So far, New South Wales had been spared the bushfires that in the last three months devastated all the other east coast states of Australia: Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania. No longer:
Crews rush to contain northern NSW bushfires before hot spell arrives
- Firefighters working through the weekend as blaze destroys 22 homes and damages 15
After a PR exercise meant to highlight their conservationist bona fide and save some 100 Murray cods, after leaving hundreds of thousands if not millions to die, WaterNSW decreed the death of the Lower Darling, to free more water for large irrigators in northern NSW and southern QLD:
All the Lower Darling's fish 'could be dead by the end of summer',
with flows from lakes now cut
By ABC 7.30 and national rural and regional correspondent Dominique Schwartz and the Specialist Reporting Team's Penny Timms. Updated Thursday at 2:50pm
And here I have to deal with American liberal/leftish intellectuals. Madness may be infectious.