Discussion in 'The Red Room' started by Tuckerfan, Dec 31, 2019.
This doesn't look good.
Literally half a continent is on fire and the average temperature for the continent hit over 107 Fahrenheit. Thousands of people are literally fleeing out into the ocean to escape this hellscape.
But no, this isn't climate change.
I’m flying to Melbourne next week for what was going to be a long backpacking trip around the country.
If you make it to Adelaide hit me up and we'll have a beer.
As for the subject of this thread, the fires are fucking awful, being made much worse by the warming climate, and I'm fucking furious at our government for insisting this won't at all affect their plans to ride the coal train.
Choo Choo motherfuckers, let's ride this planet into the ground.
So, if he makes it to Adelaide, do you want him to hit you up?
We get fires every year, that's nothing new. This is the first year I can remember where everywhere was on fire, and earlier in the year than normal. People I know have had to evacuate their homes, almost everyone is one or two degrees of separation from someone who has lost one.
We've had the hottest day on record for the continent, in some parts we beat all time heat records and it's not even the hottest part of summer yet.
Most of the 21st century has been spent in drought, slowly people are starting to realise that the "drought" might just be the new normal.
Who was the English explorer who bitched about Australia being a "desert" and years later folks realized that he'd shown up in a particularly rainy year?
I guess the oil companies pitch this as the new upgrade for the outback. With all the animals and insects that can kill you now they have fire. Maybe we could go back to the old version and the developers can fix the environment in a patch. Donnie and Boris will get the guys right on that. They have all the best people. We will have rakes by the boatload for australia, and they will be great.
this looks like a scene from every Netflix post- apocalyptic world movie!
Who the fuck still thinks coal is a good idea in 2019?!?
This is the man who is now our Prime Minister.
This photo was taken in 2017.
Don't worry, capitalists are already finding new ways to monetise the destruction of the planet.
My wife wants to know if the koalas are okay.
They are just a little red in the middle, but they came out perfectly fried to the stick they were hanging on.
1.People that own coal mines.
2. People that live in shitty little towns with only one major employer, where that employer is a coal mine.
3. Cowardly politicians looking to curry favour with the first two.
Thank goodness! I'm getting sick of roadkill deer, and my taste buds are hankering for something new.
People who want to ‘stick it to the libs’.
People nostalgic for a past that never existed.
Long read but right on.
@Marso thinks this is facepalm worthy, I'm wondering if it's that he doesn't think the scale of the fires is unprecedented (in that they are happening at the same time all across the continent), that we haven't had the hottest weather for the continent on record, or that the drought now entering it's third decade may actually just be a blip.
I suggest changing the subject with her because the answer ain't good.
Not mind safe info behind the spoiler tag.
Australia, in it's 5th war with it's local wildlife, makes yet again, a grave mistake.
4. People who think having a shit job is somehow more important than their own health or the environment they live in.
Hey @Marso, why did you facepalm rep this?
You realize Bailey actually lives there, right?
Damn, this is tough to read about.
Sorry Bailey. Hope you stay safe.
It's not so much that, it's that they don't see any viable alternatives to those jobs. It's like Hillary's plan to turn the coal mining towns in WV to "recreation areas." You know, ski resorts and shit like that. Jobs that are primarily seasonal and don't pay for shit. By contrast, coal is year-round work and pays better.
I live inner city so no fire danger, but thanks.
The photo at the bottom is on all the front pages today today. Quote is from our shitstain of a PM when he suggested that children getting worked up over climate change were being abused.
Um, word is that China is building a new coal-based power plant every week.
'offshored' factories away from the richer, western world in the name of some ill conceived plan of "globalization." E.g. move manufacturing and factories out of place like the US (where subject to environmental safeguards and conservationist regs) into China (without many regulatory constraints).
Separate names with a comma.