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Cyclone to hit Darwin. They wanted the monsoon to come, they're getting it now.

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philthy05

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Left winger promotes extreme left wing policy.... news at 11.

fu** me.

The fact a portion of our society thinks an obvious economic plan such as spending money = jobs, or that action on climate change requires policy making by the government is “left wing” is why the world is f’ed.

Fear and labels over rational application.
 

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fu** me.

The fact a portion of our society thinks an obvious economic plan such as spending money = jobs, or that action on climate change requires policy making by the government is “left wing” is why the world is f’ed.

Fear and labels over rational application.
***** me, there's still a portion of our society that think Keynsian theory and printing money is the answer.
 

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2019 in SA, driest year on record - 2nd hottest on record


South Australia suffered its driest year on record during 2019, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says, with rainfall down 65 per cent as mean temperatures rose 1.45 degrees Celsius higher than the long-term average.

Releasing the 2019 Annual Climate Statement today, BOM head of climate monitoring Karl Braganza said every month apart from August endured above-average temperatures in SA, while there was a record dry spell between January and April.

"It was very dry, the driest year on record, with average rainfalls of about 80 millimetres [down 65 per cent from the long-term average]," he said. The bureau said 2019 was South Australia's second hottest year on record.

Adelaide endured its hottest day on record on January 24 when it reached 46.6C, beating the 46.1C recorded in 1939.
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And Oz hottest on record and driest on record.

 

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***** me, there's still a portion of our society that think Keynsian theory and printing money is the answer.

What has that got to do with labelling any idea like the government addressing climate change as “left wing” and spending money to create jobs again as “left wing” (especially in the context of addressing concerns that addressing climate change might cost jobs which is the common catch cry of fear mongers)

In the case of climate change its ******* moronic and stopping those of us that want to have a planet beyond tomorrow from getting anything done about it.

In the case of economics, again, the idea that anything other than the status quo (which obviously doesn’t work too well) is the thoughts of radicals is harmful and is again why we struggle to make any meaningful change.
 

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2019 in SA, driest year on record - 2nd hottest on record


South Australia suffered its driest year on record during 2019, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says, with rainfall down 65 per cent as mean temperatures rose 1.45 degrees Celsius higher than the long-term average.

Releasing the 2019 Annual Climate Statement today, BOM head of climate monitoring Karl Braganza said every month apart from August endured above-average temperatures in SA, while there was a record dry spell between January and April.

"It was very dry, the driest year on record, with average rainfalls of about 80 millimetres [down 65 per cent from the long-term average]," he said. The bureau said 2019 was South Australia's second hottest year on record.

Adelaide endured its hottest day on record on January 24 when it reached 46.6C, beating the 46.1C recorded in 1939.
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And Oz hottest on record and driest on record.

Imagine how dry it would have been if there had been no Port home games
 

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What has that got to do with labelling any idea like the government addressing climate change as “left wing” and spending money to create jobs again as “left wing” (especially in the context of addressing concerns that addressing climate change might cost jobs which is the common catch cry of fear mongers)

In the case of climate change its ******* moronic and stopping those of us that want to have a planet beyond tomorrow from getting anything done about it.

In the case of economics, again, the idea that anything other than the status quo (which obviously doesn’t work too well) is the thoughts of radicals is harmful and is again why we struggle to make any meaningful change.
Not arguing against action against climate change. But do you understand the relationship with increasing government debt (ie selling government bonds) and also printing more money?
 

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Not arguing against action against climate change. But do you understand the relationship with increasing government debt (ie selling government bonds) and also printing more money?

Again

What does that have to do with you labelling an economic plan to deal with climate change as “extremely left wing”

Do you apply that same argument of government debt and printing money to the defense force spending billions of dollars or only when someone suggests a solution to the biggest crisis our society has ever faced?

Only then it’s poor fiscal management because money doesn’t come out of “thin” air, but all the times that money does come out of thin air every day because “reasons” it’s no biggie.
 

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Only then it’s poor fiscal management because money doesn’t come out of “thin” air, but all the times that money does come out of thin air every day because “reasons” it’s no biggie.
Quantitative Easing the last decade or so, shows electronic money does come out of thin air.
 

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So Harry and Meggan stepping back from royal duties and becoming financially independent. Can you give back privilege?

Harry doesn't mind, if he doesn't, make the scene
He's got a daytime job, he's doing alright


(not sure about his Honky Tonk skills though)
 

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Somebody asked why so many Canadians on the Ukraine Airlines flight. It wasn't just the 63 with Canadian citizenships that died but another 75 heading to Canada. From the CBC;


Why were so many Canadians on the plane that crashed in Iran?
Limited travel options contributed to loss of Canadian lives


The end of winter break for schools and limited travel options between Iran and Canada contributed to the loss of Canadian lives on board a flight bound for Kyiv that crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran, according to a spokesperson for the Iranian Canadian Congress.

All 176 people aboard Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 were killed early Wednesday morning, including 138 passengers travelling to Canada, many of whom were students, researchers or lecturers with ties to schools across the country.

"Unfortunately, because of sanctions, there are not many options available to the Iranian-Canadian community to travel to Iran, and the ones that are available are not very affordable," said Younes Zangiabadi, research director and board member of the ICC. Sixty-three of the dead were Canadian citizens.

Canada broke off diplomatic relations with Iran in 2012. There are no direct flights between Canada and Iran, which means passengers have to use connecting flights. They would have had no choice but to take the longer but most affordable route through Kyiv, Zangiabadi said. "We hear that most of the people, especially the students, had gone to Iran for winter holidays and were just coming back now as school is starting," said Zangiabadi. Iranian Canadians frequently choose this time of year to visit relatives in Iran while children are out of school, he said.

 
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proman_x I have a question.

In light of all the money being donated to bushfire victims and rebuilding effort, it's got me wondering about the old saying, "a stitch in time saves nine".

I know of one charitable organisation that focuses on reforestation (https://www.greeningaustralia.org.au/). Given the impact of land clearing on rainfall, reforestation seems like one way of working at a preventative measure for minimising bushfire risk. Wet forests are less likely to burn big.

Do you know of any others, particularly any that focus on soil management?

It's an area of human driven environmental impact that doesn't get the same level of media coverage as CO2 increases, but has just as much chance of negatively impacting human society (through food shortages as opposed to changing weather patterns, natural disatsters, rising sea levels etc).

Preventative measures that can make the land and plant life we rely more robust and resistive the the effects of climate change are something I'd like to get more involved in. Wondering if you had any thoughts.
Sleezy,

This is what Regeneration ag is all about. Rebuilding soil ecosystems that then foster other trophic levels of organisms. If you build soil health just about everything else will see an improvement. Sequesting organic matter and carbon, for example, if you increase this by 1% approx 100,000 to 150,000L per acre of extra water can be held within the soil, with that you have longer term food sources (organic matter, carbon, more diverse plant species) which then assists Fungi and Bacterial diversity which within itself assists via increasing the ability of plant species and plant roots to work with things like Micorrhyzal Fungi ( a 400 plus million-year-old process along with having the ability to increase root mass by 50 fold) which attach themselves to roots, they then supply water from as deep as 5 to 100m + plus deeper within the soil profile. Along with that, some species of fungi and bacteria have the ability to draw atmospheric moisture from the air and utilize within the root zone of the plant. Just trying to pair that up with what we are seeing via droughts. It is a double-edged sword, plants actually drive soil successions, they have the ability to increase soil carbon and soil health via feeding soil biology, both micro and macro. The more different types of plants the more types of food sources become available, this then has the ability to change soil structures, the sand, silt & clay, organic matter mixture along with mineral content or nutrients, that then helps with water filtration, blah, blah blah.

All this replanting is great but the way nature works are within itself complicated, but also very basic. Don't get me wrong, planting trees out is a great cause but in most cases, there will be rapid regrowth, nature generally is striving for forest systems to occur. It is a reason why if you abandon areas or pastures they will within time revert back to forest systems. From what I quickly read the group you posted are into carbon sequestration for carbon credits. Not a lot different to large scale tree plantation marketing blurb. Need to properly check them out.

What we are seeing with these bushfires is a natural part of an ecosystem evolvement. Just like climate change it is being assisted via human involvement. We can probably be a lot smarter in where and how we live, wet forests are certainly an option but again you need to set up vast diversity in plant species if you go into a full-on forest (not the typical eucalypt forest as they actually secrete chemicals that stop or decrease other plant species from growing)

Landcare is one of the oldest groups but quite good, they are groups incorporating city and country people. Trees for life is another older group. Groups dedicated to the diversity of seed availability ( such as seed savers) are also a very valuable group, you can do this at home in your own garden for example, just by growing them and saving seeds and sharing them. In today's times, I believe this is imperative.

Probably raved on a bit, but just do some research and no doubt you will find many.
 

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