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17 December 2015 @ 01:33 am
Next time you meet a climate change denier…  
Tell them we had a bloody tornado in Sydney today.

My home and work fine, Mr B decided to take shelter during his lunchbreak in a shopping centre that had a roof collapse, but it was comparatively minor.

Seriously, I am going to bite the kneecaps off the next politician that tells me coal is good for humanity.

Back to writing! SO CLOSE to finishing the current thing! Alas, five important things queued behind it …
cmcmck on December 16th, 2015 03:13 pm (UTC)
It's been around 14c here all Winter thus far...........

Approx 10 above seasonal average and the warmest Winter for seventy years.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 21st, 2015 02:35 pm (UTC)
I've been laughing ruefully at that because the last two times I have been home for December there have been record lows. I toyed with the idea this year, decided against it, and … Here's hoping February is not cruel.

bk7brokemybrainbk7brokemybrain on December 16th, 2015 04:18 pm (UTC)
I'm in NYC. Our recent summers have only gotten hotter and hotter. It is a few days from Christmas and for months autumn has felt like April, which is to say fifty, sixty, SEVENTY degrees. Not an aberration of a day, but months of it. I'm a cold weather person. I wish Canada would get back on the job and blow some cold air down on us. This past weekend were news reports of locals going to the beaches in bikinis and swimming. It was nice out.
Buffalo, NY is happy, though. They are generally buried in snow by November, and they haven't have any appreciable frozen precipitation.

And then, the instability will whack us the other way. Boston got so much snow last winter that the last of the municipal snow piles melted sometime in the summer.

The politicians who purposefully dissemble about climate change for political purposes and money should burn in hell (Times Square in July). Those who are ignorant about science in general and climate change in particular have no right to put forth legislation concerning it. Of course, these people are the ones steering the climate change committees, because it's all about power, not doing the right thing. I almost wish all scientists could go on strike against politicians who deny clear findings. Let the world try to operate without science for a bit. This goes for women's health issues and rights, too. grrrrrrrrr....
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 21st, 2015 02:36 pm (UTC)
YES! I used to be able to cope with Sydney because at least it would get cool at night, and the winters were delightful. But now it rarely cools and the winters are gone.

And I could not agree with you more about the need for politicians to have a knowledge base. Across the Western world, we routinely elect people we would never hire for jobs!
Eli/Ellie/ellie_nor: fuck this shitellie_nor on December 16th, 2015 08:24 pm (UTC)
D-: Glad you and Mr B are safe.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 21st, 2015 02:34 pm (UTC)
I have told him that the next time the weather bureau issues a storm warning, he is not to walk ten minutes to a shopping centre! :-)
celestlyncelestlyn on December 16th, 2015 11:02 pm (UTC)
I just do not understand the deniers. It is so obvious that something is changing. I don't know the reason for it, but I can clearly see that it is happening. Every season now seems to break all known records for whatever weather system is happening. In the last year or so we've had the most amount of snow in recorded history, the most amount of rainfall in a day and for the month since 1880, the worst heat/fire season in history, the stongest hurricane ever recorded, the most tornados in a single season, the longest drought...etc. It just goes on and one. Every storm system is suddenly breaking all kinds of records. What is wrong with people that they still say there is no climate change?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 21st, 2015 02:33 pm (UTC)
I think there can only be three reasons:
* rampant ideologues who will hold to a political position against the science until the day the waters rise up to their noses. James Dellingpole is their King.
* profiteers who refuse to let go of their easy coal money. I hope they are all flattened by tornadoes.
* and the genuinely ignorant, who are often also scared. I feel sorry for them, as they often see the whole situation as being economic disaster for them, when it really should be an economic book if so many of our politicians weren't utter bastards who belong in the first two categories.

But yes, as you say, no-one who has their eyes open can really fail to see that things are well fucked up!
Jaeenchanted_jae on December 17th, 2015 01:30 am (UTC)

How scary!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 21st, 2015 02:29 pm (UTC)
Quite thoroughly mad!
anna_wing on December 17th, 2015 02:06 am (UTC)
I saw that report on the BBC and boggled. I'm glad that you and Mr B are all right.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 21st, 2015 02:29 pm (UTC)
There are number of people whose houses were trashed, but at least no-one was killed!