January 8, 2020 @
It’s already been shown that the poster is bunk.
January 8, 2020 @
I thought it was a parody site, so pitiful is the quality of the document.
“The burning of coal, oil, and gas is driving up global temperatures, ”
Um, no, the globe is in a cooling phase, temp rise stopped in 1998 and the joint’s cooling into a solar minimum, and cold equals dry, and with the Indian ocean Dipole (IOD) negative and El Nino in full swing, Australia gets droughts. See the Australian Bureau of meteorology on the Dipole and the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO). So this comment is utter nonsense.
“leading to hotter Australian conditions.”
Nonsense, ENSO and the IOD make Australia DRIER, not hotter. There is absolutely nothing unusual about Australia being hot in summer!
“Since the mid-1990s, southeast Australia has experienced a 15% decline in late autumn and early winter rainfall and a 25% decline in average rainfall in April and May. ”
Reflecting the above stuff on ENSO and the IOD! And the rainfall has NOT been unusually low in all areas, either. Some places got floods. Parts of Queensland got drought AND floods simultaneously which is quite a trick. Yay for Australian geomorphological weirdness (the rivers run inland to lake Eyre, a cyclone dumps gigatons of water upstream from drought areas, the water moving down the dry rivers in like Cooper’s Creek floods the poor sods downstream, who now have both drought and floods at the same time).
“Across Australia average temperature has increased leading to more record-breaking hot weather. Extreme fire danger days have increased.”
Nonsense again. Australia’s hottest decade ever was the 1930s. before that it was the 1850s.
What has happened is that the BOM (to their shame) has readjusted all the temperature figures in the past downwards to match global warming computer models! That’s called ‘scientific fraud’ and only a cli-fi holy roller is dumb enough to believe it.
“This year bushfire risk in parts of northeast New South Wales and southeast Queensland has been exacerbated by drought, very dry fuels and soils, and heat. All of these factors have been aggravated by climate change.”
More nonsense. We are in the middle of a major drought caused by the usual things, ENSO and the IOD.
“Rainfall for January to August 2019 was the lowest on record in the Southern Downs (Queensland) and Northern Tablelands (New South Wales). For example, Tenterfield and Stanthorpe were 77% below the longterm average. Vegetation has been very dry with parts of New South Wales and Queensland experiencing record low soil moisture… etc etc etc
Yes, genius, in a drought, things dry out. Funny that. Quick, give him a Nobel prize for the bleeding obvious.
“Climate change is lengthening the bushfire season.”
More outright lies in this case – the drought has dried things out and the spring and autumn rains have been much reduced. THAT is what has extended the bushfire season!
You can see why I thought this was from The Onion.