Despairing about attitude on climate change
Having read Jarvis Hayman's letter denying climate change one really has to despair.
Despite the vast majority of our scientists warning of and predicting the dangers of our worsening climate apparently all one has to do is read a "good" book and it just all disappears.
Providing, of course, the book tells you what you want to hear.
Forget the unprecedented bush-fires we all endured last summer.
Forget the melting glaciers and polar ice-caps. Forget the increasing frequency, intensity and duration of drought.
Forget the rising sea-levels. Forget the mega-storms of increasing frequency.
Apparently we should all settle down in an arm-chair put on our slippers and read a book that reassures, that says what we'd like to believe and, poof, everything is hunky-dory.
Really, you have to despair at the attitude of mind.
A push for underground power lines
Re transmission lines: This is happening in the Wattle Flat, Creswick regional park - Moorabool area of Victoria as well. See Moorabool and Central Highlands powerfight Facebook page.
This is going to happen all over Australia.
We need the power lines to go underground for long term economic reasons, stability of the power supply and to eliminate the scarring of Australia, not just for here and now but for the future.
We may only get a say in what land features etc the power lines need to avoid.
AEMO has made the decision that they are to be above ground without community consultation.