Nyuto Onsen looks an inviting milky blue. The milk-onsen link doesn't stop at a visual likeness. One popular post-bath custom is to in fact drink milk. Refreshing bottles of fruit gyuunyuu (fruit milk) or coffee gyuunyuu (coffee milk) offered by many onsen taste better than you'd think! #VisitJapanAU #JapanRevealed
My father came to Australia by boat in 2001, just before the government stopped processing asylum seeker visas for refugees who had arrived by boat. Every time I think about that, it just amazes me because if we’d arrived even one month later, our lives would’ve been completely different. We really dodged a bullet.
I was 8 when we arrived in Adelaide, and it was an amazing feeling seeing my father again after so long. As soon as I saw him, I felt so happy. I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew that things were going to change for the better, and that new things would arise.
I didn’t speak a word of English when I started school, which made me feel weak at first. But instead of getting upset, it inspired me to work harder, and I started studying English in all my free time, until I felt confident.
Eight years later, I was dux of my school, and I got awards for all my subjects, as well as two awards for Academic Excellence.
At the moment, I’m in my 3rd year of Law and Politics, and I'm working as a Law Clerk. I’ve also recently finished doing a training program to become a refugee rights advocate with the Asylum Seeker Resource Center. Next month, I'm going to start work as a paralegal at a leading law firm.
My long term dream is to work with the United Nations— I know it will be difficult to achieve, but miraculous things have had happened to me already. In my family, we say, ‘It’s all on you. You can do whatever you want if you want it’, and we’ve always proved that to be true. My oldest brother owns a supermarket, my next brother has an IT degree and has joined the army, my older sister finished her law degree last year, and my youngest brother just finished high school with a score of 98.
I’m proud of where I am right now. And grateful for the opportunities that I’ve been given, because if I wasn’t here in Australia, I wouldn’t be able to even dream about anything that I’m currently doing.
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Dangerous rising sea levels are one the biggest scare tactics used by the Global Warming Alarmist establishment.
This hysteria is used to justify; higher taxes, bigger government and more subsidies to their associates in the wind turbine industry - all in the belief that King Canute like we can hold back the seven seas from rising.
* The Rudd/Gillard/Rudd government's official Climate Commissioner and former Australian-of-the-Year, Tim Flannery has prophesied of 25 metre sea level rises.
"Picture an eight-storey building by a beach, then imagine waves lapping its roof," Flannery terrifyingly warned of.
* 'Our' ABC runs alarmist headlines such as; "Brisbane, Sydney among cities that will slip under the waves with 2 degree Celsius global warming", warning that an "estimated 90,000 Sydneysiders live in areas that would eventually become ocean ..."
* Labor's Deputy Opposition leader Tanya Plibersek tells stories of islands that have "already been swallowed by the rising ocean". And when questioned on the claim, in parliament she farcically held up a picture of the open ocean as "proof" that the vanished island had been consumed by rising seas. (Although there was some confusion whether Ms Plibersek's vanished island was called Eneko, Aneko or Atlantis)
However, to examine what's really happening with "rising sea levels" perhaps Ms Plibersek could have checked out the Sydney Harbour foreshore in her own electorate, and looked at a few historical photo's or examined the tide gauges which been measuring sea levels at Fort Denison ever since 1865.
Fort Denison, is one of eight islands in Sydney Harbour, and was originally named "Rock Island" by Governor Arthur Phillip soon after European settlement.
Noted for its distinctive, rocky topography, the island originally rose almost 15 metres above sea level.
In 1841, the island was levelled to the sea line to make way for a fortification in response to a perceived threat after two American warships entered the harbour at night and circled the Island.
The levelling of the Island can be considered one of the earliest 'heritage issues' in Sydney. The Presbyterian minster John Dunmore Lang derided its destruction as "the folly of man" and described the intact island as a 'natural ornament of the harbour' which had stood 'like a sentinel keeping watch upon the harbour for thousands of years'.
The original construction plans were abandoned, and only resumed in 1855 due to fear of a Russian naval attack during the Crimean War.
The construction of Fort Denison was completed on 14 November 1857, and in 1865 a tide gauge was established by the Government Astronomer from the Sydney Observatory, and ever since, seas levels have been measured at Fort Denison, providing one of the longest running sea level records in the world.
No less an authority than the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) records that the sea level rise at Fort Denison is "averaging 0.65 millimeters/year based on monthly mean sea level data from 1886 to 2010".
That's 0.65mm a year, or 6.5mm a decade, or 6.5cm (about 2.5 inches) over an entire century.
SEA LEVEL RISES DECELERATING
One of Australia’s foremost experts on the relationship between climate change and sea levels, Phil Wilson has written a peer-reviewed paper concluding that rises in sea levels are “decelerating”.
Based on the century-long tide gauge records at Fort Denison as well as; Fremantle, Western Australia (from 1897 to present), Auckland Harbour in New Zealand (1903 to present), and Pilot Station at Newcastle (1925 to present), the analysis finds there was a “consistent trend of weak deceleration” from 1940 to 2000.
Climate change researcher Howard Brady, at Macquarie University, said the recent research meant sea levels rises accepted by the CSIRO were “already dead in the water as having no sound basis in probability”.
“In all cases, it is clear that sea-level rise, although occurring, has been decelerating for at least the last half of the 20th century, and so the present trend would only produce sea level rise of around 15cm for the 21st century.”
Dr Brady said the divergence between the sea-level trends from (computer) models and sea-level trends from the tide gauge records was now so great “it is clear there is a serious problem with the models”.
"A COLOSSAL SCARE STORY"
But if there is one scientist who knows more about sea levels than anyone else in the world it is the Swedish geologist and physicist Nils-Axel Mörner, formerly chairman of the INQUA International Commission on Sea Level Change.
Dr Mörner, who for 35 years has been using every known scientific method to study sea levels all over the globe, is that all this talk about the sea rising is nothing but "a colossal scare story."
Despite fluctuations down as well as up, “the sea is not rising,” he says. “It hasn’t risen in 50 years.” If there is any rise this century it will “not be more than 10cm (four inches), with an uncertainty of plus or minus 10cm”.
And quite apart from examining the hard evidence, he says, the elementary laws of physics (latent heat needed to melt ice) tell us that the apocalypse conjured up by�Al Gore and Co "could not possibly come about".