Climate Change Australia – Full Dams, But Still No Sorry From Flannery

Posted on Fri 05/01/2015 by

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Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

Hold the scaremongers to account.

Professor Tim Flannery (Former Australian Climate Change Commissioner)

Professor Tim Flannery (Former Australian Climate Change Commissioner)

Climate Council head Tim Flannery in 2005:

Where does Sydney go for more water?… There’s only two years’ water supply in Warragamba Dam… If the computer models are right then drought conditions will become permanent in eastern Australia.

Climate Council head Tim Flannery in 2007:

So even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and our river systems

Climate Council head Tim Flannery in 2007:

In Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane, water supplies are so low they need desalinated water urgently, possibly in as little as 18 months.

Brisbane’s dam levels today, including its main Wivenhoe dam are shown in the image below at left.

Sydney’s dam levels today, including its main Warragamba dam: These are shown in the image below at right.

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This is the forecast for today – more rains to fill those dams and our river systems:

A new low pressure weather system off Australia’s east coast has parts of southern Queensland and northern NSW bracing for heavy falls and near-cyclonic wind this weekend.

South-east Queensland including the Fraser Coast, Gold Coast and inland to the Darling Downs is set to receive falls of up to 400mm this afternoon and tomorrow.

UPDATE

Those storms are not what warmists told the credulous Sydney Morning Herald to expect after a huge downpour last year:

Still getting over this week’s monster storm that struck Sydney? If so, you may be comforted to know that climate scientists predict a lot fewer such events for eastern Australia as the century unfolds.

As a result of changes to atmospheric conditions, though, the frequency of such lows may drop by 40 per cent by 2100 if carbon dioxide levels continue to rise on their current high trajectory, according to Andrew Dowdy, a research scientist at the bureau.

Mind you, when Sydney does indeed get more storms, the warmist Sydney Morning Herald turns on a dime. On Wednesday it predicted global warming will actually give us more of these storms, not fewer:

Sydney’s rain is becoming more torrential, particularly during summer, a trend researchers say will increase with further global warming and force engineers to design resilient structures that are able to limit the flood impacts.

A study of 69 rain gauges in the greater Sydney region from 1966 to 2012 found that the number of short but intense rainfall events increased, while longer-duration deluges decreased, according to research by the University of Adelaide published in Nature Climate Change on Wednesday…

“We do find that these [rainfall] extremes are increasing in the future, and we do find – in our model – that they increase by more than you’d expect, just based on the trend from the observations,” Professor Evans said.

More, less, whatever. It’s global warming.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

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. He is also heard from Monday to Friday at 8am on the breakfast show of radio station MTR 1377, and his book  Still Not Sorry remains very widely read.

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