructs sunlight and ice takes up the water.

 

Not saying it is going to happen but the future is always unpredictable.

 

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 08:06 AM

Any country which is built on a bunch of piles of sand in the middle of the sea is pretty much going not exist in the future.

 

Except China. Those fuckers make it work.


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 02:43 PM

 

Any country which is built on a bunch of piles of sand in the middle of the sea is pretty much going not exist in the future.

 

Except China. Those fuckers make it work.

 

:)

 

 I guess you mean by building new islands ? :)

 

Strange really how much that has caused controversy, well, once they starter putting military jets in there that was a concern, but a lot of places do exist on reclaimed land, quite a bit in Europe, Hong Kong, even bits of America, which considering how much space they still have is a little bemusing :)

 

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 03:00 PM

Not many people know this, but I'm going to make sure you all do.

I was once a set builder on the Monkey Magic TV series back in 1978. True story.

I was at an underground and highly illegal casino in Nagasaki one warm evening in the summer of '78 after belting together what felt like 567sqm of plywood, when then writer Hiroichi Fuse, director Yusuke Watanabe and the legendary Chuck Norris walk in.

It's a little known fact that Chuck Norris was actually meant to play the leading role which was eventually filled by Masaaki Sakai, but I digress.

Chuck saunters over and he's like..."Hey "twinair" (actual name withheld to protect the innocent) remember that time when we played basketball on the flight deck of the Kitty Hawk and you threw the ball into the sea and it lodged in the spout of a humpback whale, causing it to die?"

 

But I couldn't remember. So my account of what happened next is a little cloudy to say the least. But I'll go back and trawl through my memory and fill you all in on the rest of it tomorrow....


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 03:05 PM

Not many people know this, but I'm going to make sure you all do.

I was once a set builder on the Monkey Magic TV series back in 1978. True story.

 

I see what you did with the rest of it.

But I desperately wish up to that point was true. lol


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 03:10 PM

the climate has been changing ever since the climate was invented, man. infact it has changed several times even just today.



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 03:32 PM

Not many people know this, but I'm going to make sure you all do.

 
... Look, I know what you're saying, and why, but you're being a dick about it.
 
I'm not sure what it is about flying, but there are more fantasists involved in this arena than just about anywhere else I can think of.  Thing is, though, it's all very Baron vonMunchausen - easy to spot, and nobody gets hurt (usually - keep hold of your wallet when doing business in aviation).

 

Tangentially: why give religion a free ride on this?  All of them make bigger claims on not as much evidence and with even more glaring inconsistencies  AND they make threats - to both body and "soul".  Surely that's a more important target?  


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 03:47 PM

... Look, I know what you're saying, and why, but you're being a dick about it.

 

 

Ever seen someone rock up at an ANZAC day with fake medals and/or a fake war story to go along with it? It's not pretty, nor should it be.


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 04:02 PM

 

... Look, I know what you're saying, and why, but you're being a dick about it.

 

 

Ever seen someone rock up at an ANZAC day with fake medals and/or a fake war story to go along with it? It's not pretty, nor should it be.

 

 

Comparing a skill, to a (potential) sacrifice is a stretch though.


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