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Forget snow in Thailand - but you might need to worry about a tsunami, expert

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1 hour ago, nchuckle said:

...who’s unintended prediction, by example, relates to the efficacy of the education system. 

B ollocks.  Has he been proven wrong?  

 

On the other hand, perhaps you're complimenting the Thai education system.

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45 minutes ago, Brunolem said:

That's right!

 

Actually no need to go back to December...just this week, on Monday we were sweating in sweltering heat (Sisaket), and the next day, yesterday, a fresh wind started blowing and we woke up this morning in chilling weather.

 

Nowadays, we can experience all 3 "regular" seasons in the span of a single week, and do it again the following week...there are no more "seasons" to speak of, only a constantly changing pattern of weather.

 

One can only imagine what the situation will be in 10 years from now...

 

No, it's not right.  It's called normal weather conditions.

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1 hour ago, smedly said:

oh really, you do realise that a tsunami can travel for thousands of miles shifting a huge massive surge of water, you think that if it entered the Gulf of Thailand it would suddenly just stop.............I think not 

Tsunamis propogate, they do not zig zag like a drunken sailor.

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Tiny Slowdown in Earth's Rotation Could Unleash Major Earthquakes

This is just one of the headlines making predictions about more serious earthquakes this year. Probably the expert Dr. in the OP has this in mind. The Earth's rotation will apparently slow down by a few milliseconds this year (the cause is the Earth-Moon tidal gravity) and of course the largest effect will be on equatorial regions. Scientist are predicting several extra large Earthquakes (above 7.0) and although there has been recent reports (2012, I think) of a new fault opening up in the Indian ocean I (just an opinion) would think the biggest threat would be from the Indonesian fault line. This wouldn't be the first time where above the average number of quakes have happened for this reason but because predictions of exactly where & when are difficult, if not impossible, we'll just have to wait and see.

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A post in violation of fair use policy has been removed as well as a reply:

 

14) You will not post any copyrighted material except as fair use laws apply (as in the case of news articles). Please only post a link, the headline and the first three sentences.
 

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54 minutes ago, Just Weird said:

No, it's not right.  It's called normal weather conditions.

More precisely, it is called NEW normal conditions!

 

Seasons here used to be adjusted almost like clockwork in the past.

One could put one's umbrella back in the closet on November first, stop the aircon for maintenance, and get the warm clothes ready.

Then, on March first, one had to get ready for some serious heat, and on July first get the umbrella back from the closet.

The Emerald Buddha was, and still is, dressed accordingly.

 

Nowadays, any kind of weather is possible on any given month which, among other things, wreaks some serious havoc for farmers who don't know anymore when and what to sow...for example, last year tobacco harvest was a disaster because heavy rain started way too early...

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11 minutes ago, soalbundy said:

From his picture it looks like he could do with a good Tsunami

Looks like a chips with everything expert . Hope he doesn't have to run for the hills , this could cause another tsunami .

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1 hour ago, Just Weird said:

B ollocks.  Has he been proven wrong?  

 

On the other hand, perhaps you're complimenting the Thai education system.

What’s his specialist subject -'the bleedin' obvious '?

Complimenting the Thai education system? Have you tried looking up Thailand’s position in the PISA tables ? I expect you’ve never heard of them? You sound like you are of an educational standard reflecting that achievement.

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2 hours ago, Just Weird said:

It's not climate change, it was a bit of rain for a few hours, happens all the time.

A bit of rain. Happens all the time. Absolutely correct. Every year there is flooding in BKK in January. :clap2:

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Near on impossible for this to happen in Pattaya , All fault lines are the other side of the peninsula , for it to wrap round and hit Pattaya / Bangkok , via the gulf of Thailand it would need to be a massive quake bigger than anything in living or recorded history . And if that’s the case Pattaya would be the least of the problems 

imo . ?

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6 hours ago, dinsdale said:

I'm fairly sure a this guy would also say heavy rains in January is also very unlikely. Belted down this morning. Even some thunder and lightning....in January. Cold and wet at the end of December. Wet season weather beginning of Dec. Summer in mid Dec. Please, oh please you climate change skeptics tell me and every Thai I've asked who have never experienced this, that it's not climate change.

I think it used to be global warming that so many raved on about. Then when that wasn't really happening it was changed to climate change which does seem to be happening.  Is it caused by too many humans breathing, too many flatulent cows or burning too much coal?  Be good if someone came up with some realistic alternatives.  Personally I favour power generation from the abundant heat underground.  The other two are up for suggestions!

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Judging by what I have seen Thais do in the UK when we have a bit of snow they have fun and play in it for hours so if it arrives it will be fun for awhile and many will enjoy it. Much better than the kids playing with cardboard cut outs that's for sure.

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59 minutes ago, nchuckle said:

 

Complimenting the Thai education system? Have you tried looking up Thailand’s position in the PISA tables ? I expect you’ve never heard of them? You sound like you are of an educational standard reflecting that achievement.

Ever heard of sardonicism?

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