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Can you believe this?

Posted by Pat Kershaw on December 5, 2006

sunset160404.jpgWonder if those who are so scared of the over-hyped anti-recycling establishment will even notice?

The answer is simply no. for some reason there is a large portion of the population who are willing to discount any and all science and evidence from ‘the esablishment’, but believe the whimsiest scaremongering from anyone who says any-thing MIGHT be dangerous.
The scariest thing is the tenuous links they draw to some ludicrous “examples” of why they MAY be right. The next person who compares the potential dangers of reverse osmosis filtration (molecular level) with the long term damage caused by supposedly safe products like Abspestos and Thalidomide, May feel the end of my walking stick..
Speaking of which, I am off to see the surgeon in just over 12 hours, so may be able to sit and walk soon. Then I promise to catch up on presenting some real evidence for some of my rambles…

From the ABC On line today…
The drought has taken a turn for the worst in the past four months.

The National Climate Centre (NCC) says the drought has intensified, especially during November, as a result of a severe lack of rain and hot temperatures.

Senior climatologist Grant Beard says conditions are now the worst they have been since the 2002 drought.

“The water supply situation is continuing to get more and more dire as we go on,” he said.

“The water supplies never really recovered after the 2002 drought.

“What we needed was a good wet year to replenish water supplies but we haven’t had that.”

Mr Beard says with hotter summer months to come, things could get even drier.

“The picture through a lot of the east of the country is of water supplies getting gradually drawn down more and more,” he said.

“This acute water deficits of rainfall, which have developed in the relative short terms this year, have made the conditions worse obviously.”


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