Friday, 11 June 2021
Climate change affects weather by giving it more energy. Whether it’s drought, flood, wildfire, wind, heatwave, coldsnap, blizzard — whatever the weather does is more extreme.
Where I live is a current example. We have experienced the greatest rainfall in recorded history. One country town had more than it’s year’s average in a few hours.
There are floods, trees fallen on houses, across roads and power lines. A few kilometres from my home, two power poles snapped off at ground level.
I admire and pity the thousands of paid and volunteer workers out there in the pouring rain, day and night. They are rescuing people, preventing further damage insofar as that’s possible, and are working to repair the power grid.
In my house, the electricity cut off last Wednesday 7 pm. There is hope that it may return on Monday.
I have actually organised a battery to work off my rooftop solar, but alas it’s still in the future, and my time machine won’t work without electricity.
So, I’ve gone visiting my community, Moora Moora. While outside temperature is 8 degrees C, and in my house about 12, here it’s almost too hot. Their freestanding solar system is working fine, which is how I can let you know, all is well.
Have a good life,