What was the role of warmists in the Queensland flood disaster?
… Last week’s most disturbing revelation, however, was the contribution toBrisbane’s
flooding by the South East Queensland Water company’smassive release of water
from its Wivenhoe dam upstream from the city.
Instead of controlled releases through the previous week, the companyallowed the level to rise to within a few inches of the top of the dambefore releasing a vast volume of water
, with devastating consequencesfor Brisbane 36 hours later…
Industrial flotsam forms a deadly logjam in the Brisbane River Photo: AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Australia was told to prepare for droughts as a result of climatechange, and let down its guard against flooding, writes Christopher Booker ByChristopher Booker 7:29PM GMT 15 Jan 2011Ever more alarming facts are emerging to show how Brisbane’s floods weremade infinitely worse by cockeyed decisions inspired by the obsession of theAustralian authorities with global warming. Inevitably, the country’s warmistlobby has been voluble in claiming that such a “freak weather event” (as theBBC called it) is a consequence of man-made climate change. But far frombeing an unprecedented “freak event”, the latest flood was nearly a footbelow the level of one in 1974 and 10 feet below the record set in 1893.