CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

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Post by Tizer » 08 Feb 2019, 09:59

Lovely, I hope that's not a shark I see in the water!

I've mentioned on this topic before about the danger from dams being breached as a result o melting glaciers. The following isn't due to climate change but shows the danger from collapsing dams as a result of companies getting away with poor quality and maintenance in distant countries. It's not only the ones in Brazil. LINK

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Post by Stanley » 09 Feb 2019, 03:46

I saw that report yesterday and knew it would get your attention Tiz. All the evidence is that your warnings are perfectly feasible and timely. But what the hell do we know about it........
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Post by Tizer » 19 Feb 2019, 09:39

This should be shown in between TV programmes with the adverts...
`Everything you need to know about climate change in 90 seconds' https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06zybgb

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Post by Stanley » 20 Feb 2019, 05:03

Good clip Tiz and I agree with you.....
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Post by Stanley » 21 Feb 2019, 07:17

See THIS BBC report of the 'news' that gas usage in homes contributes to CO2 emissions. I think we knew that. It's all very well saying it should be banned but have we an electricity generating capacity to make up what would be an increased demand? More importantly, how would that power be generated? More questions than answers.
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Post by Pluggy » 21 Feb 2019, 07:44

I'd have put the beeb above this kind of "no sh*t ?" kind of output. Stating the bl**dy obvious is tabloid territory. Gasp, burning natural gas produces carbon dioxide, who'd have guessed ?

Some of us haven't had our head up our ar*ses for the past 3 decades.

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Post by Stanley » 21 Feb 2019, 07:48

Calm down before 10:00 I want you in peak condition!
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Post by Stanley » 26 Feb 2019, 06:01

Worth listening to 'Farming Today' on R4, TX 05:45. A very sensible man was giving some positive views on climate change. Very refreshing!
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Post by Stanley » 05 Mar 2019, 08:50

See THIS BBC account of a report from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They warn that Wildfires in California are a consequence of climate change and can be expected to increase. Not, as asserted by Trump, a consequence of bad management of the fire fighting system! I wonder if he's reading it......
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Post by Tizer » 07 Mar 2019, 16:09

Trump? Read? :nooo: :laugh5:

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Post by Stanley » 08 Mar 2019, 04:22

Well..... Yes Tiz, that was an unwarranted assumption!
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Post by PanBiker » 17 Mar 2019, 13:10

What used to be regarded as a once in lifetime event, namely the overwhelming of Hull Pot which sits in the foothills of Penyghent. Yesterday after 5" of rain in less than 24 hours the massive sunken cavern that leads to the pot in the base was overwhelmed filling the void.

Images here: North Yorkshire Snow Updates

This is the third time in the last 20 years that this has happened, prior to that I think it was 1989 when there was so much water that it flooded down the lane into Horton in Ribblesdale.
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Post by Stanley » 18 Mar 2019, 03:34

On a much smaller scale I noted the same thing in Barlick, standing water on land where I had never seen it before. The wandering Jet Stream was the primary cause and that is believed to be due to global climate change.
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Post by Stanley » 19 Mar 2019, 08:40

The head of the Environment Agency warns that as summers get warmer and dryer, a trend that is undeniable, river flows in some heavily populated areas are not going to be sufficient and that a shortage of water is coming. The answer is investment in reservoirs, educating the public to drop consumption and forcing the water companies to get leakage rates down. Any signs that anyone is listening?
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Post by plaques » 19 Mar 2019, 08:51

There is a simpler answer to all those mentioned. Put the cost of water up. Water meter charges can be racked up on virtually any pretext. Bigger profits for the utilities is always an incentive for raising prices.

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Post by Stanley » 20 Mar 2019, 03:48

But those able to pay or unaware of the cost will still waste water P.
The Cyclone on the East coat of Africa is described as 'the worst weather related event in living memory'. Any connection with climate change?
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Post by Tizer » 21 Mar 2019, 11:42

Climate change makes all these extreme events worse...
`Cyclone Idai: Flying over flooded Mozambique' LINK

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Post by Stanley » 22 Mar 2019, 02:49

Meanwhile we piss about wasting time on a hare brained Brexit.....
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Post by Tizer » 23 Mar 2019, 09:58

At least Sir David is doing his best for us...
`Sir David Attenborough to present climate change documentary' LINK

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Post by Stanley » 24 Mar 2019, 03:43

It's the 'small far away countries' syndrome isn't it. Remember what happened when we had bad floods here? And good God! In the south!
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`Climate change: Global impacts 'accelerating' - WMO' LINK

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Post by Stanley » 30 Mar 2019, 04:17

No surprise there Tiz. All the evidence is pointing the same way and yet we have people like Trump rubbishing the results and a Parliament here that has its collective head that far up its own bottom it does nothing but make a fool of itself. We aren't fit to run a planet.....
Have you noticed that it is routine now to accept that Prof Lovelock is right, we have probably passed the 'tipping point' and are now on the slippery slope to global disaster?
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Post by Tizer » 31 Mar 2019, 10:30

There's been a serious failure to explain to the public that some of what has changed could take a century or more to reverse. We've been pumping more heat into the oceans, for instance, and that won't revert quickly.

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Post by Stanley » 01 Apr 2019, 02:32

Meanwhile we make fools of ourselves with Brexit. I do believe we have lost the plot......
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