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Old 1st March 2007, 08:03 AM   #1
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Default Climate Change

Any views on how this affects WS?

Where I live in Australia we had drought with falling water levels and quality in lake systems. Now we have severe storms which have washed rubbish and what not into our lake system. It has become routine now to check water quality before sailing and for government agencies to increase their clean up efforts and improve debris trapping.

Not claiming this is down to climate change (because el nino was a factor for sure), nor am I posting to debate causes or even whether it is over played. Only that the recent experience could be a pointer to how it might play out at a micro level if global warming takes hold.

All of the above being said, this has been a long season since the weather was unseasonably warm and winter was short, but it could as easily have swung the other way. And that is our long term forecast.
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