> "Time doesn't mean anything when you're about to be… you know, have water lapping at your door," Mr Dutton said.
> Mr Morrison, then the social services minister, pointed out to both men that a microphone was above them."
Last week Morrison visited Fiji as Australian PM and, presumably alluding to the above exchange, the Fijian PM said to him:
> "Here in Fiji, climate change is no laughing matter. From where we are sitting, we cannot imagine how the interests of any single industry can be placed above the welfare of Pacific peoples — vulnerable people in the world over."
- From https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-18/climate-change-is-no-...
Hopefully now that aussies are feeling the heat, they'll elect someone who actually cares about climate change. Australia is the worlds largest exporter of coal, and all those chickens are coming home to roost.
That same thought was what kept me going through the long Howard years...How wrong I was!
Fortunately there wasn't a repeat of that day, but the scary thing is it's still only January.
Just thought we should get those out of the way.
He's not really a "strawman", he was one of the most visible faces promoting climate alarmism early on, and was a prominent politician. He is easily skewered due to his laughable knowledge of science, and his hypocritical lifestyle.
Now there is a large collection of others who make unsupported alarmist claims, incorrectly relate weather events to global warming, and are complete hypocrites with their resource use. For instance, see the 1,500 private jets that just showed up at Davos...
If you want to make a positive difference, advocate nuclear power. It's the only way to replace 100% of fossil fuels without air pollution.
The actual values aren't typical though - many temperature records being broken, bushfires in places that haven't experienced them in the past, etc.
I guess you could survive longer in extreme heat?
Extremes of cold must be a different story, about how much insulation can protect core temperature. There's probably a minimum temp at which something like respiration just ceases to work. This article has some good info: https://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/scie...
"A sustained wet-bulb temperature exceeding 35 °C (95 °F) is likely to be fatal even to fit and healthy people, unclothed in the shade next to a fan; at this temperature our bodies switch from shedding heat to the environment, to gaining heat from it."
"Peak heat stress, quantified by the wet-bulb temperature TW, is surprisingly similar across diverse climates today. TW never exceeds 31 °C. Any exceedence of 35 °C for extended periods should induce hyperthermia in humans and other mammals, as dissipation of metabolic heat becomes impossible. While this never happens now, it would begin to occur with global-mean warming of about 7 °C, calling the habitability of some regions into question. With 11–12 °C warming, such regions would spread to encompass the majority of the human population as currently distributed."
In Townsville, I would experience heat distress doing exercise at 8am due to the humidity. In Sydney, I could do a 5km run in 40 degrees if I wet myself beforehand.