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The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Re: +++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby M_B_S » Thu 05 Oct 2017, 07:27:09

SeaGypsy wrote:Disaster, with an i.


Was copy paste ...

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south- ... oms-large/
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Re: +++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby jedrider » Thu 05 Oct 2017, 11:06:04

SeaGypsy wrote:Disaster, with an i.


It's a Desert-ster, certainly.
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Re: +++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby jedrider » Thu 05 Oct 2017, 11:35:40

pstarr wrote:The recent Cal drought lasted 3-4 years, with record rains before and record rains after. (This year was a douzy). How many of those previous 100 year-CO2-anthropomorphic droughts could have been recorded since the industrial age and the rise of CO2? Two does not make a trend.


The heat stress is adding to this and, for instance, reducing the fog coverage and, therefore, the Redwood Forest range to just an teeny-bit of what it was before.
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Re: +++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby pstarr » Thu 05 Oct 2017, 13:19:17

The Redwood range has been shrinking for millennia.
It now appears certain, in the light of accumulated facts, that in the period of the world's history known as the Tertiary, great forests of redwood flourished in many parts of the world. In America, redwood fossils have been found in Texas, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington, California, Canada, Greenland, Alaska, and St. Lawrence Island. The Florissant Petrified Forest of Colorado, the Calistoga Petrified Forest of California, and the Specimen Ridge Petrified Forest in Yellowstone National Park are among the better known.

The recent final decimation (98% of the giant trees are gone) is all logging.
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+++ The Sri Lanka Mega Drought Desaster+++

Unread postby M_B_S » Mon 09 Oct 2017, 02:01:49

Sri Lanka’s worst drought in 40 years leaves villagers hungry and struggling for work
‘There is no work. Everyone, big or small, has lost out to the drought.’

The worst affected areas are the North Western, North Central, Northern and South Eastern Provinces that rely heavily on agriculture. The UN Office in Colombo said that affected households were in some cases limiting their food intake, which was hampering people’s day-to-day lives.

Eating their seed
Gunathileka, who hails from the North Western Province, said his family was now eating some of the rice that he had put away to use as seed for the next growing season.....
https://scroll.in/article/853041/sri-la ... g-for-work
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Re: +++ The Sri Lanka Mega Drought Desaster+++

Unread postby SeaGypsy » Mon 09 Oct 2017, 04:39:04

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Re: +++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby Outcast_Searcher » Wed 11 Oct 2017, 13:05:41

M_B_S wrote:
SeaGypsy wrote:Disaster, with an i.


Was copy paste ...

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south- ... oms-large/

Of course, proof reading, with a "p" is impossible.
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Re: +++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby jedrider » Wed 11 Oct 2017, 13:31:22

pstarr wrote:The Redwood range has been shrinking for millennia.
The recent final decimation (98% of the giant trees are gone) is all logging.


Visiting the California State parks where they point out the NEW range of the Redwoods, which has NOTHING to do with where the trees are TODAY, but everything to do with where the trees will be TOMORROW. That is what is meant by RANGE!

Yes, it's hard to get a handle on CHANGE, especially rapid change. We might SEE trees, but they're really GONE. SEE what I mean??
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Re: +++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby aspera » Wed 11 Oct 2017, 13:48:31

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Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby M_B_S » Tue 14 Nov 2017, 10:44:53

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2017-11-14-hot-weather-and-winds-worsen-cape-town-drought/

SOUTH AFRICA
Hot weather and winds worsen Cape Town drought

14 November 2017 - 08:56
BY APHIWE DEKLERK

The City of Cape Town has attributed part of the drop in dam levels in the past week to hot weather and winds.

In their latest water update‚ the city said dam storage levels were currently at 36.8% but the last 10% is not usable.

“Our dam levels have declined by 1% over the past week. This could be attributed to the high winds and hot weather which contributed to evaporation‚” mayor Patricia de Lille said in a statement.

She said the city had managed to halve its water usage thanks to the efforts of 51% of the city’s water users.

“We will only get through this crisis together. To make this partnership work even more effectively‚ I appeal to all water users‚ especially the 49% who are not saving water yet‚ to join us all as we escalate efforts to beat this drought‚” De Lille said......
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SA Drought @ 410 ppm CO2 and 1850 ppb CH4

Its only getting worse..... world wide with droughts and floods
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