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Discussions News & Current Affairs (excluding Politics) WOW! This gives you something to think about!

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  • #1743098
    rob023
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    rob023

    In my opinion Matt as the site Administrator has made it crystal clear that antagonistic or scathing remarks, name calling and picking on other members won’t be tolerated on this site.
    Any of that and bullying of any kind isn’t tolerated on any discussion site that I know of.

    Discussing a topic in Discussion sites such as this one is also known as playing the ball, not the man.

    #1743103
    supergold
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    supergold

    Is there anything better than all the before and after photos we’ve been seeing lately?

    These photos come from Sharni Avery. The first is from December 1, and the second from just this weekend.

    “I’m loving seeing all the images of before and after the rain. This is my property on the outskirts of Moore, Queensland. I never thought I’d see green grass again,” Sharni says.

    Dec 1st 61095698432 n

    Feb 16 9344539648 n

    https://www.facebook.com/abcinbrisbane/posts/10158286275749669

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    #1743107
    gabyone
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    gabyone

    Very impressive transformation Supergold. Must be a huge relief, especially for farmers.

    Gabyone Auckland region

    #1743108
    huiatahi
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    huiatahi

    Wow….I went to a wedding last year over the great divide from Brisbane and it just looked like that top photo.  I kept on thinking if there was a fire it would just rush through the dry grass and gum trees

    huiatahi

    #1743113
    rob023
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    rob023

    Beautiful stunning photos Supergold.
    Ain’t Nature just perfect, she carries on day after day, year after year, century after century, with or without any help.
    No doubt the wildlife have adjusted and are once again flourishing This proves just how insignificant we are.

    Thanks for sharing the magnificence.

    #1743148
    Hero42
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    Hero42

    Nature does carry on but is being pushed to more extremes than would normally happen due to man’s actions.

    Sadly the species that are being pushed toward extinction by man’s action would probably not agree with Rob023’s opinion if they were capable of knowing it was due to what man was doing.

    There are currently 961 species (228 animals and 733 plants) listed as threatened (extinct in the wild, endangered or vulnerable) in Queensland.

    It is nice to look at the superficial changes when it rains but don’t be fooled into a false sense of comfort that the wildlife has adjusted as the truth is much worse and if we don’t take action it will be too late for some species.

    Remember extinction is forever.

    So yes it does give us something to think about.

    #1743153
    Hero42
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    Hero42

    And lets not forget that the rain has been inconsistent in where it has fallen.

    Torrential rain over the last week has brought fields of green, but sadly many have missed out too.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-12/when-will-the-drought-end/11937468

    Some places get a year’s worth of rain in a week and others hardly any at all.

    #1743156
    henri
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    henri

    That’s the problem with the heavy rains in some areas has washed wildlife away on a flood while others are still in drought.

    Not what nature intended at all no even concistency

    #1743162
    huiatahi
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    huiatahi

    Had a little rain this morning but now it has turned so humid the sweat is pouring off me.  Have just come inside and turned the aircon on and am sitting under it.

    huiatahi

    #1743204
    rob023
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    rob023

    Some thoughts from above –
    “And lets not forget that the rain has been inconsistent in where it has fallen.”
    “That’s the problem with the heavy rains in some areas has washed wildlife away on a flood while others are still in drought.”
    “…. no even consistency”
    “Had a little rain this morning but now it has turned so humid the sweat is pouring off me.”

    I wonder what consistency would satisfy everyone.
    Are there laws on consistency I wonder.

    A rain that comes down at the same rate and doesn’t stop and start again could be described as being consistent. So for that statement to remain true, the rain must never stop.
    Another type of consistent rain could be a light, medium or heavy rain. As long as it stays raining at the same rate, the way it started, it is a consistent rain. So for that statement to remain true, the rain must always be at the same rate, never vary and never stop.
    Another type of consistent rain is where the rain falls say at the light rate for an hour, then stops for ten minutes, then rains again at the same light rate for an hour and so on. But again, for that statement to remain true, the rain can never stop except for the predetermined intervals.

    But not all of the above three situations can happen at once because there’d be a clash of consistencies and therefore no consistency.

    One person would like it bucketing down consistently because he has an empty water tank. A mere light rainfall consistency wouldn’t satisfy him because he no sooner uses the water than his tank is empty again. But he wants the bucketing down rain consistency to stop when his tank is full.
    A few houses up the road lives a man who doesn’t have a water tank and is on metered water. He wants a light rainfall consistency because he’s trying to grow a new lawn. Rain bucketing down consistency would wash away his lawn seed.

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