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2021-12-08 5:34:10 AM  
A ScoMo Christmas Message
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2021-12-08 5:44:05 AM  
I hope Switzerland gets off their arses and helps this time.
 
2021-12-08 5:45:09 AM  
https://www.lakeeyreyc.com/Status/latest.html

It's looking like it might be a good year for Lake Eyre.
 
2021-12-08 5:53:40 AM  
All of it?
 
2021-12-08 5:56:52 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: I hope Switzerland gets off their arses and helps this time.


badum tssch
 
2021-12-08 6:03:03 AM  
Look. It does every year. It's normal. Better detection and record keeping likely makes it appear as though incidence has increased. Get over it.
 
2021-12-08 6:13:38 AM  

LiberalConservative: Look. It does every year. It's normal. Better detection and record keeping likely makes it appear as though incidence has increased. Get over it.


Don't you mean "get under it"?

Also, how do we know that no one took it to heart and decided to "Burn it with fire"? It's Australia.
 
2021-12-08 6:21:20 AM  
The Ohio Players - Fire
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2021-12-08 6:21:52 AM  
Good thing the Australian PM thinks global warming is fake, then.
 
2021-12-08 6:49:11 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Good thing the Australian PM thinks global warming is fake, then.


Be honest.  If you lived in the hellscape that is Australia, how could you tell?

I mean, I've seen the documentaries about typical everyday life in Australia being about trying to get things like food and guzzoline while avoiding roving criminal bands of smegma crazies and gay boy berserkers.   Seems like climate change would be pretty low on my list of priorities also.
 
2021-12-08 6:52:40 AM  
And the fire is venomous.
 
2021-12-08 6:56:11 AM  
They're on the highway to hell.
 
2021-12-08 7:00:26 AM  
Ah, Summer.

The beaches are crowded, the cricket is on and the country is on fire.
 
2021-12-08 7:01:17 AM  

Archie Goodwin: Ah, Summer.

The beaches are crowded, the cricket is on and the country is on fire.


No shrimps on the barbie? This inflation has to stop.
 
2021-12-08 7:01:35 AM  
Oh, and the Australian government has far more pressing issues to handle first.

For example, it's been, what, over forty years?  And Cundalini still doesn't have his hand back.
 
2021-12-08 7:03:17 AM  

My Sober Alt: All of it?


No, not all of it.

...

...

Some of it is flooding.
 
2021-12-08 7:03:38 AM  

ComaToast: They're on the highway to hell.


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2021-12-08 7:15:25 AM  
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2021-12-08 7:18:31 AM  

Resident Muslim: LiberalConservative: Look. It does every year. It's normal. Better detection and record keeping likely makes it appear as though incidence has increased. Get over it.

Don't you mean "get under it"?

Also, how do we know that no one took it to heart and decided to "Burn it with fire"? It's Australia.


I concede.
Both are fair comments and more fun than mine.
 
2021-12-08 7:20:34 AM  

tuxq: Archie Goodwin: Ah, Summer.

The beaches are crowded, the cricket is on and the country is on fire.

No shrimps on the barbie? This inflation has to stop.


No real Ozzie bloke or sheila bothers with shrimp. We burn prawns, mate. Big farking king prawns.
 
2021-12-08 7:48:26 AM  
How can they sleep?
 
2021-12-08 7:56:58 AM  
Another example of a people not raking their wilderness.
 
2021-12-08 8:08:39 AM  

LiberalConservative: Look. It does every year. It's normal. Better detection and record keeping likely makes it appear as though incidence has increased. Get over it.


Do you enjoy lying to yourself?
 
2021-12-08 8:25:04 AM  
Well we didn't start the fire, it was always burning
 
2021-12-08 8:30:23 AM  
where's Scomo going for vacation this fire season?
 
2021-12-08 8:44:06 AM  

LiberalConservative: tuxq: Archie Goodwin: Ah, Summer.

The beaches are crowded, the cricket is on and the country is on fire.

No shrimps on the barbie? This inflation has to stop.

No real Ozzie bloke or sheila bothers with shrimp. We burn prawns, mate. Big farking king prawns.


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2021-12-08 9:23:11 AM  

Drearyx: LiberalConservative: Look. It does every year. It's normal. Better detection and record keeping likely makes it appear as though incidence has increased. Get over it.

Do you enjoy lying to yourself?


Do you enjoy repeatedly falling for the same clickbait?
The stupid article (not using the same unit of area to enable comparisons) even states fires are under reported. If their app is improving that then of course it is going to look like an increase.
 
2021-12-08 9:32:46 AM  

LiberalConservative: tuxq: Archie Goodwin: Ah, Summer.

The beaches are crowded, the cricket is on and the country is on fire.

No shrimps on the barbie? This inflation has to stop.

No real Ozzie bloke or sheila bothers with shrimp. We burn prawns, mate. Big farking king prawns.


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2021-12-08 11:38:29 AM  

LiberalConservative: Resident Muslim: LiberalConservative: Look. It does every year. It's normal. Better detection and record keeping likely makes it appear as though incidence has increased. Get over it.

Don't you mean "get under it"?

Also, how do we know that no one took it to heart and decided to "Burn it with fire"? It's Australia.

I concede.
Both are fair comments and more fun than mine.


I'm warmed by your graciousness.
:)

/yes, I get that it might not be the best choice of words for this thread
 
2021-12-08 1:21:41 PM  
Ok so since the aussie fire season straddles the years, lets go back one and look at some totals for the past and make you all shiat your pants

2019-2020 season: Australia had a total of 72,000 square miles burn
2020-2021 season: quietest in a decade. numbers still not totaled but 80-90% lower than previous year

In russia

2020: roughly 60,000 square miles of forest and peat burned
2021: roughly 70,000 square miles of forest and peat burned

In USA

2020: roughly 16,000 square miles burned
2021: roughly 10,600 square miles burned

So in 2 years we have had a combined area of roughly 229,000 square miles torched. An area the size of france. And this is just the beginning.
 
2021-12-08 1:30:33 PM  
Feel sorry for those koala bears and other animals that can't outrun a fire.
Kinda feel bad for everything there because of the fires.
 
2021-12-08 1:42:43 PM  
Didn't think there was anything left to burn.
 
2021-12-08 2:11:38 PM  

stuffy: Didn't think there was anything left to burn.


There is a shiatload to burn in the bush.

I'm more worried about being stuck in a fire out there, than locally. (Spinifex fire)

One thing I have noticed however: We do have people sub dividing their blocks, close-ish to major cities in bushfire prone area's.

The pace of this seems to have rapidly picked up since the GFC. I've even noticed some places in the last few years.

Governments need to put population density limits in these areas:

I know there was some screaming from people saying if we can't "potentially" sub divide our land is worth less, but it's now a life and death matter...
 
2021-12-08 4:50:59 PM  

Boomstickz: stuffy: Didn't think there was anything left to burn.

There is a shiatload to burn in the bush.

I'm more worried about being stuck in a fire out there, than locally. (Spinifex fire)

One thing I have noticed however: We do have people sub dividing their blocks, close-ish to major cities in bushfire prone area's.

The pace of this seems to have rapidly picked up since the GFC. I've even noticed some places in the last few years.

Governments need to put population density limits in these areas:

I know there was some screaming from people saying if we can't "potentially" sub divide our land is worth less, but it's now a life and death matter...


They have population density limits. They are set to Tokyo. Though if you want change, you should probably take it up with the aussie version of the zoning board. Probably be far more effective than complaining about it on fark
 
2021-12-08 7:58:53 PM  

lifeslammer: Boomstickz: stuffy: Didn't think there was anything left to burn.

There is a shiatload to burn in the bush.

I'm more worried about being stuck in a fire out there, than locally. (Spinifex fire)

One thing I have noticed however: We do have people sub dividing their blocks, close-ish to major cities in bushfire prone area's.

The pace of this seems to have rapidly picked up since the GFC. I've even noticed some places in the last few years.

Governments need to put population density limits in these areas:

I know there was some screaming from people saying if we can't "potentially" sub divide our land is worth less, but it's now a life and death matter...

They have population density limits. They are set to Tokyo. Though if you want change, you should probably take it up with the aussie version of the zoning board. Probably be far more effective than complaining about it on fark


I can guarantee you that complaining to any Aussie version of the zoning board, and complaining on Fark, are going to be equally effective. 

Although zoning boards are easily swayed by brown paper envelopes stuffed full of cash, but who has access to those...?  Aside from property developers, obviously.
 
2021-12-08 9:50:46 PM  
I live in Australia and this is the first I've heard of it.

Who lives there?

Aboriginal Australians.

No white people are losing their houses so it ain't going to lead.
 
2021-12-08 9:56:54 PM  

ansius: I live in Australia and this is the first I've heard of it.

Who lives there?

Aboriginal Australians.

No white people are losing their houses so it ain't going to lead.


I just checked the ABC's website (ABC is a publicly funded broadcaster who actually try to fairly report the news rather than push and agenda or cater to the lowest common denominator) and I couldn't find any stories on this.

But they did have a story about a large fire in SW Western Australia, which just happens to be where a lot of white people live. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-09/margaret-river-fire-emergency-enters-second-day-in-south-west/100685538
 
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