4 Billion years of climate change

Zenaan Harkness zen at freedbms.net
Thu May 9 18:07:15 PDT 2019

We're having some just lovely climate change this morning - a really
warm mid-autumn day, the birds taking dives in the bird bath and
dappled sun rays rocking too and fro through the oak tree.

Damn I love climate change :D

On Fri, May 10, 2019 at 08:05:51AM +1000, Gil May wrote:
> 4 Billion years of climate change
> Dear Politicians, as you appear to have missed many important lessons at
> school, we would like to let you know the earth has had an eve- changing
> climate for billions of years, it is not anything new and within the normal
> range.  Once north Africa and central Australia had forests, there were ice
> ages and drought were in 1878 over 50 million people died of starvation —
> more than double Australia’s population died.  In 1991 Mnt Pinatubo erupted
> for a year spewing out more greenhouse gasses than man has ever made.  In
> 1915 the Murray River dried up, never happened since: Explorer, Charles
> Sturt’s Records show in 1828 it was a blistering 53.9 °C. The death toll
> reached 437 people in the eastern states, in Bourke the heat approached
> 120°F (48.9°C) on three days. The Mayan civilization collapsed due to many
> decades of drought proven by tree growth rings.
> They were REAL climate changes long before modern induztrialisation and the
> puppy-brains were born. How did you handle that bit of historical reality,
> chuck-a-wobbly, weep and wail, go into denial: Or smile as you already knew
> world history—that many have never learnt and don’t want to.

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