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With severe Tropical Cyclone Marcus coming down the West Coast, it could become a bit breezy in local back yards.   Fortunately this one is well out to sea and should not affect Perth Metro too much. Cyclones this late in the season have the propensity to come south down the coast.  

Picture from WA BOM Met.

Dave

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Jeepers.. Blinkin' cloud, cloud cloud, not that I want the garden to be totally roasted, but all this cloud we are having is getting beyond a joke.  The thing is there is absolutely no rain in it, ex cyclone Marcus produced nothing, rain was so minimal that it did not even join the  moistened dots on the patio.  This sort of brings our total rainfall since last November to  1 day only of any significance.

Traditionally Easter sees the end of hot and sweltering days and the coming of the Autumnal rains and yet last week the temp hit the scales at 38C again.   

Latest News from Australian Antarctica:  Seimic tests show that a huge glacial field of ice is now known to be floating mostly on water and not bedrock as once believed and that it is danger of breaking up and could raise ocean levels by up to 3 metres.  That will see inundation of the Maldives and cities like Venice which will  vanish under water, similarly much of the coastal plain of Western Australia will be inundated.  Perth Metro area is only a metre above max high tide levels along the Swan river.  A 3M rise would be devastation to road and rail infrastructure and many populated areas. 

Not to mention the Low Lands of Europe like Holland!!  To plagaurise a famous Ozzie Labor  leader;  "Well may they say we have Global Warming, but nothing the will save this Planet of ours" 

Prepare to meet thy doom the end is nigh !

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lol, Marcus certainly blew in over Perth but was much ado about nothing thankfully. I've been doing some work in the back garden, so the cloud cover has been great for keeping me cool and safe from UV. 

Is it feasible for low lying countries to build sea walls to keep out rising oceans? Or would the water table underground put that option to rest? Remember China built a wall thousands of years ago for thousands of miles with no machinery. If countries know about rising sea levels, why don't they prep for it? 

Ray

 

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Some how I do not believe the powers that be would allow the deaths of 100s of thousands of unskilled labourers to go around the world building flood walls!   As you mentioned, it would not work anyway as the water table would also proportionately rise resulting in huge swimming pools.  Not in our lifetime but in future generations the world will have become an uninhabitable planet.  

Ultimately there will be insufficient landmass left uncovered to support human life.  The polar caps will melt and the ozone layer will be depleted.  One only has to look into space to see what has happened in the past astrological history, stars, planets, galaxies, everything has gone through a process of self destruction and continues to continue that journey.  Earth is mere insignificant pin prick in space and is no exception.    In galactic time,  earth is a relatively young planet, its occupants are its own worst enemy.  Polluting its land area, its oceans and now its space.  The ever increasing garbage being thrown into orbit around the earth is going to also have a huge  effect on the environment in more ways than we understand at the moment.  With the polar caps gone, the oceans will heat up, the marine life will die.  The temperatures will rise to a point no longer tolerated by human beings.  Life will cease to exist. ---------------tamam shud ------<finished - the end> 

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Its almost like a runaway greenhouse effect. The more people, the more deforestation and land clearing for crops to not feed humans, but feed animals so we can eat meat. More humans, more energy and greenhouse gases, less trees, means less carbon removed from the air, etc, etc. I will agree that things cannot continue into the distant future like this. Population control will have to come at some point. Its a can of worms really. Do you have Netflix? Watch Cowspiracy, great doco. 

Ray

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The amazon Rain forests have been described as the lungs of the world.  As I have said Man is his own worst enemy.  In WA in the gold fields they stripped the land bare of every vestige of forestation, they even built a railway to harvest surrounding timber for the goldmines.  The Industrial Revolution saw trillions of tons of atmospheric pollution by burning fossil fuels.  No I do not have Netflix. 

The Media does not help much either, whenever they bring up a subject of pollution, they  invariably show a film clip of the large Power Station Cooling Towers. In actual fact the so called "smoke" is not smoke, but steam ! heated H2O!!    However these can also cause environmental damage, destroying Marine Life and Aquatic systems, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooling_tower

Yeah one could go on ad infinitum.  Iits a never ending story of the ever decreasing circle.  Ultimately the world will disappear up its own orifice.  :frown:

In conclusion,  I am almost happy my tenure on earth is coming to an end.  But I feel greatly for the future generations.  "Life is not going to be easy"  Nor, "....even delightful at times!"

Dave

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