Down south as is normal at this time of the year there is a heat wave going on, with temperatures in the low to mid 40s. Recently in southern New South Wales (22 Nov the end of spring) it was snowing, weather is something that changes, sometimes dramatically so. During the 80s I worked inland from Karatha in NW Western Australia where for seven weeks leading up to Christmas the temperature was 52 in the shade (120F). Nobody thought that it was unusual.
This time however, the heat wave according to one of the news reports is the result of, you guessed it, (I hate you bastards who get ahead of the dialogue) none other than the dreaded global warming. Apparently heat waves down in that neck of the woods normally last only a day or so, according to this report. There was no explanation as to why the term ‘heat wave’ was used to describe them in the past, instead of “a hot day,” but hell, you can’t have everything explained slowly and in simple terms.
It’s funny though, to think back to when I was a kid and pretty solid heat waves were the norm for the south. For my northern hemisphere readers, down here the south equates to your north. We southern hemisphereites tend to be unapologicly different.
The ABC has an online poll at the moment on the matter, asking the question, “Is Global Warming to blame for the current heatwave in Australia?” The options on this occasion include, “Global Warming is a myth.” Seriously, PM Kevvie is really going to have to sort those right wing fascists at the bloody ABC out, I mean giving the plebs the opportunity to make trouble; (ignorant bastards,) is beyond the pail.
The result is that 91.1% voted for the troublemaker question. “Global Warming is a myth,” but worse than that, the no’s were ahead of the yeses at last count, 4.7% to 4.2%.
Kevvy is going to need a shitload of re-education camps if this country is ever going to be properly micro-managed to the point that he has a population created in his own image.
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