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'Willful ignorance': Flood-hit Australia urged to rethink climate change

By Michael Taylor

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Building homes in a flood plain? Why not just build them below the high tide line, during low tide?

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Austrailia is not the sole cause of global warming. Not even close.

But for their government to be willfully obtuse and even obstructionist, is inexcusable.

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This issue of building homes in cheap flood plain lands is one that has irked me for many years. Over here in California there are many areas where housing has expanded into what can be described as flood plains. The climate over here is such that once or twice every hundred years we get extreme rainfall events. In the last few decades thousands of houses and trailer parks have been built in what are dry riverbeds, but which riverbeds will likely be killing grounds in the future. It is totally avoidable, but will not be avoided.

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