Poor Canberra

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27 Responses to Poor Canberra

  1. Roger

    Oh no…the solar panels!

    Thankfully, Canberrans have the CSIRO to help them prepare for future extreme weather events caused by climate change.

  2. Leo G

    No problem. Canberra’s renewables are derived from a kind of energy that is collected from renewable Australian taxpayers and naturally replenished on a human timescale (year of taxation).

  3. Nob

    Ah, for the days when pigeon eggs were more familiar than golf balls …

  4. a happy little debunker

    The ABC’s pandering to their fraternal public service comrades is truly sickening!

  5. Clam Chowdah

    Not a good day for many private property owners in Canberra.

  6. Squirrel

    1871, 1877, 1897, 1919, 1936, 1956, 1963 and 2020 – so climate change has greatly reduced the incidence of such storms in Canberra……..

  7. Lee

    I like this comment at the link by James Poulos:

    It’s only unprecedented to school children and uni students… the rest of us have seen it all before.

    Absolutely true, but I would also include others who are woefully ignorant of weather and bushfire history (and much other history, including that of the evils of socialism) before a few years ago – the MSM and the left generally.

    I recall in the early 1980s one day, hailstones the size of golf balls falling in Melbourne.

  8. Nob

    Squirrel
    #3299306, posted on January 22, 2020 at 7:43 pm
    1871, 1877, 1897, 1919, 1936, 1956, 1963 and 2020 – so climate change has greatly reduced the incidence of such storms in Canberra……..

    But the hail has gone from pigeon eggs to golf balls!

    And you stupid deniers are trying to tell us “oh, climate always changes”.

  9. Nob

    Squirrel
    #3299306, posted on January 22, 2020 at 7:43 pm
    1871, 1877, 1897, 1919, 1936, 1956, 1963 and 2020 – so climate change has greatly reduced the incidence of such storms in Canberra……..

    But the hail has gone from pigeon eggs to golf blls!

    And you stupid deniers are trying to tell us “oh, climate always changes”.

  10. eb

    Canberra has gone 100% renewable energy, so of course global warming has been stopped in the nation’s capital. No more extreme weather events for Canberra, no sirree!!!

  11. Mater

    1871, 1877, 1897, 1919, 1936, 1956, 1963 and 2020 – so climate change has greatly reduced the incidence of such storms in Canberra……..

    Add to that 1940, 1951 and 1953, and I only looked on the first page that the search bought up.

  12. Boambee John

    There was also one in the late 1990s/early 2000s that hit the same central area.

  13. Bruce

    A well-chosen spot for a bunch of pollies and public serpents.

  14. John64

    Life must be exciting if you’ve got the memory of a goldfish.

    Lotsa things are “unprecedented”.

  15. Mique

    My son’s car was one of the hundreds effectively destroyed by the storm. Fortunately, there was no other damage to our properties. The main solar farms are adjacent to the Monaro Highway and thus well away from the main storm to the north. Shame that.

  16. Uncle Chop Chop

    Leo G
    #3299257, posted on January 22, 2020 at 6:39 pm
    No problem. Canberra’s renewables are derived from a kind of energy that is collected from renewable Australian taxpayers and naturally replenished on a human timescale (year of taxation).

    My first ever potential entry to the Cat dictionary. Remunerables or Remunewables, the renewable Australian tax payers who have to do what Leo said above.
    ‘Cannon fodder for the magic pudding eaters!’

    Deep pockets for loose sockets.

    Thanks Leo for the idea.

  17. The use of newspapers on Trove to check for unprecedented weather is unprecedented, over and over, again and again.

  18. iain russell

    Was watching the ignominious loss of the Packers to the 49’ers at a sports bar in heartland Pube-ville. The hail distracted everyone’s attention so I was able to remove my GB cap and hide it, and my shame. Well done Iceman!

  19. Docket62

    There is a God.
    And he’s not keen on Solar Panels

  20. Des Deskperson

    Here’s Mark Kenny – inner city-dwelling, ex-Fairfax, Senior ANU Fellow, partner of ‘Our Virginia’ Hausegger – telling us how the hailstorm affected members of Canberra’s elite – like himself:

    https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6591890/canberras-climate-sings-a-song-of-ice-and-fire/

    Some extracts:

    ‘A next-morning stroll around my neighbourhood in the inner-south suburbs of Manuka and Griffith revealed the ferocity of a tempest..’

    ‘Beautifully tended gardens in this leafy well-established area have been savaged.’

    ‘In Manuka, I sought solace in Canberra’s best bookshop, only to find it closed until further notice, another victim of storm damage.’

    And as for ‘the cars in the driveways also attest to the storm’s ferocity..’ most of the ones around Mark’s little world would be part of taxpayer funded salary packages, easily replaced; not so much those of the poor working sods out in Belco.

    And I love the final line: ‘Or, as one colleague put it: “climate change feels very real, very dangerous, and very personal when you’re in the thick of it”‘. This sounds like a line out of a typically puerile ABC drama script, but it’s conceivable that someone at somewhere like the ANU actually said it.

  21. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    “climate change feels very real, very dangerous, and very personal when you’re an illiterate innumerate anti-scientific fact and evidence free ahistorical imbecile like your common or garden variety inner city tofu munching greenfilth smugnoramus.”

    FFS, I am so sick of these appalling infuriating utterly hypocritical totalitarian cockheads.

  22. Boambee John

    Don’t hold back, Spurgeon. Give the twat a full character anal-ysis.

  23. Boambee John

    partner of ‘Our Virginia’ Hausegger

    That would be the highly “educated” Virginia H who was shocked, shocked she said, to discover in her early forties that female fertility declines with age?

  24. The BigBlueCat

    Nob
    #3299328, posted on January 22, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    And you stupid deniers are trying to tell us “oh, climate always changes”.

    Nob, not even the IPCC attributes single extreme weather events to climate change …

  25. John A

    Nob
    #3299328, posted on January 22, 2020 at 7:54 pm
    Squirrel
    #3299306, posted on January 22, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    1871, 1877, 1897, 1919, 1936, 1956, 1963 and 2020 – so climate change has greatly reduced the incidence of such storms in Canberra……..

    But the hail has gone from pigeon eggs to golf balls!

    Ah, so that is what golfers mean by “addressing the ball”! It must be the modern version of”Hail Caesar, we who are about to fly salute you!”

    Maybe now the political and chattering classes in that bowl of isolation called the national capital can feel as one with the rest of the nation they are milking err, I mean, serving.

  26. Kneel

    “oh, climate always changes”

    Of course it does – not by itself though. The change requires, ahem, “adjustment” of the data.
    Why, in the 1930’s & ’40s, 1939 was pretty hot, although hotter than we now know it was, so we had to cool it a tad. And also we had to make a slight upward adjustment to current temps as well because the new sensors read a little higher lower, yes, LOWER I say, than the previous ones. Of course, we can show you our methods and data, but then we have to kill you…
    Your friend,
    BoM.

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