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(BBC)   The ozone hole has dried out Australia and their delicious sausages   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 67
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2011-04-22 12:34:55 AM  
That's impossible. No food item from Australia could ever be described as "delicious."
 
2011-04-22 12:35:54 AM  
You know who else liked sausages?
 
2011-04-22 12:36:13 AM  
Huh...

... happy Earth day?
 
2011-04-22 12:37:28 AM  
Kangaroo soufflé must be Australian

/obscure
 
2011-04-22 12:38:33 AM  
Your dingo wants sausages
 
2011-04-22 12:40:29 AM  
But what about their pastries?
 
2011-04-22 12:42:41 AM  

dopeydwarf: That's impossible. No food item from Australia could ever be described as "delicious."


Huh? Place is known for its deserts.
 
2011-04-22 12:43:55 AM  
Subby sounds gay.

/NTTIAWWT
 
2011-04-22 12:44:17 AM  
Hair spray goes up, ozone coverage comes down. You can't explain that.
 
2011-04-22 12:44:52 AM  
That's not a hole.
Now THIS is a Hole!
cdn.idolator.com
 
2011-04-22 12:48:18 AM  
Crikey!
 
2011-04-22 12:49:18 AM  
Bake that whole farking continent. There isn't an animal or plant that won't try to kill you, or that doesn't want to.
 
2011-04-22 12:51:13 AM  
Aussie sausages are farking disgusting. Never trust a country where they charge you extra if you want to know what kind of animal went into your pie.
 
2011-04-22 12:51:55 AM  

MentalMoment: dopeydwarf: That's impossible. No food item from Australia could ever be described as "delicious."

Huh? Place is known for its deserts.



Yeah, especially now.
 
2011-04-22 12:55:11 AM  

whatshisname: You know who else liked sausages?


Subby's Mum?

/but yeah, there has been a whole bunch of freak weather events here recently, and it's not too hard to see an anthropogenic basis for it. You can't burn millions of years worth of ancient forests (that's where fossil fuels come from, people) in a few decades and claim that it will have no effect on the environment
 
2011-04-22 12:58:34 AM  
"This study does illustrate the important point that different mechanisms of global change are contributing to the climate impacts we're seeing around the world," observed Professor Myles Allen of Oxford University, a leading UK climate modeller.

He's got a firm grasp of the obvious.
 
2011-04-22 01:00:16 AM  

dopeydwarf: That's impossible. No food item from Australia could ever be described as "delicious."


Ahem.
t3.gstatic.com
 
2011-04-22 01:00:35 AM  

OnmyojiOmn: Bake that whole farking continent. There isn't an animal or plant that won't try to kill you, or that doesn't want to.


The extra radiation will encourage more mutation with the local fauna, I'm quite sure it will work out well in the end.
 
2011-04-22 01:00:46 AM  
Desalination is one of the approaches being used to combat Australia's dwindling supply of water

Didn't realize anyone outside of Middle East oil kingdoms did this... What is their power source? Probably something that will make the problem worse in the long run....
 
2011-04-22 01:04:00 AM  
Ach du lieber, mate!
 
2011-04-22 01:09:04 AM  

Necrosis: Desalination is one of the approaches being used to combat Australia's dwindling supply of water

Didn't realize anyone outside of Middle East oil kingdoms did this... What is their power source? Probably something that will make the problem worse in the long run....


Ok, I googled it for myself and found a good summary:

Desalination plants have been around in places like the Middle East for decades. But they've always been expensive to build and expensive to run. New technology has made them cheaper and more efficient, but they still consume a large amount of energy.

Environmentalists in Perth balked at the idea of using coal-fired plants to provide power for the one here, forcing the Water Corp. to find a non-polluting, renewable alternative. It found that alternative - wind energy - near the town of Cervantes, a three-hour drive north of Perth.

The Emu Downs Wind Farm houses 48 wind turbines, each as high as a 15-story building.


Source

So it sounds like they originally tried to use coal, lulz. Luckily they were forced to use wind instead, but it is pretty location dependent and it sounds like they got lucky. May not be readily copied elsewhere...
 
2011-04-22 01:10:13 AM  
www.johnsonville.com

The good folks in Wisconsin would respectfully disagree with Subby...
 
2011-04-22 01:10:40 AM  

Necrosis: Desalination is one of the approaches being used to combat Australia's dwindling supply of water

Didn't realize anyone outside of Middle East oil kingdoms did this... What is their power source? Probably something that will make the problem worse in the long run....


If only there was an overabundance of electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength between 300nm and 800nm which is relatively unimpeded by local atmospheric condensate and could be harvested by dye activated semiconductive films arranged in arrays.
 
2011-04-22 01:12:19 AM  
Good. The sooner those freaks die out the fewer incest rape bunkers there will be in the world
 
2011-04-22 01:16:28 AM  
What about the Shrimps? What happens if the barbies are all dried out too.
 
2011-04-22 01:16:30 AM  
Subby needs to learn the word "SNAGS".
 
2011-04-22 01:17:07 AM  
My ex had a pussy that looked like the bill of a monotreme.
/From my perspective down under.
 
2011-04-22 01:18:12 AM  

zerkalo: Good. The sooner those freaks die out the fewer incest rape bunkers there will be in the world


Agreed.
 
2011-04-22 01:18:18 AM  
Oh. Also. I think southward migrations are not always a bad thing. If you get what I mean.
 
2011-04-22 01:55:09 AM  
So the ozone hole went back in time and turned Australia into what it is today?
 
2011-04-22 02:03:31 AM  

HZS9PK: The good folks in Wisconsin would respectfully disagree with Subby...


Good folk in Wisconsin here. I buy sausage from the local butcher, but I like where your head is at.
 
2011-04-22 02:05:15 AM  

BaronBarracuda: So the ozone hole went back in time and turned Australia into what it is today?


Came here to say something similar, Australia wasn't exactly a humid rainforest before the ozone hole.
 
2011-04-22 02:19:55 AM  

Handsome B. Wonderful: BaronBarracuda: So the ozone hole went back in time and turned Australia into what it is today?

Came here to say something similar, Australia wasn't exactly a humid rainforest before the ozone hole.


Except the drought made it much much worse, there were children who hadn't seen rainfall in Australia until they were eight or nine years old.
 
2011-04-22 02:22:20 AM  

BaronBarracuda: So the ozone hole went back in time and turned Australia into what it is today?


img38.imageshack.us

Something like that.
 
2011-04-22 02:28:52 AM  
I assume headline was an attempt at the Austria/Australia confusion meme?
 
2011-04-22 02:45:56 AM  
That must be why vegemite tastes like shiat.
 
2011-04-22 03:06:44 AM  
Hmm, there's a desal plant being built to service my city (Adelaide) right now. I had no idea that was so unusual.
 
2011-04-22 03:14:36 AM  
Won't someone think of the hairy nosed wombats.

www.roslynoxley9.com.au
 
2011-04-22 03:29:48 AM  
Steak pie with crispy flaky pastry
Lamb roast with garlic and rosemary
Rabbit Stew
BBQ Prawns
Pavlova
Lamingtons
Timtams
Anzac biscuits
 
2011-04-22 03:42:08 AM  

enad58: HZS9PK: The good folks in Wisconsin would respectfully disagree with Subby...

Good folk in Wisconsin here. I buy sausage from the local butcher, but I like where your head is at.


I love Wisconsin. I live in Arizona, but I sold them a wellness program and traveled there for the past two years to show the employees how to use the cool medical equipment. Funny to think of a sausage company big on wellness, but they are!
 
2011-04-22 05:07:07 AM  

andrewmoriarty: Handsome B. Wonderful: BaronBarracuda: So the ozone hole went back in time and turned Australia into what it is today?

Came here to say something similar, Australia wasn't exactly a humid rainforest before the ozone hole.

Except the drought made it much much worse, there were children who hadn't seen rainfall in Australia until they were eight or nine years old.


Australians seem to be in perpetual denial about their climate. They should just make kangaroo sausage instead of trying to raise sheep.

There is history there of long, long droughts and erratic severe weather.
 
2011-04-22 06:12:08 AM  

Animatronik: They should just make kangaroo sausage instead of trying to raise sheep.

There is history there of long, long droughts and erratic severe weather.


These are already in every supermarket:

farm4.static.flickr.com

And life without lamb wouldn't be worth living.

images.triplem.com.au
 
2011-04-22 06:34:35 AM  

Trapper439: And life without lamb wouldn't be worth living.


my first thought :P
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrsoXbSZIbo (new window)
 
2011-04-22 07:07:21 AM  

gaspode: Aussie sausages are farking disgusting. Never trust a country where they charge you extra if you want to know what kind of animal went into your pie.


You don't like Vienna sausages?
 
2011-04-22 07:18:27 AM  

Trapper439: but yeah, there has been a whole bunch of freak weather events here recently, and it's not too hard to see an anthropogenic basis for it.


Aren`t we told that weather is not climate?

Animatronik: There is history there of long, long droughts and erratic severe weather.


My GF went to school in Australia and she says that the history lessons are full of "then this adventurer went into the outback and died from lack of water, today we know they died 5 feet from an underground stream" over and over.

Entire history lessons filled with guys who died from no water in australia who would have lived if they had just asked one of the locals.


The royal family here in the UK would have died out without german sausage.....
 
2011-04-22 07:36:26 AM  
That'll teach them to produce the world's most sadistic tyrant and warmonger.
 
2011-04-22 07:48:02 AM  
a great many of you dont seem to know the difference between austria, and australia. one of them has rape dungeons and tiny sausages, the other one has koala bears and thunder boxes. i dont really know which is which.
 
2011-04-22 08:36:17 AM  
As an Aussie, I'm getting a kick out of most of these replies :-)

I've travelled all over Australia and been to parts of Europe, trying some of the best restaurants (including Hiramatsu's in Paris). One of the most highly regarded restaurants in the world is Tetsuya's, right here in Sydney, though. Aussies are fast becoming a foodie nation (it feels like every second show on TV celebrates food in one form or another), producing some of the best wines, meats and seafoods for export, hoarding the rest for ourselves. Finding a really good restaurant in any major city is usually very easy, the difficulty being in choosing which one to go to. The Great Southern Ocean, untainted by centuries of industrial effluent, radioactive waste dumping or the oil industry like the northern hemisphere, remains a source of most of Australia's seafood, which is clean, chemical free and of a consistently high quality.

Common sausages (colloquially referred to as "snags") usually feature in the back-yard barbecue, right alongside a good slab of T-bone steak and a few prawns (or "shrimp" as you Americans call them). Like America, Australia has such a diverse ethnic mix influencing food, so it's easy to have ten different types of snag, each a different taste sensation.

For the record: kangaroo is bloody delicious, with the bonus of being better for you than normal cow meat. Sadly it's not as readily available as cow meat, but that has to do with people's unwillingness to eat such a cute fluffy animal, as well as the fact there's not as much meat on a roo as there is on a cow, making it more expensive. Roo snags are utterly awesome.

Yes, de-sal (and water recycling) plants are on the rise here, as during the rainy cycle of the Southern Oscillation Index, little of that moisture ends up lingering for terribly long, meaning during the dry cycle there's not enough water for Australia's increasing population to use as we would like (water rationing, banning of watering the garden, car washing etc becoming increasingly prominent). The droughts are the same, but with more people turning on their taps, the need for water has never been greater.

As far as the ozone hole goes, it means back to being aware of the effects of UV on the skin, back into the lycra while at the beach or in the back yard (lycra is impervious to UV, unlike cotton, polyester and most other fibres), and back to wearing sunnies while outside. Need more lightning (lightning makes ozone when it fries O2) - bring on the storms!
 
2011-04-22 09:02:51 AM  
My favorite dry Australian sausage:
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-04-22 09:16:07 AM  

ktybear: Steak pie with crispy flaky pastry
Lamb roast with garlic and rosemary
Rabbit Stew
BBQ Prawns
Pavlova
Lamingtons
Timtams
Anzac biscuits


Sausage rolls
Vegemite and Tasty Cheese
Finger Buns
Vegemite and Cheese Scrolls
 
2011-04-22 09:25:55 AM  
If Austria wants to stick its sausage in the ozone hole they'll need a lot of lube.
 
2011-04-22 10:08:04 AM  

wademh: dopeydwarf: That's impossible. No food item from Australia could ever be described as "delicious."

Ahem.


That looks like a wine for laying down and avoiding.
 
2011-04-22 10:11:12 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: wademh: dopeydwarf: That's impossible. No food item from Australia could ever be described as "delicious."

Ahem.

That looks like a wine for laying down and avoiding.


The Grange is Amazing.
 
2011-04-22 10:14:39 AM  
Australia: England's Alabama
 
2011-04-22 10:15:13 AM  

surfren: For the record: kangaroo is bloody delicious, with the bonus of being better for you than normal cow meat. Sadly it's not as readily available as cow meat, but that has to do with people's unwillingness to eat such a cute fluffy animal, as well as the fact there's not as much meat on a roo as there is on a cow, making it more expensive. Roo snags are utterly awesome.


All of that is true, but I'll just add:

A couple of years ago kangaroo meat was really cheap. It has really leapt up in price over the last few years as it has become more popular.

None of it is farmed. It's all wild roos that have been culled by hunters. And they're not endangered at all. The bastards are everywhere.

And for those not familiar with the taste of kangaroo meat, the main thing that differentiates it from other meats (for me at least) is the texture. ie It's a bit like the way a mandarin feels a bit more like there are cells bursting on your tongue than an orange does. But an orange is more satisfying. A mandarin feels just a bit juicier.

Same thing with kangaroo vs beef. It's really juicy, but not quite as good as beef. If that makes sense.
 
2011-04-22 10:17:04 AM  

Chucklz: JasonOfOrillia: wademh: dopeydwarf: That's impossible. No food item from Australia could ever be described as "delicious."

Ahem.

That looks like a wine for laying down and avoiding.

The Grange is Amazing.


Does it really open up the sluices at both ends?
 
2011-04-22 10:30:55 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: Chucklz: JasonOfOrillia: wademh: dopeydwarf: That's impossible. No food item from Australia could ever be described as "delicious."

Ahem.

That looks like a wine for laying down and avoiding.

The Grange is Amazing.

Does it really open up the sluices at both ends?


It's even better than Chateau Chunder! You should try the Sydney Syrup though.
 
2011-04-22 10:56:33 AM  
Did the ozone hole change the upper level circulation, or did a change in upper level circulation cause the ozone hole? Or were both due to an aborigine on walkabout dreaming the change?
 
2011-04-22 11:28:08 AM  
I'm not much into Vienna sausages but I'd love to see that one castle in Australia. The only problem is I don't speak Australiaian.
farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2011-04-22 12:16:44 PM  
You mean the same one that was all but closed up last year?


OK! lol
 
2011-04-22 02:42:27 PM  
I was going to post this with a global warming headline.
 
2011-04-22 02:47:51 PM  

Necrosis: Desalination is one of the approaches being used to combat Australia's dwindling supply of water

Didn't realize anyone outside of Middle East oil kingdoms did this... What is their power source? Probably something that will make the problem worse in the long run....


Most likely they burn coal to make electricity. They export massive amounts of coal to China.

They have no hydro-electric capacity whatsoever. Ha! Ha!

Canada farts in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father stank of elderberry wine!

I will admit that they have some great wind and solar potential, but so doesn't everybody except maybe the Vatican City.
 
2011-04-22 02:48:57 PM  
Ironically, the Vatican City does have its roofs covered with solar panels. It's one of the greenest countries on Earth.

Stick that in your conspiracy theory tinfoil hats and suck into your ears.
 
2011-04-22 04:52:24 PM  

Alphakronik: You mean the same one that was all but closed up last year?


OK! lol


The ozone "hole" changes in size depending on season. But yes it's "closing". Not completely finished though.

/TMYK
//Reporters are terrible at describing this.
 
2011-04-22 06:13:11 PM  

dbrunker: I'm not much into Vienna sausages but I'd love to see that one castle in Australia. The only problem is I don't speak Australiaian.


Luckily, there is a series of educational videos just for you.
 
2011-04-22 10:36:07 PM  

navyjeff: dbrunker: I'm not much into Vienna sausages but I'd love to see that one castle in Australia. The only problem is I don't speak Australiaian.

Luckily, there is a series of educational videos just for you.


...BUT, they can't be accurate lessons because they claim "Foster's is Australian for Beer" when everybody knows that Cooper's Sparkling Ale is Australian for Beer, or Ale anyway. HIGHLY Drinkable Ale"

/This post brought to you by the fact that I have Cooper's Sparkling Ale, on MY DESK, and it is both YUMMY and REFRESHING, with a nice complex aroma and good mouth feel."
 
2011-04-23 08:20:47 AM  

brantgoose:

Most likely they burn coal to make electricity. They export massive amounts of coal to China.

They have no hydro-electric capacity whatsoever. Ha! Ha!


The entire Snowy Mountains hydroelectric scheme (plus a few in Tasmania) would like a word with you

blogs.library.auckland.ac.nz
 
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