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Fiji asks Australia to reduce coal emissions

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Eldorado
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"The prime minister of Fiji has warned Australia to reduce its coal emissions and do more to combat climate change as regional leaders prepare to gather in Tuvalu ahead of the Pacific Islands Forum this week.

"Speaking in Tuvalu at a climate change conference ahead of the forum on Monday, Frank Bainimarama appealed directly to Australia to transition away from coal-powered energy and asked its government “to more fully appreciate” the “existential threat” facing Pacific nations."

Full report at the UK Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/12/australia-coal-use-is-existential-threat-to-pacific-islands-says-fiji-pm


"Australia, under fire for coal, pledges $339 mln for Pacific climate change."

Full report at Trust dot org (Reuters): http://news.trust.org//item/20190812120754-rk2pm/

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tmcom

Yes, heard about the Fi Ji minsters end is nigh nonsense, which l tend to believe he is serious about, eventhough any lsland land that is sinking is due to natural things related to tetonic plates and such, not rising sea levels.

 

Reduce our coal emissions, lol, eventhough it will make virtually no difference globally, cutting our trade with China, India would help, but would also put AU into a recession, (Victoria virtually is, thanks to our dimwit).

 

But l agree that natural disasters is a good place for this, it is a disaster that a prime minister can fall for this crap.

Existential, lol, meaning implying that this exists, or trying to add credibility to two words that are already in rainbows and unicorn territory.

 

But l keep forgetting the Australia is apparently in A Climate Emergency! Whatever that means?

:gun:

 

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Doug1o29
16 hours ago, tmcom said:

Yes, heard about the Fi Ji minsters end is nigh nonsense, which l tend to believe he is serious about, eventhough any lsland land that is sinking is due to natural things related to tetonic plates and such, not rising sea levels.

The only sea-level gauges that show dropping sea levels are those near plate boundaries.  Elsewhere, all gauges show rising sea levels.  Now why do you think this might be?

Doug

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tmcom
7 hours ago, Doug1o29 said:

The only sea-level gauges that show dropping sea levels are those near plate boundaries.  Elsewhere, all gauges show rising sea levels.  Now why do you think this might be?

Doug

Ammm, lying, photoshopping skills, gov, grants?

:lol:

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Doug1o29
On 8/13/2019 at 10:26 PM, tmcom said:

Ammm, lying, photoshopping skills, gov, grants?

:lol:

Or a total lack of scientific knowledge?

Doug

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Doug1o29
On 8/13/2019 at 3:15 PM, Doug1o29 said:

The only sea-level gauges that show dropping sea levels are those near plate boundaries.  Elsewhere, all gauges show rising sea levels.  Now why do you think this might be?

Doug

I made a mistake here.  There are some sea level gauges in formerly-glaciated areas that are showing falling sea levels as a result of isostatic rebound.

Doug

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Doc Socks Junior
On 8/16/2019 at 12:30 PM, Doug1o29 said:

I made a mistake here.  There are some sea level gauges in formerly-glaciated areas that are showing falling sea levels as a result of isostatic rebound.

It's always good to keep in mind that sea level rise is not analogous to a bathtub.  Local versus eustatic effects. I know researchers who like to make that a special point during public outreach.

The summit of Mount Everest is marine limestone.  But more pertinently, there are fossil corals from the last interglacial several meters above current sea level.  Just our luck to have built a global society at an ephemeral coastline.

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