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+++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby M_B_S » Mon 29 May 2017, 09:44:13

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40002770

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22 May 2017

South Africa's Western Cape province has declared a drought disaster as it faces its worst water shortage in 113 years.
Provincial leader Helen Zille said water will be harvested by drilling boreholes to serve key points like hospitals in Cape Town.
The alert will last for three months but could be extended if the crisis persists, she said in a statement.
Southern African nations are reeling from a two-year drought.
The UN estimates that over 40 million people have been affected by the drought that was caused by the El Nino climate phenomenon.

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

Unread postby ROCKMAN » Mon 29 May 2017, 14:02:05

"...as it faces its worst water shortage in 113 years." So it had even worse droughts before AGW generated climate change would have been a factor?
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Re: +++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby pstarr » Mon 29 May 2017, 16:39:16

I wonder if the dreaded South African mega drought desaster is anything like the dreaded California drought desaster lol
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Unread postby dissident » Mon 29 May 2017, 19:28:34

pstarr wrote:I wonder if the dreaded South African mega drought desaster is anything like the dreaded California drought desaster lol
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If you were paying attention instead of laughing it off like some troll, the frequency of 1000 year and 100 year events has been shrinking so that they are now 100 year and 10 year events. Don't assume California is not going to see a similar drought until decades and centuries in the future.
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Unread postby pstarr » Mon 29 May 2017, 19:35:56

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

Unread postby M_B_S » Mon 29 May 2017, 22:17:43

Dont feed the ignorant its hopeless.

German migrants are coming home because their farms in SA ARE NOW A DESERT.

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

Unread postby kiwichick » Mon 29 May 2017, 23:43:15

@ mbs..........+1

It is not hard to see something similar happening in Australia, for example, as in many inland areas of Australia , Queensland, NSW, the North West corner of Vic, S.A. and the South West of W.A., the crops, particularly grains, are entirely dependent on seasonal rain, in Queensland it's the monsoon's and in the southern states it's winter/spring rainfall that's critical.

Most of them are also temperature sensitive, so that even a run of 3 or 4 days with extreme temps can significantly impact on the yield, especially if combined with low rainfall.
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Re: +++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby M_B_S » Tue 30 May 2017, 00:55:33

kiwichick wrote:@ mbs..........+1

It is not hard to see something similar happening in Australia, for example, as in many inland areas of Australia , Queensland, NSW, the North West corner of Vic, S.A. and the South West of W.A., the crops, particularly grains, are entirely dependent on seasonal rain, in Queensland it's the monsoon's and in the southern states it's winter/spring rainfall that's critical.

Most of them are also temperature sensitive, so that even a run of 3 or 4 days with extreme temps can significantly impact on the yield, especially if combined with low rainfall.


Correct and when it rains one day in ten or fifty years in the Kalahary dersert or Namib the flowers are exploding but its still a desert

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

Unread postby M_B_S » Thu 01 Jun 2017, 11:22:14

Cape Town cuts back to survive 'stubborn' drought
Authorities call on residents of South African city to limit showers to two minutes and flush toilets only if necessary.

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Local authorities have declared Cape Town and the surrounding Western Cape province a disaster area, with less than 10 percent of usable water left in the dams supplying the region.

"Dam levels are at 9.7 percent. #ThinkWaterCT and use below 100 litres per person, per day," the government said on its official Twitter account on Tuesday....
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/c ... 58563.html
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Re: +++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby dohboi » Wed 07 Jun 2017, 21:44:43

One upside of the otherwise horrific deadly storm that that just hit down there is that it brought some much needed rain:

Eight killed as drought ends


The storm comes two weeks after the region declared a drought disaster.
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It is the worst winter storm for 30 years, according to the South African Weather Service, while local media have dubbed it "the mother of all storms".
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In May, the Western Cape province declared a drought disaster after two reservoirs had completely dried up. It was said to have been the region's worst drought in more than a century.

Several other southern African nations were also affected by the two-year drought, which was caused by the El Nino climate phenomenon.
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40185177

By the way, this--and versions far, far more intense on both sides of the equation--is exactly what is predicted to happen in more and more regions as GW really takes hold--desicating droughts that last years followed by deadly, torrential rains.
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Re: +++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby M_B_S » Sun 01 Oct 2017, 18:57:42

South Africa

Welcome to the new normal: Drought crisis takes a new turn in Cape Town


26 September 2017 - 08:35
By Aron Hyman







Cape Town residents are being urged to use only 87 litres per day‚ per person‚ after a record low rainfall winter season left dams at 37.5% full‚ with only 27.5% of that being usable water. File photo.
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The City of Cape Town is installing 2‚000 water management devices a week at properties owned by water guzzlers to restrict household consumption to 350 litres per day.
The devices will be installed at properties where residents refuse to limit water use. The city‚ reeling from an extensive drought‚ is aiming to reduce total consumption to 500 million litres per day.
Collective consumption currently stands at 622 million litres per day. In February the City was still using more than 800 million litres per day.

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Residents are being urged to use only 87 litres per day‚ per person‚ after a record low rainfall winter season left dams at 37.5% full‚ with only 27.5% of that being usable water.
A warm bath‚ now a highly discouraged act of water wastage in the city‚ may be a difficult concept to explain to future generations.
“All residents‚ businesses and other partners must start adapting to the ‘New Normal’ which is a characteristic of a water-scarce city and province such as Cape Town and the Western Cape‚” said Xanthea Limberg‚ the mayoral committee member for water and waste services.
WATCH | This is what 87 litres of water a day looks like

“We will continue to approach this drought crisis with every resource and avenue at our disposal. We need the whole of society to stand with us and to help us to get through this drought‚ but also to start laying the building blocks for a more resilient city over our longer-term future.”
The daily water target does not just apply when you are at home‚ said Limberg‚ but also when you are at work or gym.
The City has also put pressure on businesses to reduce consumption.
Water pressure has also been reduced‚ which could affect high-lying areas. Multi-storey buildings without water pump systems or water tanks could see water shortages on upper floors.

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

Unread postby M_B_S » Thu 05 Oct 2017, 05:29:29

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SOUTH AFRICA
Drought: Cape’s day zero looms large

De Lille says the council has introduced the first of three phases
05 October 2017 - 07:55
BY DAVE CHAMBERS

Intermittent water supply‚ followed by having to collect water in buckets under the supervision of soldiers: this is Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille’s vision of the near future if the city’s dams run dry.

After meeting Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane‚ De Lille outlined the council ’s disaster plan on Wednesday.

She begged Capetonians to save more water‚ warning that day zero — when dams are no longer usable — would arrive in March.

She said it was vital to plan for the worst case scenario‚ saying the city council had activated the first of three Disastermanagement phases....
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Re: +++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby SeaGypsy » Thu 05 Oct 2017, 05:33:28

Disaster, with an i.
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Unread postby M_B_S » Thu 05 Oct 2017, 07:27:09

SeaGypsy wrote:Disaster, with an i.


Was copy paste ...

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

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