Environment

Flooding

Environment

Posted by: gnoelj

3rd Mar 2022 07:09pm

Do you think recent flooding events in Queensland and Northern New South Wales are the results of climate change?

Comments 16

Debbie
  • 14th Sep 2022 03:22pm

I do believe that the 'raping' of the land that goes on causes problems with the environment. It has been noted that where trees have been cut down, there is less rain. Alos where ther have been masses of trees planted rain has returned :/

bluemeanie23
  • 6th Sep 2022 11:49pm

NSW government are pathetic in this regard Qld govs response was more thoughtful and quick

Bazz
  • 17th Aug 2022 08:49pm

That depends which side you're on! One thing is for certain. The things that we can do something about are deliberately being ignored. Lismore was the most severely affected, but this wasn't the first time. They've had 91 floods recorded inside 150 years & four of the biggest of those (1954, 1974, 1989 & 2017) cost them north of $10 Billion in recovery funds. Last time, they all got together to form a flood review group & put out a comprehensive report 3 years later. All recommendations were ignored. Just a little bit of money here & there to fund the infrastructure to avoid all of this was knocked back each year. Now this group ran full presentations & distributed reports to over 100 government agencies. The BOM was to blame, NSW SES was completely munted in so many different ways. The local SES were fantastic, but were deliberately limited & under-funded. Most of all, the NSW Government deliberately ignored the 2020 Royal Commission. This included the fact that Lismore has a long-standing water security issue in that it can't guarantee water for its residents beyond 2024! Just spend a tiny $14 Million to build up the old 2005 Levee to the proper height (plus other mitigation measures included in that price) & avoid paying $277 Million + in damages each flood. It's a no-brainer, no? To add insult, the Federal Government paid helicopters from the ADF to standby, but the NSW Government ordered them to nick off! That happened twice!! Then locals had to crowd-fund their own helicopters for rescues! And you want to blame this all on climate change?? This is Criminal Negligence!

Harshanie 30779333
  • 9th Aug 2022 11:05am

Yes increase flooding caused because of the climate change and human behaviour

Cherri32302237
  • 25th Jul 2022 01:34pm

I do not believe it is climate change. I don't think the work flooding is the right word to use. It is utterly crazy what is happening.

AdelaideM
  • 14th Jul 2022 12:42pm

I absolutely think it's contributing to the floods being more intense and occurring more often.
NSW and Queensland have always had floods, but the rate at which they're occurring and how severe they are is frightening and very new.
It's one of the reasons our government needs to act now to make changes.
People aren't going to be able to afford to live in those areas much longer, if they're getting washed away every year.

Deb61
  • 17th Jun 2022 05:36pm

I feel like climate change is contributing to the recent weather changes and how they are becoming more intense and affecting human populations. Things like greenhouse emissions and population density causing more trees and vegetation being removed to make room for housing and other infrastructure is a contributing factor as well. I also feel that climate change is part of a natural process but human habits and impact on the environment are causing this to happen quicker .

pauldaw
  • 15th Jun 2022 12:00pm

I do not believe it had anything to do with it. It has happened before in our history and it will happen again, so I can not see any argument to say it is because of climate change.

gnoelj
  • 8th Apr 2022 07:18am

So a one in fifty became a one in eleven in Brisbane. There was discussion linking this back to property prices and densities in that the need to house people had removed bushland that works to absorb water

Dena31948125
  • 8th Apr 2022 07:09am

Climate change has a very big contribution to the recent flooding happening in Australia. But other factors might be contributing to this as during history flooding like this used to happen as well.

Dena31948125
  • 8th Apr 2022 03:05am

Climate change has a very big contribution to the recent flooding happening in Australia. But other factors might be contributing to this as during history flooding like this used to happen as well.

ab
  • 6th Apr 2022 09:50am

Short answer is ‘yes’

Long answer. Yes, it seems to be. At first, I thought well if these events are being described as 1 in 50 yr or 1 in 100 yr events, well, they’ve presumably happened before so how can it be climate change? But what has changed in those 50 yr or 100 yr spans? The world’s population has grown exponentially and medical treatments have meant we’re living longer. That has had a knock-on effect on gases that cause the greenhouse effect, ice caps melting, sea levels rising, storms etc etc. What were 100 yr events are becoming 10 yr events and will quickly become annual events.

Avocado Green
  • 5th Apr 2022 11:55pm

Feels more like the apocalypse! 😂 Floods, bushfires, global pandemic... I wonder what next year will bring...

Anonymous
  • 4th Apr 2022 09:10pm

Yes definitely!

Tamzin32263109
  • 4th Apr 2022 04:13pm

Yes, I think the government needs to start taking this issue seriously and label it as a crisis

jtmorri
  • 1st Apr 2022 01:59pm

Yes I do. I also think that Australia needs a national disaster plan to combat floods, cyclones, storms and bushfires moving forward. Natural disaster is predicted to worsen.

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