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Originally posted by Essan
If we mix your cold April with our warm April we'll probably get 2 normal months .....
Still, that's weather for you. Always different
The Little Ice Age (LIA) was a period of cooling occurring after a warmer era known as the Medieval climate optimum.
Climatologists and historians find it difficult to agree on either the start or end dates of this period. Some confine the Little Ice Age to approximately the 16th to the mid-19th centuries while others suggest a span from the 13th to 17th centuries.
It is generally agreed that there were three minima, beginning about 1650, about 1770, and 1850, each separated by slight warming intervals
Originally posted by tunin
Dude, here in South America the temperatures should be falling and still feels like summer.
No joking, I'm still wearing my short pants.
Originally posted by thematrix
Europe is having an exeptionaly warm April, we're expecting 25-30°C untill at least monday and have been having a rather moderate to warm week behind us.
I had this silly idea yesterday when I saw how messed up the weather is in the US in the exact oposite way.
Might they be using HAARP to push the US weather to be the oposite of what "global warming" would bring to people's minds?
Drought hits whole state
March 24, 2007 12:00am
EVERY hectare of farming land in Victoria is now drought declared for the first time ever.
"It is a measure of how disastrous the situation is," federal Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran said last night. "For the first time all of Victoria is drought declared."
Mr McGauran said the official statistics of record low production failed to tell the full story of the havoc the drought had caused people around the state.
"This drought is of a length and severity almost unknown in Australia's history," he said.
"The economic toll is well charted, but the human misery caused has been hidden, but is on a massive scale."
Rural domestic water critical
March 30, 2007 12:00am
REGIONAL water companies are trucking thousands of litres of water to drought-stricken country towns.
Water authorities have been forced to pay trucking companies to cart water to four towns -- Euroa, Violet Town, Blackwood and Raywood -- to supply residents with drinking and household water.
If regional Victoria does not receive decent rain in the coming weeks, other towns will need to be added to the cartage plan.
Goulburn Valley Water has been carting water from the Seymour and Murchison systems to Euroa and Violet Town for three weeks.
"We are trucking in water seven days a week and it's fed into large tanks we have there to supply the town," GVW operations manager Bruce Anderson said. "We are trucking approximately 900 kilolitres of water into Euroa and Violet Town, 900 tonnes of water a day."
Mr Anderson said it was costing $7 to $10 a kilolitre to supply the towns.
He said if there was no rain over Easter it was likely GVW would have to start carting to Broadford and Kilmore.
Coliban Water, whose water storage is at 8 per cent, has been trucking water to Raywood, north of Bendigo since the end of February.
Service delivery executive manager Neil Burns said water was being carted every second day.
"We are moving 90,000 litres of water every second day for the 95 customers connected to the system," he said.
"There are other towns at risk and we will see how these go . . . if it doesn't rain and the rivers drop it's something we will have to look at."
A spokesman for Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water said while towns in the area had enough supplies, water was being trucked to about 2500 surrounding farms for stock and domestic use.
"We are trucking about 28,000 litres of water every two months to each farm for their domestic tanks," he said.
Also in The Big Dry
* Desalination debate: Water project will be costly
* Bracks alone: Howard can't lead horse to water
* Billing woes: Mistakes cost $1m in refunds
* Infrastructure fight: Water price rise tipped
* Dry argument: Clubs to fight lake plan
* Murray debate: Howard widens water row
* Water warning: Gastro blamed on dry
* Cows culled: Milkers just so much hamburger
* Feed shortage: Big dry fills abattoirs
* Change risks: State climate change alert
* Arena to lake: Pipe is more than a dream
* Fall or nothing: Rain brings some relief
* Tanker lifeline: Rural domestic water critical
* Dam buster: Water thief lucky
* Garden displays: Dry forces flower show pruning
Every four days a farmer kills himself.
With the disastrous combination of persistent drought and growing debts, Australian farmers are doing it tougher than ever - so tough that many see suicide as their only escape, writes Bettina Arndt.
— The Australian Women's Weekly, Every four days a farmer kills himself, February 2007