Thredbo is at real risk today
sprry copy paste from a pdf...
Scotty T after someone posted the same article on the organisation's Yammer said:it tries to distance climate change from the drought and bushfires
An actual climate scientist said:Also ignores the body of evidence of the impacts of changing climate on drivers such as SAM (moving poleward), El Nino (more frequent/intense) and that the current drought conditions and current fires actually developed during ENSO neutral conditions (ENSO has been neutral for all of 2019 - BoM Annual Climate Statement). The comparison of the 1974/5 fires, while interesting, is pretty meaningless - fire mapping back then was rubbish, they're all fire-prone communities and the western NSW and NT fires would have probably been let burn (spinifex being enhanced by fires). He also hasn't acknowledged the longer fire season, and earlier onset - both in line with climate projections.
Attribution of drought is very contentious.
I agree, this is unhelpful.
Yeah, a quick look at a map told me it wasn't a grass fire. I was just repeating the "official" story.She's no grass fire...
The wrinkle is that the fuel is patchy and the valleys that it is in do weird things to the wind. The proper test is what happens today under the stronger north & north westerly.
QPWS will be conducting a controlled burn within the Park this coming Monday 13th, weather permitting.
It will be a PARTIAL CLOSURE ONLY, with the trails affected detailed on the map at the trailhead on Rifle Range Rd.
Please respect the closure & don’t ride the affected trails until they have been deemed safe.
So many trails burnt.Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park
SCUM have lost Coondoo for now which are the more family friendly trails. I believe that the others are not impacted.
Finally a good news story. Fuck the houses, this is what's important to save!!