Why Australia was Unprepared for Flooding

Why Australia was unprepared for Flooding

Found this yesterday, thought it was interesting.

You have heard, no doubt, of all the Australian flooding.  You may have
seen photos of all the Australian flooding.  Would it surprise you to
know that one of the reasons they were unprepared for it is because they
have been warned for years of upcoming droughts due to global warming? 
This is from Christopher Booker at the Telegraph, the UK Telegraph:
“What was the role of warmists in the Queensland flood disaster? —
Australia was told to prepare for droughts as a result of climate
change, and let down its guard against flooding, writes Christopher
Booker. Ever more alarming facts are emerging to show how Brisbane’s
floods were made infinitely worse by cockeyed decisions inspired by the
obsession of the Australian authorities with global warming.

“Inevitably, the country’s warmist lobby has been voluble in claiming that such a
‘freak weather event’ (as the BBC called it) is a consequence of
man-made climate change. But far from being an unprecedented ‘freak
event’, the latest flood was nearly a foot below the level of one in
1974 and 10 feet below the record set in 1893.  For years, Australia’s
warmists have been advising the authorities that the danger posed to the
country by global warming is not floods but droughts: not too much rain
but too little. One result, in Brisbane, was a relaxation of planning
rules, to allow building on areas vulnerable to flooding in the past.”
In other words, flood plains were deregulated to allow people to build
on ’em because of this global warming nonsense. 

“As long ago as 1999, this was seen as potentially disastrous by an expert Brisbane
River Flood Study (which was ignored and for years kept secret). Instead
of investing in its flood defences, Australia ” get this: “spent $13
billion on desalination plants.” They spent $13 billion to convert
seawater to freshwater because of the forecast droughts, and now they’re
overrun with floods.  “Last spring, Queensland’s prime minister, the
drought- and warming-obsessed Anna Bligh, ordered the water company not
to allow any releases from the dam because water was such a ‘precious
resource’ that none must be wasted.”

Classic.  This is what happens when you let liberals run things uncontrolled and unchecked, and
this kind of thing is going to continue to happen, ladies and
gentlemen, as the years roll before our very eyes. (sigh)

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 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

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