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Earth just had its hottest decade on record

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songanddance wrote: Why don’t you just read the BOM summary?

Warming associated with anthropogenic climate change has seen Australian annual mean temperatures increase by over one degree since 1910. Most of this warming has occurred since 1950.

2019 was also the driest year on record for Australia at 277.6 mm, well below the previous record in 1902 (previous lowest was 314.5 mm). Nationally-averaged rainfall for 2019 was 40% below the 1961–1990 average of 465.2 mm. The national rainfall dataset commences in 1900. Although every period of rainfall deficiency is different, the extraordinarily low rainfall experienced this year has been comparable to that seen in the driest periods in Australia's recorded history, including the Federation Drought and the Millenium Drought.

A very strong positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) was one of the main influences on Australia's climate during 2019, and contributed to very low rainfall across Australia. The year commenced with significant rainfall deficiencies already in place across large areas of eastern Australia. Low rainfall during 2019 resulted in increased severity of rainfall deficiencies across New South Wales and Queensland, parts of southeastern Australia, and the South West Land Division in Western Australia.

The El Niño–Southern Oscillation remained neutral throughout 2019.

Annual mean temperatures for 2019 were above average for nearly all of Australia, and highest on record for a large area of northern and eastern New South Wales, southeast Queensland, most of Western Australia extending from the Pilbara coast to northwest South Australia, and for an area of the Victoria River District in the Northern Territory. It was the warmest year on record for New South Wales and Western Australia as a whole, and amongst the ten warmest years for the Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria, and South Australia.


http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/annual/aus/
Summary doesn't answer my question to your statement.
None of these indicate a temp difference of what was 26-30 to now 40-50.

Just name the area of your 8 years of living there and the year, i'll just search it up myself to compare.
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Earth is over 4500000000 years old. Sample size of 140 years of record keeping (as per the original article). HOTTEST EVER!!!!!

sensationalist headlines and articles are dumb. Yes, its getting warmer because humans are greedy and dumb.
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bionicbadger wrote: Earth is over 4500000000 years old. Sample size of 140 years of record keeping (as per the original article). HOTTEST EVER!!!!!
The article didn’t say “hottest ever”. It said “hottest ever recorded”.

Sure the accretion of the planet was 4.5 billion years ago. And for half a billion years that accretion was lifeless.

Add two and a half more billion years to get to the stage of multi-celled organisms.

Another billion or so years to get to plant life.

Millions more to get to human life.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_the_Earth

Some people don’t care about future generations. I have relatives who have openly acknowledged that.

Some people care not just about themselves, but about future generations, whether or not they have children.
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Recent work on the impact of rising oceans due to climate change shows that much of the Greater Vancouver Area at risk.

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Climate Central sea-level maps are based on peer-reviewed science in leading journals. These maps should be regarded as screening tools to identify places that may require deeper investigation of risk. Big datasets always include error. Outside of the United States, maps are based on global-scale datasets for elevation, tides, and coastal flood likelihoods.
https://coastal.climatecentral.org/map/ ... =kopp_2014

Covid is a risk to humans that is disrupting our lives for months, maybe years. Climate change is a risk to humanity, possibly forever.
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We will be dead before climate change effects us. Either by war or disease
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Energie11 wrote: We will be dead before climate change effects us. Either by war or disease
You are completely correct for those who are over 50 years old and have no progeny. Those older people who care only about themselves have no reason to care about climate change.

Those who have children or grandchildren or who may have either, and who care about their lives, and those who care about humanity care about climate change.
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MexiCanuck wrote: You are completely correct for those who are over 50 years old and have no progeny. Those older people who care only about themselves have no reason to care about climate change.

Those who have children or grandchildren or who may have either, and who care about their lives, and those who care about humanity care about climate change.
You're wrong ... but not completely wrong. Some do, some don't.
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cardguy wrote: will they stabilize the Earths rotation around the sun? or the Earths axis pivot too?...or the suns flare up?...
sensationalism...what was the average temperature and hottest last 500 years ? 1000 years?
I personally dont live through paranoia
People who deny anthroprogenic climate change have plenty of paranoia. "There's going to be economic Armageddon if we do anything about it!" I wish they'd give the alarmist rhetoric a rest.
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Kiraly wrote: I wish they'd give the alarmist rhetoric a rest.
I actually laughed at this line given where most of the alarmist rhetoric has actually come from on the subject. :lol:
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MexiCanuck wrote: Recent work on the impact of rising oceans due to climate change shows that much of the Greater Vancouver Area at risk.
If Vancouver is at risk from 0.53mm/year rise (a trend seen for more than 100 years), then clearly they built way too close to the coast.

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But maybe they can all move to the northern and western sections of Vancouver Island:

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