Fake Climate Change Claims Drove Australian Desalination Plant Construction

Tim Flannery wrtiting in the New Scientist- “Over the past 50 years southern Australia has lost about 20 per cent of its rainfall, and one cause is almost certainly global warming. Similar losses have been experienced in eastern Australia, and although the science is less certain it is probable that global warming is behind these losses too. But by far the most dangerous trend is the decline in the flow of Australian rivers: it has fallen by around 70 per cent in recent decades, so dams no longer fill even when it does rain. Growing evidence suggests that hotter soils, caused directly by global warming, have increased evaporation and transpiration and that the change is permanent.

Anna Bligh, Queensland Premiere- “Given the current uncertainty about the likely impact of climate change on rainfall patterns in SEQ over coming years, it is only prudent to assume at this stage that lower than usual rainfalls could eventuate.

Mr Beattie (previous Queensland Premiere) said the effects of climate change on our region meant we could no longer rely on past rainfall patterns to help us plan for the future.

Melbourne Water- Dam levels are still low in historical terms, and we remain extremely vulnerable to the hotter, drier climate predicted by climate scientists. Desalination must take precedence over dams because “Unfortunately, we cannot rely on this kind of rainfall like we used to.”

Update- Queensland’s dams are all full to overflowing and the desalination plant has been mothballed. Melbourne is on track for its wettest year since 1996. Some 593mm has fallen on the city centre so far this year and the yearly total looks set to outstrip the 629mm recorded in 2000.

Lies lies lies lies lies lies. All these people have and all over the globe we are paying for this completely unsubstantiated idiocy in billions.

Hat tip Andrew Bolt



Categories: Environment

3 replies

  1. Don’t they have radio talk back in these places.

    Do they have letters to the editor

    Do they have local MP’s with postal addresses?

    Do they have actual opposition seats in Canberra?

    How can the Australian people listen to this litany of lies in silence?

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  2. Can’t speak for anywhere else Wiki, but here’s an outsider’s perspective on the DPRV (the Democratic People’s Republic of Victoriastan). Recall that in the federal election last year, in the seat of Melbourne, people looked at a watermelon and said “that guy represents me and my interests. I’m sending him to Canberra”. Sense appears to have prevailed a very short time later, as the watermelons were pretty much wiped out in the state election a week or so ago. Anyway…

    Yes we do have all of those things, but many VicStanies have been completely sucked in by Tim Flannery and his cronies. The tactic of ridiculing anyone who dares disagree with them has been pretty much wholely successful.

    The talkback runs fairly hot when Andrew Bolt is on (he’s kind of like a one-man Fox Network), but he’s only on for an hour a day from 8-9 am. And then it’s a guest spot on Steve Price’s show. So there’s not a lot of time for interaction with callers.

    The opposition (Liberal/National Party) is pretty much divided on this issue. Tony Abbot staged a coup about a year ago and tipped out Malcolm Turnbull. If that hadn’t happened, Ozzie would by now have an ETS that makes New Zealand’s look light-on by comparison. And this in a country with no hydro, that uses brown coal for 85% of its power generation.

    The signs of the worm turning are there, it just depends now on how long it will take for fanta pants’ illegitemate regime to fall.

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  3. The gummint thru Hawkes Bay Notional MPs and an Aus CE of the regional council are discussing spending $200M on dams in central hawkes bay.
    There is ample water underground but these MPs appear to think spending taxpayers money on dams makes it look like they are solving a problem (not).
    More waste, more drivel.
    They just don’t get it!

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