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Discussion in 'TalkCeltic Pub' started by Boruc17, May 6, 2019.

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  1. Jeremie Frimpong

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    Did you donate $10 or more?

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  2. Beckenbauer 9 in a row Gold Member

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    Stick the pics up if you did ....
     
  3. Jeremie Frimpong

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    Look for the Naked Philanthropist subreddit. :84:
     
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  4. Marty McFly Whoa, this is heavy Gold Member

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    I did but that wouldn't feel right







    How do you spell philanrhrow...
     
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  5. Lewis1967 Gold Member Gold Member

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    It’s horrific. Seen some vids and pictures on Twitter, was hard to look at.
     
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  6. Albian Ajeti Gold Member Gold Member

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    It’s heartbreaking. 480 million animals estimated to have been killed. :(
     
  7. northeast67

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    And trump turns to war instead
     
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  8. .Zander. Gold Member Gold Member

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    It really is horrifically sad
     
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    After reading this I ended up on that and then invited to the private discord that is even better :56:

    All for research purposes :fear:
     
  10. kramer1

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    I live in the Hunter Valley in NSW, and there are massive fires all around the place here. Hundreds of thousands of hectares have been burnt out in the Hunter, mostly national park, but some of the outlying rural areas are constantly under threat. Most of the country has been in drought for over three years, and towns and cities, some of over 40,000 population, are literally running out of water. It's terrifying for those affected, because the solution is to truck in water by road and rail, and these larger water supplies are also finite.

    With regards to the NSW north coast and south coast fires, some of these areas have never experienced fire like this. Much of the north coast escarpment is sub tropical rainforest. It's unthinkable that fires of this nature would ever happen there. And yet they've happened on an unprecedented scale, with people unprepared because they've never had to deal with anything like this before. People I know have literally lost everything.

    The south coast fires have been particularly devastating, and it's just one unbelievable emergency after another. The hugely difficult aspect of managing these fires has been the usual Christmas influx of tourists. Despite dire warnings, people still took the risk, and the defence forces have had to be engaged to rescue people from the beaches as the fires are burning behind them.

    Along with this is the heat. I live two hours from the coast, and the temperatures have been crazy. 47 degrees Celcius on Saturday. Penrith, on the western outskirts of Sydney (where there is a really strong Western Sydney CSC based at the Penrith Gaels club) had a record temperature of 48.7 degrees Celcius. Combined with strong winds and tinder dry forests, it's a cocktail for disaster.

    The worst thing is, we've got another two months of this to look forward to. Bush fires are common in Australia. It happens every year. But nothing like this. You can't see the sky for smoke, clouds of which have travelled as far as New Zealand. Last year, I witnessed the Sir Ivan fire, which occurred near where I live. The fire was so vast, so intense, it generated storm clouds, known as pyrocumulus clouds, that look like the end of the world.

    To top it all off, our clown of a Prime Minister (who is great mates with Boris and Trump) * of to Hawaii for a holiday while all over the country people were losing their homes, their livelihoods, and their lives. HH
     
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    That is what upsets me about these types of things, were humans are a cancer on this planet

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  12. Marty McFly Whoa, this is heavy Gold Member

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    Jeez mate. Hope you are managing as best as you can and able to stay safe. Such a shame for those who have lost everything :54:
     
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    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all Kramer, it's something we in the northern hemisphere can't comprehend, it sounds like * on Earth.
     
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    Thanks, Johniebhoy. Where I live, it's a fairly large town, with no forest around it. There's no great threat of the town getting burnt out. The impact on wildlife through the drought and fires is also horrendous. Australia has generally tried to duplicate the northern hemisphere methods of land management, and they just don't work here. It would be far better to work more genuinely and sincerely with the indigenous aboriginal population, who actually understand the land. But the aboriginal people have been more decimated by European intrusion than anything else. Australia is one weird place.
     
  15. leeso-ardoyne Lord of the Chickpeas

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    No stopping mother nature when she is let loose! Sad images all over the internet in Australia. Doesn't bare thinking how bad it can get. I was reading one article and seen a few videos thou that this wouldn't have happened if they didn't ban burning the outback to keep it in control as they've always done for hundreds of years. Once they stopped this, people where saying something like this could happen.

    The planet has been heating and cooling since the dawn of time and will continue to do so long after humans and other animals have left this earth. It's just part of the Earth's cycle sadly.
     
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    (Bold part) this is true, bush fires in Australia have been happening for as long the continent has a recorded History. It's sad that certain elements are going to politicize this latest disaster and use it to suit their agenda.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Thursday_bushfires

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  17. El Capitan Gold Member Gold Member

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    The rapid warming that the planet has experienced since industrialisation is not a part of the Earth's natural cycle. That argument is a total cop-out.

    While wildfires in isolation are not evidence of climate change, their frequency and severity will only increase as global temperatures increase and precipitation becomes unpredictable. And that's due to man-made climate change, the evidence for which is irrefutable.
     
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    Oh, the irony! :giggle1:
     
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  19. Jeremie Frimpong

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    Don't politicise these wildfires with your science, mister.
     
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  20. Sean Daleer This is the Way Gold Member

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