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The weather thread
#1
Better late than never.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18868494

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(17-07-2012, 05:59 PM)Paul Wrote: A very interesting article about why we are getting much wetter summers. America are getting warmer dryer summers.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...ds-newsxml

Arctic Sea ice has melted faster this year than ever before in recorded history.

so as we have screwed up our climate we can look forward these type of summers in the future :cursing:


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(17-07-2012, 05:27 PM)Paul Wrote: Better late than never.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18868494

This is my kind of thread! See also:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18783422

Similar to the other article but a bit longer. Also contains quotes from someone in my department at university :thumbup:

The summer so far has been very interesting for me personally but I think I'd rather it was drier with more cricket! Still fascinating though.
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#4
Yes fascinating I have just ordered 3 books from Amazon on the subject.

They never seem to want to totally commit to climate change as being the reason. But what we do know is that the jetstream since 2003 has been weak possibly because of the melting of the ice in the Arctic region. The ice volumn in the artic is 75% lower than it was 33 years ago. That pretty extreme. In 2007 the northwest passage became open to ships without the need for icebreakers. A reason for this is that since 1951 the Arctic has warmed twice as much as the national average as greenhouse-gas emissions soar. Governments have done little about this and now we are beginning to suffer the consequences.

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(18-07-2012, 11:28 AM)Paul Wrote: Yes fascinating I have just ordered 3 books from Amazon on the subject.

They never seem to want to totally commit to climate change as being the reason. But what we do know is that the jetstream since 2003 has been weak possibly because of the melting of the ice in the Arctic region. The ice volumn in the artic is 75% lower than it was 33 years ago. That pretty extreme. In 2007 the northwest passage became open to ships without the need for icebreakers. A reason for this is that since 1951 the Arctic has warmed twice as much as the national average as greenhouse-gas emissions soar. Governments have done little about this and now we are beginning to suffer the consequences.

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#6
Maybe Colin should have budgeted for a roof over the new edgbaston then......................A simple mistake perhaps?
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Yes you can imagine the difficulties and the expense doing something like that. It cost them upwards of £80 mill to put a roof over the centre court at Wimbledon.

We could get an enormous roll of clingfilm

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#8
The Docklands Stadium in Melbourne, which has a retractable roof and moveable seating has hosted international cricket as well as many other sports and entertainment events. It was built at a cost of 460 million Australian dollars, so probably a bit beyond our budget.
Maybe, rather than encouraging so many grounds to spend so much to house international cricket, the ECB should have channelled all funds into developing one centrally located covered stadium where most of the big international matches could be played.
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(18-07-2012, 03:39 PM)Terry Wrote: The Docklands Stadium in Melbourne, which has a retractable roof and moveable seating has hosted international cricket as well as many other sports and entertainment events. It was built at a cost of 460 million Australian dollars, so probably a bit beyond our budget.
Maybe, rather than encouraging so many grounds to spend so much to house international cricket, the ECB should have channelled all funds into developing one centrally located covered stadium where most of the big international matches could be played.

Yes unfortunately the ecb have really screwed up there. Is the fact we have too many stadiums the reason the most eagerly awaited test series in a long time is cut to 3 matches, because we had to fit in the 5 match odi series against Australia so the ecb could give every ground a game?


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#10
No - the Aussie series was a swap to ensure we get a one day series V them over there just before the next world cup which it looks as if we are taking seriously at last.
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#11
No - the Aussie series was a swap to ensure we get a one day series V them over there just before the next world cup which it looks as if we are taking seriously at last.
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#12
So why did they decide just to have a 3 match series against South Africa?

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#13
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18901068

If the Greenland ice sheet totally melts, sea level could rise dramatically with disasterous consequences for the uk and parts of europe

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#14
GOOD NEWS!

The jet stream is on its way back north.
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(18-07-2012, 09:53 PM)Paul Wrote: So why did they decide just to have a 3 match series against South Africa?

It's even starting earlier than the India 4 test series did last year...
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for the moment :thumbup:

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#17
Paul,

Several reasons, but basically money. The ECB decided to have a five game ODI series v Australia, which was unneeded.

The Olympics have had an effect on scheduling games this summer and the stupid decision to finish the English domestic season early so that two sides can play in the qualifying round of another countries domestic competition.

It is about time the ECB realised it's purpose is to manage, develop and protect the game in England.
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#18
Yes that was my point that the Aussie series was more about money than taking one day matches seriously.

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#19
nah it wasn't. To have a tri series before the WC in Aus they had to have this ODI series.
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#20
Related to cricketing finance, but from a very well respected motorsport blog

http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2012/07/1.../#comments

It seems that players from one of the IPL teams were not paid for their work last season.
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