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    Climate Change and our Land of Fire, Flood and Drought.

    Recent Floods, Fires and Drought across Australia are only a sign of what’s to come unless we colletively demand massive changes in fossil fuel use and land management practices. As a major vehicle users group we should be calling for rapid change to renewable energy powered EV’s, conversions and public infrastructure.

    Otherwise we’ll all just be staying home polishing our former road going dinosaur museum pieces, rather than travelling this great country or the world.

    It’s actually getting serious.

    “Australian climate scientists concluded a decade or more ago: we should expect more frequent and more severe extreme weather events and the dangers these bring.”

    EXPERT REACTION: Extreme weather as fires and floods sweep across Eastern Australia - Scimex

    We need to heed the wisdom of the elders in more ways than one...
    Northern Australia beset by floods but Indigenous groups warn of fire risk | Australia news | The Guardian

    Air travel is going to be a significant problem in the near future too
    Climate change spells turbulent times ahead for air travel | Environment | The Guardian

    And check out the graph in this article re transport affecting climate
    The true cost to the environment of your air travel | SBS News

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    Australia is a minnow in "Climate Change", population wise. What we do here will have no effect if these facts are even 50% true. Perhaps even 25%.

    "We'll all be doomed" said Hanrahan.
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    Everyone has to play their part or nothing will change. Rich countries like Australia should set an example of how to forward thinking. China is leading the way with an absolutely massive investment in climate control measures, which puts western countries including us to shame.
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    Agreed - just because overall we are a minow but per capital we are appalling. We need to set an example.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saitch View Post
    Australia is a minnow in "Climate Change", population wise. What we do here will have no effect if these facts are even 50% true. Perhaps even 25%.

    "We'll all be doomed" said Hanrahan.
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    Correction. It correctly is "we'll all be rooned" said Hanrahan.

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    I think we are all pro'ly doing a great service to the planet by hanging on to our Landies for so long, instead of getting the latest and greatest new car every few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbjorn View Post
    Correction. It correctly is "we'll all be rooned" said Hanrahan.

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    No argument there.
    I was using a bit of "Poetic license" to stress a point.

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    Some mates in Hepburn (Vic) sent me Pictures of fires from the centre of town. Tassie fire proof temperate rainforests are carbonized with little infrastructure for the people there the rest of us have build after being toasted for decades. A mate in Townsville was ok this morning. He needs diving gear after 8.30pm.

    If the worst forecasts used to plan flood waters, fires or all other weather events are being exceeded time to stop was yesterday. Doing my bit with a few things. I know we all need to do more.

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    Climate change is making weather events - fires, floods, droughts etc - more extreme.
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