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Playing the game, who is to blame
The map of Australia
They are playing a game
Welcome to my article ((1) (51)), Playing the game, who is to blame
Dear readers, in this article, I would like to talk about two issues. One is about the weather itself that today is always extreme; the other is about the people and what they do; since they always try to blame somebody else, when something goes wrong. So, let me try to say something about these issues, by using what is happening in Brisbane recently.
Now, because of the flood that has happened in Brisbane recently, one has the right to ask about the changing weather, and therefore ask; who is to blame for today global warming, and other threatening weather issues that seem to follow one after the other? Would you think that God has something to do with it? Or do you think that it is mankind entire fault for what is happening now? Because we are not looking properly after our planet earth. But this is not the only issue that I would like to talk about here? Because, right now I can think of a few things and a few people that are playing the game, who is to blame; which this weather event has brought about. So, I am going to write down in this article my point of views about this issue, but first let us see some of the natural reasons why this is happening.
Look at what has been happening here 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. Here I need to add that this is not happening only in Australia, but in the entire world there are problems caused by these changes caused from global warming and other factors, so mankind needs seriously to look for solutions.
We should hope that in our community, there are enough clever people that will be able one day to solve, or minimize these problems that we are facing today. So, I believe that we the people should really try to understand these weather issues first, and at the same time try to let these clever people do their job, even if sometimes what they have done may not look perfect, since they have done their best, with what was known at that time.
Therefore, in my opinion it we should try to understand first fully what is happening, and then we should also give some thoughts about what we are saying or doing, 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 region 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 called; Concerned citizen views, this is the link to check it out. Now, to explain what has happened, let us post what the news have reported, at the time when this was happening.
Eastern Australia floods
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.
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
Concerned citizen views
I am a concerned citizen
As a concerned citizen, I have reasons to believe that somebody is playing the game, who is to blame? But playing the game in these circumstances is not a good thing to do, because it can only cause more harm than good, since all parties involved should have talked about this issue, before or while it was happening, but somehow, they didn’t because it was too hard to make the right decision then, so now they try to blame each other.
What sort of game is that, you may ask? Look it seems to me that somebody wants to find faults with the engineers that were in charge of Wivenhoe Dam, when they had to release the water from the dam to save the dam, because there was far 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 engineers for the flood in Brisbane, which is something that they did not cause, they want to do that to impress the people just because election time is coming, what else can it be? Anyhow today the rest of my comments below are going to be brief on this subject, and I am writing them just to give the readers an idea of what articles I am going to add to this hub in the future, so:
To start with, 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 already 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 already 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 try to blame somebody else, and so, they are playing the game, who is to blame?
I need to add here that what the politician, or anybody else that can be involved in this issue, they need to beware that what they are doing here may cause even harm in the future. So, I am going to write hereunder what harmful affect can come from these actions, of playing the game, who is to blame, which has come about between the dam engineers and the politicians.
Possible harmful effect
As a concerned citizen, I should consider Possible harmful effect from, Playing the game, who is to blame, and blaming those who were in charge of the dam.
So, as I have said these politician or whoever was that has started this who is to blame game going, have to think first of all, that they are wasting taxpayer money, and then, that there may indeed be harmful effects from these political games they are playing; today we have to 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 that might bring. At this point of time one should ask oneself, who are the best minds that can solve or at least 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 in reality committed, if they are not free from fear they would not be able to do their best and make new plans for the future.
Therefore politicians first of all should try harder to understand the situation and try first of all to be friendlier with those minds capable to solve the problems, instead of trying to accuse them just 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 if it is possible 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 willing and 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.
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