This used to be on the poetry list of nearly every school in Australia at one time. I suspect that in recent years it might have been sent to the banned list. Seriously, it is timely to mention it now because in recent weeks its message has been reinforced to everyone who cares to look past their political prejudices or climate change pocket books.
This post is a brief update and possible relief for some who worried due to the hysterics previously reported concerning Australia’s supposedly “unprecedented” bushfires”. This blatant overreach, coming as it did from the regular true believers in “climate change”, whether the evidence is there or not, whether contradicted by facts or not. Some are people who haven’t looked past the “science is settled” fraud, others are investors in renewable energy which in Australia also usually means recipients of some of the billions of dollars on offer to subsidise renewable energy projects. All are assisted by a believing political media class which trumpeted the argument boosting climate change, linking the fires to it, but also making shrill calls for immediate action on climate change, criticising any arguments against their theory.
Ignored the whole time were the facts. Facts showing that when common occurrences in Australia for centuries – drought and bushfires – occur together, the country has severe bushfire losses of both property and, tragically, lives also. It was all laid out in previous articles. They were (and still are) scared stiff of answering the indisputable facts about fuel loads leading to severe bushfires, arguing against the number of or danger from arsonists. The evidence has overwhelmed them since then, backed up from the most unlikely of sources, the premier of Victoria, a true believer. In a laughable moment, when his suppression of the report showing the fuel loads in his state, he gave arsonists using the information as justification for such a report having to be suppressed.
Less mentioned was the other half of the Australian weather story – rain. Heavy rain.
The supposed experts, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology had forecast that reasonable rain was not coming until April, three more months away. That claim enabled the major political and media campaign for action “now” on “climate change” to maintain its momentum. This campaign was especially targeted at the average member of the population who they had tried to panic with their scare tactics.
It is that very rain, the “flooding rains” that every Australian resident of more than a mere year or two has experienced which started in mid-January 2020. And it came down in huge (but not unknown) amounts.
That had been foreshadowed in a previous article when a 10 December 2019 report from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology itself gave an assessment that the serious bushfire season predictor, the Indian Ocean Dipole was about to reverse in mid-January 2020. That report, at least, was accurate.
The worst media outlet pushing climate alarmism memes is the taxpayer-funded ABC and even it had to report the rain, even in drought areas.
Starting in Queensland when the delayed monsoons arrived in mid-January, it reached drought area and since then has drenched the whole state, causing flooding.
Widespread showers and storms have dumped more than 100 millimetres across parts of drought-stricken Queensland with severe thunderstorms continuing to sweep across large parts of the state.
There was more of the same about the amount of flood waters in Queensland.
and it all continues to this day with NSW flooding too. Flash flooding yes, but normal and periodical too.
It also rained like hell in NSW drought areas.
None of this will change the politics. Those heavily invested in changing society but end up deindustrialising it will continue to do so until Australia runs out of enough energy to keep the lights on. The wealthy, self-indulgent “environmentally conscious” to whom those unable to cope with the costs are under their radar, will have to adapt when the fightback comes. It is to be hoped that common sense will prevail and that when the blackouts are more widespread, when industry closes down, when the last smelter is shut down, even the rich will see what is in store for them when the people decide to take back their country.Follow