Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Re: Climate change?
I think the talking heads on the TV weather should do themselves a favor and try to educate the public about what probabilties mean and the limits of weather forcasting.
Agreed.. but it seems the weather is slightly more unpredictable now. Growing up in North Queensland (trades lattitude) during the 80's, we used to boast of having monthly
weather forecasts. If you wanted to plan a picnic out next week you could do so in complete safety, knowing to 99% certainty what the weather would be.
From some of the replies to this thread, I'm beginning to think you guys don't watch weather trends at all and happily leave the dock based on what some rookie in the Met Bureau tells you!..
That is such a stupid, stupid, thing to do.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"