In Victoria it Rains Again, and Again, and Again

Mr It Will Never Rain Again.

We’ll never tire of this. It is important that we never tire, as Flannery’s ilk never stop. From the Herald Sun 4/12/17:

“WANGARATTA locals are confident the worst of the flooding is over after the Ovens River level finally began to fall this morning.

“After peaking at 11.75m about 5am on this morning, the water height has now dropped to 11.67m and is expected to continue falling.”

From the SES Twitter feed 1/12/17:

From the Age 3/12/17:

“The super storm has broken multiple rain records across Victoria, the weather bureau says.

“While Melbourne may have escaped the worst of the storm on Friday, it then dumped a total of 66mm of rain in a 48-hour period – more than the entire December average.

“Here are some the key rainfall totals for the storm system over the past three days until Sunday at 9am:

Greater Melbourne

* Altona, 61mm
* Jacana, 71mm
* Melbourne, 66mm
* Kew, 100mm
* Blackburn, 105mm
* Doncaster, 103mm
* Ferny Creek, 145mm
* Rosebud, 47mm”

Tim Flannery on Landline in 2007, as reported in the Herald Sun 5/3/2013:

“PROFESSOR TIM FLANNERY: 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.”

Dear Mr It Will Never Rain Again:

Please join Shanghai Sam and remove yourself from this country forthwith.

Photo by John Englart (Takver)