Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

a rough ride ahead... is the PM, scott morrison, appearing to be more of an idiot than he is?...

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The 2010–2019 decade was the hottest on record. The next one looks even worse, according to the UN.

The past decade has been the warmest on record, the UN announces, confirming the inexorable global warming of the Earth, marked by an increase in extreme weather phenomena.


2019 has been the second hottest year in the world, after 2016, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says. And 2020 is not going to be better. "Unfortunately, we expect to see a lot of extreme weather in 2020 and in the decades to come, fueled by record levels of greenhouse gases that retain heat in the atmosphere," said the Secretary General. WMO, Petteri Taalas.


"The year 2020 started where 2019 ended, with high-impact weather and climate events like Australia, which had its hottest and driest year on record in 2019. set the stage for the immense bush fires that have been so devastating "

Monster fires have killed 28 people, official say, destroyed more than 2,000 homes, burned 100,000 square kilometers - larger than South Korea, and disrupted one billion animals .



Between +3 and + 5 ° c by the end of the century

Overall, average temperatures for the past five and ten years have been the highest ever. Since the 1980s, each decade has been warmer than the last, according to the WMO, which expects the trend to continue. According to the specialized agency of the United Nations, the annual global temperature in 2019 is 1.1 ° C higher than the average recorded in the pre-industrial era (1850–1900).

"Based on the current trajectory of carbon dioxide emissions, we are headed for a temperature increase of 3 to 5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century," warned Petteri Taalas.

The 2015 Paris Agreement aims to limit this warming to + 2 ° C or even 1.5 ° C, but even if the 200 or so signatory countries respect their commitments to reduce greenhouse gases, global warming could exceed 3 ° C. Scientists have already shown that each additional half degree increases the intensity and/or frequency of heat waves, storms, droughts, or floods.

 

Read more:

https://www.sudouest.fr/2020/01/15/rechauffement-beaucoup-de-phenomenes-meteorologiques-extremes-en-2020-et-dans-les-decennies-a-venir-7065327-4971.php

 

Translation by Jules Letambour

 

Note: there will be no ice on the poles by end of the century, if the trend continues. Note: the trend will continue because of Scott Morrison's attitude.

a bad decision...

The Coalition’s decision to axe funding to a climate change adaptation research body in 2017 has left Australia “not well positioned” to deal with fires, the “silent killer” of drought and other global heating impacts, its director has said.

Jean Palutikof, the director of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), told Guardian Australia the decision to discontinue funding in 2017 – when Scott Morrison was treasurer – had hollowed out the research community and “the capacity to take action on climate change is smaller than it was decade ago”.

 

Read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jan/16/coalitions-axing-...

remembering the previous idiots...

idiots

 

Although we don't remember much in our old age, as memory is fading fast, like a dry brook during a drought, we've still got access to the massive reference library that is this little site YD:

 

Here are a few articles to remind us:

 

don't trust this rubbish in this lousy paper. YOU want better faster NBN? YES? simple. don't vote for malcolm...
not plucked out of the air: our turdball was following orders from the city on the potomac...

old fart never understood sciences…
intelligent design is a dumb idea, promoted by uncle rupert to retard the science of global warming...

can't argue with that...

a dumb design that makes no sense at all is used to bash richard dawkins...

barbecueing the planet…
when the bleedin' idiots are in charge...

the hypocritical guilty hubris of a fanatic treasurer...


diamond and gold, the boer war and previous methodic slaughter...

the bullshit news from the murdoch press, back then on september 11, 2015...

the religious follies of the empire...

the daily/sunday telegraph finally acknowledges global warming... er, sorry, I was joking...


idiot...

lomborg looses his cool about higher temperatures of global warming...

 

http://www.yourdemocracy.net.au/drupal/node/9900


a tremendous godly creature stirs jealous passions...
Humanism and the quest for good in social constructs...
getting crowded...

Bleeding women

lawyers at ten paces and a half measure...
of "negative" positivity and the tanking of religion in the west...

nazis in neo-liberal suits do some empire building...


milit'ry advice...

clear and present danger...

 

and plenty more...

general clean up...

The destructive hailstorm that tore through the national capital damaging cars and property on Monday has been labelled a "catastrophe". 

Key points
  • Hail as big as golf balls blanketed Canberra on Monday
  • Damage to cars, windows and buildings is extensive, with more than 1,900 calls for help to emergency services and 15,000 insurance claims already lodged
  • The CSIRO was among the worst-hit institutions, with 65 glasshouses damaged and years of research lost


The ACT Emergency Services Agency received a record number of more than 1,900 calls for help when the storm swept through, taking out power to more than 1,000 homes across the territory.

A spokesperson for the Insurance Council of Australia this morning called the storm a "catastrophe" and said 15,000 claims have been made in the wake of Monday's storms, which also includes claims from the storm in Sydney's Sutherland Shire.

Throughout Canberra, cars still line the streets in areas where the storm had been most ferocious, prompting lenience overnight from the ACT Government's parking inspectors.

"Access Canberra is aware that [the] thunderstorm and hail activity has led to a large number of damaged vehicles remaining in government-controlled car parks and roadside parking," a statement from the department said.

 

Read more:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-21/years-of-scientific-research-lost...

 

 

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Here's what you need to know this morning.

Storm clean-up

Power has been restored to some suburbs in Sydney's south following severe storms yesterday afternoon.

Wind, hail and heavy rain caused trees to fall onto powerlines, leaving about 13,000 homes without power in parts of the Sutherland Shire.

Ausgrid said power had been mostly restored aside from about 3,700 customers in Kirrawee, Miranda, Caringbah, Cronulla and surrounding suburbs.

Yesterday afternoon, three people were trapped in a car in Sydney's south and trains between Cronulla and Sutherland were halted because of falling trees.

An inquiry begins today into James Packer's sale of his stake in Crown Resorts to a Hong Kong-based casino operator.

The NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) will probe the sale, after questions were raised over ownership restrictions on Crown's casino project at Barangaroo.

The sale of $1.76 billion in shareholdings from Mr Packer's CPH Crown Holdings to Lawrence Ho's Melco Resorts and Entertainment Limited was announced in May last year.

It represents almost half of Mr Packer's stake in the casino giant, leaving CPH with about 26 per cent of Crown.

The ILGA has said the inquiry will ensure the management of the casino remains free from criminal influence or exploitation, that gaming is conducted honestly and harm to the public is minimised.

Drought conditions continue

Authorities are hoping this week's forecast rain could provide a reprieve for drought-affected farmers in NSW.

Figures from the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) show 100 per cent of the state is back in drought, with almost two-thirds experiencing intense conditions.

The weather bureau is expecting rain across much of the state from Wednesday night.

The DPI's Scott Wallace said many would be hoping the forecast eventuated.

"We do need consecutive months and consistent months of above-average rainfall, but it is nice to see that the outlook is slightly improved from what we were hearing about in late 2019," he said. 

 

 

Read more:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-21/sydney-morning-briefing-tuesday-j...

 

 

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Next, we need a big broom to get rid of the Scomo government...

a couple of smart dogs...

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