This is The ChangeUnderground for the 6th of March 2023.
I’m your host, Jon Moore
Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!
The long two months of dryness have passed, it would appear. The last two weekends we’ve had the first rains of Autumn and they are very welcome. The air was looking dirty. We have a Mediterranean climate here or we have had, patterns are changing and, in this region, becoming more extreme in their patterns. Whilst we haven’t had the 38+ degrees of the mainland we have had 26 here in the North West of Tassie and that’s been difficult. So for my USA listeners that’s over 100 and just under 80 for 38+ and 26. As it turns out not all of Australia is an oven. The tail end of the current La Nina event has seen more flooding across the top end of the continent and it has been heartbreaking to watch. Quite a number of indigenous communities, particularly the out lying ones, have suffered terribly. Indeed the weather has hit this place hard for a few years. There’s still people living in tents after the summer of 2019-2020 Black Summer fires, towns that have never flooded since white colonisation have flooded and others have been hit repeatedly. We know this is related to climate change and the warming planet even if we can’t attribute any one particular event to that. I have my doubts about that statement but it comes from climate specialists so I’ll go with it. Continue reading →