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Floods, who is to blame

Updated on December 3, 2018

The map of Australia

Since these articles are for the whole world to see, this map of Australia is here to indicate where this aritcle comes from and where these floods are happening.
Since these articles are for the whole world to see, this map of Australia is here to indicate where this aritcle comes from and where these floods are happening.

Playing the game, who is to blame

Welcome to my article ((1-G3) (51)), Flooding who is to blame?

Playing the game, who is to blame

Dear readers, in this article, I want to talk about two issues. One is about the weather that today is not normal, but it is extreme; it is ether too hot, too cold, too wet and everything else; the other issue is about the people; since they try to blame somebody else, when things go the wrong way. So, let me tell you what is happening in Brisbane recently.

Now, because of the flood that has happened in Brisbane recently, we wonder what is happening to the weather; so, we want to ask; who is to blame for today global warming, and other weather issues that seem to follow one after the other? Do you think that it is mankind fault for what is happening now? Because we are not looking after our planet earth properly.

But this is not the only issue that I want to talk here. Because, right now I can think of a few things and a few people that are playing the game, who is to blame; because of this flooding has brought about. But let us see some of the natural reasons why this is happening.

Let us compare, what has happened in Australia in the last few years, and what is happening right now. One cannot help to think that a couple of years ago, we were so worried that there was not enough water in the dams of south east Australia, for that reason, we started to cut down our water consumption, today it is completely the opposite there are floods everywhere and we don’t know how we can avoid all the damages caused by these floods. This is not happening only in Australia, but in the entire world; these problems are caused from global warming and other factors, so, mankind needs to look for solutions.

We hope that in our community, there are enough clever people that will be able to solve these problems one day. So, I believe that we should try to understand these weather issues, and at the same time try to let these clever people do their job, even if sometimes what they have done may not be perfect; but they have done their best, with what was known at that time.

Therefore, we should try to understand first what is happening, before we try to blame somebody for what has happened. Anyhow, first let us see what is happening today in Australia, and after that we may try to explain who is; playing the game, who is to blame?

Anyhow, in this article we are talking about the extreme weather in the regions of south east Queensland, so, here we would like to add another link where we are talking about climatic changes and the effect it has all over the world, in this article; Concerned citizen views. Now, to explain what has happened, let us post what the news have reported, at the time when this was happening.


Eastern Australia floods

St George people waiting for the flood to end, before they can go back home.
St George people waiting for the flood to end, before they can go back home.
NSW is waiting for more flood to come, it seems so peaceful in this photo, but the worst is still to come.
NSW is waiting for more flood to come, it seems so peaceful in this photo, but the worst is still to come.

News reports on the Internet

Hereunder are part of reports that I found on the Internet news, let us start with St George QLD. And I quote;

The Balonne River is expected to peak sometime on Tuesday morning with the levees protecting the town of St George likely to hold back the water.

Thousands of people were evacuated from the cotton-growing centre of St George and taken to the safe havens of Dalby and Brisbane, with grave concerns the Balonne River would rise above the town's levee bank.

But those worries eased on Monday afternoon, with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting the river to peak at 14.5 metres on Tuesday - short of the 15-metre mark previously feared.


Now let see NSW, the water moving downstream:

Residents in north western New South Wales are bracing for more isolation as floodwaters move west across the state.

The State Emergency Service (SES) says more than 10,000 people are likely to be isolated as the flooding from Queensland moves downstream into NSW over the coming days and weeks.

More about NSW floods:

Flooded residents in northwest NSW have received a morale-boosting visit from Governor-General Quentin Bryce.

Ms Bryce flew to Moree on Tuesday morning to witness the clean-up operation after last week's inundations.

"She's been very well received," Moree mayor Katrina Humphries told AAP.

"She's a very well-informed and compassionate lady."

-Here ends my quote from the news.

What I am writing now is what has happened after the flood from the dams.

This here below is a list of links I hope they work, and also more quotes from the news.

Guards for flood engineers after threats

Wivenhoe flood engineers named

And now let us see what is happening in Brisbane:

Two engineers in charge of Wivenhoe Dam when Brisbane and Ipswich flooded have stepped aside but it's no admission of guilt, the Queensland government says.

SEQWater senior flood engineers John Tibaldi and Terry Malone, who both testified at the reconvened floods inquiry last week, have stepped aside from their roles at the government authority.

Mr Tibaldi, the lead author of a report branded a fiction at the inquiry, did so on Friday after finishing his testimony.

Mr Malone, who testified on Sunday that no contemporary records on water releases were kept during last year's flood - in breach of dam manual requirements - followed suit on Monday.

End of quote.


This is one of the reasons why I have called this article: Playing the game, who is to blame?

At this very moment, I am only able to say that this game may turn out to be a very dangerous game so to speak, because the politicians are trying hard to pass the buck to the people that were in charge of the dams, when those people didn’t know what the government wanted them to do, so, the politicians are accusing them without thinking about the future consequences. Of course, I am going to explain what I mean hereunder as soon as I have the time, because I am a concerned citizen.

Wivenhoe Dam discharging water

Wivenhoe Dam discharging water to save the dam from disaster. Ipswich and Brisbane were flooded because of this action, but what else could have been done. .
Wivenhoe Dam discharging water to save the dam from disaster. Ipswich and Brisbane were flooded because of this action, but what else could have been done. .

Concerned citizen views

As a concerned citizen, I have reasons to believe that somebody is playing the game, who is to blame? When they should have talked about this issue while it was happening, but they didn’t, because it was too hard to make the right decision, so, now they try to blame each other.

It seems to me that somebody wants to find faults with the engineers that were in charge of Wivenhoe Dam, because they had to release the water from the dam to save the dam, there was too much water in the dam and there was more water coming in at an alarming rate; what else could they do to save the dam from collapsing under the weight of the water, I believe that, that was the only option left to them release the water as they did. I know that by releasing the water some of Ipswich and Brisbane were flooded, but so what, if the dam collapsed part of Ipswich and Brisbane could end up in the Pacific Ocean, and therefore the engineers at the Wivenhoe Dam have saved us from a major disaster.

I believe that what is happening now is that the politician want to blame the engineer, but as a concerned citizen I would like to ask those who are trying to blame the engineers in charge at Wivenhoe Dam this questions; if they were in charge of the dam at that time when all this has happened, what would they have done different from what the engineers did? To this question there must be a clear answer and no doubts or two ways about it, because today they have the advantage of knowing already what has happened, therefore it should be a clear-cut answer and nothing else can be accepted. I hope you see what I mean?

If they don’t know how things had to be done then, even with the advantage of knowing what was going to happen; then these people are worthless to know, or listen to them and perhaps they are to blame themselves, but instead of accepting their mistakes they are playing the game, who is to blame?

I need to add here that what the politician, need to beware that what they are doing, since it may cause harmful affect in the future. I am going to write hereunder what harmful affect can come from these actions, of playing the game, who is to blame.


Possible harmful effect

As a concerned citizen, I should consider Possible harmful effect that can come from this, Playing the game, who is to blame. I want to say to these politician, or whoever started this, that they are wasting taxpayer money, and then, that there may be harmful effects from these political games; today we must think that the world needs the best minds available to solve the future problems that we are facing, here we are talking about global warming and all the consequences that it might bring. At this point of time one should ask oneself, who are the best minds that can solve or minimize these problems? I suppose most of us will start thinking about the engineers, who else is able to make plans how to control water flow, or whatever other world problems that may arise.

Since this is very likely what is going to happen, those engineers’ minds that will be involved need to be free from fear of being accused of anything that they have not committed, if they are not free from fear, they cannot do their best and make new plans.

Therefore, politicians should try harder to understand the situation and try to be friendlier with those minds capable to solve the problems, instead of trying to accuse them to gain some votes from the public. I hope you my readers can see what I mean; we are going to need the work of many engineers in the future, and we should let these engineers work in a friendly environment, so that they will be able to do a better job.

Therefore, let the politician see that they are at the very top of the chain of command, and so, they should try to work together with the engineers openly, and since the politician are better at communication skills, they have to try harder to talk to each other in a friendly way, so, my point of view here is that the politician are not doing enough for the benefit of the community they represent. They must try harder and above all don’t blame other people.

See you soon.



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