Rally in support of action on climate change - Sydney tomorrow

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floyd started the topic in Friday, 1 Apr 2011 at 7:50am

GetUp Rally for Climate Change Action

Refer http://www.getup.org.au/campaign/ClimateActionNow&id=1610

See you Saturday!

Are millionaire radio shock jocks and ultra-right politicians the voice of the people on climate change? Of course not. But they’re desperately trying to organise the appearance of a ‘people’s revolt’ against climate action, and we have to make sure they don’t et¨ to speak for us.

Come along to Belmore Park in Sydney on Saturday the 2nd of April to show our leaders what a real community rally looks like.

Please don't foret to tell your friends!

When:Saturday April 2nd

Where: Belmore Park (see map on the right)

Time: 11am.

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nick3 Saturday, 2 Apr 2011 at 10:48am

85% don't want a carbon tax. This is not about the enviroment.
It's about governments and world bankers getting rich.
Floyd tell me the exact temperature change we will get for a 20% reduction world wide.
Then tell me why would it be good to lower the world's average temperature.
If the world is like a greenhouse wouldn't it be good to be slightly warmer.
A better growing enviroment. Warmer and more predictable rain. Hence more plant growth.
That equal's more CO2 converted into oxygen.
I will say it again if you don't question the science(models and charts) then you have every right to believe the shit they are trying to promote.
It's like buying a company and looking at the book's. If the book's have been doctored(cooked) then it may look great but the reality is a differant story.
Do not underestimate the power of money. It runs the world we live in.
Why do you think when it comes to human atrocities the UN-America only get involved with the country's that have oil.

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spongebob Saturday, 2 Apr 2011 at 1:07pm

"Warmer & more predictable rain"???Exactly how will it be more predictable,please explain the mechanism behind that.
Or do you mean higher sea water temperatures with an increase in the serverity & number of cyclones?
Cyclones causing billions of dollars of damage & putting hundreds of hard working Australians out of work?Do you mean an increase in the severity of storm events?
Do you mean an increase in major flood events devastating farm lands & ruining hard working farmers lives?An increase in major flood events effecting towns & cities of the Eastern seaboard is that what you mean?
Tell us the effect of a warmer Indian Ocean on Western Australia.
Will you whine like a little girl when your insurance triples overnight...again?
Will you blame the dole bludgers for that like a good little Coalition drone?

Where will this predictable "Farmers Rain" fall,show us your data,post the links,let us see who is feeding you this crap.Show us your warm utopia.
You won't because you can't.

As for cooking the books you quoted one of the masters of the art as a source of reliable information,a man owned by big business,oil & car companies.

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rasda Monday, 11 Apr 2011 at 2:14am

The switch from calling it global warming, to

e wrote:

Climate Change

went over TOO EASY :(

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spongebob Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 at 2:34am

Public release date: 24-Mar-2011

Contact: Ken Caldeira
[email protected]
Carnegie Institution
Cutting carbon dioxide helps prevent drying

Washington, D.C.—Recent climate modeling has shown that reducing the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would give the Earth a wetter climate in the short term. New research from Carnegie Global Ecology scientists Long Cao and Ken Caldeira offers a novel explanation for why climates are wetter when atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations are decreasing. Their findings, published online today by Geophysical Research Letters, show that cutting carbon dioxide concentrations could help prevent droughts caused by global warming.

Cao and Caldeira’s new work shows that this precipitation increase is due to the heat-trapping property of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide traps heat in the middle of the atmosphere. This warm air higher in the atmosphere tends to prevent the rising air motions that create thunderstorms and rainfall.

As a result, an increase in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide tends to suppress precipitation. Similarly, a decrease in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide tends to increase precipitation.

The results of this study show that cutting the concentration of precipitation-suppressing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would increase global precipitation. This is important because scientists are concerned that unchecked global warming could cause already dry areas to get drier. (Global warming may also cause wet areas to get wetter.) Cao and Caldeira’s findings indicate that reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide could prevent droughts caused by climate change.

“This study shows that the climate is going to be drier on the way up and wetter on the way down,” Caldeira said, adding:”Proposals to cool the earth using geo-engineering tools to reflect sunlight back to space would not cause a similar pulse of wetness.”

The team’s work shows that carbon dioxide rapidly affects the structure of the atmosphere, causing quick changes precipitation, as well as many other aspects of Earth’s climate, well before the greenhouse gas noticeably affects temperature. These results have important implications for understanding the effects of climate change caused by carbon dioxide, as well as the potential effects of reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations.

“The direct effects of carbon dioxide on precipitation take place quickly,” said Cao. “If we could cut carbon dioxide concentrations now, we would see precipitation increase within the year, but it would take many decades for climate to cool.”


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vlad Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 at 10:26am

All those horrible people so so eager to point the guns of the state at other people to get what they want - should be ashamed of themselves for advocating violence.

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davetherave Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 at 11:28am

Natcore Technology | Advancing Solar Science
www.natcoresolar.com/ This is very interesting stuff and i hope they get it happening.