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Predictions of a "super" or a "monster" El Niño are fizzling out

The latest forecast from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology has now downgraded any El Niño event in 2014 to be  – at worst – a normal or a weak El Niño. 597 more words

Alarmism

Simon Whetham (UK) artist talk and intensive workshop.

In addition to the show (see post below), Simon Whetham will also be presenting an Artist Talk on the Thursday (31/7) and an intensive workshop on the Saturday (2/8). 39 more words

Sound Art

The origin of...Half-life

“I think money is due for some sort of collapse. People are going to realize that money has a half-life, like radioactive elements.” Douglas Coupland… 578 more words

Natural Phenomena

Lightning over London

As lightning struck spectacularly and *incessantly* on the London skyline for over 2 hours from 2am this morning, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the current events in the Middle East and of how very different these scenes could be.  29 more words

News

Indian monsoon rainfall recovering from deficit but strong El Niño no longer expected

Yesterday the monsoon covered the entire country but while this is only 2 days later than the “long term average”, the progress of the monsoon across south and central India has been around a week or 10 days late. 514 more words

Alarmism

Geography: natural phenomena that affect our lives

The Japanese Tsunami, Icelandic Ash cloud and flooding are natural disasters that have impacted upon everyday lives. Fracking is in the news and divides public opinion. 42 more words

Adult Education

FLEURIEU SOUND MAP UPDATES: SECOND VALLEY FOREST

Following a brilliant Fleurieu road trip earlier this week, I’ve returned with a bunch of new field recordings for the Fleurieu Sound Map. The first couple of these recordings come from the Hay Flat region of the Second Valley Forest – moderate to strong winds, finches and groaning trees feature prominently. 6 more words

Audio