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Steve Walters
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Re: Climate change

Post by RedRaider » January 12, 2020, 9:08 pm

Thanks for that Dr. Z. I have added some further info below on the broader subject.

This is the quote from Greens WA Senator Jordan Steele-John in November 2019 in an attempt to blame other political parties for the bushfires:

A West Australian senator has labelled major party politicians “arsonists” during an incendiary debate in Canberra.
With bushfires raging on both sides of the country, Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John laid into opponents as discussions over the link between climate change and fire risks continue to heat up
“You are no better than a bunch of arsonists — borderline arsonists — and you should be ashamed.”

Former CSIRO scientist David Packham was interviewed on Sky News and advised that following the Victorian 2009 horrific bushfires that it was recommended that 8% of bushland be back burned each year. This was subsequently reduced by State Government to 5% and later this was reduced to 3%.

See below information from Victoria which points to the lack of back burning which has produced an increase in the fuel load available to be burned in a catastrophic fire.
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation ... c2d9a4bacb

While it is acknowledged that back burning and mechanical land clearing for fire trails etc are not a 'fix all' panacea, the management of the fuel load has not kept up with recommendations of previous inquiries into past massive bushfires. State Governments have control of this process. It seems that there is no reporting mechanism to ensure that the recommended back burns actually take place. Fuel loads are therefore higher than should have been the case in 2019/20. I would expect that a broad ranging inquiry will again make this point and it will become a mandatory requirement for the reduction of fuel loads to take place in future. The back burns will create a lot of smoke and destruction of habitat but they will be done in a more controlled way than the wildfires which have seen massive areas of uncontrolled destruction and 28 human deaths and the loss of thousands of homes and hundreds of thousands of animals so far this fire season.

I am hoping the weather forecasts are correct for later this week and a few days of rain can assist with the control of the fires.
The Indian Ocean dipole is current neutral and that is more likely to produce rain in Australia than the previous years of positive IOD which result in less rain and drought in Australia.

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Re: Climate change

Post by gangrenous » January 13, 2020, 6:41 am

And of course the federal government bears no responsibility given that they always leave states and territories to do their thing unless gays try to get married.

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Re: Climate change

Post by RedRaider » January 13, 2020, 12:14 pm

Thankfully the Australian people were given the opportunity to overwhelmingly support the marriage of people who love each other regardless of gender.

But what has that got to do with this subject? RUOK?

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Re: Climate change

Post by gergreg » January 13, 2020, 1:08 pm

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Re: Climate change

Post by gangrenous » January 14, 2020, 6:50 am

RedRaider wrote: RUOK?
This seems to be a favourite of yours. Do you think it’s funny or clever to imply people who disagree with you are struggling with mental illness or suicidal?

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Re: Climate change

Post by RedRaider » January 14, 2020, 3:30 pm

Simply a genuine question from one contributor to the Greenhouse to another.

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