Winter and spring 2017

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Winter and spring 2017

Postby HBS Guy » 20 Sep 2017, 20:25


Australia had its warmest winter on record
for average maximum temperatures,
reaching nearly 2°C above average.

› The nation experienced its second driest
June on record and the driest winter
since 2002.

Bushfire risk is above normal for
approximately one third of Australia,
including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane,
Adelaide and Canberra.

› The bushfire season is expected to start
earlier in Australia’s southeast.

With less rain hopefully less growth of understory but also with less rain—everything is drier!

Booby is shouting—what about snow in Tassie? That was in spring and lasted a day or two—we are talking the whole season for all of Australia. Don’t cherry pick, Booby. See this is why I doubt you did Uni at all: you have no idea of sampling!

What is the cause of our warmer, drier winters?

Climate change is driving the recordbreaking
hot, dry conditions.

› The exceptionally warm and dry winter
was made 60 times more likely by
climate change.

› Australia’s average winter temperatures
have increased by about 1°C since 1910,
driven by climate change, as a direct result
of burning fossil fuels – coal, oil and gas.
› Winter warm spells are lasting longer,
occurring more often and becoming more
intense. The likelihood of such warm
winters occurring will continue
to increase as global temperatures rise.

› This comes as extreme weather events,
exacerbated by climate change, wreak
havoc around the world. Record breaking
hurricanes in the Atlantic have devastated
parts of the United States and Caribbean,
while extreme flooding in South Asia has
displaced millions of people.

Now mention of our aging fleet of coal fired generators:
Warm, dry conditions can decrease
crop and livestock productivity, increase
bushfire risk and put Australia’s ageing
energy system under pressure.

› Agriculture is the backbone of Australia’s
regional and rural communities, but is
exposed to increasingly more extreme
weather events including droughts, floods,
heatwaves and bushfires.

› Climate change is driving an increase
in the occurrence of dangerous bushfire
weather in eastern and southern Australia,
and is increasing the risks to the economy,
human health and the environment.

› Australia’s energy system is ageing,
inefficient and polluting, and has proved
unable to cope with escalating extreme
weather, like heatwaves.

Look up the details yourself:
Abbott & Co are going to cause the mother and father of all recessions—be prepared!
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Re: Winter and spring 2017

Postby HBS Guy » 24 Sep 2017, 12:48

More on the causes of our warm, dry winter:

The BuMet still not calling it definitely (not just this winter but the trends over the last 30–40 years) due to AGW but I would say it is. The Antarctic is warming up—plants now live there, and the ice sheets on the Antarctic Peninsula, West Antarctic and even the East Antarctic are destabilising and in retreat. This must reduce the temperature gradient between Antarctica and Australia and that will cause changes to weather patterns.
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