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Mar 31st, 2014 at 9:51am
 
The Earth is warming so rapidly that unless humans can arrest the trend, we risk becoming ''extinct'' as a species, a leading Australian health academic has warned.

Helen Berry, associate dean in the faculty of health at the University of Canberra, said while the Earth has been warmer and colder at different points in the planet's history, the rate of change has never been as fast as it is today.

''What is remarkable, and alarming, is the speed of the change since the 1970s, when we started burning a lot of fossil fuels in a massive way,'' she said. ''We can't possibly evolve to match this rate [of warming] and, unless we get control of it, it will mean our extinction eventually.''

Professor Berry is one of three leading academics who have contributed to the health chapter of a Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report due on Monday. She and co-authors Tony McMichael, of the Australian National University, and Colin Butler, of the University of Canberra, have outlined the health risks of rapid global warming in a companion piece for The Conversation, also published on Monday. The three warn that the adverse effects on population health and social stability have been ''missing from the discussion'' on climate change.

''Human-driven climate change poses a great threat, unprecedented in type and scale, to wellbeing, health and perhaps even to human survival,'' they write.

They predict that the greatest challenges will come from undernutrition and impaired child development from reduced food yields; hospitalisations and deaths due to intense heatwaves, fires and other weather-related disasters; and the spread of infectious diseases.

They warn the ''largest impacts'' will be on poorer and vulnerable populations, winding back recent hard-won gains of social development programs.

Projecting to an average global warming of 4 degrees by 2100, they say ''people won't be able to cope, let alone work productively, in the hottest parts of the year''.

They say that action on climate change would produce ''extremely large health benefits'', which would greatly outweigh the costs of curbing emission growth.

A leaked draft of the IPCC report notes that a warming climate would lead to fewer cold weather-related deaths but the benefits would be ''greatly'' outweighed by the impacts of more frequent heat extremes. Under a high emissions scenario, some land regions will experience temperatures four to seven degrees higher than pre-industrial times, the report said.

While some adaptive measures are possible, limits to humans' ability to regulate heat will affect health and potentially cut global productivity in the warmest months by 40 per cent by 2100.

Body temperatures rising above 38 degrees impair physical and cognitive functions, while risks of organ damage, loss of consciousness and death increase sharply above 40.6 degrees, the draft report said.

Farm crops and livestock will also struggle with thermal and water stress. Staple crops such as corn, rice, wheat and soybeans are assumed to face a temperature limit of 40-45 degrees, with temperature thresholds for key sowing stages near or below 35 degrees, the report said.

Follow our live coverage of the release of the IPCC report from 11am AEDT


http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-change-could-make-human...


Abbott denial must now be resisted and Australia must act now on AGW so to avoid extinction of humanity.
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Reply #1 - Mar 31st, 2014 at 10:09am
 
There has been no statistically significant increase in global temperature in the past 16 years.  Roll Eyes
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Scott Morrison DID wipe the floor with Bull Shitten!!! Smiley Smiley Smiley
 
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Reply #2 - Mar 31st, 2014 at 10:19am
 
Why do people insist on brain dead headings?

I fact the posters only 2 pieces of input in the thread are brain dead garbage.

Embarrassing stuff... Embarrassed Embarrassed
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Reply #3 - Mar 31st, 2014 at 10:19am
 
Time to invite some private consortiums to establish a network of nuclear power stations on the Australian mainland.

We could utilise our abundant uranium and thorium reserves to generate an over supply of energy with little or no CO2 emissions thus bringing our arbitrary emission target down.  We could then export the over supply of energy to Asia and make cash to cover the cost of the compounding bill for hand outs and get browny points for reducing Asia's CO2 emissions as well.

Wink  Smiley
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Reply #4 - Mar 31st, 2014 at 10:21am
 
What!

You want to live forever ???         Shocked


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Reply #5 - Mar 31st, 2014 at 10:25am
 
Swagman wrote on Mar 31st, 2014 at 10:19am:
Time to invite some private consortiums to establish a network of nuclear power stations on the Australian mainland.

We could utilise our abundant uranium and thorium reserves to generate an over supply of energy with little or no CO2 emissions thus bringing our arbitrary emission target down.  We could then export the over supply of energy to Asia and make cash to cover the cost of the compounding bill for hand outs and get browny points for reducing Asia's CO2 emissions as well.

Wink  Smiley


Same with the GAIA and the endless vista of solar and wind farms of the West - we could export the surplus to the dark countries and ebrig them the light (not that light)...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Andrewjlockley/Hydraulic_geoengineering2g
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Reply #6 - Mar 31st, 2014 at 10:32am
 
Ye Grappler wrote on Mar 31st, 2014 at 10:25am:
Swagman wrote on Mar 31st, 2014 at 10:19am:
Time to invite some private consortiums to establish a network of nuclear power stations on the Australian mainland.

We could utilise our abundant uranium and thorium reserves to generate an over supply of energy with little or no CO2 emissions thus bringing our arbitrary emission target down.  We could then export the over supply of energy to Asia and make cash to cover the cost of the compounding bill for hand outs and get browny points for reducing Asia's CO2 emissions as well.

Wink  Smiley


Same with the GAIA and the endless vista of solar and wind farms of the West - we could export the surplus to the dark countries and ebrig them the light (not that light)...



Yes we could do that AS WELL no argument there.

The Greenies however are ideologically opposed to nuke energy despite its abundant capability to reduce CO2 emissions (if not concentrations?).

Greenies just aren't fair dinkum about AGWT.  They just promote their real agenda which is [u]Socialism Hiding In Trees (Ess-H-I-T for short  Grin) Kicking the corporates and anti-capitalism is their go.  Sad
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Reply #7 - Mar 31st, 2014 at 10:43am
 
Well - radioactive waste apart - the GAIA area set aside by Grappler Enterprises Inc over the West is close to the uranium deposits.. I suppose there is endless possibility for power production and an entire industrial base far from the crowded East.....

I think that many are just totally lacking in any breadth of vision... some such here even call me crazy..

One day, My Swagman - all this will be yours to hold in trust for my people and their benefit... use it wisely.
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Reply #8 - Mar 31st, 2014 at 10:55am
 
Swagman wrote on Mar 31st, 2014 at 10:32am:
Ye Grappler wrote on Mar 31st, 2014 at 10:25am:
Swagman wrote on Mar 31st, 2014 at 10:19am:
Time to invite some private consortiums to establish a network of nuclear power stations on the Australian mainland.

We could utilise our abundant uranium and thorium reserves to generate an over supply of energy with little or no CO2 emissions thus bringing our arbitrary emission target down.  We could then export the over supply of energy to Asia and make cash to cover the cost of the compounding bill for hand outs and get browny points for reducing Asia's CO2 emissions as well.

Wink  Smiley


Same with the GAIA and the endless vista of solar and wind farms of the West - we could export the surplus to the dark countries and ebrig them the light (not that light)...



Yes we could do that AS WELL no argument there.

The Greenies however are ideologically opposed to nuke energy despite its abundant capability to reduce CO2 emissions (if not concentrations?).

Greenies just aren't fair dinkum about AGWT.  They just promote their real agenda which is [u]Socialism Hiding In Trees (Ess-H-I-T for short  Grin) Kicking the corporates and anti-capitalism is their go.  Sad


Nuclear energy is not economically viable.   Its opposed because its environmentally damaging (by greenies) and opposed because its not cost effective (by economists).

So appart from being bad, unwanted, expensive and loss making, its an excellent idea. Smiley
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Reply #9 - Mar 31st, 2014 at 11:01am
 
Just tossing ideas around here and trying to find the correct course with my constituency.
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Reply #10 - Mar 31st, 2014 at 11:07am
 
Doctor Jolly wrote on Mar 31st, 2014 at 10:55am:
Nuclear energy is not economically viable.   Its opposed because its environmentally damaging (by greenies) and opposed because its not cost effective (by economists).

So appart from being bad, unwanted, expensive and loss making, its an excellent idea. Smiley


When Abbott finally drags us all the way back to the 1950s you will understand!  Roll Eyes

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The phrase gained popularity as a feeling of nuclear optimism emerged in the 1950s in which it was believed that all power generators in the future would be atomic in nature. The atomic bomb would render all conventional explosives obsolete and nuclear power plants would do the same for power sources such as coal and oil. There was a general feeling that everything would use a nuclear power source of some sort, in a positive and productive way, from irradiating food to preserve it, to the development of nuclear medicine. There would be an age of peace and plenty in which atomic energy would "provide the power needed to desalinate water for the thirsty, irrigate the deserts for the hungry, and fuel interstellar travel deep into outer space".[2] This use would render the Atomic Age as significant a step in technological progress as the first smelting of Bronze, of Iron, or the commencement of the Industrial Revolution.

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Reply #11 - Mar 31st, 2014 at 11:11am
 
Someone also mooted that atomics  be used to create a massive inland lake system - *gags* the Nuclear GAIA - and thus render inland Oz fertile....

Blow big holes in the ground and so forth... fill 'em with water...
hmmmmm....

It was an age of relative naivety.
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Reply #12 - Mar 31st, 2014 at 11:17am
 
Swagman wrote on Mar 31st, 2014 at 10:19am:
Time to invite some private consortiums to establish a network of nuclear power stations on the Australian mainland.

We could utilise our abundant uranium and thorium reserves to generate an over supply of energy with little or no CO2 emissions thus bringing our arbitrary emission target down.  We could then export the over supply of energy to Asia and make cash to cover the cost of the compounding bill for hand outs and get browny points for reducing Asia's CO2 emissions as well.

Wink  Smiley



A. Is your plan for nuclear to completely replace fossil electricity and if so, by when.

B. Nuclear is not suitable for a hot climate and we are on trajectory for an extreme heat climate. How do you suggest we circumvent this situation or will we be without electricity during heatwaves?

C. Water to run the nukes when water in in shortage during drought.
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Reply #13 - Mar 31st, 2014 at 11:23am
 
____ wrote on Mar 31st, 2014 at 11:17am:
Swagman wrote on Mar 31st, 2014 at 10:19am:
Time to invite some private consortiums to establish a network of nuclear power stations on the Australian mainland.

We could utilise our abundant uranium and thorium reserves to generate an over supply of energy with little or no CO2 emissions thus bringing our arbitrary emission target down.  We could then export the over supply of energy to Asia and make cash to cover the cost of the compounding bill for hand outs and get browny points for reducing Asia's CO2 emissions as well.

Wink  Smiley



A. Is your plan for nuclear to completely replace fossil electricity and if so, by when.

B. Nuclear is not suitable for a hot climate and we are on trajectory for an extreme heat climate. How do you suggest we circumvent this situation or will we be without electricity during heatwaves?

C. Water to run the nukes when water in in shortage during drought.


A. Plenty of coal for decades and decades/who said we should replace all coal and why on earth would we? Its clean, reliable, proven and sustainable.
B. Nonsense. Complete. And. Utter.
C. Dams/sited on coastline.
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Reply #14 - Mar 31st, 2014 at 11:34am
 
Lol a health academic. So you are trotting out health academics now because the pseudo climate scientists cant believe its a travesty that the warming trend has stopped.
Bwhaha  Cheesy
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