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Offline kathyp

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Re: Australian fires
« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2020, 01:41:23 pm »
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Buildings are getting taller and hurricanes are getting stronger.  FL is the classic display of climate change, too much rain and then not enough.  That is not a good equation.

I was with you to this point.  This is historically inaccurate. 
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Re: Australian fires
« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2020, 06:36:21 pm »
I am not so sure, Kathy. I do think climate change has shifted the gulf stream some, and thawed the polar caps some, and changed our storm/hurricane situation. But I agree with Iddee. It is not man's doing, but the natural swing of the planet's climate cycle. Our carbon footprint is miniscule compared to natural cycle of the planet.

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Re: Australian fires
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2020, 07:21:25 am »
 
     
             " The Abo's lit fires because they got so stoned they dropped the bong."

   Not very nice Wet Bee, way out of whack with the policies of the forum and misinformation into the bargain. When the indigenous people started running control fires there would have been no bongs on the continent !  !
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Re: Australian fires
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2020, 07:48:51 am »
   
    Only getting into the thread relating to the fires in Australia as we are probably only about 150 k's from the nearest burns ( it was only 5 k last year ) and the visibility today through the smoke at the worst got down to about 400 metres. The upside of that was there was next to no wind to drive the fires and the smoke arrived here due to a slight east wind drift and nothing more.

    Having experienced fires over the years it is still hard accept the reality of how extensive and damaging these have been and still are as they are ongoing and will be for some time in spite of some rain we expect to get late tomorrow.

    As soon as my sport season is over I hope to do a tour right through the affected states  which will involve some 1000's of kilometres of travel to try and get a photographic record of this previously unexperienced disaster.

    There will be so many stories of luck and tragedy to come when it's all over.
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Re: Australian fires
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2020, 09:08:15 am »
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Buildings are getting taller and hurricanes are getting stronger.  FL is the classic display of climate change, too much rain and then not enough.  That is not a good equation.

I was with you to this point.  This is historically inaccurate.
You don't think buildings are getting taller and hurricanes are getting stronger in FL?  These are words from codes in Palm Beach County.
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