OPINION: Stop wasting money on climate change 'chimeras'

YOUR SAY: Floods, cyclones, droughts and bush-fires are part of Australian life.

So why don't we build flood-proof roads, bridges and railways, cyclone-proof powerlines and helipads, drought-proof water supplies and bush-fire proof towns and cities?

Instead of building infrastructure to cope with bad weather, we waste tax funds, subsidies and credits on wind towers and transmission lines that cannot cope with cyclones; solar panels that are blinded by snow, rain, hail or clouds; hydro schemes that fail in drought; and timber-belted towns and cities threatened by bush-fires every dry season.

We also waste money and human energy on worthless climate models, mis-directed research, a job-killing war on carbon fuels and never-ending climate conferences that have brought no benefits to anyone except promoters and beneficiaries.

Stop wasting taxpayer money on global warming chimeras that may or may not appear next century no matter what we do, and focus on adaption to real weather threats we know will happen.

- Viv Forbes, Rosevale



Ex-cyclone Owen is expected to fade overnight

Ex-cyclone Owen is expected to fade overnight

Ex-tropical cyclone Owen is set to fizzle out Monday morning

Students at special school look forward to a new trampoline

Students at special school look forward to a new trampoline

This is after the school was targeted by vandals recently.

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