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Danger rising

February 11, 2009

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Australia may be getting a glimpse of its globally warmed future.

Experts agreed Tuesday that no one drought, flood or wildfire can be attributed to global warming, but they stressed that the eucalyptus forest and farms of southeastern Australia are becoming warmer, drier and more prone to fire as the planet heats up.

Global warming cannot be blamed for starting the hundreds of recent fires — tens of thousands of such blazes erupt across Australia every fire season, from October to March — but the effects of climate change exacerbate their ferocity, said Neville Nicholls, an expert on climate change and wildfires at Australia’s Monash University.

First, a decade of drought has made Australia’s wild forests — known as “the bush” — tinder dry. Second, a sustained heat wave settled over the region.

Lastly, record-smashing temperatures on Saturday topped 117 F and combined with winds up to 60 mph to whip fires into furnace-like intensity.

Comments

madmike 5 years, 2 months ago

Bad vibes you @sshole? Go back to smoking your dope, you dope!

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barrypenders 5 years, 2 months ago

There is a burn ban in Douglas county!! I hope none of the terrorists get wind of this.

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tumbilweed 5 years, 2 months ago

Madmike, who cares what you think? Who cares what the authorities think? Your comments show you obviously don't care about the people that died in this event, but only the prospect that this is something else to be afraid of ... i think that you are just as the coward terrorists, spreading fear and bad, bad vibes.

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Pilgrim2 5 years, 2 months ago

logrithmic (Anonymous) says…May the blood of Christ compel you!*********Compel me to what? Treat you like a moneychanger? Gladly.

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madmike 5 years, 2 months ago

The authorities have stated that it was largely arson. Terrorism by wildfire has been discussed in depth by jihadists on their websites before. This catastrophie only confirms that under the right circumstances, it is indeed possible.

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jaywalker 5 years, 2 months ago

Excellent! Now it's not man-made global warming, but the brain trust known as logrithmic has narrowed the blame even further to a single political ideology!!! Stunning. With that kind of intellectual flexing one might wonder if you can actually tie your own shoes, log.

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logrithmic 5 years, 2 months ago

A taste of things to come... thanks reichwing!May the blood of Christ compel you!

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