I believe in climate change caused by we humans. I make my fair contribution to the problem. It has not rained in Melbourne for so long.
The simplest reason that I have heard is from our weather bureau who tell us that low pressure systems are slipping very much to the south of us in Victoria, Australia, and so we are not getting rain. Why they are slipping southward seems to be climate change.
I am not willing to go without my creature comforts to remedy the problem, but I am prepared to pay to remedy the problem so long as it is done on a fair basis.
From my observations, it has already become a case of the haves getting water because they can afford it and the poor going without.
The playing grounds of the religious Methodist school, Wesley College in St Kilda Road, are gorgeously green while your average government school playing field is a dry dust bowl. Where does Wesley's water come from? A recyling plant? A bore in the country? Thereby further lowering the water table. It matters not where their water comes from. They have taken it from somewhere. They haven't made new water and they can afford to buy in water.
While I just love gorgeous gardens in posh areas, the people of these houses just buy in water, either recycled or bore water to maintain them. Your poor pensioner cannot afford this for their poxy pseudo cottage garden consisting of a single daisy plant and some horrid perennials. Both gardens are very valid.
Depressing as it may be, the future will be the haves having water and electricity to burn and the have nots having little of either because they cannot afford it.
And this is happening under Labour governments, the party of the working people.
Pass me a knife. Do I cut vertically or horizontally?