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    Australian bushfires

    Major crisis and things are getting worse. Vibes, I have friends there and they are quite nervous for good reason

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    I have a few friends in New South Wales, they've been on edge for sure. Yesterday it sounded like things were a little more manageable.

    The smoke from these fires has been reported in New Zealand, which is nuts.

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    What is the current situation?

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    Brother, sister, nieces & nephew live over there. One niece had to evacuate. No rain in forecast last I checked. The drought conditions have been historically bad.

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    Trump hasn't suggested raking the forest floors yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Absolutezero View Post
    What is the current situation?
    Still way out of hand but winds eased a bit yesterday in NSW and that appears to be the trend through the weekend in both NSW and QSLD.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australi...tes-queensland

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    Trump hasn't suggested raking the forest floors yet?
    https://www.theguardian.com/australi...zard-reduction







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    Quote Originally Posted by frorider View Post
    The drought conditions have been historically bad.
    I saw a post that said yesterday was the first time in recorded history that it didn't rain somewhere in Australia.

    https://www.smh.com.au/environment/w...11-p539cy.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tortoise View Post
    I saw a post that said yesterday was the first time in recorded history that it didn't rain somewhere in Australia.

    https://www.smh.com.au/environment/w...11-p539cy.html
    My brother lives where I spent much of my childhood, higher elevation area of NSW that ‘always’ manages to get rain when much of Oz is in drought. But not so much lately.

    As in CA, it’s all about the winds. Glad things have mellowed a bit.

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    Ya, if it's already this bad mid spring there gonna really REALLY suck late summer/early fall during the peak fire season
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    No barbies allowed for the shrimp until further notice

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-500-fine.html








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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveTV View Post
    No barbies allowed for the shrimp until further notice

    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    ^^^ note that that's from the 10th, not today.

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    Plus it's already tomorrow there.
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveTV View Post
    No barbies allowed for the shrimp until further notice

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-500-fine.html

    Open fires and charcoal and wood grills and smokers are banned in Truckee. We can still use propane and pellet smokers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    Open fires and charcoal and wood grills and smokers are banned in Truckee. We can still use propane and pellet smokers.
    Is that a usual dry-season thing or just this year?







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    Might just need an annual world weather calamity thread.
    https://www.npr.org/2019/11/13/77881...climate-change

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    If the Global Warming thread wasn't all cunted up it would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rideski View Post
    Might just need an annual world weather calamity thread.
    https://www.npr.org/2019/11/13/77881...climate-change
    Ya this is a new phenomenon in Australia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Thursday_bushfires

    The Black Thursday bushfires, were caused in part by an intense drought that occurred throughout 1850 when the continent suffered from extreme heat. On 6 February 1851, a strong furnace-like wind came down from the north and gained power and speed as the hours passed. It is believed that the disaster began in Plenty Ranges when a couple of bullock drivers left logs burning unattended, which set fire to long, dry grass affected by the recent drought. The year preceding the fires was exceptionally hot and dry and this trend continued into 1851.[2]
    The primary cause of catastrophic bush fires during this period lies in a poor understanding of local fire regimes and in inappropriate landscape management by settlers. Aboriginal people had managed these areas for tens of thousands of years, using fire-stick farming to clear out fuel build up and maintain tracts of walkable land and hunting grounds. Their displacement by Europeans meant a complete regime shift in the ecology of the Australian bush with the result that tremendous fires become possible.[3]







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    I thought this would be a thread about red headed Australian women.
    Damn shame, throwing away a perfectly good white boy like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveTV View Post
    Is that a usual dry-season thing or just this year?
    not sure. this year was the first time I knew about it because there was a big sign on our road but it may have been the rule all along. also not sure if it's year round. I do have a propane smoker but using wood chunks for the smoke is technically illegal I think. Might have to spring for a pellet smoker next summer.

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    I was hoping this would be about pics of hot Australian redheads who don't landscape.

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