Floods close rail link to eastern states

Rail movement between Perth and the eastern states will be shut down until Thursday at the earliest, with 10 sections of the line around 400 kilometres east of Kalgoorlie-Boulder underwater due to heavy rains.


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It seems simple to treat each flood and fire as another endurance test for a tough nation but we need to stand back and look at the increasing severity of our weather events. They are telling us that something is changing i.e. the climate. As climate change gains traction, we will pay increasing amounts to repair the damage. That's why the carbon tax makes sense. It is an expense which uses market forces to redirect our behaviour away from the carbon economy which is destroying our nation. The carbon tax, together with encouragement of renewable technologies, can enable us to get the kinds of benefits that other nations are already getting with their carbon taxes e.g. 300,000 jobs in Germany. Just as we had to get on the Internet information highway or get left behind, so now we need to get moving along the Green highway. We are definitely not the first nation to do so but we'd better not leave it too late. Better to take on the carbon tax than to run around putting out ever larger fires and mopping up from ever bigger floods. So please tell Tony Abbott to stop chucking tantrums about taxes. Like King Canute, he can't stop rising sea levels by carrying on like an idiot. He should step out of the way of our future.

Perth WA
Without carbon we all die,carbon in the atmosphere is at an all time low, do some research,the NIPCC web site is a good place to start,thank heavens for Tony Abbot without him we would have a carbon tax.Humans cannot control the weather even we sacrifice the whole human race to the weather gods,the world will carry on as it has done for billions of years.

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