Australia burns - from Reuters
Record cold, but far more record heat......and birther nut Donald Trump goes nuts on climate change too.
I wonder if he was in science class the day they taught about how warmer or hot water freezes more quickly than cold? We know that ocean temperatures are warming. We know that climate change does NOT posit that seasons will cease to exist, but rather that weather will become far more erratic and volatile, so we will also have record cold AND record heat and drought -- as we have.
The dumb Donald leaves out that yesterday, the day when sea ice scientists were rescued from sea ice, there were also sustained record HOT temperatures in Australia. The Reuters report on the same day as the rescue notes those recorded sustained changes in climate have resulted in bush fires, and in ranchers having to slaughter their cattle because of the heat and drought.
Australia swelters after record hot 2013; farmers slaughter cattle, bushfire warning
(Reuters) - A searing heatwave is baking central and northern Australia, piling more misery on drought-hit cattle farmers who have been slaughtering livestock as Australia sweltered through the hottest year on record in 2013.Temperatures have topped 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit)in large parts of Australia's key agricultural regions for most of the past week, with the mercury topping 48 degrees Celsius in the central west Queensland town of Birdsville.In view of all that, the inappropriate tweet from Trump is highly offensive.
The heatwave is moving east across Australia, prompting health warnings on Friday in some of the country's biggest cities and firefighters were already battling bushfires.
But it is in the outback that soaring temperatures have had the most devastating impact, especially on cattle farmers in Queensland, which accounts for about 50 percent on the national herd.
"Water supplies are fast diminishing and whatever feed supplies that were left are cooking off to the point where there won't be any left," said Charles Burke, a beef farmer and chief executive of Agforce, a Queensland cattle industry group.
"This drought is shaping to be an absolute disaster."
Monsoon rains in Australia's north failed last summer and the entire continent endured its hottest year since records began in 1910, the Bureau of Meteorology said on Friday.
Average temperatures were 1.2 degree Celsius above the long-term average of 21.8 degree Celsius, breaking the previous record set in 2005.
This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps,and our GW scientists are stuck in ice
He is as embarrassing and inappropriate as a climate change denier clown as he was a birther, where his kids had to do an intervention. Trump is as wrong about global warming as he was when factcheck.org busted him lying as a birther.
Somebody hand the man a hat, to cover up that embarrassing comb-over, and a sock for the foot in his mouth. We can't afford the stupidity that results from right wing science denial.
|Trump comb-over, blowing in his own hot air|
|the sock we have in mind|
for the foot in his mouth