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

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Wed Oct 22 15:11:08 EST 2008

Gordon Keith wrote:
> 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 
> common.
> 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.

The lower rainfall, dryness is likely to  protect Hobart from the 
cockroaches...that is assuming the "german" cockroaches in Sydney actually came 
from Germany. Dry heat is also be more bearable than humidity. Though I do worry 
about your Salmon.

Marghanita da Cruz
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