Climate Change

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blowfly started the topic in Wednesday, 1 Jul 2020 at 9:40am

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gragagan Friday, 3 Dec 2021 at 11:27am

Australia under-reporting greenhouse gas emissions from the fossil fuel sector:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-03/satellites-are-challenging-austra...

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gragagan Tuesday, 21 Dec 2021 at 4:49pm

No time to look for a weather or storm thread so I'll put it here.
Is it just me or have thunderstorms gone up a notch in intensity across the country this year? In the last 2 days alone there's been probably at least 10 separate systems with wind gusts over 100km/h. There was the one in Sydney, plus a few in Nth WA, NT, North Qld. Then there was the Byron one a few weeks ago (139km/h wind), that nsw tornado, other tornado reports, those storms with massive hail from a month or two ago.
Also, could Darwin be on track for an x-mas cyclone? BOM says no.
This is what they're forecasting:

http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/viewer/index.shtml?type=mslp-prec...

Go to Saturday thru Monday

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evosurfer Tuesday, 21 Dec 2021 at 5:27pm

I really dont think so I personally feel thunder storms had almost disappeared in the
last 5 years or so in the Sydney area anyway. I really enjoyed the thunder storms in
the last week or so a bit like I remember.

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gragagan Tuesday, 21 Dec 2021 at 6:11pm

I'd agree that there don't seem to be as many over-all.
But I didn't mean trends or patterns, just the severeness of this years storms. Probably due to increased moisture levels with the la-nina.

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groundswell Tuesday, 21 Dec 2021 at 7:10pm

Severe thunderstorm here in Kalbarri tosmorning, left as fast as it arrived. Also very strange weather here this year since cyclone Seroja, like 50 knot northerlies blowing everyones tarps off their roofs.
Might be la nina i guess.

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Craig Friday, 31 Dec 2021 at 2:15pm

Winter Colorado :( The suburb of Superior is on fire.

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Roystein Friday, 31 Dec 2021 at 3:14pm

Gee that looks heavy

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GreenJam Friday, 31 Dec 2021 at 4:29pm

that is rather strange hey Craig

shouldnt Colorado be under widespread snow now? Have they had a major drought recently?

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Roystein Saturday, 1 Jan 2022 at 7:51am

Denver has just set a record for most consecutive days without snow.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-31/colorado-wildfires-denver-evacuat...

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Craig Saturday, 1 Jan 2022 at 1:37pm

Yep, very low snow year and wide-spread drought.

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Craig Saturday, 1 Jan 2022 at 1:38pm

This year they had they're latest arrival of snowfall in 140 years (since records began) and also longest run of day with no snowfall in 135 years..

https://www.weather.gov/bou/DenverSnowLessStreaks

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Blowin Saturday, 1 Jan 2022 at 1:43pm
Craig wrote:

This year they had they're latest arrival of snowfall in 140 years (since records began) and also longest run of day with no snowfall in 135 years..

https://www.weather.gov/bou/DenverSnowLessStreaks

You sure it’s not the virus’s fault?

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zenagain Saturday, 1 Jan 2022 at 2:01pm

Dumping here.

(he he...!)

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Craig Saturday, 1 Jan 2022 at 2:03pm

Good ol Nina.

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Roystein Saturday, 1 Jan 2022 at 10:28pm

Enjoy Zen
Hoping to get back to Japow end of this year.

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zenagain Saturday, 1 Jan 2022 at 10:43pm

Hey Roy, jump on to snowjapan and click the daily reports and check out some of the numbers. Nagano and Niigata esp. Check out Geto Kogen in Iwate. Crazy amount of snow and another big system due Monday.

Hope people can get back here soon.

All the best Roy for 2022. Hoping this place opens up for next season and you can get back here.

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Roystein Sunday, 2 Jan 2022 at 7:50am

Great to hear Zen, and best wishes to you too. I’ll have a look and I’m sure it has been discussed but seems like Nina brings on the snow in central Japan

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indo-dreaming Sunday, 2 Jan 2022 at 2:13pm

Interesting things happening around coal worldwide at the moment.

Indonesia currently has a shortage of supply domestically so freezing exports for a bit.(including China)
https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/indonesia-bans-coal-exports-...

China who in their little hissy fit over a push from a investigation into origins of Covid last year stopped importing our coal has had karma kiss its arse the last few months with a shortage of coal and prices sky rocket, and now looks to be getting real bad.

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Craig Thursday, 13 Jan 2022 at 4:06pm

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Supafreak Thursday, 13 Jan 2022 at 6:05pm

https://www.9news.com.au/national/australia-climate-weather-marine-heatw.... Marine heatwave sends NSW ocean temperatures soaring to levels not seen in decades

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Craig Friday, 14 Jan 2022 at 5:45am