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Mecury tipped to hit mid 40's in most of Australia.

 
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Another brutal heatwave in 1932!

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Heatwave kills thousands of birds — this was climate change in 1932

Trawling through our National Archives, Lance Pidgeon has found stories of how a heatwave in 1932 was so extreme that it caused mass bird deaths across outback Australia. The PDF is posted on Warwick Hughes blog. As Lance says, imagine the headlines if that had happened 80 years later. Presumably some would blame coal, airconditioners, and SUV’s for “killing billions of birds”. These old newspaper records also raise questions about our national temperature databases. Things appeared to be hotter then, than history now records them? I’ve only had time for a quick look and a cut and paste.

Great numbers were killed alone by the fortnightly train to Alice Springs. These fell exhausted on the railway line. A large number flew into the fans in the carriages and perished. Thousands fell exhausted in water pools and were drowned. A letter from Minnie Downs told of the death of thousands of birds on one day. The temperature that day was 125 degrees in the shade— and there was no shade. One woman at Tarcoola filled a 40-gallon drum, with shell parrots in one afternoon. Trees actually snapped under the strain of flight after flight of birds which swarmed exhausted on them. More than 60,000 dead parrots, it was estimated, were in one dam. Dams and wells for hundreds of miles were piled with dead birds. In places the dead birds were lying two feet deep over the ground. Almost every bushman is a bird lover, and they saved thousands of their feathered friends.”

Note “figures run into billions.” and “The temperature that day was 125 degrees in the shade “. The original stories from the “Mammologist” and more here.

The birds had been doing well and spread farther north than normal… I gather some bounties had even been offered to cull them, but the heat appeared to do the job far more effectively than human hunters.

“From one of his dams he said he took out and burnt about five tons of Parrots. ‘ We made a net with wirenetting,’ he said, ‘and dragged it from one side to the other and then extracted the birds, as the fisherman does his fish.” From here.

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Bush fires out of control in Tasmania , roads closed and townships threatened .

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Is it true that a kangaroo and kill you with one solid kick to the solar plexus?
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A kangaroo can rip open a hunting dog with its kick it would sure mess up a person. Also don't go near them by water, they've also held dogs under water to drown them. But still I can't recall a story of a person being killed by a roo but there probably is one. Personally I think they are majestic animals but I wouldn't mess with one.
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Is it true that a kangaroo and kill you with one solid kick to the solar plexus?
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A kangaroo can rip open a hunting dog with its kick it would sure mess up a person. Also don't go near them by water, they've also held dogs under water to drown them. But still I can't recall a story of a person being killed by a roo but there probably is one. Personally I think they are majestic animals but I wouldn't mess with one.
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My dad got punched in the chest by one once when I was little. I still remember the sound of it. Big hollow BOOM. He was trying to show me it was safe to stand next to it to get a photo taken, but I wasn't havin a bar of it.
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Bush fires out of control in Tasmania , roads closed and townships threatened .

[link to au.news.yahoo.com]
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Tasmania's hottest day on record. How you coping down there?
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You'd have to be a retard to go to the beach in this weather. You'll cook before lunchtime and knock off at four with a dose of skin cancer and a side helping of sun stroke.

I hate this fucking climate.
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It's so hot.......

wtf
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It's so hot.......

wtf
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It is hard for us in Northern Hemisphere to relate.

We are freezing our asses off up here.

But yes, oppressive heat is harder to cope with.

At least in the winter you can bundle up.

We cannot run about naked like our ancestors did when the heat became oppressive.

I'm afraid this would cause the population to skyrocket.
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01/03/2013 11:40 PM
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I slept on a matress outside last night. Hubby just filled the cattle trough up so I am going to soak in that. I live up in the mountains and it is 37c. Usually cooler here. Unfuckenbelievable.

hf
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It's so hot.......

wtf
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Sitting infront of the airconditioner . Beer in hand. Preping for the bbq tonight . Feel sorry for some of the others near the fires. Feel for the firefighters, battling fires in this heat must be murder!
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It's so hot.......

wtf
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Sitting infront of the airconditioner . Beer in hand. Preping for the bbq tonight . Feel sorry for some of the others near the fires. Feel for the firefighters, battling fires in this heat must be murder!
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Why you not working????Tooo Hot?
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It's so hot.......

wtf
 Quoting: AwakeInTassie


Sitting infront of the airconditioner . Beer in hand. Preping for the bbq tonight . Feel sorry for some of the others near the fires. Feel for the firefighters, battling fires in this heat must be murder!
 Quoting: mr2


Why you not working????Tooo Hot?
 Quoting: AwakeInTassie


I am allowed some holidays. That's why I have been spending time on GLP again. I have even taken time out to learn to ride a ripstick . NOt many old fat bald fellas ripping up the bluff skate park with me yesterday.
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01/04/2013 12:12 AM
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Re: Mecury tipped to hit mid 40's in most of Australia.
I live in the Noosa hinterland district of Queensland, last week or was it the week before it was 40 degrees C in the house..today as the rest of the country sizzles we are at 29C, in fact the Crepe Myrtle bush has started to change into her autumn leaves...weird
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Re: Mecury tipped to hit mid 40's in most of Australia.
Thats only like 116 f

Is that unusual there?

I thought it got much hotter?
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straya mate

fuck me shes bang on 43 up in ere Bendigo

gonna grab a slab a vb n go down by da billabong ayy
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Re: Mecury tipped to hit mid 40's in most of Australia.
Thats only like 116 f

Is that unusual there?

I thought it got much hotter?
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Humidity, not so much today but on days like this we often get 50-100% humidity. It is a killer, makes days like this twice as bad.

There's an American who I work with who says there is nothing like Australian heat in America, it's different.
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Re: Mecury tipped to hit mid 40's in most of Australia.
Thats only like 116 f

Is that unusual there?

I thought it got much hotter?
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Humidity, not so much today but on days like this we often get 50-100% humidity. It is a killer, makes days like this twice as bad.

There's an American who I work with who says there is nothing like Australian heat in America, it's different.
 Quoting: LSDreamer


Oh, I didnt realize you guys had high humidity.

Yeah that makes a huge difference.

Its easy to handle 116+ in dry heat,

But with humdity....you wanna die at 90 f.....

Cant imagine 116 f with that much humidity.

Sorry you guys are going through that.
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Re: Mecury tipped to hit mid 40's in most of Australia.
Thats only like 116 f

Is that unusual there?

I thought it got much hotter?
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very unusual...it has been stinking hot in the past weeks but today its almost like you can feel winter coming, even though there is still two months of summer left.
I just find it weird that the crepe myrtle is changing colour.

I remember in 2009, summer came in August, it normally starts around November.

I have a friend in Victoria, who is a landscape gardener...she is starting work at 4am and coming home at midday.
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Re: Mecury tipped to hit mid 40's in most of Australia.
Thats only like 116 f

Is that unusual there?

I thought it got much hotter?
 Quoting: Jervis and V-Honey


Humidity, not so much today but on days like this we often get 50-100% humidity. It is a killer, makes days like this twice as bad.

There's an American who I work with who says there is nothing like Australian heat in America, it's different.
 Quoting: LSDreamer


Oh, I didnt realize you guys had high humidity.

Yeah that makes a huge difference.

Its easy to handle 116+ in dry heat,

But with humdity....you wanna die at 90 f.....

Cant imagine 116 f with that much humidity.

Sorry you guys are going through that.
 Quoting: Jervis and V-Honey


Ha that's alright cool change is coming tonight and I'm camped by the air-con at the moment.

hf
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Re: Mecury tipped to hit mid 40's in most of Australia.
It is summer there, right? So what you expect?
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Which way does the water turn in your toilet?
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Does not swirl any way just gets sucked down the hole, our toilets are a little different I think
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It is the humidity that helps to prevent us from bursting into flames, there areas like Victoria and south Straya have little to no humidity and woof, up they go
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Which way does the water turn in your toilet?
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Does not swirl any way just gets sucked down the hole, our toilets are a little different I think
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Its best to do this in a big sink with lots of water, dont arks me to do it, Im on tank water (fluoride free)
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Re: Mecury tipped to hit mid 40's in most of Australia.
what is the average temperature during january? more in the 30's?
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what is the average temperature during january? more in the 30's?
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30's/40's for January and February
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Which way does the water turn in your toilet?
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Does not swirl any way just gets sucked down the hole, our toilets are a little different I think
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Drain the bathtub, you can see the swirl better.
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Re: Mecury tipped to hit mid 40's in most of Australia.
we hit the mid 40's last summer as well.
this is unheard of here in southern ontario.
things are heating up all over the world.
the coasts are going to flood, and lots of places are going to become inhabitable deserts.
better move now while you can!
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Re: Mecury tipped to hit mid 40's in most of Australia.
we hit the mid 40's last summer as well.
this is unheard of here in southern ontario.
things are heating up all over the world.
the coasts are going to flood, and lots of places are going to become inhabitable deserts.
better move now while you can!
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I'm moving to Canada to work in the shipyards there in the next few years, so if it floods I have a boat to hop in to.
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Re: Mecury tipped to hit mid 40's in most of Australia.
we hit the mid 40's last summer as well.
this is unheard of here in southern ontario.
things are heating up all over the world.
the coasts are going to flood, and lots of places are going to become inhabitable deserts.
better move now while you can!
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Nah...its just part of the cycle
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Re: Mecury tipped to hit mid 40's in most of Australia.
we hit the mid 40's last summer as well.
this is unheard of here in southern ontario.
things are heating up all over the world.
the coasts are going to flood, and lots of places are going to become inhabitable deserts.
better move now while you can!
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I'm moving to Canada to work in the shipyards there in the next few years, so if it floods I have a boat to hop in to.
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canada, for the most part, will 'weather' any climate change very nicely. aside from the coastal flooding of course.
which port/coast are you moving to?

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