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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...

 

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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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