Tuesday, January 29, 2013

DownUndercurrents- off to Australia

Helen from Undercurrents left for Australia today for a 2 year stint of
Down-Undercurrents - we wish her well.

This week Australia now reels from massive floods after a Summer of unprecedented heat across large parts of Australia.
Is it because our climate has changed?

Australia's climate commission says global warming is likely to increase the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. But asked whether people on Australia's east coast should expect this, the New South Wales premier (photo) dismissed the question.

"If the question is about climate change go and ask me another day," Barry O'Farrell said.

"Let's not turn this near-disaster, this episode that has damaged so many properties and other things, into some politically correct debate about climate change. Give me a break."

Sticking his head in the sand eh Sheila?

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