Just two years ago the headlines were bewailing the severe drought in Queensland. Environmentalists exploited the situation with threatening headlines like, “Queensland’s Drought-Parched to drink Purified Sewage.
” The stupidity of this is many people drink purified sewage water.
A more reasonable but still threatening title said, “The Drought Deepens
Today’s headlines are equally menacing. The BBC claim, “Australia’s Queensland faces ‘biblical’ flood
Australian Greens leader Bob Brown made the ridiculous charge that, “the coal-mining industry should foot the bill for the Queensland reconstruction efforts, claiming its operations were indirectly responsible for the floods, because global warming caused by fossil fuels meant the atmosphere could hold greater amounts of moisture, leading to bigger and more intense rainstorms.” (Science in the News, Jan 16, 2011).
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