Yet in tropical northern Queensland, thousands of people have had their homes and businesses ruined by flooding and never seen before intense rainfall. Cattle starve to death surrounded by flood waters. Sheep drowned. Water had been lapping at the footing of Bone Doctor's grandmother's residential care home.
A few years ago we holidayed with R's English Sister and her ex husband in Walhalla, a town in a valley in a mountainous area. Walhalla has been burnt out before, but not for some time has it faced such a threat. Ex Sis in Law retweeted? these photos on Facebook. I know exactly what I am seeing here, that is the location. Fortunately the fire was put out by a heavy downpour of rain.
Fire Fighting Nephew was battling blazes on the edge of our largest water storage dam, The Thompson Dam, trying to prevent run off into the dam and polluting our water supply. He was called back to his own area to fight against fires at Hepburn Springs. He has been flying about in helicopters.
None of these events are to do with climate change though are they? Our conservative Federal government sings the praises of digging up more coal to burn to damage the atmosphere, all in the name of prosperity for Australia. I think I might like to be a bit poorer. Our government seems impotent on climate change.
This Queensland Rail video is of a disaster in the Townsville area of Queensland, but pretty cool. Ok, I can see the video in my files, but I don't seem be able to upload it. Here is the link, https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-07/flooding-engulfs-a-freight-train-line-at-corella/10791938