Of course, if I compared the weather experienced over the past week, with the record created over the past years together with the historical record of the Bureau of Meteorology, a better of idea of climate and climate change might be gained. I am left with particular observations, such as the creek flow where we cross it.
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With regard to the weather, it was a mixed week. The creek crossing did not flow, Dexter and Hannah discovered the pool below the wall. Leaches were back in action.
There are more options to follow than are chosen. On the odd occasion a diversion is followed. We press on. Dexter and Hannah take change and routine in their stride.
Climate change is a problem that will not go away. It is as Kevin Rudd said: “the greatest moral, economic and social challenge of our time” I would prefer to describe it as “the defining issue of our time” – a rhetoric co-opted for income inequality.
Climate Change cannot be ignored, although there are those who engage in wishful thinking.
The chances are good that Tony Abbott will be given his priors today. And then again he might survive the ship wreck. The problem with shipwrecks is that the boat cannot float any longer. Ask the captain of the Costa Concordia how that goes.
When caught on a reef, a rising tide has utility. Yet the polls are running against the PM it is hard to turn them around, short of a nation emergency in which the PM would be unlikely to distinguish himself, rather the opposite.
Here is the thing. And it has nothing to do whatsoever who might be Prime Minister now, or in the immediate future. We think we are pretty special.
This week was mixed. There was heavy rain, but equally moderate temperatures with high humidity. Dexter and Hannah got out on some days. The creek at the crossing flowed for one day only. The rain was probably heavier than I remember.
I don’t claim any special insights into Australian federal politics. I am just wondering.
Although Tony Abbott seems to have lived a charmed life since the election, such is the defining power of mass media, his credibility is now shot. He has spent his political capital, and his capacity as the leader of the party and prime minister to frame the party in terms of his political agenda and priorities is critically diminished to insignificance.
Dexter and Hannah usually have a relaxed walk, with the opportunities they seem to like to engage in diversions.