Peter Olson, Goonengerry.
In my Echo letter on October 4, 2017 I stated that ‘First the temperature will be in the 40s, then in the 50s, then in the 60s’. This month the temperature at the Sydney Cricket Ground reached 57.6C, or 135.6 F. (SMH Jan 7). Do Echo readers really understand what is going on?
At high tide this month, the Ballina CBD was inundated, not by floodwaters, but by crystal clear, oceanic salt water, during dry and sunny weather.
Still don’t get it? Pretty soon, Ballina CBD will flood with salt water every spring tide and Ballina Council will begin remediation efforts.
Now there does come a point when these high temperatures start to kill plants and thus the Australian wheat crop yields are already declining, solely because of man-made global warming.
There is no proof that GM wheat was responsible for the millions of kangaroos that suddenly died in NSW late last year, but if 40 to 50 per cent of all grey kangaroos in NSW can suddenly die, with no known scientific explanation, then perhaps the same cause can wipe out humans to the same extent: kangaroos died from internal bleeding, similar to Ebola.
It was well over 60 degrees at the Sydney Cricket Ground that day – in someone’s car in the open car-park! The only temperature useful for comparison sake is that in the shade at a meteorology station – it was 43.4 in Sydney that day, not 57 degrees. That sort of inaccurate exaggeration on a measurable statistic will give readers a good sense of how much credibility to give to your suggestions on GM crops.