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Re: Table Mountain fire 'burns out of control' in Cape Town
Thanks Ian, very informative list of links there! Most told me what I thought I knew already, but the Indian Ocean factor is a new one for me. Seems Oz is set upon not just by the soi In the east but also from the west. Interesting also that Rainfall patterns unaffected by climate change that can be measured at least. I guess we only notice severe weather shifts if we're in the middle of them, which might be explained by the movement of people within Australia in the last 40 years (more people wanting a home among the gum trees!). Drought was always a big factor growing up, as was flooding, and I guess more people in low set houses makes flooding a more immediate concern. Also I suppose longer spells of Warmer weather and more concrete and bitumen means when floods come the run off is huge.
Thanks for the info.