(Written Wednesday night) It is thirty five degrees outside, that is about 95 degrees in the old money and this is at 9.42pm when it should be cooling down. It is deliciously cool inside.
I was just out on the balcony and the air con is pumping huge amounts of heat into the atmosphere. Is it not curious that to cool ourselves inside, we have to pump heat outside, adding to the external heat. Multiply this by tens of thousands of air con units that are doing the same thing in our fair city. Probably our car air con units do the same. It is a night to leave the aircon on overnight, with a forecast minimum of 27 degrees.
We are fortunate in the State of Victoria that we huge amounts of filthy damp slow burning and mega polluting brown coal to burn to give us electricity at a relatively cheap price.
I think a massive bank of solar panels somewhere near Mildura might be an answer to the problems caused by coal burning, along with wind farms and states with common borders having connections in all directions to share power for the common good, rather than for overseas companies to make money. Of course that does not suit our Tory government who is about propping up big business and shareholder mates of dinosaur companies that invest in coal.
Look at this now decommissioned Yallourn power station belching its filth into the atmosphere.
Harmless steam you say? Please don't spoil my post with facts. The filth is there for all eyes to see. My younger memories of iced over puddles in Melbourne, will remain a memory, never to be seen again. What has in our name been done to our country?