Tuesday 10th of December 2019

global warming is predictable, though global warming compounds the unpredictability of the weather...

gw Last night, on the idiot box, on an ABC show with some low bogan values presented by our favourite fence sitter, now bespectacled, Annabel Crabb, there was an important segment about "climate change" with Craig Reucassel. There some bush-hatted farmers in Queensland were stating with gravitas that, as one cannot predict the weather, one cannot predict "climate change"... thus climate change was a ridiculous concept...


One can understand this ignorant position. The whole capers and contradictions between weather forecasting and GLOBAL WARMING ("climate change" is a misnomer of the present phenomenom) are explained carefully and as simply as possible on this YD site: please visit: http://www.yourdemocracy.net.au/drupal/node/33287

Meanwhile, here are more about GLOBAL WARMING inducting sources (also explained at: http://www.yourdemocracy.net.au/drupal/node/33287)

 

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Emissions of nitrous oxide — a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide — are going up faster than we thought.

Key points:
  • Nitrous oxide emissions have increased substantially since 2009
  • Nitrous oxide emissions increased exponentially with nitrogen fertiliser use, not linearly as previously thought
  • China and Brazil are the biggest contributors to this increase

It's countries in east Asia and South America that are making the biggest contribution to the increasing emissions, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Natural sources of nitrous oxide include our oceans and rainforests, but it's the human sources that are of most cause for concern — specifically agriculture, including nitrogen fertiliser use and livestock manure. 

We've known for decades that nitrous oxide emissions are increasing, but since 2009 there has been a "substantial increase" in these emissions, said Pep Canadell, executive director of the Global Carbon project and an author of the new research.

Most countries report their nitrous oxide emissions using the methodology of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This approach assumes a linear relationship between the amount of nitrogen fertiliser used and the nitrous oxide emissions that come out at the other end, said Dr Canadell, who is also a chief research scientist at the CSIRO. 

"Using atmospheric data for the first time, we show that the [linear] relationship is not true when there are regions around the world that over-fertilise," he said.

 

Read more:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-11-19/nitrous-oxide-greenhouse-...

the real caper...

buy one get one free...

As the bushfires, the drought are somewhat catastrophic and unprecedented in Australia, in the south-West of France the weather has been catastrophic and unprecedented wet...

 

Global warming is real and anthropogenic...

 

Thus the cartoons and pictures of the world here today:

 

twofer

 

rain

https://www.sudouest.fr/2019/11/18/meteo-des-pluies-exceptionnelles-sur-...

 

 

Meanwhile, Sydney buildings rising above the smoke:

smoke

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-19/sydney-new-briefing-tuesday-novem...

 

Smoke in the Blue Mountains, two days ago (Pic by Gus):


smoke...

 

Hail on the Gold Coast:

hail

 

 

Heat wave:

heat wave

 

politics:

politics

 

 


not normal...


 

This is Not Normal’: Climate change and escalating bushfire risk


1. Key Findings


  1. The catastrophic, unprecedented fire conditions currently affecting NSW and Queensland have been aggravated by climate change. Bushfire risk was exacerbated by record breaking drought, very dry fuels and soils, and record-breaking heat.

  2. Bushfire conditions are now more dangerous than in the past. The risks to people and property have increased and fire seasons have lengthened. It is becoming more dangerous to fight fires in Australia.

  3. The fire season has lengthened so substantially that it has already reduced opportunities for fuel reduction burning. This means it is harder to prepare for worsening conditions.

  4. The costs of fighting fires are increasing. Australia relies on resource sharing arrangements between countries and states and territories within Australia. As seasons overlap and fires become more destructive, governments will be increasingly constrained in their ability to share resources and the costs of tackling fires will increase.

  5. The government must develop an urgent plan to (1) prepare Australian communities, health and emergency services for escalating fire danger; and (2) rapidly phase out the burning of coal oil and gas which is driving more dangerous fires. 

 

Read more:

https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/bushfire-br...

 

 

Read from top.

 

10 years since climategate....

On November 19, 2009, an unknown hacker published a cache of emails from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit. It was meant to be the hack that brought down climate science. But it made the research — and researchers — stronger than ever.

10 years on, this five-part series looks back at the key players that manufactured the scandal that came to be known as 'Climategate':

Series — Climategate @ 10

Here Are 3 Climategate Myths That Have Not Aged Well
Science writer Dana Nuccitelli outlines three areas where the science has improved significantly, making a mockery of some myths sparked by Climategate.

Where Are the Ring-Leaders of the Manufactured Climategate Scandal Now?
DeSmog has tracked those responsible for spinning Climategate into an international media moment — some are now advisors to top government officials, others have very much faded to the fringes.

How the Climategate Email Hack Laid the Foundations for the Fake News Era
DeSmog UK's first editor, Brendan Montague, gives a personal account of investigating climate science deniers up-close during the time of Climategate, and how their legacy endures.

Interview: Climategate Felt Like a Disaster, But Climate Science Is Now Stronger Than Ever
American academic Prof Robert Brulle reflects on how Climagate affected the research community, and how it rebuilt to become stronger 10 years on.

DeSmog Was Created to Combat Climategate-Style Misinformation. We’re Still Going
DeSmog was created in 2006, three years before Climategate. Executive director Brendan DeMelle reflects on our modest role in puncturing the hot air around the Climategate scandal, and continued efforts to combat misinformation on climate change.

 

Read more:

https://www.desmogblog.com/2019/11/18/introducing-climategate-10

 

See also:

http://www.yourdemocracy.net.au/drupal/node/8985

 

the heartland institute preaches fiction to headless fictional chairs and a few balding men...

palanapayana tukjana ngurra...

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There's a Karajarri saying: "palanapayana tukjana ngurra". It means "everybody looking after country properly".

Watching Bangu work is watching these words come to life.

He's observant, purposeful, respectful and, above all, he has the presence of a young man who is home.

Bangu is preparing to speak at one of the biggest environmental science conferences in Australia: the Ecological Society of Australia conference in Launceston in November.

"I think I'm going to take, like, 10 jumpers and wear them all," he says, brushing flies away from his face.

But don't be fooled by the flippant answer — Aboriginal leaders like Bangu are the future of Australia's conservation, even if acknowledging this in a conference centre in Launceston feels a world away from the work on the ground.

Ranger schemes in the Federal Government's Working on Country program employ more than 830 full-time rangers, and land held under Indigenous tenure makes up half of Australia's terrestrial area.

 

Read more:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-11-24/karajarri-indigenous-rang...

 

"Palanapayana tukjana ngurra" except the Prime Minister and his minions... Read from top.

warming seas...

Waters off parts of Australia are warming at some of the most rapid rates in the world, threatening the future of some of the country's most important marine industries, scientists say. 

Key points: 
  • Marine heatwaves are becoming more common, threating environments and marine industries 
  • They are affecting the oyster industry and impacting the Great Barrier Reef 
  • Australian scientists are leading research to try to combat their impact 

 

According to new research, the warming is being driven by climate change and is creating an increase in the frequency, duration and severity of what are known as marine heatwaves (MHWs). 

Scientists say the heatwaves are having a severe impact on oysters — and threaten the future of the industry — as well plants and creatures that rely on the ocean for life, pushing some into new areas, while killing others.

"The oceans are really ringing the alarm bells," said CSIRO biological oceanographer Alistair Hobday, a leading expert on MHWs. 

"[The oceans] are telling us we've got big problems and those problems are not going to go away." 

A MHW is defined as a period of warm water that lasts five days or longer, where temperatures are in the top 10 per cent of events typically experienced in that region. 

They are graded in severity — similar to how cyclones are — with category five being the most intense. 

The heatwaves lead to outbreaks of diseases that can be fatal to oysters and other molluscs, and reduce the reproduction rates of species such as salmon and abalone as well as killing seagrass and kelp.

 

Read more:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-25/marine-heatwaves-threaten-oyster-...