posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 08:25 PM
OK, I am not looking for a whole load of youtube videos to be referenced to me, or paragraph after papragraph of what some "expert" said. I want you
to sit down and take a minute to remember the weather back when you a kid.
Is the weather really that different then to now?
I am from Australia and as far back as I can remember this great country of mine has always had extreme weather.
Some summers we suffered the worst droughts were residents could only water there gardens on specific days and times as implemented by the gov't, and
day after day of scorching 40oC +.
Other summers our dams were soooo full that we could play under the sprinkler on the front lawn all day and my parents would water the garden any day
and time they liked.
Some winters were sooo cold that you wonder if it will ever warm up again. and some winters were exteremly mild, not really needing to put the heater
I guess what I am trying to say is that IMO our weather is no different now than when i was a kid.
The only difference is the media.
Every storm is now going the worst in history.
I mean take for example cyclone yasi that beared down on Queensland this week.
The media scared everyone half to death by saying, "this will be the worst cyclone in the history of Australia."
Well it wasn't. Don't get me wrong it was devastating for the residents of far north queensland, but no where near the severity the media were
And then when the weather event that the media are covering isn't as bad as they pedicted, they cover them selves by saying, well it could have been
much worse if..........
One tv show even had a countdown as to when yasi was going to make land. Oh please.
I guess what I am trying to say is that IMO the media are scare mungering us, even about the weather.
So, i ask you to sit down, take a moment to really think back to your childhood and tell me.....is the weather really that different to now.