Climate Change Research

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blindboy started the topic in Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 at 10:07am

I thought I might again.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 8:41am
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truebluebasher commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 9:19am

Well durr! Most kidz know all that before they turn 5.
Greta is on the spectrum with part mutism so is slow at coming forward.
[factcheck] 99.9% of voting adults were recorded as being more backward.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 9:34am

All the racists and evil old men making 1.6 billion Chinese want home theatres and new cars !

Stinking colonialism forcing India and Brazil into becoming developed nations.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 10:08am

So you support colonialism - which usurps a nation's soverignty - but support Brexit because it reinstates British soverignty.

Que?

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truebluebasher commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 10:53am

Olympics + ISA +WSL surfing the new wave of Colonialism...totally rad, get onboard.

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Craig commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 12:50pm

And this..

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Craig commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 12:50pm

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soggydog commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 1:23pm

Australia is a resource colony.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 1:24pm

You mean this Scott Morrison ? ( via New Daily )

“Ten years ago, an ambitious young Liberal MP led the charge attacking Victoria’s police chief Christine Nixon for choosing to eat dinner at a gastropub as the horror of Black Saturday, the worst bushfires in the state’s history, unfolded.

Scott Morrison was that MP’s name and he did not hold back when condemning her actions when asked on the ABC’s Q&A program in April 2010.

“She’s clearly made a bad judgment call. That happens to people from time to time, but this was a very serious issue,” Mr Morrison said.

…But now, it’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison under attack for flying out of Australia with his wife and daughters for an overseas holiday as bushfires continue to burn at home.

The New Daily confirmed on Monday he had flown overseas to a mystery location before a busy schedule of official trips in the region, including to India in January.“

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braudulio commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 1:37pm

Obviously just keen to catch the Pipe finals and maybe grab a few off the crew after the hooter.

‘IF YOU UNDERSTAND, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, THINGS ARE JUST AS THEY ARE.’

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 2:32pm

Pretty silly of Scomo to say that back then and it's now come back to bite him, thats politics though.

Should he be able to take a holiday like everyone else at the end of the year and spend time with his family after probably not seeing them that much all year?

Fuck yeah..or should he have to wait until every fire is put out?

If he had left in the peak of things when he needed to seen and heard and he pissed off on holiday, then yeah different story.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 2:52pm

Indo ....whilst Scomo isn’t required to be manning a hose on the fire front, he is supposed to act like a leader.

Even a site supervisor will work through the weekend if the job requires attention. Scomo is just advertising how unnecessary and replaceable he is. It shows just how unsuitable for the role he actually is with the fact that he can’t even see the value in portraying the leadership required. But you just know that if it was an Olympic opening ceremony with a ribbon to be cut then those holidays would be cut short immediately.

If Albo had half a ball he’d front up and act like a leader in lieu. Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to know where to even start.

Instead Albo is probably sitting at home with a box of tissues and a tray of chocolates watching The Notebook again as he tends to at times of heavy flow and iron depletion.

Here’s a question......who would you rather punch in the face ?

Smug Scomo or Albo with his oestrogen levels just begging to be slapped ?

Too hard a choice.

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Westofthelake commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 2:49pm

Smoko getting an update from the fire chief.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 3:01pm

Scomo IS David Brent from UK The Office.

https://youtu.be/HYHlPEO1ujg

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Westofthelake commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 3:03pm

Where the bloody hell are ya?!

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braudulio commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 3:14pm

Blowin, nah he's not that funny

‘IF YOU UNDERSTAND, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, THINGS ARE JUST AS THEY ARE.’

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GuySmiley commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 4:10pm

Scotty from Marketing says he is best placed to do nothing about the bushfires from Hawaii.

..... stolen from The Shovel & The Betoota Advocate on Instagram ...... both nailing Scotty for days now.

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brutus commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 6:46pm

Blowin , Scomo or Albo > bitch slap , Is both an option?

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 7:38pm

Atomic wedgie for both I reckon.

All the best for 2020 for you Brutus.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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GuySmiley commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 7:44pm

Where’s the equal equivalence here Zen?

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 9:36pm

A wedgie is non-partisan Guy.

Listen Guy, and understand. That wedgie is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until your eyes are watering.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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GuySmiley commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 9:35am

Week long state of emergency declared in NSW, where’s Scotty from Marketing?

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stunet commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 9:56am

In the face of climate uncertainty here's one thing you can take to the bank:

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stunet commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 9:59am

Meanwhile, today is the worst day (of a very bad lot) for bushfire smoke with visibility down to about 200 metres. Sandon Point has disappeared, the escarpment long gone in the haze, and there are more people wearing smoke masks on the main street than an Asian airport.

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 10:29am
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mowgli commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 1:23pm

The below is paragraph from the recent special report from the UN on climate change and food and agriculture...

cool

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So for each of those regions, the current populations are..

Sub-Saharan Africa = 996,000,000
SE-Asia = 641,000,000
Central America = 42,000,000
South America = 423,000,000

That's 2.1 billion people, in the present day.

cooooool cool cool cool....what could possibly go wrong with that...

When I sent that tidbit to the old man his response was a statement about how they (the climate refugees) will use defunct oil tankers to get here in the thousands per ship a still-shot of Dennis Hopper on a tanker from the movie Waterworld.

“Life is a long lesson in humility.”

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GuySmiley commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 1:00pm

Let us remind ourselves that in the month that these fires have raged over 600 homes have been lost and much of the eastern seaboard from just south of Brisbane to Far East Gippsland has been constantly blanketed in toxic smoke haze and yet Scotty from Marketing so deeply believes now is not the time to talk about climate change he fucking well sneaks off to Hawaii for a holiday.

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stunet commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 1:51pm

Right now, there's a 20km gap between Katoomba and Mount Tomah separating the Mount Gosper and Ruined Castle fires, which admittedly would be hard for a fire to bridge considering the country, yet if it did Sydney would be ringed by fire from Mount White in the north to Bargo in the far southwest.

Some areas appear under control now, while others such as the Green Wattle Creek fire near Bargo, are growing with each refresh of the RFS page.

The scale of it all is amazing.

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boxright commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 1:59pm

It's crunch time now as the southerly comes up the coast and the fire crews have to time the change to stop the new fire fronts.

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GuySmiley commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 2:11pm

My mate who is a Strike Force Commander in the CFA (Vic) is now in Far East Gippsland until at least Monday to protect property down there against a fire that’s been burning for over a month. He told me 100s of CFA crew have been rotated in/out of NSW now for this last month. All volunteers, all putting themselves at risk and bloody amazing Australians .... Scotty from Marketing says they want to be there!!! FFS where’s the leadership?

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AndyM commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 2:25pm

Thought it might be worthwhile bringing this link over from Craig on the Shivering In Sumatra thread.

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/season/aus/archive/201911.summary....

Some stats to ponder:

- a temperature anomaly for Australia as a whole this Spring of +2.41 degrees above the long-term average maximum

- nationally the driest spring on record

- For Australia as a whole, it was the second-driest January–November on record, and amongst the three driest on record for New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia, and the Northern Territory.

- Fifth-warmest spring on record for Australia

- second-warmest spring mean maximum temperature on record nationally

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Westofthelake commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 3:46pm

How good is Hawaii....

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mattlock commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 7:02pm

Scotty is an arsehole

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 at 7:15pm

Tell the PM we need better Firefighting Gear...
https://10daily.com.au/news/a191218almpj/scott-morrisons-secret-holiday-...

Oz wide Hottest Day is on a Hat Trick
Tuesday 40.9* Oz wide Hottest Day on record.
Wednesday 41.9* Oz wide Hottest Day on Record

December Heat Record...
1972... 49.5* Birdsville
Today (Record Broken )... 49.7* Eucla
(Today's Record also Broken )... 49.8* Nullabor (Sorry 'bout that!)
https://www.facebook.com/10NewsQLD/?hc_ref=ARRI3w7qW6Wzl7O1NnnTP-lszMBoQ...

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Fliplid commented Friday, 20 Dec 2019 at 6:17am

On fire Westie.

Good link TBB

“….an enduring combination of Hawaiian vibes, bodacious leadership vacuums, and the colours of an increasingly-combustible Australian summer.” Albo needs to front up to the next press conference wearing one

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Distracted commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 6:39am

It was poor judgement for Scomo to head off on holidays, but for the NSW Emergency Minister to do the same is inexcusable! What part of his job description doesn’t he understand?! He needs to be stood down.
There was traffic chaos on the south coast yesterday after the evacuation order so where were the Police to coordinate traffic flow? The RFS are doing everything they can with the fires but they need an Emergency Minister to be here to coordinate the emergency services during an emergency!

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Craig commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 7:12am

I agree Distracted, this is when you're needed to be on call, 24 hours and he's away on holiday!

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vascectomy-blot... commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 8:58am

And when Prime Goose scomo comes back he walks around physically forcing people to shake his hand. Honestly that footage of him making the woman shake his hand when she said she didn't want to unless he'd fund the firies, and then walked away from her when she started crying... What a disgrace.

Then he grabs the left hand of the firie who wouldn't shake his hand. What planet is this guy on?

Maybe he's better off in Hawaii so he stops getting in the way.

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stunet commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 9:03am

Not to mention the state Lib MP saying Smoko, "got the welcome he deserved."

No call from Smoko, no support or offer of solidarity across a united front, no courtesy, just lob into his charred electorate unnanounced.

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 9:11am

Smoko's PR guy books PM a field trip into another forgotten fire razed town.
[ WARNING ] Things start heating up a little too much...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSSjxsmlkVM

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Craig commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 9:22am

Just wow!

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factotum commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 9:24am

Aloha Mr (glad) Hand*?

*obscure Fast Times at Ridgemont High reference.

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loungelizard commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 9:38am

"smoko" is funny and makes a point, "scotty from marketing" lacks , well, pretty much everything (wit, intelligence, humour , relevance etc) get on board the "smoko" train with stu et al guysmiley !

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 9:53am

Best comment I've read so far on social media(Guardian YouTube video) on what Scomo should be doing in regard to leadership.

"He (Scomo) should show leadership the same way that Ardern showed leadership, which in this case would involve dressing up as a koala."

100% gold because its 100% true.

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factotum commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 9:57am

Hahahaha.

Shit name according to, wait for it, Lounge Lizard!

The way Scotty from Marketing is going, he's gonna add this gig to his extensive resume of failure.

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factotum commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 9:59am

Oi V.I, sure you're not Scotty from Marketing's PR expert?

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lostdoggy commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 10:15am

Ardern didn't pay $190k to show her empathy. Scomo did and still doesn't have any.

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sypkan commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 10:18am

...speaking of jacinda ardern, it appears the fawners may have been sold a bit of a dud...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/31/new-zealands-year-of-style...

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AndyM commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 10:23am

Wonder if Ardern went around forcing people to shake her hand, you know, grabbing their left hand if need be!

Smoko's a cunt, a smug, smirking, patronising piece of shit.

The second vid down in this link says it all about the fella.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-03/scott-morrison-got-bushfire-welco...

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sypkan commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 10:37am

'Scotty from marketing' is sounding a bit lame now

'Smoko' is much more cutting

hopefully one good thing that will come from all this, is the realisation that the manifestation that is contemporary PR is the devil's work

PR people are the lowest form of life on earth, the most useless counter productive unethical leeches on all of society

and scotty from marketing is one of the best

definitely not on his own though, it's the new norm, and growing...

"...Simon Bridges’s National party is no different. It was reported earlier in the year that his office now employs more social media experts than policy advisers. National seems determined to emulate the successful online advertising campaigns of conservatives in Australia and Britain. Never mind the integrity of those campaigns."

"...In fact no one will be surprised that New Zealand now has many more public relations practitioners than journalists. The latest census results show about 8,000 people work in PR, greatly overshadowing the roughly 1,600 journalists working in print and broadcasting. Other calculations have put the ratio of PR to journalists at 10:1.
Many of the PR professionals work directly for the politicians, government departments, or local government authorities. “Communications” is a booming sector of politics and government. RNZ reported this year that over the last five years public sector communications staff numbers have risen 60%. Job opportunities in political PR will doubtlessly only improve during election year.

Many of the PR professionals work directly for the politicians, government departments, or local government authorities. “Communications” is a booming sector of politics and government. RNZ reported this year that over the last five years public sector communications staff numbers have risen 60%. Job opportunities in political PR will doubtlessly only improve during election year."

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/31/new-zealands-year-of-style...