Australia is the dryiest continent on earth
Can Australia solve its climate problems?
Welcome to our article (95) Australia climatic change
Dear readers, I am writing this article, to talk about the climatic changes that we are experiencing all over the world; however, I believe that Australia has a higher risk to be affected adversely, as you will see, when we write about what is happening now. So, even though climatic change is affecting the entire world, and we will mention a few facts before we end this article, because in this article I want to talk mostly about Australia climatic problems, because I live in Australia and that is where my point of view comes from.
Anyhow, after looking at the effects that the drought is having in Australia, we must ask ourselves, if there are things that can be done to minimise its effects, because it is affecting everybody adversely in different degrees. Of course, the most affected people are the farmers, because they need the right weather, to produce the best crops, or food for their stock. But when there is a drought, the farmers by themselves cannot do much to improve the situation; in a situation like this, they try to last if they can, while they pray God for rain.
Being a farmer is a risky business, the worst part of it all, is that it has severe ups and downs, you can compare this in these two articles that we have written about farming: the first article, Farming today compared to the old way, this article shows the farmers rich and well organized, and because of their success the entire country is benefitting, because the food is cheaper. Then we have the second article, Farming Today Is Still a Risky Business, here the farmer are in trouble, they are still organized as before, but whatever they do is not enough to get them out of trouble, they need more help from outside, it is not their fault that they cannot produce much, because the drought is severe, so, all vegetation has dried up.
Now, that is not all, because while I am writing this article, Australia is burning, because all vegetation is tinder dry, it is hotter than usual, even though it is still springtime. They say that the fires have burned over one million hectares already, and still burning; they think that this year is going to be hard for us all. anyhow, we hope that it rains, and the temperature is not too high this summer, even if the weather forecast says otherwise.
What can we do to minimise the problem?
So, we ask ourselves what can be done? It is not easy to say what can be done, but I believe that there are things that could be done. So, I am going to go out of my way, where I am going to let my imagination run wild, and I am going to write several articles, where I will tell you all the crazy things that come into my mind, that could be done to improve the situation, even if what I am saying has very little chance to happen in real life now. To do what I want to do, I must think that most things can start from an idea, and those things that we dream and seem impossible to become true presently, one day in the future they can happen.
Anyhow, let me start with what we know today, we believe that Australia is the country that needs to be organized most, to overcome the global warming problems, because Australia is a large country and the driest continent on earth, so, we are one of the first countries that is going to feel the change most, and the changes can be severe or even catastrophic.
But we believe that it does not need to be so bad, if the entire country of Australia is organized to help each other in the future. So, we need to discuss, how Australia can overcome the climatic problems of the future, in our future articles.
These problems have started in the form of the drought and high temperature, which are believed to be caused from the global warming. So, it looks like that we must make sure, that we can work out a way how to stop this global warming. Then work out a way how to live with what is left.
You see, these days things are bad; while I am thinking to write what can be done in the future. Suddenly I have come across this article in Face Book, that prompts me to talk about what is happening right now. To understand what we are saying, look at the picture we have uploaded, taken from Face Book, and the comment that was written to explain the fire disaster in Australia
This Kookaburra after the fire looks lonely
The following was taken from Face Book
This article was written under the picture of this lonely kookaburra looking at the burnt-out bush, and perhaps feeling scared and lonely.
And I quote
Please pray for our nation, this is the worst bushfires we have Ever experienced! Just to put in perspective how bad this all is. When the amazon rainforest went up in flames it burnt 125,000 hectares. Australia so far has lost 970,000 hectares, and it’s only going to get worse. Over 200 homes have been lost, several lives lost and countless stock and wildlife - whole colonies of koalas have been wiped out.
We are no longer the sunburnt country, we are a country on fire.
“We’ve got areas the size of European countries on fire here,” said Gaven Muller, acting inspector of Fire and Rescue on the north coast.
Our firefighters are heroes - all of them and need our prayers and support. We have crews from as far away as Tasmania, NZ and the NT and possibly crews soon from Canada and the USA.
This is no time for blame but a time for us all to pull together.
Pray for the families affected by this catastrophe.
(End of quote)
Now, what I can add here is that last night on the news they said that, we had lost 304 homes and 4 people dead. We don’t know what else to say, except that we hope it rains and the temperature goes down, so, the firefighter can extinguish the fires and return safely home.
That is all in this article about Australia, now I want to mention other things that are happening in the world.
Piazza San Marco in Venice
News and weather in the world today
Today is the 21st of November 2019, and this is my news diary, written to remind me what I thought was important to mention today and what I have learned during the past week about the weather and other things in Italy. Hereunder are three links of other important articles, that I believe are important enough to remember. Anyhow I am not going to say much about them:
Well if they remove Trump the world has a better chance to talk global warming control.
These events happen more often these days, due to global warming.
This is good news; I hope that the Taliban do this more often.
Anyhow, you can read the full story by clicking on the link.
Now, let me talk briefly about what is happening in Italy today, because of the global warming. You see, not only Venice is underwater, also most if Italy is experiencing torrential rains that is causing a lot of damage. There are floods and land slide in several places. In the South of Italy the people of Matera a city in the region of Basilicata, are crying for help, but no much help is given, they believe that the government has forgotten about them, they seem to be interested about Venice, and why the Mose-project has not been finished and used to defend the city. (The Mose-Project is a wall that can rise from the sea to stop the high tides in Venice)
My view about this is that, when this wall is finished, it may save Venice for a while, but if the global warming continues, even this wall one day might not be enough to save the city. So, mankind really needs to think how we can stop this global warming.
Anyhow, in this article, we want to talk more about the problems that global warming is causing in Australia than the rest of the world. I believe that I have said enough in this article, even if, I have talked about other parts of the world for comparison sake.
See you soon.