Cape Town water shortage justification for Eastern States $20Bn desal disasters

Watching Senate Estimates today swamped with Dorothy Dixers to the BoM it seems obvious somebody has cooked up a GreenLeft song sheet that we will hear more about in weeks months ahead. An example – Could a Cape Town happen here? The Australian cities running out of water 17Feb18

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  1. From Hansard Page 10.
    Senator URQUHART: I saw an ABC News Online story in February where it was reported that without
    significant rain Cape Town in South Africa would run out of water on 9 July. It’s understood that southern
    Australian capital cities, such as Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney—although it’s a bit hard to
    imagine Canberra, with the rain it had over the last couple of days—and regional towns face similar climate
    change scenarios to that of Cape Town. In the context of what seems to be a climate change charge situation in
    Cape Town, which, as I said, would run out of water on 9 July, could southern Australian capital cities and
    regional towns face similar climate change induced significant droughts in the years to come?

    Agree it does seem to be a case of using Cape Town to scaremonger similar to the article in NT Times.

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