They should have listened to Andrew…

A remarkable turn-around, in April, we will see not one area in Australia under drought declaration for at least a decade. Many inches or millimetres of rain have ‘Flannery-ed’ all over Australia, filling dams, wetlands and rivers, all supposed to be dry according to Flannery, Australia’s Chief Scaremonger for the Green/Labor’s Climate Change Department.

Farmers pockets fortunately have filled and bank loans have been repaid or brought up to date across a huge area, despite current flooding along some rivers. Record crop yields across much of Australia last year gave the lie to all the CSIRO, BoMand Government forecasts.

This drought may never break

January 4, 2008

IT MAY be time to stop describing south-eastern Australia as gripped by drought and insteadaccept the extreme dry as permanent, one of the nation’s most senior weather experts warned yesterday.

“Perhaps we should call it our new climate,” said the Bureau of Meteorology’s head of climate analysis, David Jones.

This drought may never break – Environment – smh.com.au

Desalination plants are idle in the East, yet still costing huge sums of money due to idiotic decisions of ideological governments, who listened to Flannery instead of Bolt. Similar costly decisions are still being made.

Where is Greenpeace’s banner now?

Warragamba dam, 2005 – with Greenpeace protesters in foreground:

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Warragamba dam overflow, 2012, with Greenpeace protesters nowhere:

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(Via Tim Blair.)

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twitter http://twitter.com/#!/wakeup2thelies 4/ April/2011 Tim Flannery head of Australia’s Climate Commission interviewed by the Guardian some quotes from t

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley) Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Incorporated Kimberley Environmental Horticulture (KEH) is a small group of committed individuals who promote the use of indigenous plants for the landscaping of parks and gardens. Rehabilitation of Kimberley coast, bushland and pastoral regions are also high on our agenda. This includes planting seedlings, weed control, damage from erosion or any other environmental matter that comes to our attention. We come from all walks of life, from Professionals and Trades oriented occupations, Pensioners and Students, Public Servants and the Unemployed. We have a community plant nursery where we trial many old and new species, with a view to incorporating these into our landscaping trials. Our labour force are mainly volunteers, but with considerable help from the 'work for the dole' program, Indigenous Community Development Employment Program (CDEP) groups and the Ministry of Justice, with their community work orders; in this way we manage to train many people in the horticultural skills needed for indigenous plant growing. We constantly undertake field trips that cover seed and plant collection in the Kimberley. Networking around the Kimberley region and the east Pilbara is a necessary part of promoting our activities. We consult on a range of Environmental and Landscaping matters that deal with our region. Our activities involve improving Broome's residential streetscapes by including 'waterwise' priciples in planting out nature strips. Sustainable environmental horticulture is practised by members of our group. We use existing vegetation as the backbone of any plantings, using these species to advantage when planning to develop tree forms or orchards. The Broome region is sensitive to development. Subsequently many weed species have become dominant in and around developed areas. The use and movement of heavy machinery is the biggest single cause of environmental degradation. We dont live in a 'Tropical Paradise' but on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. The plants that survive best here, grow in well-drained pindan sand, and are found from the Dampier Peninsular southward to where average rainfall is below 600mm. When we use rainforest species, detail is important when planting, water catchment, sunlight and understorey species are all considered. The use of recycled 'grey' water is an advantage here as well as treated waste-water, although many local species do not fare well with nutrients from this source. We use waterwise planting methods which include harvesting asmuch rainwater as possible, with swales designed to hold up to 200 litres, to help recharge the local groundwater aquifer. There has been a serious decline in this aquifer over the last few years. With the fast expansion of the Broome peninsular, more and more land is being covered by concrete, iron and bitumen so that much less water is available to replenish the aquifer, allowing the salt content to become significantly higher. The small Broome Peninsular is on the south-western corner of the Dampier Peninsular (bound by Broome, Derby and Cape Leveque at the northern tip). Compaction by vehicles also inhibits water retention due to the content of our local pindan sand, hard as concrete in the dry, going to soft and sloppy mud after rain. None of us are botanists, inevitably we have got some names wrong, names changed, or have not gone to sub-species level. If you note a photo or description may be wrong, please e-mail to kimenvhort@yahoo.com.au
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2 Responses to They should have listened to Andrew…

  1. Weather does not equal climate. When people try and use short term conditions as justification for some grand phenomenon they tend to sound kind of silly, regardless of what position they take, and especially in a place like Australia with cyclic weather patterns.

  2. Pingback: climate alarmists, stunned … | pindanpost

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