[LINK] We live in interesting times.... Or - is the gold standard really extinct.

Gordon Keith gordonkeith at acslink.net.au
Wed Oct 22 13:53:37 EST 2008

On Wed, 22 Oct 2008 02:12:27 pm Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> What has puzzles me about the Global Warming is the downside for Cold
> places...would people in Cold climates really be worse off in a
> Mediterranean or Tropical climate? I know which one I would prefer. Though
> I don't fancy the extreme amounts of sunlight across the year.

Well in Tasmania the outlook is for warmer and drier. Hobart already has the 
second lowest rainfall of Australian capital cities (Adelaide gets less). So 
more droughts and bushfires is what we expect to see.

Influx of pests and diseases from other climates. It's currently too cold in 
Tasmania for significant cockroach infestations, that's likely to change. 
Whether or not predators for the introduced pest will also arrive is another 
question. Marine pests are also becoming a bigger issue.

Loss of local species which can't adapt to the changing climate.

Extremes of heat which local buildings aren't designed for will become more 

Tasmanian ski fields are only just better than marginal, this year we had good 
skiing, but it's been poor for the previous few years.

The main problem is not the Global Warming so much as the other aspects of 
Climate Change, eg lower rainfall.



Gordon Keith

During the past 30 years people from all the civilised
countries of the earth have consulted me.
Among all of my patients in the second half of life, 
that is to say, over 35, there has not been one whose
problem in the last resort, was not that of finding a 
religious outlook on life.
  - Carl Justav Jung, one of the great founders of psychology

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