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- Jan 8, 2013
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before this is exploited by do-gooder politicians, hollywood stars, and a certain girl from sweden who is yet to learn the 9x9 multiplication table, I want to see conclusive evidence that this was caused by CO2 emissions.
edit: k I looked at the daily max temperature in australia, not gonna deny it's been trending upward
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edit2: jeez and the rainfall is going down pretty significantly
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Source pleez. Junk argument and sources award! Are these local rainfall graphs that you are blaming on global temp and co2 changes?
https://www.climate.gov/news-features/featured-images/2017-state-climate-global-drought (Wow not much change in droughts globally
https://www.epa.gov/climate-indicators/climate-change-indicators-us-and-global-precipitation (Increase of precipitation!??!) Wat thu?
The droughts in Australia are due to regional changes and an increase of 1 - 2 deg average temperature does not cause fires. Most if not all if the problems are because of people cutting down trees (Large trees). Large trees keep the area below shaded and moist. Large trees actually deter fires because they deter small growth of plants, especially dry plants, below them and their canopy typically sits above the fire. Going back and replanting small trees does not fix the problem... until years later and they are bigger if they don't burn up before then...
I would argue that the only contribution CO2 has to the fires is that it contributes to the growth of more young plants and therefore produces more fire fuel. This is called "Global Greening"
From a quarter to half of Earth’s vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study.
Oh but global changes can cause regional changes and therefore global warming is at fault for Australia?!?! Well science it baby! I don't see anything that actually can take us from point A to b to c to d that shows how global warming actually caused the regional changes you see in Australia. All I see is correlation, not causation. Regional changes always occur and may occur due to planetary alignments, ocean currents, sun, jet streams, and the changing tilt of the earth and possibly in small part geological changes in the crust. Who is to say that if the CO2 never increased Australia wouldn't be in the same situation they are in now?