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(The Atlantic Wire)   Adding to its already epic levels of suck, Australia is now getting so hot they've had to add a new color to their weather maps   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 91
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2013-01-08 09:36:45 AM  
trollcats.com
 
2013-01-08 09:44:32 AM  
we had a week of 105º+ last year, and i thought THAT was bad. but 129º? holy shiat!
 
2013-01-08 09:45:57 AM  
129?
Meh, people in Egypt call that "balmy".
 
2013-01-08 09:46:15 AM  
And that's no small area, either. Damn.
 
2013-01-08 09:48:07 AM  
The daily conversion of billions of gallons of a non-naturally forming liquid into a gas has absolutely no impact on this kind of stuff. No way.
 
2013-01-08 09:48:47 AM  
Weather =/= climate, therefore this in no way relates to global climate change.

Just to get that out of the way.
 
2013-01-08 09:49:01 AM  
Alright, who hit the "Kill it with fire" or "Nuke it from orbit" buttons?
 
2013-01-08 09:50:11 AM  
All joking aside, the human species is farked.
 
2013-01-08 09:50:30 AM  
Guys, it's cold in Canada. So, this can't possibly be global warming.
 
2013-01-08 09:50:39 AM  
You better run, you better take cover.
 
2013-01-08 09:51:27 AM  

A Leaf in Fall: Weather =/= climate, therefore this in no way relates to global climate change.

Just to get that out of the way.


cl.jroo.me
 
2013-01-08 09:52:06 AM  

illegal.tender: All joking aside, the human species is farked.


Besides rats and cockroaches, we're probably the toughest species to get rid of entirely. Live everywhere, eat everything.
 
2013-01-08 09:52:46 AM  
Or as Death Valley, California calls it....Tuesday.
 
2013-01-08 09:53:02 AM  
Also, check out their UV index. Particularly if you thought it was a 1 - 10 scale:

Link
 
2013-01-08 09:53:08 AM  
991.com

Seams like a self full filling prophecy.
 
2013-01-08 09:54:47 AM  
FTFA: To give you an idea of just how uncomfortable this Australian heatwave really is, consider that it's just past midnight there right now ... and it's 95°F in Sydney.

95 at midnight is nothing compared to Phoenix. That concrete/asphalt nightmare holds heat so well it's still 105 at 3 in the morning, even though it was only 117 in the day. Glad I left that hell.
 
2013-01-08 09:55:21 AM  
Well, it can be over 100 degrees at night for months in summer in Phoenix. I was there the day it reached 122 degrees. Boy, that sucked. Can't imagine how bad 129 must be, but as someone said upthread, it gets that hot in the middle east too. I remember how cold it could get in Melbourne in the winter when I was a kid. I remember some hot summers there too. Rambling post, leaving now.
 
2013-01-08 09:55:21 AM  
Char-broiled Vegemite®, mmmmm.
 
2013-01-08 09:56:22 AM  
Imagine that. One of the least hospitable places on earth continues to be inhospitable. It's almost as though it's empty for a reason.
 
2013-01-08 09:56:25 AM  
Oh the weather outside is frightful,
Do you think Australia being practically on fire is delightful?
They've added a new color to their weather chart,
It's so hot in January there that you could, without using a match, ignite your own flatulence.
 
2013-01-08 09:56:48 AM  
conclusion-It's hot in a desert in summer.
 
2013-01-08 09:57:51 AM  

endmile: FTFA: To give you an idea of just how uncomfortable this Australian heatwave really is, consider that it's just past midnight there right now ... and it's 95°F in Sydney.

95 at midnight is nothing compared to Phoenix. That concrete/asphalt nightmare holds heat so well it's still 105 at 3 in the morning, even though it was only 117 in the day. Glad I left that hell.


I take more notice to that word "heatwave". Funny how they make global news these days. As if they never occurred before 2010.

/i'm kidding...I know nothing about global warming.
//I can't troll very well.
 
2013-01-08 10:00:11 AM  
I wish people on both sides of the fence (the pro-science and the anti-science) would figure something out: You cannot ever look at a temperature or other condition in one place at one time and use the word climate.

Could the current heat wave in Australia be a result of their climate shifting? Maybe. If the trend of noticeably hotter seasons holds for 10 years, withing the range of natural variation, we can start to suggest that it has shifted. Trend still holding after 30 years then we can begin to confidently say that there has been a shift to a hotter climate in that region.

The facts are simple: We've been warming long enough that we have seen definite climate shifts. Animal and plant migrations / extinctions, etc. But pointing at extreme weather and saying it proves or disproves GW just loses you credibility.
 
2013-01-08 10:00:49 AM  
That's going to melt all the snow in the Alps.
 
2013-01-08 10:04:46 AM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: That's going to melt all the snow in the Alps.


Just don't try to find a stranger there.

/You'll see what happens.
 
2013-01-08 10:05:16 AM  

Deep Contact: conclusion-It's hot in a desert in summer.


Yeah, but Melbourne and Hobart are a hell of a long way from deserts, and they're really baking too.

It does appear that the south-east of Australia is gradually developing the sort of climate conditions you used to expect in central New South Wales though, and if this is the case it will have big impacts on our agriculture and river catchments.

\Yesterday and today were superb days where I live in Adelaide, South Australia - mid 20's . It got to 45 degrees C here last week though.
 
2013-01-08 10:07:23 AM  
Put another shrimp on the sidewalk
 
2013-01-08 10:07:36 AM  
Just for fun I went to wikipedia to see how this relates to the "worlds hottest". it's only second to death valley in 1913 (134 F), and possibly behind Somalia (unverified 131 F).

What I really learned though, is that is has NEVER been hotter than 92 in Scotland. Weird.

WIKI
 
2013-01-08 10:08:24 AM  
Matching that up to the map on wiki, looks like it's really hot in the desert.

129 F in most arid deserts is.........day time?
 
2013-01-08 10:08:36 AM  

This text is now purple: Imagine that. One of the least hospitable places on earth continues to be inhospitable. It's almost as though it's empty for a reason.


Odd. Sounds like a place a country would send their convicts
 
2013-01-08 10:09:46 AM  
How's the humidity?
 
2013-01-08 10:09:50 AM  

Farking Canuck: I wish people on both sides of the fence (the pro-science and the anti-science) would figure something out: You cannot ever look at a temperature or other condition in one place at one time and use the word climate.

Could the current heat wave in Australia be a result of their climate shifting? Maybe. If the trend of noticeably hotter seasons holds for 10 years, withing the range of natural variation, we can start to suggest that it has shifted. Trend still holding after 30 years then we can begin to confidently say that there has been a shift to a hotter climate in that region.

The facts are simple: We've been warming long enough that we have seen definite climate shifts. Animal and plant migrations / extinctions, etc. But pointing at extreme weather and saying it proves or disproves GW just loses you credibility.


There has not been a "lower than average" temperature month, averaged over the entire planet for 27 years.
 
2013-01-08 10:11:03 AM  

Farking Canuck: I wish people on both sides of the fence (the pro-science and the anti-science) would figure something out: You cannot ever look at a temperature or other condition in one place at one time and use the word climate.

Could the current heat wave in Australia be a result of their climate shifting? Maybe. If the trend of noticeably hotter seasons holds for 10 years, withing the range of natural variation, we can start to suggest that it has shifted. Trend still holding after 30 years then we can begin to confidently say that there has been a shift to a hotter climate in that region.

The facts are simple: We've been warming long enough that we have seen definite climate shifts. Animal and plant migrations / extinctions, etc. But pointing at extreme weather and saying it proves or disproves GW just loses you credibility.


It's certainly true that climate and weather are not interchangeable words. Australia's always had really hot spells, particularly during El Nino periods. These extreme temps are only marginally higher than might have been observed during the 1930's too. But one-in-50 year events are increasingly becoming one-in-10 year events. And I haven't heard that this is an El Nino year.
 
2013-01-08 10:11:40 AM  

you have pee hands: illegal.tender: All joking aside, the human species is farked.

Besides rats and cockroaches, we're probably the toughest species to get rid of entirely. Live everywhere, eat everything.


The keyword being entirely. It would still suck for the vast majority of individuals in the meantime.
 
2013-01-08 10:11:46 AM  

A Leaf in Fall: Weather =/= climate, therefore this in no way relates to global climate change.

Just to get that out of the way.


um, actually weather does relate to climate change insofar as it is a snapshot of a trend. but, yes, weather and climate are not the same thing.
 
2013-01-08 10:14:50 AM  
They've gone to purple!

Ill have to check on my friend there. When she saw her first snow here you would have thought she was 5 running around playing in it.
 
2013-01-08 10:17:03 AM  

computerguyUT: 129?Meh, people in Egypt call that "balmy".


The highest temperature in Egypt was recorded in Kharga (50.3C), and it was recorded in 1918, so probably not.
 
2013-01-08 10:18:02 AM  
Crikey!
 
2013-01-08 10:18:09 AM  

Farking Canuck: I wish people on both sides of the fence (the pro-science and the anti-science) would figure something out: You cannot ever look at a temperature or other condition in one place at one time and use the word climate.

Could the current heat wave in Australia be a result of their climate shifting? Maybe. If the trend of noticeably hotter seasons holds for 10 years, withing the range of natural variation, we can start to suggest that it has shifted. Trend still holding after 30 years then we can begin to confidently say that there has been a shift to a hotter climate in that region.

The facts are simple: We've been warming long enough that we have seen definite climate shifts. Animal and plant migrations / extinctions, etc. But pointing at extreme weather and saying it proves or disproves GW just loses you credibility.


GODDAMMIT THIS

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-01-08 10:20:19 AM  

Archae hippy: Just for fun I went to wikipedia to see how this relates to the "worlds hottest". it's only second to death valley in 1913 (134 F), and possibly behind Somalia (unverified 131 F).

What I really learned though, is that is has NEVER been hotter than 92 in Scotland. Weird.

WIKI


Scotland is further North than half of Canada. Based on it's lattitude the 'weird' part is why it's rarely covered in ice (ocean currents moderate the temperature of the British isles).
 
2013-01-08 10:21:50 AM  
Can't sleep, fire dingoes will get me.
 
2013-01-08 10:26:29 AM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: That's going to melt all the snow in the Alps.


already happening, but it's weather, not climate or something

www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org
100+ years = weather
 
2013-01-08 10:30:19 AM  
We're not influencing climate. No sir.

Now, for 2'500 dollars a week, you can get your own portable air converter, with an extra filter to change it on a go. The UV skin protector is not part of the deal, though.
 
2013-01-08 10:36:34 AM  
Good thing Alaska is getting colder to add balance to the system right? Oh we just ignore cold trend because it does not fit the AGW meme? ok


Link
 
2013-01-08 10:38:17 AM  
 
2013-01-08 10:42:17 AM  
Doubly scary are the giant fire risks that come with the heat...

Eucalyptus trees produce a flammable (or inflammable) vapor, so I'd be a little worried too.
 
2013-01-08 10:43:47 AM  
Well it's only proper punishment for producing the most evil dictator in the world.
 
2013-01-08 10:54:10 AM  
Are the drop bears bursting into little grey eucalyptus scented incense?
 
2013-01-08 10:55:37 AM  
Ya'll are all wrong.

The temps are being generated by whatever they're doing at Pine Gap.

/dimensional portal
 
2013-01-08 10:55:48 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Doubly scary are the giant fire risks that come with the heat...

Eucalyptus trees produce a flammable (or inflammable) vapor, so I'd be a little worried too.


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