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‘Snow big deal until I actually see it!

By Marcus Paul 10 July 2015 43

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It’s been more than a decade since Canberra’s last decent snowfall. But while experts say there’s a good chance of snow this weekend, Marcus Paul isn’t holding his breath.

May 28 back in the year 2000. This, apparently, was the last time Canberrans got a little snow crazy.

Yeah, we’ve been excited by the prospect of some local natural snowfalls most winters… and I swear I’ve been sleeted on more than once in Civic, but they tell me this time, it’s the real deal. Perhaps not the 10cm real deal of powdery white snow our suburbs saw back in 2000 – but it could go close.

My mates at Weatherzone tell me it will feel something like minus five on Sunday – all courtesy of this so called Antarctic ‘vortex’ they’re talking about. Some forecasters have even said our weather might be ‘feral’ in the latter part of the weekend. Feral? What is this meant to mean? Is this some new meteorological term for maybe it might snow, but then again it may not?

I am a little tired of being teased. Each winter I make the trip into the Brindy’s to see how Corin Forest is shaping up. Most often it resembles a winter wonderland of both natural and man-made snow, with kids and oldies alike squealing with delight.

However, it seems someone at Perisher Resort discovered this secret, decided to form a partnership and whack us all with a charge to pay. Bad form in my view, but it probably has something to do with grand plans to build this once free winter tourist spot into something much more, with new snow machines and possibly even some ski areas. I guess they need to pay for it all somehow – and selling hot soup and coffees in the cafe on site just wasn’t cutting it. I do love the open fire place though.

So. Whoever you weather gods might be, please don’t let me down (again). Pay attention … they are now even putting up lots of colourful pictures and graphs of exactly how much snow is expected to fall from this so called Arctic gift!

5cm would be more than adequate. I just don’t want to freeze my butt off without some kind of pay off! As the song says … let it snow.

Marcus Paul is the host of Canberra Live 3pm weekdays on 2CC.

 

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rubaiyat 7:33 am 16 Jul 15

The fossil fuel companies that are behind the massive misinformation campaign that seems to work very effectively on the elderly and impressionable, are doing more than just damaging the environment and insulting our intelligence:

According to an article in today’s Canberra Times:

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/energy-giants-called-to-explain-billions-in-tax-havens-20150715-gid1wj.html

Chevron which is exploiting the North West Shelf gas deposits reportedly had operating income of $3.2 billion last year, paid no tax and instead claimed a $5.7 million refund from the ATO.

The company is also in a long running court battle with the Australian Taxation Office over $322 million in unpaid taxes in Australia between 2004 and 2008.

Interesting that the Abbott government has savaged the Tax Department with the worst cuts in 100 years.

The claims by the Liberals of a massive deficit that must be fixed at all costs and the crippling of the very agency that could most do that are a fascinating revelation of their real agenda and who they are really working for. Hint: It is not us ordinary Australian taxpayers.

Maya123 9:36 am 15 Jul 15

dungfungus said :

No_Nose said :

dungfungus said :

“The absolute arrogance and hubris of those who continue to deny climate change amaze me.”
And what qualifies you to pass judgement on those who don’t agree with you?

It’s not that they don’t agree with me. I really don’t care if people don’t agree with me as I am not an expert in this area so really I am not qualified to make a judgement. All I can do is look at what the experts know. I am humble enough to accept that.

Anyone who thinks they know better than the worlds experts in the field because they read a couple of internet pages is displaying pure arrogance. That is not a judgement, it is a fact.

Well, it’s usually the impressionable and gullible warmists who get all their encouragement from reading a few internet pages so they are the arrogant ones.
It’s easier to agree with a climate industry spokesperson than seek out and read some reports that were compiled by independent researchers who were the “experts” in their day many years ago.
The other point I should make is that I believe what I see with my own eyes and so far, I have not seen any evidence of the dire predictions being made by the climate change alarmists.
One does not need to be an “expert” to back their own judgement you know.

If I was using my own unscientific evidence, and to use your words, “to back their own judgement you know”, I would give the evidence of that for the first few winters in my previous house, many mornings I would have to scrape ice off the inside of the window to look out. In later years this stopped happening, indicating that conditions had warmed up. But I would rather leave it to peer reviewed research, than this though, although perhaps I could call in some past tenants to back this ice inside windows happening up.

dungfungus 9:50 pm 14 Jul 15

No_Nose said :

dungfungus said :

“The absolute arrogance and hubris of those who continue to deny climate change amaze me.”
And what qualifies you to pass judgement on those who don’t agree with you?

It’s not that they don’t agree with me. I really don’t care if people don’t agree with me as I am not an expert in this area so really I am not qualified to make a judgement. All I can do is look at what the experts know. I am humble enough to accept that.

Anyone who thinks they know better than the worlds experts in the field because they read a couple of internet pages is displaying pure arrogance. That is not a judgement, it is a fact.

Well, it’s usually the impressionable and gullible warmists who get all their encouragement from reading a few internet pages so they are the arrogant ones.
It’s easier to agree with a climate industry spokesperson than seek out and read some reports that were compiled by independent researchers who were the “experts” in their day many years ago.
The other point I should make is that I believe what I see with my own eyes and so far, I have not seen any evidence of the dire predictions being made by the climate change alarmists.
One does not need to be an “expert” to back their own judgement you know.

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