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Re: Heat Waves 2023

Unread postby theluckycountry » Sat 15 Jul 2023, 11:43:01

Newfie wrote:Ev n boiling frogs will get uncomfortable, after a while.


What's it like up where you are now Newfie, you're in Alaska type country are you not?
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Re: Heat Waves 2023

Unread postby kublikhan » Mon 17 Jul 2023, 14:08:04

Europe could record its hottest-ever temperature this week on Italy’s islands of Sicily and Sardinia, where a high of 48 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit) is predicted. Authorities in Japan issued heatstroke alerts for tens of millions of people in 20 of its 47 prefectures. The US National Weather Service has warned a “widespread and oppressive” heatwave in southern and western states is expected to peak as wildfires rage in southern California. China recorded its highest-ever temperature, 52C (126F) on Sunday. In South Korea, heavy rain continues to trigger floods and landslides that have killed at least 40 people.

Typhoon Talim has made landfall in the coastal area of south China’s Guangdong province. Nearly 230,000 people in Guangdong had been evacuated.

Greek authorities have evacuated 1,200 children from holiday camps threatened by wildfires.

Mediterranean heatwave set to intensify.

Extreme temperatures across the globe are predicted to break heat records and exacerbate wildfires as the dire consequences of climate change become more apparent with each passing year.
Global heatwave live: Extreme temperatures hit Europe, Asia, US
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Re: Heat Waves 2023

Unread postby Plantagenet » Mon 17 Jul 2023, 18:03:02

It’s way past time for a carbon tax. A carbon tax would be the simplest and most effective way to immediately start to bring down CO2 emissions. But the silly people in the Biden administration won’t even consider it.

And why not?

Because if we had a carbon tax rather then subsidizing EVs we’d have to tax EVs, which have huge carbon footprints the second they roll off the factor floor. And we’ve have to tax every other new thing being built and sold right now as well.

And we can’t have that.

The Ds and the Rs only care about keeping BAU going so carbon taxes are off the table.

Instead, look for ever higher and carbon emissions and ever hotter heat waves.

When it comes to climate change our leaders have utterly completely and totally failed us.

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Re: Heat Waves 2023

Unread postby jawagord » Mon 17 Jul 2023, 18:40:24

Canada has had Carbon Taxes for many years, it's now $65 per tonne, I'm sure the planet is cooler because of it! Reality is a carbon tax is just another fuel tax, it will be great at raising revenue, next to useless at cutting consumption. Canadian funny: The Province of NFLD said we have lots of taxes on fuels how about we just change to name to carbon tax and call it even!

Newfoundland and Labrador introduced a carbon price of $20 per tonne on Jan. 1, 2019. At the same time it reduced its provincial gas tax by about the same amount.

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/0 ... -explainer
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Re: Heat Waves 2023

Unread postby yellowcanoe » Mon 17 Jul 2023, 21:55:31

jawagord wrote:Canada has had Carbon Taxes for many years, it's now $65 per tonne, I'm sure the planet is cooler because of it! Reality is a carbon tax is just another fuel tax, it will be great at raising revenue, next to useless at cutting consumption. Canadian funny: The Province of NFLD said we have lots of taxes on fuels how about we just change to name to carbon tax and call it even!

Newfoundland and Labrador introduced a carbon price of $20 per tonne on Jan. 1, 2019. At the same time it reduced its provincial gas tax by about the same amount.

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/0 ... -explainer


You missed the point that a lot of that revenue is handed back to families. A family that doesn't consume much fossil fuels actually comes out ahead. If on the other hand, you live two hours from your place of work and insist on driving a full size pickup truck the tax is going to hurt!
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Re: Heat Waves 2023

Unread postby Plantagenet » Wed 19 Jul 2023, 22:03:35

jawagord wrote:Canada has had Carbon Taxes for many years, it's now $65 per tonne, I'm sure the planet is cooler because of it! Reality is a carbon tax is just another fuel tax, it will be great at raising revenue, next to useless at cutting consumption.


Thats partly true and partly false.

1. It’s FALSE to claim Canada has had a carbon tax “for many years”. In actuality some provinces instituted carbon taxes years ago, but a county wide carbon tax was only instituted in 2019.

2. It’s TRUE that the current carbon tax is low because Canadians whined about having a carbon tax but it’s FALSE to imply that is a set rate. In actuality carbon taxes in Canada are set to increase very year until 2030.

3. It’s FALSE to suggest that carbon taxes have no effect on consumption. Obviously if you increase the price of any commodity enough there will be a decrease in consumption. While the current carbon tax may not be high enough to cut consumption, it’s set to increase every year, and it can be raised even higher if necessary.

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Re: Heat Waves 2023

Unread postby theluckycountry » Fri 21 Jul 2023, 13:55:19

Meanwhile, in the non-political world...

80 Million Americans to Face 105 Degree Heat This Weekend
The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning about more scorching heat across the United States in the coming days—with about 80 million Americans set to experience 100-degree-plus temperatures this weekend... The extreme heat isn’t a phenomenon limited to the United States. Other parts of the world are also facing high temperatures.

In Europe, Rome has seen record-high temperatures of 107.2 degrees F, with the heat wave being cited as the main reason for a 20 percent surge in the number of people visiting emergency rooms at hospitals.

According to a July 10 post by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the first week of July was the “hottest week on record” for the world... “We are in uncharted territory, and we can expect more records to fall as El Nino develops further, and these impacts will extend into 2024,” Mr. Hewitt said.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/80-millio ... 11459.html

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Re: Heat Waves 2023

Unread postby theluckycountry » Fri 21 Jul 2023, 14:29:34

Could this be the reason?

NORTH ATLANTIC SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY

The June global surface temperature was 1.89°F (1.05°C) above the 20th-century average of 59.9°F (15.5°C), making it the warmest June on record. This marked the first time a June temperature exceeded 1.8°F (1°C) above the long-term average.

https://www.climate.gov/news-features/u ... -june-2023

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A remarkable warming of ocean waters this July has some of the Atlantic marine districts reaching record highs. Data provided by Peter Galbraith, a research scientist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)

The waters off the South Shore of Nova Scotia, including parts of Lahave Bank and the Scotian Slope, are particularly remarkable. There the expected average for July 2023 is 17.4 C. That currently exceeds the standing record of 15.5 C set in 2022 by nearly 2 degrees. The Bay of Fundy is sitting at 14.85 C which is just over the record of 14.81 C set in 2022.

https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/ocean-water ... -1.6485907

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Re: Heat Waves 2023

Unread postby Tuike » Wed 13 Dec 2023, 09:11:50

First, average temperature in Spain in December.
December Weather in Madrid -weatherspark.com

Weather now:
Spain smashes heat records for December -yahoo
Spain is smashing temperature records for December as a mass of hot air sweeps over the Iberian Peninsula Temperatures reached 86 degrees Fahrenheit in the south, delaying the start of winter sports
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Re: Heat Waves 2023

Unread postby Pops » Wed 13 Dec 2023, 09:57:55

Highs in cities on my weather app
NW Washington +5ºF (olympic peninsula)
NE WA +4
SW Missouri +8 (it's been +5 to +10 all fall)
San Antonio TX -8!
Upper New York -2
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Re: Heat Waves 2023

Unread postby theluckycountry » Wed 13 Dec 2023, 17:51:27

It's been a delightful summer down here in Australia so far, not sure whether it's the melting of the antarctic or what but temps are mild compared to other years. That was always going to be the case, some regions will bake, others will cool dramatically (such as the UK when the AMOC collapses)
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