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Sky News host Alan Jones breaks down in tears over drought crisis

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  1. 1984 was the last time we built a dam in this country … it's a good thing the population and usage of water hasn't increased since then, otherwise we'd be in real trouble !

  2. Our manufacturing industry is gone to China.
    Our service industry has been outsourced to Indian call centers.
    Our Information Tech industry has been largely outsourced as well.
    Our farmers are some of the only people in the economy that are still producing anything.

  3. I cried at his ignorant comments that relate purely to dairy farmer's. As Pauline keeps banging on about. If ya cows have no food due to a drought tough luck for farmer's. They're never keen to hand back all the money the government and the generous public give them.

  4. Why doesn't the Australian government begin a massive water line project?..Have the water pipelines built across the nation so all have an adequate supply?..It would create jobs as well as help all who need fresh water.Make use of the tax payer funds rather than being wasteful @Australia leadership.

  5. Scientific consensus on climate change is the consensus of climate scientists regarding the degree to which global warming is occurring, its likely causes, and its probable consequences. Currently, there is a strong scientific consensus that the Earth is warming and that this warming is mainly caused by human activities. This consensus is supported by various studies of scientists' opinions and by position statements of scientific organizations, many of which explicitly agree with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) synthesis reports.

    Nearly all publishing climate scientists (97–98%[1]) support the consensus on anthropogenic climate change,[2][3] and the remaining 3% of contrarian studies either cannot be replicated or contain errors.[4]

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    Consensus points Edit

    The current scientific consensus is that:

    Earth's climate has warmed significantly since the late 1800s.[a]
    Human activities (primarily greenhouse gas emissions) are the primary cause.
    Continuing emissions will increase the likelihood and severity of global effects.
    People and nations can act individually and collectively to slow the pace of global warming, while also preparing for unavoidable climate change and its consequences.
    Several studies of the consensus have been undertaken.[6] Among the most cited is a 2013 study of nearly 12,000 abstracts of peer-reviewed papers on climate science published since 1990, of which just over 4,000 papers expressed an opinion on the cause of recent global warming. Of these, 97% agree, explicitly or implicitly, that global warming is happening and is human-caused.[7][8] It is "extremely likely"[9] that this warming arises from "human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases"[9] in the atmosphere.[10] Natural change alone would have had a slight cooling effect rather than a warming effect.[11][12][13][14]

    This scientific opinion is expressed in synthesis reports, by scientific bodies of national or international standing, and by surveys of opinion among climate scientists. Individual scientists, universities, and laboratories contribute to the overall scientific opinion via their peer-reviewed publications, and the areas of collective agreement and relative certainty are summarised in these respected reports and surveys.[15] The IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) was completed in 2014.[16] Its conclusions are summarized below:

    "Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia."[17]
    "Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide have increased to levels unprecedented in at least the last 800,000 years."[18]
    Human influence on the climate system is clear.[19] It is extremely likely (95–100% probability)[20] that human influence was the dominant cause of global warming between 1951–2010.[19]
    "Increasing magnitudes of [global] warming increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive, and irreversible impacts."[21]
    "A first step towards adaptation to future climate change is reducing vulnerability and exposure to present climate variability."[22]
    "The overall risks of climate change impacts can be reduced by limiting the rate and magnitude of climate change"[21]
    Without new policies to mitigate climate change, projections suggest an increase in global mean temperature in 2100 of 3.7 to 4.8 °C, relative to pre-industrial levels (median values; the range is 2.5 to 7.8 °C including climate uncertainty).[23]
    The current trajectory of global greenhouse gas emissions is not consistent with limiting global warming to below 1.5 or 2°C, relative to pre-industrial levels.[24] Pledges made as part of the Cancún Agreements are broadly consistent with cost-effective scenarios that give a "likely" chance (66–100% probability) of limiting global warming (in 2100) to below 3 °C, relative to pre-industrial levels.[25]

    The warming influence of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has increased substantially over the last several decades. In 2017, the AGGI was 1.42, which represents an increase of more than 40% since 1990.
    National and international science academies and scientific societies have assessed current scientific opinion on global warming. These assessments are generally consistent with the conclusions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

    Some scientific bodies have recommended specific policies to governments, and science can play a role in informing an effective response to climate change. Policy decisions, however, may require value judgements and so are not included in the scientific opinion.[26][27]

    No scientific body of national or international standing maintains a formal opinion dissenting from any of these main points. The last national or international scientific body to drop dissent was the American Association of Petroleum Geologists,[28] which in 2007[29] updated its statement to its current non-committal position.[30] Some other organizations, primarily those focusing on geology, also hold non-committal positions.

  6. What the fuck is wrong with these people in government? Its the same in Canada, give away all our money to third world ovaries and
    forget our farmers. Its getting to the point where WE, us farmers need our own country! Western Canada, Alberta for sure is this close to separating from the east, we cant take it anymore. Farmers Unite Worldwide!! Ill be your Ag. Minister!

  7. Australia is no longer a country.
    It is now just a money pit for anyone in the world to come and take whatever they want.
    Supported by a bunch of lowlife grubs in Canberra that call themselves The Government

  8. It is very easy for all of you who go to the markets or supermarkets to get food to completely remove yourself from how to produce your own food. Farmers do that for you. Next time you go hungry…or your beef goes up in price remember you did NOTHING to produce that food.

  9. I urge everyone to watch Parliament question time & see with your own eyes & hear with your own ears the blatant manipulation & lies Scott Morrison & his party spew out there. I honestly think that they believe Australian citizens are idiots. They have been in power for years now & still blame the other sides for ScoMo's party's complete failures & empty promises & ridiculous policies & procedures. EG, The current farming crisis, the current high unemployment rate, the ever increasing homeless situation, the stagnant wage problem & the ever increasing immigration crisis that sees roughly 6000 people a week entering our country & burdening our systems even further. The majority of Australians MR PRIME MINISTER wants you to START putting us & our needs FIRST & FOREMOST.

  10. Yep nz govt is making war on farmers here and as a farm owner here we to will fight with you . Meanwhile Donald Trump is telling U,S farmers to buy bigger tractors .

  11. How can Scott Morrison keep Australia in the Paris Climate Accord, which hurts hard-working Australians, do nothing as Australian farmers are wiped out and claim to be for the Australian People!?… Just like the phony and lazy leftists, he lives lavishly at the expense of the tax-payers that he appears to care little for! I don't see any common-sense or Conservatism in the man!

  12. Maybe the idea could be to REDIRECT
    4.5 billion of foreign aid to the farmers stricken by disasters, foreign ownership, banking assaults, completely ILLOGICAL WATER MANAGEMENT. What is the PRIORITY? Farmers work hard for generations. They love what they do, they have knowledge , experience etc.They know their land, like a child. On top of that they have to put up with the 9/10 crazy protesters. Why they were LOCKED OUT of the recent 'Water Conference' that pretty much set their faith. Who BENEFITS from all of this disasters? Are we as a country going to wait to see who are the new OWNERS. The Nature? Does Gov really believe that, or they believe we believe. Even if that is the case, is it worth DESTROYING PEOPLES LIVES. As a useful idiot Greta should say: ' HOW DARE YOU???'.

  13. Sky news…. again not talking about the real crooks…. You do realise the the current drought is man made…. by a National and Liberal government that miss managed the river system by handing the keys to irrigators.

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