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Mindless farmers continuing to support the LNP can expect more of the same
THE amount of foreign owned agricultural properties and water entitlements in Australia continues to skyrocket, with the newly released Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) figures for the 2019 financial year revealing nearly 20% of Queensland’s water entitlements are now foreign owned – a 6.7% increase in just one year.
Kennedy MP, Bob Katter said the figures made him sick to the stomach, but didn’t surprise him in the slightest knowing the traitors who were running the country.
“As outrageous as the figures are, they are wildly inaccurate,” he said.
“They don’t take into account the shareholding of Australian companies that belong to foreigners, which would make the overall foreign ownership of water entitlements and land much higher.”
The 2019 financial year FIRB report showed the amount of foreign held water entitlements in Australia was up by 1.9%, to 10.5% of overall water entitlements, and the number of agricultural properties with a level of foreign interest was up 3.8% to 9,044 properties nationwide.
Mr Katter introduced The Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment (Strategic Assets) Bill 2020 to the Federal Parliament earlier this year to keep Aussie water, strategic assets and land in Aussie hands.
“If the Government has any sense of sovereignty or national pride they’ll bring on the Bill for a vote at the next sitting and support it,” he said.
“On behalf of the Australian people we say no more foreign ownership. Nearly everyone I meet is sick of the sale of our assets including the Port of Darwin, Ord Stage II and Stage III, much of the Murray-Darling Basin and four of our biggest farms.”
– Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Report as at 30 June 2019 – https://firb.gov.au/sites/firb.gov.au/files/2020-06/2019-rfo-agriculturalland.pdf
– Register of Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements as at 30 June 2019 – https://firb.gov.au/sites/firb.gov.au/files/2020-05/2019-rfo-water-entitlements.pdf
Queensland can expect an avalanche of Green madness if the Labor Party is re-elected to government. Below is the agenda for an online meeting being hosted by the Labor Left on Saturday June 20.
The poor silly buggers of the Labor/Greens alliance had forgotten Climate cultism while the Coronahoax dominated the front pages, but as the plandemic wanes, if it ever started, they want to resurrect the climate hoax.
Australia cannot afford another Labor Government either state or federal ever again, not that the climate cultists of the Liberals and Nationals are any better; the LNP will shaft us without advertising it while the socialist ALP usually give some warning like this dangerous agenda which if implemented would be the final curtain for manufacturing industries and food production:
“We’re inviting you to the online launch of our campaign for a LEAN Recovery Plan – our 5 point plan to recover our economy and fix the climate crisis:
1) Build 1 gigawatt of public renewables invest in Queensland jobs by building 1GW of shovel-ready renewable energy projects which will create jobs and bring down power prices
2) Build quality, energy efficient public housing – building 100,000 sustainably designed public dwellings by 2036 will bring down household and construction emissions and create good jobs
3) Train Queenslanders for work in land management – an investment of $200 million would create 2,000 jobs to revegetate fire-damaged land, train 2000 Queenslanders in new skill, while safely social distancing, and to look after our land and environment
4) Invest in active transport infrastructure – our cities and towns need infrastructure investment to allow social distancing, reduce long distance travel, and decrease congestion
5) Build it here and create sustainable export industries Queensland Labor can lead a recovery that creates better jobs than before. By requiring local content in manufacturing wind turbines, and investing in new industries like hydrogen production and carbon farming we can export into growth markets, rather than relying on risky industries like gas.”
Tell your Labor-voting friends, if you have any, that to continue supporting these Malthusians will be their own demise. Especially if they like to eat.
by staff writers
Prime Minister Scott Morrison continues to support and finance the communist-led World Health Organisation to the detriment of the Australian people.
Trump has dumped the notorious WHO and it is expected he soon will dump US support and membership of the United Nations.
The LNP/ALP/Greens triumvirate will stick like glue to the communist China dominated UN whose policies have done immense damage to the Australian economy.
UN agreements such as Agenda 21 now Agenda 30 destroyed Australian agriculture and gave us horrendous, unworkable environmental laws which have more than doubled the cost of housing, electricity, manufacturing, construction and agriculture since Australia adopted this overt de-population program in 1992.
Much of Australia’s industrial and manufacturing policies are dominated by UN dictates like Workplace, Health and Safety laws which have crippled industry for no worthwhile outcome. More miners and tradesmen are being killed in industrial accidents since the advent of WHS laws than before their introduction.
Trump has been threatening to get out of this third-world, black dictator’s club since 2016 and now it seems he will abandon this Chinese-infused miscreant.
Unfortunately the LNP/ALP duopoly has agreed to so many international trade, defence, economic and other treaties tying this once prosperous nation into globalist knots that it appears almost impossible to withdraw.
Surely the Chinese-centric WHO led by communist terrorist Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization and its disastrous handling of the Coronavirus epidemic would be reason for Australia to get out.
“The WHO failed to investigate credible reports in Wuhan that conflicted directly with the Chinese government’s official accounts,” Trump said.
“There was credible information to suspect human-to-human transmission in December 2019, which should have spurred the WHO to investigate immediately. Through the middle of January, it parroted and publicly endorsed the idea that there was not human-to-human contact despite reports and clear evidence to the contrary.
“The reality is that the WHO failed to adequately obtain, vet, and share information in a timely and transparent fashion,” Trump said from the Rose Garden during a daily press briefing.
“The world depends on the WHO to work with countries to ensure that accurate information about international health threats is shared in a timely manner. If it’s not, to independently tell the world the truth about what is happening.”
The LNP government has no credibility among the majority of Australians while it sticks to the UN communists and their militant policies.
Federal Member Bob Katter has taken his fight to protect Australia from foreign corporations to the floor of the Federal Parliament.
The Katter’s Australian Party Member introduced a Bill today to protect Australia from the foreign corporate colonisation of rural and regional areas (The Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment (Strategic Assets) Bill 2020) – the second time Mr Katter has introduced the Bill in five years.
Mr Katter said he didn’t know how other MPs would be able to look at their grandchildren and great grandchildren in the eye and tell them that they sold off their nation.
“On behalf of the Australian people we say no more foreign ownership,” Mr Katter said.
“Around 30 per cent of the people I meet tell me they are shocked and horrified that the Government is selling Australia off and out.”
The Bill states a foreign person cannot acquire a 10 per cent or greater interest in Australian land, water, or other assets that are of strategic economic or defence significance.
“A two thirds majority in both houses of parliament must approve foreign acquisitions, and the acquisition will be for no more than 45 percent of the asset,” Mr Katter said.
13.4 per cent of Australia’s agricultural land is foreign owned according to the ATO’s latest statistics from July 2018.
And foreign agricultural ownership is as high as 25 per cent in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Similarly with Australia’s water assets, the ATO data shows 10.4 per cent is owned by foreign interests.
“The Ord stage two and stage three were given completely to China, despite more than 30 Australians applying for the water,” Mr Katter said.
“Our most strategic northern deep water Port in Darwin was effectively sold off as well.
“It was also the most strategic Port for the Americans in the South Pacific. Is there anything this Government won’t sell?”
The Bill also calls for the establishment of a Foreign Ownership Assessment Board (FOAB) to determine whether an asset is of strategic economic or defence importance.
Mr Katter said the board would be chosen by a majority of the Senate of Australia and any determination of the FOAB would be reviewable by an appeals tribunal.
Bruce Pascoe’s attempt at rewriting Aboriginal history has drawn the ire of historians, anthropologists and archaeologists. He has dared to suggest early blackfellas tilled the ground, grew crops and used irrigation.
Unfortunately for Bruce no early explorers ever recorded such a myth. In fact botanist Joseph Banks’ descriptive accounts of encounters with blackfellas in 1770 would suggest just the opposite.
State education departments have had the audacity to distribute this false news throughout schools in most states to further indoctrinate primary school kids about the $34Billion ‘poor blackfella me’ industry. -Editor
Go to: https://wp.me/p2dFb5-2Kk
Letter to the Editor
I challenge Bruce Pasco’s aboriginality and fairyland interpretation of history, he is white, all my aboriginal mates are black with specific facial features, Pasco is not black he is white with no aboriginal facial features, explain that Mr Pasco — White Emu.
How does a white man became and aboriginal, maybe the Minister could give Australia a legal definition of aboriginality and what other races need to do to become aboriginal like Pasco, get aboriginal status and funding – over to you Mr Minister please explain, because we do not understand how it works, we need Ministerial and aboriginal transparency.
The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, studied female mitochondria reported evidence of substantial gene flow between India and Australia 141 generations ago, about 4,230 years ago, reporting there appeared several waves of Indian migration. Likely into Indonesia where they brought the Sulawesi dingo with them.
There is a very simple solution to Mr Pasco’s claim of aboriginality and everyone else as well, have a DNA test and if your Indian or other you are out. We do know the original homo inhabitants were sparsely populated and overrun by the pre-Dravidian Indians, dispossessed of their land and starved into extinction.
A few ancient lineage true aboriginals remained inland and survived in isolation (like our egg laying mammals), until the severe drought forced them to surrender their nomadic Stone Age lifestyles in the 1960s. The DNA is still available of these original people and must be ‘The Official Measure Of Aboriginality’, all others are out.
The Aboriginal industry costs $34 billion from taxpayers, remove the fraudsters who do not carry genes of the original people. You are not immune from scrutiny.
G J May
Drastic changes to the Lake Eyre Basin Management Plan, proposed by the Queensland Labor Government under new “Pristine Rivers” legislation, could crucify future development in north and western Queensland, Katter’s Australian Party MPs have warned.
Environment Minister Leanne Enoch announced a review into the basin’s management plan just before Christmas, saying the “proposed framework will increase protections for streams and floodplains in the Queensland section of the Lake Eyre Basin”.
Feedback is required by late January, but the public is not allowed to participate in this process.
KAP State Leader and Traeger MP Robbie Katter said the secret proposal, the details of which have so far only been shared with invited stakeholders, could lock up almost of third of Queensland and make much of the state’s prime mining and agricultural land untouchable.
He said the misguided move, aimed at shoring up Labor’s green credentials in Brisbane ahead of the 2020 State Election, would also rip away all economic opportunities open to a vast portion or rural and remote Queensland.
“The Labor Government has time and time again smashed regional, rural and remote Queensland with legislation that suits them in Brisbane but rips opportunity and autonomy away from us,” Mr Katter said.
“So far this term they have given us the reef regulations and the tree-clearing laws, all because of the need to keep feeding the green monster in Brisbane.
“Now this ‘Pristine Rivers’ proposal is their third attack, and it’s being launched ahead of the election campaign.
“All the KAP can say on behalf of these northern and western areas is that we are sick of being the sacrificial lambs to win Green votes in Brisbane.
“There is nothing to stop the State Government right now adjudicating on any development, mining or otherwise, that is inappropriate in an area or detrimental to the environment.
“This is regulation for regulation sake, and like the tree-clearing laws it will be politically-based and centred around flimsy science.”
Mr Katter said it was ludicrous to think that the Labor Government, which is presiding over a huge deficit and high unemployment rates, would put a blanket ban on development across large section of the state.
“Quite frankly, Queenslanders need a new deal for the regions because the current state of affairs is simply not good enough,” he said.
“If they want a fight on this, I will say bring it on because the KAP will give them one.”
KAP Member for Hinchinbrook Nick Dametto said, if the proposed changes were to go ahead, Queensland could never be drought-proofed.
“We have heard a lot of talk over the last few months from the major parties about their plans to ‘drought-proof’ Queensland,” he said.
“If this ‘Pristine Rivers’ legislation gets up, you can kiss that goodbye.
“You can kiss goodbye: any style of the Bradfield Scheme ever taking off, any chance of drought-proofing Queensland and any chance of building an agricultural sector on the other side of the Great Dividing Range which would help western Queensland prosper.”
The KAP said it believes the current review and the “Pristine Rivers” proposal was a broad re-hash of the previous, controversial Wild Rivers legislation that was first introduced by Premier Peter Beattie in 2005.
The party has called on Premier Palaszczuk to make the Lake Eyre Basin Management Plan proposal available to the public, and to extend the timeframe allowed for consultation.
Letter to the Editor
I am sending this out far and wide by email and Facebook (see 2 videos below)
I am 79 years old. I have lived through drought and I have lived through bush fires, but NEVER have I seen cars and metal melt and such devastation. Everybody with a brain knows that this is not normal.
You can choose to ignore this, or choose to pass it on, but ultimately the truth will be known.
This is an attack by the New World Order to reduce population and to bring us to our knees, to bring famine and to control every aspect of our lives, including the poisoning of humanity by vaccines.
They do not care who or what they kill.These “people” are either possessed by the devil, or from another planet. There is no way a normal human being would do this.
Choose to speak out, fight against this, or sit back and do nothing and become a slave.
Because of censorship, these videos will probably soon be removed, as being fake.
6 minute video (Aluminium in chemtrails and fires burning hotter)
11 minute video (Geo-engineering is fuelling Firestorm Catastrophes)
Junk news, News Ltd is in damage control over social media revealing the true status of the UN Agenda 21/30 agreement which Australian states signed up to in 1992. Since then in Queensland it has been the blueprint for state and local government planning and by-laws to affect every mortal way of life.
Agenda 30, ‘A call for action to change our world’
Allotment sizes, storm water drainage, water ownership, road locations, vegetation control, fire management(no machinery), super cities, smart cities, environmentally smart homes, smart meters, power generation, national parks, forestry, education, science, ad infinitum…..
Sustainable Development Goals taken from Agenda 30
- Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
- Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
- Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
- Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
- Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
- Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
- Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
- Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
- Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
- Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
- Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
- Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
- Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
- Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
- Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
- Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
- Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Lachlan and Rupert Murdoch in damage control:
It is of interest that just on this site alone over 8 years there have been more than a quarter of a million views of our stories about this insidious UN Agreement which has been rigidly adhered to by Queensland and all other state governments since 1992.
Brain-dead News Ltd reporters are claiming a Facebook site shared an Agenda 21 story 30 times. Our articles do this almost on a daily basis. Cairnsnews has a much greater readership than the News Ltd hallmark social rag the Cairns Post and most of its other regional dailies. If this readership is combined with Australian Patriot Radio listeners then suddenly we are big players in the regional media stakes. Robert J Lee, Editor
Is the directed energy weapon used to make way for an infrastructure of “smart cities” in Australia?
More than 1000 homes destroyed by wildfire
Source photo : Copyright © 2019 Lockheed Martin Corporation
by Guy Boulianne in Montreal
“Our fiber lasers operate with an efficiency that generates less heat and exists in a smaller housing allowing easier integration into various defense platforms. Our ALADIN laser has been operating in the field for two years without the need for realignment, proving both the deadliness and the reliability of our solutions. ”
– Dr. Rob Afzal, Senior Researcher, Sensors and Laser Systems
A theoretical, and entirely legitimate, question arises when we seek to perceive the truth among the scraps of information that we receive every day from the traditional media: is the directed energy weapon secretly used to make room for “smart cities” infrastructure in Australia? A directed energy weapon emits energy in a desired direction without the need for a projectile. It transfers energy to a target for the desired effect. The desired effects on humans may or may not be lethal.
In addition to its use on people or as a potential missile defense, directed energy technology has also been shown to stop or disable moving cars, drones, jet skis and electronic devices such as cell phones. An electrolaser allows (thanks to the laser) that the blooming occurs (forming a channel / path of ionized air of conductor), then sends a powerful electric current through the channel / path of plasma formed in the direction of the target, much like lightning. It works like a giant version of the Taser or a high-energy electric pulse pistol over a long distance.
“Now is the time to send directed energy weapons to the battlefield. The Army recognizes the need for directed energy lasers as part of its modernization plan. It is no longer a research or demonstration effort. It is a strategic combat capability, and we are on track to get it into the hands of the soldiers. ”
– Lieutenant-General L. Neil Thurgood, Director of “Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space and Rapid Acquisition”
On December 11, 2019, Julie Kern wrote on the Futura-Sciences site: “The fires in Australia do not seem to be ending. It has been almost five months since the beginning of August that the country of kangaroos burns everywhere. The regions of New South Wales and Queensland are the most affected. More than three million hectares have been devastated by the flames in these two regions. Currently, 87 homes are still active covering a perimeter of more than ten kilometers. They are essentially bush fires which progress quickly and produce a lot of smoke which suffocates cities like Sydney. The fires also damaged precious ecosystems that house endangered animals, and more than 684 homes were consumed by the flames. Despite the emergency, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has not declared a climate emergency in his country. ”
On December 22, 2019, the Sky News reported the Prime Minister’s words that there were “many other factors” than the climate change responsible for the fires that killed at least nine people.
“There is no argument, in my opinion, or from the point of view of the government, and any government in the country, about the links between the broader issues of global climate change and weather events around the world – but I I’m sure people would also recognize that direct connection to a single fire is not a credible suggestion. ”
The “official” news continues to say that the fires were caused by high heat and drought due to climate change and high winds. According to these sources, the earth has become so hot that the trees and grass have caught fire or is so dry that fires have spread over the grass and passed from one house to another even if the grass and brush between the burned houses was still green. For too hot soil, it should be at least 172 degrees C. (341.6 F.) as this is the temperature at which the hay burns (which is drier than the grass) and between 190 and 260 degrees Celsius (374 to 500 degrees F) for wood depending on the type and condition of it. In addition, warmer weather should bring more rain as more water is drawn from the ocean, creating clouds of rain. In the Contracts for Weather Control document, you can read at the bottom of page 13 how HAARP disperses storms and can create winds up to 70 mph.
The order of the day is to convince people that global warming is real in order to gain their acceptance to lose their rights and to shape their lifestyles into a single dictatorial world government.
Although the fire map is not evidence of the use of directed energy weapons, it is strange that almost the entire continent burns at the same time, around the same time that California burns. Australia has had bush fires before, but not nearly as much and at the same time. Mainstream media continues to blame climate change for the hot, dry conditions. As noted above, it must be at least 374 to 500 degrees F for the wood to start burning. (Chemtrail Planet)
“Our beam control technology enables equivalent accuracy when firing a beach ball from the top of the Empire State Building to the San Francisco Bay Bridge. ”
– Paul Shattuck, Director of Directed Energy Systems
MyFireWatch – a collaboration between Landgate and Edith Cowan University: www.myfirewatch.landgate.wa.gov.au.
Presumably, directed energy weapons appear to be used in California and Australia.
Planning for 5G “smart cities” in Australia
High view to Hyde Park, Sydney at night Driven by cutting-edge technology and infrastructure, smart cities have progressed, embraced a future concept and are now becoming a reality, with the Australian government initiating a new plan to “transform cities and regional sites ”. The “smart city plan” will include new mechanisms to monitor and control society through technology, including intelligent management of infrastructure functions, ground and air sensors, surveillance with facial recognition, “Sustainable projects” and more.
Many systems are already there, and over the next decade, regions of the country are expected to interconnect to create a national 5G smart grid controlled by advanced biometric technologies. By 2021, the number of devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to double, and one major development that is already happening around the world to respond to this increase is the “smart city revolution”.
Using information and communication technologies, a “smart city” aims to provide personalized and intelligent services to residents, businesses and, most importantly, authorities. A smart city is officially defined by international standards as:
“Efficient integration of physical, digital and human systems into the built environment to provide a sustainable, prosperous and inclusive future for its citizens. “(ISO PAS 180, 2014).
A smart city uses data from IoT devices and sensors, widely used by artificial intelligence systems, to improve the city’s service experience, using “smart management” of resources to mitigate problems such as congestion, crime and pollution. Common themes found in smart city designs include: CCTV cameras with facial recognition capabilities, “smart lights” and LED sensors, pedestrian trackers, city movement monitoring systems and “ environmental analyzes ”to understand air quality such as dust, pollution and temperature.
The technology to create this type of smart city is already available and used around the world, including bins that compost, street lights that darken when not needed and light up when pedestrians pass, moment sensors and apps advising live data and much more.
Johnson CO2 Generator
Carbon dioxide is one of the essential ingredients in green plant growth, and is a primary environmental factor in greenhouses. CO2 enrichment at 2, 3 or 4 times natural concentration will cause plants to grow faster and improve plant quality and help save the planet.
Modern growers are becoming increasingly aware of the value of CO2. Particularly now that most greenhouses are purposely shutting out CO2 to conserve energy.
The Johnson CO2 Generator automatically provides the carbon dioxide to meet maximum growing potentials – and operates for only pennies a day. The Johnson Generator can easily be installed in any greenhouse. No expensive ductwork is necessary and CO2 is diffused evenly without supplemental fans.
Join with modern growers everywhere – use Johnson CO2 Generators – the low cost way to produce CO2 – the nutrient of the new millennium.
Why you get more rapid and efficient growth and better plant quality with Johnson CO2.
Plants must absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) in combination with water, soil nutrients and sunlight to produce the sugars vital for growth. A shortage of any of these requirements will retard the growing process. Normally there are approximately 300 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere; when this level is increased to over 1 ,000 ppm, results are higher production and better plant quality. The Johnson Generator provides up to 1,500 ppm per unit in an average 24′ x 200′ greenhouse or an equivalent 50,000 cu. ft. volume based on one air change per hour.
Nighttime levels in a greenhouse range from 400 to 500 ppm due to plant respiration. Shortly after sunrise this level will drop to normal atmosphere (300 ppm) due to the plant using the early light to start photosynthesis. After 3 to 4 hours of early morning sunlight the CO2 level can drop to around l00 to 150 ppm, then growth is practically stopped. Supplemental CO2 added during this period can substantially increase your plant and flower production. By adding CO2, during winter months when greenhouse ventilators are closed and when low CO2 concentration becomes a limiting factor in growth, users are obtaining yield and bloom quality which is normally associated with spring and summer.
CO2 More Important Than Ever
The Johnson CO2 Generator is more important than ever because greenhouse growers, trying to conserve energy, are shutting out CO2. Rising fuel costs have forced many growers to use doubled-layered glass, etc., to conserve energy – as a result much less CO2 is entering the greenhouse.
How to use the Johnson CO2 Generator
When there is sunlight and the vents are closed, CO2 should be added continuously to your greenhouse. If the vents are opened because of heat build up the generator should continue to operate for about 2 hours and then be shut off. Approximately 1 Lb. of CO2 per hour per 1,000 sq. ft. yields 1,000 ppm’s of CO2. A 4,000 sq. ft. house requires at least 4 Lbs. of CO2 per hour. If CO21evel drops off from 1,000 ppm’s to 500 ppm’s on a clear sunny day, you can easily adjust to a higher burning rate to make up for the more rapid absorption of CO2 by plants. Most growers use their Johnson Generator daily in winter from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thermometers bursting in 18th century
Adelaide historical records shatter climate cultists
The hottest day was not in 2019, but 1828 at a blistering 53.9 °C. Back before man-made climate change was frying Australia, when CO2 was around 300ppm, the continent savoured an ideal pre-industrial climate…. RIGHT? This is the kind of climate we are spending $10bn per annum to get back to … Right again? We are told today’s climate has more records and more extremes than times gone by, but the few records we have from the early 1800s are eye-popping.
Things were not just hotter, but so wildly hot it burst thermometers. The earliest temperature records we have show that Australia was a land of shocking heatwaves and droughts, except for when it was bitterly cold or raging in flood. In other words, nothing has changed, except possibly things might not be quite so hot now!
Silliggy (Lance Pidgeon) has been researching records from early explorers and from newspapers. What he’s uncovered is fascinating! It’s as if history is being erased! For all that we hear about recent record-breaking climate extremes, records that are equally extreme, and sometimes even more so, are ignored. In January 1896 a savage blast “like a furnace” stretched across Australia from east to west and lasted for weeks. The death toll reached 437 people in the eastern states. Newspaper reports showed that in Bourke the heat approached 120°F (48.9°C) on three days.
Links to documentary evidence.
The maximum at or above 102 degrees F (38.9°C) for 24 days straight! Use the several links below to read the news reports at the time for yourself ..
- By Tuesday Jan 14, people were reported falling dead in the street.
- Unable to sleep, people in Brewarrina walked the streets at night for hours, thermometers recorded 109F at midnight
- Overnight, the temperature did not fall below 103°F.
- On Jan 18 in Wilcannia, five deaths were recorded in one day, the hospitals were overcrowded and reports said that “more deaths are hourly expected”.
- By January 24, in Bourke, many businesses had shut down (almost everything bar the hotel.)
- Panic stricken, Australians were fleeing to the hills.In climate refugee trains.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/79288908?zoomLevel=5>inAs reported at the time, the government felt the situation was so serious that to save lives and ease the suffering of its citizens they added cheaper train services. What I found most interesting about this was the skill, dedication and length of meteorological data taken in the 1800s. When our climate is “the most important moral challenge” why is it there is so little interest in our longest and oldest data?
Who knew that one of the most meticulous and detailed temperature records in the world from the 1800s comes from Adelaide, largely thanks to Sir Charles Todd.
The West Terrace site in Adelaide was one of the best in the world at the time, and provides accurate historic temperatures from “Australia’s first permanent weather bureau at Adelaide in 1856”
Rainfall records even appear to go as far back as 1839. Lance Pidgeon went delving into the National Archives and was surprised at what he found.
The media are in overdrive, making out that “the extreme heat is the new normal” in Australia. You can’t blame those high records on man-made global warming!
Liberal and Labor party deregulation of farm water allows this profiteering of $311M for foreign companies which pay little or no Australian tax. How much longer will Australians put up with this sell-off of our natural assets, particularly water
SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) – A unit of Olam International is selling 89,085 megalitres (about 89 billion litres) of its permanent water rights in Australia to a related entity of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers, for A$490 million (S$452.7 million).
The deal is expected to be completed in December 2019, whereupon Olam will receive cash proceeds of A$490 million. The agri and food giant is also expected to book a one-time pre-tax capital gain of about A$311 million.
Separately, PSP Investments has agreed to buy about 12,000 hectares of almond orchards and related assets in Victoria, Australia, that were previously leased to the Olam unit, Olam Orchards Australia (OOA).
Both the almond orchards and the associated water rights will continue to be operated by the subsidiary, said Olam.
OOA has entered into a new, tiered revenue sharing arrangement with PSP Investments for the almond orchards, related assets and permanent water rights. Under this arrangement, OOA will pay PSP Investments a share of revenue from the almond orchards.
The agreement is for an initial period of 25 years with options to renew for another 25 years.
Olam’s managing director and CEO of edible nuts Ashok Krishen said: “Consistent with our asset-light approach to tree crop production, this arrangement will enable Olam Orchards Australia to focus on operations and continue to deliver best-in-class products and services to customers.
“I am confident this partnership with PSP Investments will help lead the industry in sustainable farming and agricultural practices, and protect critical natural resources, such as water in Australia.”
In addition to the sale of its permanent water rights in Australia, Olam is in discussions to divest and/or restructure various assets and businesses in line with its strategic plan. Some of these deals may conclude in this financial year, said Olam.