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Sat Dec 8, 2018, 10:50 AM

From space, the ferocity of Queensland's bushfires is revealed

Rain forests will burn after all. Interesting graphics at the link

“Truly indicating this is a once-a-century kind of event, at even a conservative estimate,” Dr Williamson said.

Professor Bowman, who has spent most of his career studying rainforest boundaries and fires, has visited all the stand-out fires events that have taken place in the world over the past few years.

What took place in Queensland, he believes, is entirely consistent with fires in other parts of the world, both in intensity and their links to a changing climate.

“It all ties together as being this signature of a warming, drying climate that makes vegetation burn but, more worryingly, burn in a way that is really outside our mainstream experience. So we’re on a learning curve.”
“This is the terrestrial equivalent of ice sheeting breaking up.”


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Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:23 PM

1. Absolutely, for sure, click on the link -- it's like a slide show but only better, where they show

a satellite picture... as you scroll down a bit, an explanation of what you are seeing moves up (while the picture remains in the same place). Then as you continue scrolling down, it will pan a bit away to show another part or zoom in or both, or whatever, with a short narrative that scrolls up as you scroll down, and so on and repeat. Highligting features as they are discussed. I have never seen anything close to how artfully and smoothly and informatively this is all done.

From the OP: https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-08/from-space,-the-ferocity-of-queenslands-bushfires-is-revealed/10594662

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Mon Dec 10, 2018, 01:30 PM

2. This was new to me too

The graphics are impressive.

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