Heavy rain in New South Wales has forced hundreds of households to evacuate.
“The weather bureau’s acting regional director, Stephen Lellyett, said in a statement the Warragamba Dam was expected to spill for the first time in two years.
Mr Lellyett said up to 160 millimetres of rain had fallen in the Wollondilly River upstream of the Warragamba Dam in the 48 hours to 9:00am on Wednesday.”
The last time this region experienced flooding was in March 2012.
Of course, all of this has occurred after Professor Tim Flannery, Australia’s high priest of climate change stated in an interview in 2007:
“We’re already seeing the initial impacts and they include a decline in the winter rainfall zone across southern Australia, which is clearly an impact of climate change, but also a decrease in run-off. Although we’re getting say a 20 per cent decrease in rainfall in some areas of Australia, that’s translating to a 60 per cent decrease in the run-off into the dams and rivers. That’s because the soil is warmer because of global warming and the plants are under more stress and therefore using more moisture. So even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and our river systems, and that’s a real worry for the people in the bush. If that trend continues then I think we’re going to have serious problems, particularly for irrigation.”
Unfortunately, Professor Flannery’s doomsday prophecy has proven to be spectacularly inaccurate. Yet, such failure for reality to match their apocalyptic predictions seems to only make the climate change prophets’ message become more urgent – as we have seen in media reports over the last week.
Thankfully, many Australians are becoming rightfully skeptical as doomsday predictions given by the likes of Tim Flannery and Al Gore, men who appear not to even live their own lives in accordance with their urgent environmental messages, are proven time and time again to be false.