Australia’s Chief Climate Commissioner, Tim Flannery in 2007 warned global warming was draining our dams.
“Even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and river systems,” said the Australian who has most whipped up global warming alarmism.
“In Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane, water supplies are so low they need desalinated water urgently, possibly in as little as 18 months.”
Sydney’s desalination plant will be mothballed this weekend even though taxpayers will keep having to pay off its construction costs.
But the New South Wales State Government Finance Minister Greg Pearce says the $2 billion development hasn’t been a waste of money…
“But we’ll still have the security if we ever or when we eventually need to turn the desalination plant back on again.”
Mr Pearce said it could be up to three years before the Kurnell plant operated again.
Andrew Bolt’s columns appear in Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and Adelaide’s Advertiser. He runs the most-read political blog in Australia and hosts Channel 10’s The Bolt Report each Sunday at 10am, and his book Still Not Sorry remains very widely read.