Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Back to the 1800s

Letter to The Australian on the cutting room floor...

Dear Editor,
New research (Climate change to cause twice as many severe floods in Australia, 27/1) indicates we can expect  "almost twice as many severe floods this century like the ones that devastated southeast Queensland four years ago". Looking over the Bureau of Meteorology's charts of flood height for the Brisbane River there were 9 major flood events between 1840 and 1940, and just 2 between 1940 and 2014. Based on this it seems the climate of the future will be a thing of the past.