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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays

Sou | 6:13 PM Go to the first of 33 comments. Add a comment

Well - it's Christmas Eve already.

From sunny Australia let me wish you all happy holidays and a healthy, safe and successful 2015. May the weather be kind and the CO2 drop.



Jingle Bells with country musician Bucko (Colin Buchanan) and Champs (Greg Champion) of the Coodabeens and a bunch of people at a typical Australian Christmas.
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Merry Kangaroo :)

33 comments:

George Montgomery said...

Best wishes for the festive season, Sou.
Have a well deserved, relaxing, great time with your loved ones tomorrow.
Feliz Navidad*!
(*Someone I know, sang along to the Jose Feliciano song of the same name but, in all innocence, used the words, "Release Daffy Duck!")

PG said...

You must have a fantastic Christmas Sou because you have had a fantastic year. Thank you so much for being here.

Jammy Dodger said...

"By the barbequle"? :)



BBD said...

Happy Christmas from the far side of the world, Sou. May the seasonal hemispheric antiphase be with you, etc.

Thanks for another year of the finest educational/schadenfreude mash-up in the climate blogosphere ;-)

#ReleaseDaffyDuck! Then more wine.

adelady said...

Merry Xmas from over here. Beautiful, sunny, no rain predicted. A nice balmy 24 degrees. Best of all, no cooking required, the kids do that now.

Hope everyone stays safe and has a happy day.

FrankD said...

Happy Summer Solstice, people, or roughly coincident culturally significant event of your choice!

30 and thunderstorms in Canberra. Flippin'heck, if I'd wanted Darwin's weather, I'd have bloody well moved to Darwin. Stupid climate change...

;-)

Thanks for the great work this year, Sou. Looking forward to more pwnage in 2015.

Joe said...

Happy Holidays! Let's hope 2015 is as exciting for Hot Whopper, but with less CO2 emitted.

I wish everyone the best.

Nwycha said...

Happy Holidays!

Tokodave said...

Happy Holidays and Season's Greetings from Montana!

Pete W said...

Merry Christmas!

It is very warm and wet here in Oregon this week. We are experiencing a Pineapple Express right now which is usually the result of El Niño conditions. We never know how bad they will be in advance. We have to just take it one day at a time. The last time that we had a severe Pineapple Express was 1996 and it had some pretty severe consequences.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pineapple_Express

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willamette_Valley_Flood_of_1996

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and best wishes to everyone.

Wet and mild here in Michigan but perhaps some snow tomorrow :-)

FLWolverine

metzomagic said...

A very happy festive season to ya, Sou, and keep fightin' the good fight.

Here's hoping for at least a 0.64 December GISTEMP anomaly to wake the world up... or rather, at least that part of it that isn't inhabited by selfish libertarian a'holes. I know, a holiday greetings should read better than that, but what can you do when stuck between reality and a hard place?

Chase Stoudt said...

Sou thanks for posting Bucko and Champs! As an American I loved it! You're doing a great job that noone/no one wants to ever be on the receiving end, keep it up!

...and Then There's Physics said...

Probably a bit late as your Christmas is almost over, but hope you had a great day and have an excellent New Year.

Victor Venema said...

My best wishes for the holidays. Even if WUWT is trying to provoke with a series of incredible posts, try to enjoy a well-deserved break from the madness.

Wouldn't it be an idea to shift all Christian holidays by half a year in Australia given that the are intended to be align to pagan feasts that relate to the European weather?

Nwycha said...

See you over at Dr. Rood's, FL. :) Merry Christmas!

Raymond Arritt said...

Best wishes to warm and sunny Australia from cold and dreary Iowa.

EliRabett said...

Best. And take down that damn rabett fence.

numerobis said...

The US and Canadian east coast are having record high temperatures on Christmas, maybe that'll wake some sleepy people up?

The libertarians are beyond hope; I've had one friend declare flat out that he didn't believe in empiricism (with regards to economics, but of course he's also in denial about global warming).

FrankD said...

Victor, most people can only survive the food coma and arguments about what their Cheryl said about our Kylie once a year, but some people manage a second bite of the cherry in our winter.

Weirdos.

oca sapiens said...

Auguri per le feste, Sou

Phil Clarke said...

Thanks for all the hard and very useful work, Sou. Here's a seasonal gift from WUWT..

"The Oceans are not becoming more acidic, although they may be becoming slightly less alkaline."

Victor Venema said...

There was also already a complaint talking about the warming of the Arctic (or Antarctic). It is just getting less cold after all. Like so often you do not know whether these are people that are making fun of WUWT or not.

Anonymous said...

Happy Christmas hot whopper, its been a grand year.

“Bumper harvests and abundant stockpiles are key factors helping drive down international cereal prices, according to the report released on Thursday.
World wheat production in 2014 is forecast to reach a new record, it says.
For coarse grains, prospects for near-record production levels, combined with already-high inventories point to a very comfortable world supply and demand balance in 2014/15, especially for maize.
While rice outputs could decline slightly this year, stockpiles remain “huge” and are sufficient to cover over one-third of projected consumption during the 2015-16 period.
All told, world cereal production in 2014 is anticipated to reach 2.523 million tons (2.5bn tons) — an upward revision of 65 million tons from FAO’s initial forecast in May. World cereal stocks should hit their highest level in 15 years by the end of the cropping season in 2015″

richard

BBD said...

Current agricultural output is of exactly zero relevance to future agricultural output under different climatic conditions. This is or should be self-evident.

Millicent said...

"Nonetheless, the amount of food in storage remains historically low, and food prices are still well above those seen before the drop in food supplies. That is not likely to change anytime soon, experts say, even as the world produces more food than it ever has before. The reason is a structural shift in the dynamics of the global food system that is being driven by factors like population growth, increasing water scarcity, more frequent droughts and floods, and fewer countries exporting a growing share of the world’s food."

http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2014/world/world-food-supplies-recover-droughts-reach-15-year-high/

See that last bit Richard? Thats called a link.

Jammy Dodger said...

Millicent
You don't post a link if you want to misrepresent what was actually being said.

PG said...

I live in suburban Sydney Eli and a bit of remnant bushland next to my house has a 1.5 meter high rabbit proof fence around it to protect the Turpentine Trees from burrowing.
It looks hideous but then so did rooftop PVCs before I grew to love them.

PG said...

On the subject of links

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/12/22/climatechange-wheat-idUKL6N0U617O20141222

Jammy Dodger said...

PG - what has that got to do with links? :)

"Wheat yields to fall more than expected in warmer world."

Cugel said...

Thank you Sou, and your many great commenters, for a year of entertainment and education. HotWhopper is my favourite blog, straight up :)

Cugel said...

The volatility of prices is a sure sign that food production is running close to the edge. The fact that the trend is upwards suggest a Malthusian crisis in the offing, climate change or no.

Cugel said...

Oh, and Merry Christmas everybody :)