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Sep 21st, 2007, 1:22 PM
Prime Minister John Howard said Friday In his weekly radio address, that the continued lack of rain meant permanent plantings, such as fruit trees and grape vines, were dying.
If they lose these trees, farmers stand to lose not only this year's crops, but those of coming years, Andrew Gregson, of the New South Wales Irrigators' Council, said.
"You are looking at everything from citrus, right through to nuts and also you're looking at grape vines (being lost)," Gregson told AFP.
"The trees themselves are actually dying."
As predicted by ETP.
Sep 22nd, 2007, 12:23 PM
Hmm...I was in Australia in June/July for almost 3 weeks. I think there were only a hand full of days that it *didn't* rain, and everyone I ran into was talking about how wet it was, which was out of the ordinary. I wonder if John Howard may have been talking about northern Oz, up in the tropics? Plus, look at the flooding in NSW this year. Was also in Tassie and was wet there too.
As Aussies say, "Wee-id." (weird) :confused:
Oct 3rd, 2007, 8:52 PM
You ain't seen nothing yet!There are recent reports on how Australia may look in the future with climate change, i say we are seeing the changes already but now having second thoughts on why we are seeing these changes so rapidly.I want straight answers which i am sure many do,i am a little afraid now on how the future may look seeing with whats going on around the world i say we are already there.
have a look at this secret report
Secret report warns of rioting and nuclear war
· Britain will be 'Siberian' in less than 20 years
· Threat to the world is greater than terrorism
This is from 2004 by the way
Oct 4th, 2007, 9:35 AM
Alas, that rain didn't last long. Especially in Queensland, we need at least a month of solid rain to fill the dams up again.
Notice a trend?
Oct 28th, 2007, 9:33 PM
The storms that you have now probably won't make any difference i suppose.
Here is a stark vision of the countries future,as i have said many times whether you live in a city,town or village there will be no escape from the affects of climate change.
Australian country life riven by drought, isolation.In drought-hit lands of eastern Australia, the population of Caragabal is just 38, every shop is closed, water is trucked in, and a synthetic lawn at a bowling club is the last hope of survival for a dying town.
How many more stories are we like to come across in the near future,civil riots will begin as the authorities will forget those who really need it,we have had this experience in the Uk as you know.
We are already on water restrictions and can tell you that in south east england will become very dry with drought,as we seem to be having less and less rain and am concerned like most.
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