Climate Change in Australia (Part 2)

Currently in the Canadian Rockies. This is the forecast for Banff at 1300m altitude. Bit nuts …


Refer previous post…

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I have been there in Summer and it was very hot , over 36C as I recall, so it is not that rare. Bet the nights were cool though.

hang on, is Milla actually on board now?

Referring to msm too

He’s going out with a serious whimper if not

Near record high pressure- Ouse 1043.9hPa yesterday morning, nearly at national all time record of 1044.3hPa.

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I only just saw this, it was from May on the BBC. It isn’t about Aus but figured this was as good a place to post it. Apologies if it has already been discussed.

Clues hidden deep in the trunks of ancient trees have revealed that last summer was the northern hemisphere’s hottest in 2,000 years.

Last year had already been confirmed as the world’s warmest on record by a large margin, at least since 1850, due to climate change.

But tree rings, which record temperature information far further back than even Victorian scientific records, now show just how unprecedented last year’s scorching temperatures were.

Researchers say that temperatures last June, July and August were nearly 4C warmer than the coldest summer two millennia ago.

China, yesterday. :grimacing:

I have never seen a tornado move through high rises like that.

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AKA the coolest summer if the rest of our lives.

Time Out : “But it’s not all fiery doom and windy gloom – there’s been some positive news about the climate this week, too. That’s because Vatican City is soon set to generate 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy, with Pope Francis announcing plans to build a solar plant.

It will be located just outside of Rome on a 424-hectare site owned by the Vatican, and will add capacity to existing solar panel installations within the Italian capital. When the works are completed, the Vatican will become the smallest country (by land mass) to be entirely energy-independent.

Vatican will join seven other countries around the world that generate at least 99.7 percent of their energy from renewable sources of power. They are:







Democratic Republic of Congo

What’s more, 40 countries generated at least 50 percent of their electricity from renewable sources between 2021 and 2022, and 11 of these are in Europe. Germany is capable of running off 100 percent of its renewable sources for short periods of time, and the UK’s proportion of green-generated electricity jumped by 10.5 percent between 2021 and 2022.

In Scotland, renewable tech generated the equivalent of 113 percent of the country’s electricity consumption in 2022, and while most of this was wind power, a switch to solar power over the coming decades has been predicted by experts. In fact, scientists at the University of Exeter and University College London believe solar power will become the world’s main source of energy by 2050.

‘Due to technological trajectories set in motion by past policy, a global irreversible solar tipping point may have passed where solar energy gradually comes to dominate global electricity markets, without any further climate policies,’ said researchers who published a study in Nature Communications, according to the Independent, ‘Solar energy is the most widely available energy resource on Earth, and its economic attractiveness is improving fast in a cycle of increasing investments.’


Solar in Scotland …. Amazing!!!

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I posted about a tornado a couple of days ago but apparently there were 6 in the region that day. This in an area that averages 1.5 tornadoes a year. There has been some absolutely bat ■■■■ crazy weather in China lately.

ThIs footage, OMG.

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Jevons paradox?

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I heard on this radio this morning that damages range from about 28 billion to 32 billion in Texas alone. To think it had weakened significantly as it hit the US mainland.

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Wow, more than 16x the total damage of the BLM protests

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Hydrogen won’t be the answer on land. Water maybe. Land no.

Looks as though the effects of the SSW are filtering through now. Very windy in southern Australia and we were just issued wind warnings for tonight and tomorrow in Sydney.

SSWs are very rare for our hemisphere, only the third time ever observed.

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50C = 90F.

I don’t think so. It must be written for Yanks.

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