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Post by Rockhopper on Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:31 am

A fascinating article about the recent heat waves in the south east of Ausland.

Australians are no strangers to stifling summer weather, but the unrelenting heat of the past few months in the country’s southeast has put this summer in the record books. Now, a new analysis links that heat directly to climate change, finding warming made such events up to 50 times more likely and hotter.

Three major heat waves struck the southeast of Australia through January and February, with the worst of the heat coming during the last event, from Feb. 9-12. During that time, many places recorded temperatures over 113°F (45°C); New South Wales as a whole broke the record for hottest February day twice, with more 93 percent of the state recording temperatures 18°F (10°C) above normal on Feb. 11.

But it wasn’t just those particular heat waves that made the summer notable, it was also the persistence of above-average temperatures in between those more extreme bouts. One-third of New South Wales had 50 days of temperatures at or above 95°F (35°C), and both the state and Sydney had their hottest summers on record.


The relentlessness of the heat significantly impacted the everyday lives of those affected.


“It affected EVERYTHING I did – if and when I took the dog for a walk to the park. What did I cook for dinner or did I even cook because it was too hot? What room was the coolest to sleep in? What time of day should I hang the washing out? Should I go into work, or would the trains be delayed because of the heat?” Sarah Kirkpatrick, a climate scientist at the University of New South Wales who worked on the analysis, said in an email. “It seemed to be this never-ending cycle and certainly made summer feel much hotter than normal.”

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Re: Aussie Heat Wave and Climate Change...

Post by Stargate on Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:38 am

Well 24 tornadoes touched down in the mid west US in a week, and record snow in the north of California above the Orville dam. I have been following some of the weather patterns all over the world Tim, it seems climate change is upon us man made, or nature made.

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Post by Rogue on Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:13 pm


At the same time the west coast here has experienced the coldest and wettest summer.

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Post by Stargate on Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:52 pm

@Rogue wrote:
At the same time the west coast here has experienced the coldest and wettest summer.

Diversity in it's fullest. We have nothing to worry about, the weather can be better or worst than wars.

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