I have read with interest the letters recently covering the topic of Climate Change, and would like to put in my response.
I have just finished reading Garry Reynold’s book, Gone Bush in New South Wales. In this book Mr. Reynolds refers to the eight years drought in the colony of NSW covering the years 1896 to 1902.
This was the worst recorded drought and severest depression in the colonies history. I quote from the book the following:
“The drought was referred to the Sahara Drought. Graziers walked off their lands that were now dustbowls and sand drifts, denuded by rabbit plagues and overgrazing. Very few livestock remained as bushmen battled rotting carcases and flies and isolation. Thirty million sheep disappeared from the NSW flock that had taken 36 years to build. Henry Lawson reported on the state of affairs writing for the Bulletin, and numerous reports came in from various newspapers of the dire situation as birds fell from the skies as the drought devastated the countryside.”
I mention this as proof that as Dorothea McKellar wrote in her poem A Sunburnt Country, that Australia is a land of droughts and flooding rains. In fact Australia is the driest continent on the earth.
Why is it that when we have droughts, it is Global Warming, when we have Floods, it is Climate Change, when we have Bushfires it is Global Warming and when we have Freezing Winters, it is Climate Change?
I have noticed that those pushing the Climate Change agenda, only comment during the Summer Months, and during the Winter they are silent.
Perhaps people just need to do some serious research of past climate events and then we would not be so keen to scaremonger today’s climate trends?