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

Topics:  climate change drought flood renewable energy toowoomba wild weather

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