Extreme Weather Events It's a strange coincidence that Sandy chose "weather," for the prompt for this fortnight's Friendly Friday challenge, as my corner of Australia experienced several extreme weather events over the last day or so. Signs of climatic change? Freak weather events? Who's to say? Typically, the weather in my region is picture postcard… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Weather
Flooded creek near where I used to live. It is normally a tiny stream which often runs dry. For several years, Australia has languished under extreme drought and water was severely rationed; last year we experienced bushfires on an epic scale that decimated the countryside. A year later, extreme rainfall and flooding on a Noah's… Continue reading It’s Raining, It’s Pouring
Photo by Trace Hudson on Pexels.com What the future will be like is a contentious issue, as it is not about what has been, but what might happen. There are those who choose to deny it, who find it overwhelming or depressing, who stick their heads in the sand and conversely, those who are moved… Continue reading The Future – the Facts
If you are watching any edition of Aussie news at the moment, it would not have escaped your notice that Queensland and the "Territory" are experiencing the effects of a tropical cyclone of monster proportions. Most of us had to wait for the Weather bureau's radar to tell us a cyclone was bearing down on… Continue reading Portentous Weather Predictions: They know, So How Come We Don’t?
The last 24 hours Queensland has been battered by terrential wind and rain from ex-tropical cyclone Oswald but have all emerged fairly unscathed, however not everyone has been so lucky.