deje vu all over again

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    Seems this is where we started last year.

    TODAYonline | World | Australia floods leave more than 16,000 stranded

    Australia floods leave more than 16,000 stranded
    04:45 AM Feb 05, 2012SYDNEY - More than 16,500 people were stranded across New South Wales as flooding in the north of Australia's most populous state cut off towns and damaged cotton crops.

    About 2,300 people have been ordered to evacuate their homes, the State Emergency Service (SES) said in a statement on its website. In the neighbouring state of Queensland, engineers are assessing a levee in the town of Charleville that is at risk of breaking, Sky News reported.

    The deluge has caused an estimated A$50 million (S$66.8 million) of damage, New South Wales Minister for Emergency Management Robert McClelland said in a statement yesterday.

    Australia is the world's third-biggest shipper of cotton, and growers may lose 10 per cent of what was expected to be a record A$2.75-billion crop, the Australian newspaper reported.

    In the New South Wales town of Moree, water levels are reported to be receding. But floods in Queensland state have risen to record levels in some areas, causing two regions to be declared disaster zones. Evacuations have been organised for some towns.

    Major flooding occurred in Gunnedah, where the Namoi River peaked at 8.03m early yesterday morning, said the SES.

    "These floods are going to go on for some time," said SES spokesman Andrew Edwards in an interview on Sky News television. Floodwaters from Queensland have not yet flowed through the river system into New South Wales, he said. BLOOMBERG
     
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    Gosh who knew the earth had cycles?
     
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    drought...because of manmade global warming
    floods...because of manmade global warming

    this science stuff is so much fun!

    Lab experiments showing either...zero

    never passing a chance to mock OldFraud and his non-science... priceless
     
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    I don't know what's worse- too much rain or not enough rain?
    I'd probably rather the former.

    Weather doesn't play favorites when it comes to commerce.
     
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    Funny how they seem to be forgotten, whenever a pause in the rise in temps is noted. We keep getting told just the opposite in those threads. :cool:
     
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    "Oceans Currents and Climate", an interesting link well worth reading by the curious.

    Ocean Currents and Climate

    CrusaderFrank is now free to post an idiotgram, hoping others will miss the interesting article linked above.
     
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    A good site, with much information. Definately on the do not read list of all the deniers on this board.
     
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    Bad cess, in both cases. And, once again, agriculture is taking a hit, and that will be reflected in the price of food and clothing, in this case.
     
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    So great when people don't bother to read the articles they link to.

    "They noted that a warmer ocean would tend to evaporate more of its carbon dioxide gas ( CO2) and also water vapor into the air, whereas a colder ocean would tend to absorb both gases."

    Next time, find a grown up to read the article to you before you post it. Might save you from looking like total idiots.

    On second thought, nah, keep going the way you're going
     
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