Sunday, September 5, 2010

The city- she worry too mucha

August is the normal month for runoff in SE Australia, but you wouldn't think so listening to the news broadcasts . The science is not new,  but the panic is --which means instead of science we are living with something less.
Why did we ever build desalination plants when the Avoca  river , which rarely gets to the Murray , is back in flood?
The answer is that we don't have people who can read the earth running the country. We ecological geomorphs can read the signs in the sands and the shapes of trees .We can tell from the soils and the land and ecosystem shapes when and where water and soil react - when runoff is likely to happen --but  we have been largely dismissed from the advisory system. While we like a bit of computer processing , we  don't need a whole lot of expensive inconclusive speculative scenarios based on hot air from  the new age model manic climatologists to lead us into even more of that myopic driven gravy train .
We study the record of eons in the soils and shapes of river channels and plants to tell us whats likely and whats happened as far back as you like to name .  The rivers down the west of the State of Victoria seldom get to the big river,  let alone to the sea. and its clearly been that way for eons ! The writing is on the ground so to speak

Soon we will have all manner of worriers and pedantic word and phrase specialists running their pedantic little games running the country .Take ENVIRONMENTAL FLOWS(EF's ) the phrase has  been in the games rhetoric for 20 years,  but no one has dared to ask the nature worshipers what they mean by it .
ENVIRONMENTAL FLOWS-- WMCCMA  made a few meager attempts in the Wimmera river ( the Avoca rivers neighbour) - what does it all mean ?
Take the phrase "environmental  flow"  - what is it?  DSE won't be able to tell you because they haven't unhitched the idea from the tree of sacred knowedge yet .
I know "Its a flow that makes Lake Alexandrina   go" . But there are lots of ways that can happen
OK so "What is an EF  in the headwaters then? ". Something we stop by having water tanks perhaps ?
Or,  in a period of dry years, " is it good for the ecology of the estuarine and the riverine for the eggs to lie dormant on the dry bandbanks of the channel like say the Darling ?".   Of course it is - so it is good for channels to go dry sometime !
And how do the Greens propose to create floods now we are faced with AGW? -
I know ? Blowing up dams - but only at the right time and once the water was heated up by solar panels  or flood wave hydropower.
The Greens know what they are doing -- or are they just the lead chicken littles of the world ?