There was a comment on the “Rules” tab. Folks don’t normally post comments to the tabs instead of to articles. (Sometimes folks have posted comments on images pages that are normally just seen embedded in a posting, but unless I go into each image and disable comments, it’s a possible).
So OK here’s that comment:
Hi, I wanted to a comment to ‘Lake Eyre” post. Are comments blocked or is there just a default time limit on your WP settings ? Lake Eyre yacht club are about to unfurl their sails, this is not a dead topic.
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The article in question for those “catching up” is here:
There is a fascinating lake in southern Australia. It is a salt pan much of the time. About twice per century it fills up. When it does, a riot of life breaks out. It has partial fillings on a more frequent basis, but still, the rate of evaporation is such that it usually rapidly dries out.
All in all, an interesting place to watch as an “indicator”. My take on it is the Lake is saying “it’s getting cold again”. I note that the last wet times were generally cold times too (though 1984 was more neutral).
If Lake Eyre continues to fill, and perhaps even reaches full flood, IMHO that says we’ve taken the turn to the cold side and are seeing physical results.
Well, looks like it is full enough to sail (at least some parts of it).
Advance notice – Warburton River late April – early may
Departing around Anzac Day – date not fixed until flood reaches area
NOTE: PRE-REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL – NO CASUAL ACCESS DURING EVENT
Keep checking this page for further information as it becomes available.
It also looks like the folks hollering that the lake would be dry forever in a perpetual drought were also wrong.
So guess it’s time to revisit the question of Global Warming caused perma-drought in Australia, eh?