The news last week revealed that Sydney’s main water supply, Warragamba Dam, was 100% full and was overflowing. That reminded me of predictions by the Flim-Flam man, Tim Flannery.
“Perth is facing the possibility of a catastrophic failure of the city’s water supply,” says Tim Flannery, director of the South Australian Museum and Australia’s most high profile scientist and ecologist. His next book, to be published in October, will feature the water crises faced by Perth and Sydney.
“I’m personally more worried about Sydney than Perth,” Flannery told me. “Where does Sydney go for more water? At least Perth has a buffer of underground water sources. Sydney doesn’t have any backup. And while Perth is forging ahead with a desalination plant, Sydney doesn’t have any major scheme in place to bolster water. It also has nowhere to put the vast infrastructure of a desalination plant.”
Climate change is working against Sydney. “There’s only two years’ water supply in Warragamba Dam,” says Flannery, “yet Frank Sartor [NSW Minister for Energy and Utilities] is talking about the situation being stable … If the computer models are right then drought conditions will become permanent in eastern Australia.”
And wasn’t there something else that Tim said about: “even the rain that falls…..”
“SO even the rain that falls isn’t actually going tofill our dams and our river systems…”
Gee, what would you ask Dr Tim today? And will “our” ABC question Tim about his dud predictions?
Then I began to think about what makes rain……
I am a simple man, so I went to First Grade Walks and found:
Now, I thought that the yellow object in the top right of the above picture was a clue, but I went to First Grade Walks‘ next slide:
Now, let’s see if I have this right……
1: The Sun makes water warm and evaporate.
Hmmmm…. if the Sun’s warmth puts the water vapour into the atmosphere, isn’t it warming that causes rain?
But, this cannot be! Tim Flannery told us that warming was going to cause drought.
Was Tim completely wrong? Well, he has been wrong before with his science fiction book “The Weather Makers.”
Dr D Weston Allen exposed Flannery’s flawed fiction in his rebuttal “The Weather Makers Re-examined.”(link)
Tuesday, 1 September 2020
The Australian Climate Sceptics – Exposing the flaws in the greatest hoax inflicted on the human race.