CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

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Post by Stanley » 20 Jan 2020, 03:44

My two favourite Aussie trees were the Jarra and the Moreton Bay Fig.

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The Moreton Bay Fig, actually a Banyan.

The big problem in Oz is the proximity of people in houses to the bush. The bush itself can survive, it has proved that. The humans have more difficulty. Same problem in the canyons above LA, when the Santana blows and everything is dry, wildfires are a natural phenomenon and Nature's way of cleaning the land. A friend of mine, an architectural photographer lost all his archive and research after such a fire.
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Post by Stanley » 21 Jan 2020, 07:02

Davos today. Expect Trump to come under attack on the US stance towards global warming, particularly from young Greta Thunberg!
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Post by Stanley » 22 Jan 2020, 06:45

Trump rubbished climate change worries as usual at Davos. Greta takes him to task. I wonder who the delegates took most note of?
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Post by Tizer » 28 Jan 2020, 10:47

This is a very good on-the-spot report with excellent graphics explaining how the Thwaites glacier ice is melting.
`Antarctica melting: Journey to the 'doomsday' glacier' LINK

As an aside, the first picture of the aircraft that took the team to Antarctica puzzled me. It has the insignia of the New York Air Guard and looks like a Hercules but the props have 8 blades. The `old' Hercules have 4 blades and later ones have 6 blades. When I searched for pics of the Hercules belonging to the Air Guard I kept seeing ones with 6 blades, not 8. Eventually I tracked down the 8-bladed version - the 20% increase in low-speed acceleration is probably a welcome benefit when flying out of Antarctica! 8 blade Hercules

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Post by Stanley » 29 Jan 2020, 04:06

I followed that report Tiz. The statistics relating to it and its associated ice sheets are mind boggling! Good bye London!
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Post by PanBiker » 29 Jan 2020, 10:30

Aye, they will have no option about moving parliament up North. It will be one of the first buildings to go. Should do a little bit of forward planning now with a new build fit for purpose at the top of one of our lovely hills, transport links to suit. Part of the Northern Power House perhaps?
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Post by Tripps » 29 Jan 2020, 11:35

I did a civil service course in the 1990's in London. . A chap on it was from the former DHSS. They had moved to Sheffield as part of a drive to de-centalise Government. He said that almost all the 'Master Cutler' train to London on a Monday morning was occupied by DHSS staff on their way to meetings in London. Of course now they could meet on Skype.

Plus ca change. . . . :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 30 Jan 2020, 03:29

When they were building the M62 there was serious consideration about building a new administrative complex on the moor at Scammonden, then they looked at the weather and remoteness.....
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