Water: it’s always too much, or not enough
“Australia has, throughout its history, been a land of drought, floods, and fire. It is recognised as the driest inhabited continent in the world; inevitably, modern ideology relates all these facts to Climate Change. The latest point of concern is a series of storms that have resulted in major flooding events along the East Coast. Keep in mind, this is the same climate ideology that prevented dam building on the insistence that it would not rain. The effect of these natural disasters is made more pronounced, not by a changing climate, but the demands of a steadily increasing population and agricultural irrigation. In addition, the involvement of humans in flooding events and fire disasters has been increased by building homes in at-risk areas.”
Originally published here at the Spectator Australia on 7 July 2022.