Australian Scientists Evidently In On Plot to Socialize America

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    Mar 15, 2010 10:13 PM GMT
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    Australian Scientists Evidently In On Plot to Socialize America
    According to an article in the radical left-wing communist pamphlet known as 'Reuters', Australia's climate scientists have convened in order to file a 'State of the Climate' report. Their findings? Three guesses, and the first two don't count. Yes, Australia's climate is changing--both its surface sea temperatures and mean temperatures have risen over the last 50 years. And this report was issued by Australian scientists--who have nothing to do with Michael Mann, Al Gore, or anyone at the CRU. But I'm guessing there's something sinister afoot anyways . . .

    Here's the meat of their report, according to Reuters:


    * Since 1960, the mean temperature in Australia has increased by about 0.7 degrees Celsius, but some areas of the country had warmed by 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius in the past 50 years, the report said.

    * Australia's warmest decade on record is 2000 to 2009.

    * While total rainfall in Australia had been relatively stable, the geographic distribution changed significantly over the past 50 years, with rainfall decreasing in southwest and southeast Australia, the major population areas.

    * Sea levels around the island continent since 1993 have risen 7-10mm per year in the north and west and 1.5 to 3mm in the south and east, said the report.

    * From 1870 to 2007, the global average sea level rose by close to 200mm (8 inches), sea levels rose at an average of 1.7mm a year in the 20th century and about 3mm per year from 1993-2009, it said.

    * Sea surface temperatures around Australia have increased by about 0.4 degrees Celsius in the past 50 years.

    * The scientists said global carbon dioxide concentration in 2009 of 386 parts per million (ppm) was much higher than the natural range of 170 to 300 ppm that existed in the atmosphere for the past 800,000 years and possibly 20 million years.

    * The scientists said that based on their monitoring of the nation's climate for 100 years, Australian average temperatures are projected to rise by 0.6 to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030.


    Hm. Seems pretty compelling . . .

    But wait, climate change is a global conspiracy to take away American freedom, right? Surely the Australians are in on it! Sneaky Aussie bastards, trying to abet the plot to socialize America. Quick! Plug your ears, go back to the Drudge Report, lest you be indoctrinated! Science, what? I can't hear you! La la la la la!
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    Mar 16, 2010 12:54 AM GMT
    You're just asking for trouble.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 16, 2010 12:57 AM GMT
    you wily Aussies with your didgeridoos and boomerangs
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    Mar 16, 2010 1:07 AM GMT
    Satyricon331 saidYou're just asking for trouble.

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    Mar 16, 2010 1:19 AM GMT
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    Mar 16, 2010 1:22 AM GMT
    PAJohn saidAs a true homosexual (not bi pussy licker, confused tranny) and a true Ozzie (my ancestors were the original British crimanls and mentally deficient sent here in the 1700's) I refuse to stand under the banner of Oz world polluter or Ozzie world climate changer. I demand to stand under the banner of messed up Ozzie homosexual, mysogentist and slimey pussy hater. I never had sex with a disgusting woman but now my job involves taking care of the old, inferm and handicapped women and I take care of their disgusting pussies (and no I don't mean there cats). A true Ozzie, going back 8 generations to my ancestor who was known as Chester the Molestor, and a true homosexual, never tainted by the curse of the vagina, I stand as my own weird creation - man, Ozzie and all around disturbed individual. All those who don't agree with me can kiss my gay, Ozzie ASS!


    >_<

    Perhaps I'm asking for trouble now, but has Pattison spawned multiple identities? I guess it's not really multiple personalities...
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    Mar 16, 2010 1:38 AM GMT
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    Mar 16, 2010 1:40 AM GMT
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    Mar 16, 2010 1:45 AM GMT
    ...oh, and just hearing some scientific Aussie guy saying those kinds of words with his so hot Aussie accent, just makes me melt...like the polar ice caps.icon_redface.gif
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    Mar 16, 2010 1:48 AM GMT
    BiGymGuy said...oh, and just hearing some scientific Aussie guy saying those kinds of words with his so hot Aussie accent, just makes me melt...like the polar ice caps.icon_redface.gif

    Oh sweety your just getting me all wet!
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    Mar 16, 2010 1:49 AM GMT
    It's just the humidity.
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    Mar 16, 2010 1:52 AM GMT
    ...like the foggy windows in an 85 Honda Prelude in the parking lot of Wonderful Wanda's Bar and Grille...but I digress.
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    Mar 16, 2010 1:53 AM GMT
    BiGymGuy saidIt's just the humidity.



    I seriously hope you were joking.
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    BiGymGuy said...like the foggy windows in an 85 Honda Prelude in the parking lot of Wonderful Wanda's Bar and Grille...but I digress.

    I'm glad I"m not the only one who's experienced foggy car windows.. it's a terrible problem and I've no idea how to fix it!
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    Mar 16, 2010 2:02 AM GMT
    PAJohn saidAs a true homosexual (not bi pussy licker, confused tranny) and a true Ozzie (my ancestors were the original British crimanls and mentally deficient sent here in the 1700's) I refuse to stand under the banner of Oz world polluter or Ozzie world climate changer. I demand to stand under the banner of messed up Ozzie homosexual, mysogentist and slimey pussy hater. I never had sex with a disgusting woman but now my job involves taking care of the old, inferm and handicapped women and I take care of their disgusting pussies (and no I don't mean there cats). A true Ozzie, going back 8 generations to my ancestor who was known as Chester the Molestor, and a true homosexual, never tainted by the curse of the vagina, I stand as my own weird creation - man, Ozzie and all around disturbed individual. All those who don't agree with me can kiss my gay, Ozzie ASS!



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    Mar 16, 2010 2:09 AM GMT
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    BiGymGuy said...like the foggy windows in an 85 Honda Prelude in the parking lot of Wonderful Wanda's Bar and Grille...but I digress.

    I'm glad I"m not the only one who's experienced foggy car windows.. it's a terrible problem and I've no idea how to fix it!



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  • DCEric

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    Mar 16, 2010 2:25 AM GMT
    Why do people get all mad in these threads.
    /It's not like any of you understand the science.
  • calibro

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    Mar 16, 2010 2:25 AM GMT
    wellwell said


    "On January 13, Nature Geoscience published an article that reports large increases in ice loss from West Antarctica over the past 10 years. It's a sobering result that's in line with earlier, independent studies.

    But then why do some people say that Antarctic ice is growing?

    There are three regions of Antarctic ice: the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS), the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS), and the Antarctic Peninsula. Most studies indicate that the EAIS is unchanged or growing slightly, while the WAIS and the Peninsula are losing ice.

    Measurements of the entire ice sheet from 1993 to 2003 have ranged from 50 gigatons (Gt) growth per year to 200 Gt loss per year, according to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (IPCC AR4). But overall, the trend is towards loss of ice. Even with the higher uncertainty for Antarctica compared to Greenland, the AR4 concludes that "losses from… Antarctica have very likely contributed to sea level rise".

    So why do some people imply the opposite?

    The Inhofe report quotes Duncan Wingham as saying: "72% of the ice sheet covering the entire land mass of Antarctica is growing." It's hard to know for sure, but if Wingham was referring to the EAIS, he’s correct that some older studies inferred increased snow accumulation there. What's easy to miss is that Wingham said parts of the Antarctic ice sheet are growing rather than shrinking.

    More than that, the most recent studies have found no evidence of increased
    snow accumulation on the EAIS overall.

    And then there is the question of model projections versus observations. The IPCC AR4 says:

    Current global model studies project that the Antarctic Ice Sheet will remain too cold for widespread surface melting and is expected to gain in mass due to increased snowfall.

    This means the models made two predictions: more snow and little melt. But the IPCC also points out that recent observations don't match the model projections. Antarctic ice is, in fact, shrinking. The ice sheet models were wrong on both counts."
  • Webster666

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    Mar 16, 2010 2:44 AM GMT
    It must be due to all those hot Australian men...
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Mar 16, 2010 2:56 AM GMT
    DCEric saidWhy do people get all mad in these threads.
    /It's not like any of you understand the science.



    It's not about understanding it's about being right.
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    Mar 16, 2010 2:58 AM GMT

    I think is has to do with the Aussie bum.....would you please turn around!