The Abominable Prof Tim Flatulence 2007 – Mick Raven
Well, making good use of water is one of the subjects of this week’s interview. Professor Tim Flannery has warned climate change will impact on Australia to the point where Sydney can expect to receive 60 per cent less rainfall than it does at present.
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 – PROFESSOR TIM FLANNERY
Gone with a puff of Hot air – Mick Raven
2022 eastern Australia floods were one of the nation’s worst recorded flood disasters with a series of floods that occurred from February to April in South East Queensland, the Wide Bay–Burnett and parts of coastal New South Wales. Brisbane suffered major flooding, along with the cities of Maryborough, Gympie, the Sunshine Coast, Caboolture, Toowoomba, Gatton, Ipswich, Logan City, the Gold Coast, Murwillumbah, Mullumbimby, Grafton, Byron Bay, Ballina, Lismore, the Central Coast and parts of Sydney.
The ATLANT technology introduces ionized aerosols into clouds, accelerating the collision of cloud droplets and the formation of rainfall sized droplets.
Ionisation is entirely harmless to humans and vegetation. Its sole impact on the atmosphere is to enhance rainfall. If severe weather is forecast the ATLANTTM units can be turned off to avoid any worsening of such conditions.
A study in 2021 initiated by the government discovered that raising the Warragamba Dam wall was the best choice for minimising risk to life, property damage and cost
The property is owned by WaterNSW, an agency of the Government of New South Wales.
Drought has severely depleted the level of the dam at times: on 8 February 2007 it recorded an all-time low of 32.5% of capacity. On 2 March 2012, it overflowed for the first time in fourteen years. It overflowed again in 2016, March 2021 and March 2022.
– Note the overflowing ie Rain started after the Rain making Weather Lords arrived in OZ in 2010 – Mick Raven
Warragamba Dam again reached 100% capacity on the 26th of November 2021 and began spilling following a prolonged period of rain in NSW