Invade This

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13 Responses to Invade This

  1. Bluey says:

    Interesting little tool. Turns out little old Australia is similar in size to the continental 48 of the US. Never thought about the scale.

  2. C.L. says:

    Fascinating, isn’t it?
    We still think in 16th century paper maps.

    Mercator Misconceptions: Clever Map Shows the True Size of Countries.

  3. Tel says:

    Turns out little old Australia is similar in size to the continental 48 of the US.

    If Australia took the rainfall we get already, and did something more useful with it, we could have as much fertile land as continental USA.

    Problem is that Australia gets a lot of rain in a short space of time, and only in specific areas, then no rain for a few years. The job for the humans would be storage and transport of that plentiful fresh water.

  4. rosie says:

    There is a theory too that the right kinds of trees attract rain.
    That could be an interesting experiment.

  5. rosie says:

    I did know we were as big as continental USA, nice to see the fit over Europe as well.

  6. NoFixedAddress says:

    Tel says:
    16 March, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    If Australia took the rainfall we get already, and did something more useful with it, we could have as much fertile land as continental USA.

    Problem is that Australia gets a lot of rain in a short space of time, and only in specific areas, then no rain for a few years. The job for the humans would be storage and transport of that plentiful fresh water.

    Totally agree Tel.

    We are limited by Northern Hemisphere Neanderthal thinkers tinkering with failed windmills and toxic solar panels.

    There is more water running in underground rivers and streams in the Riverina areas of NSW and Victoria than flows on the surface!

    I think Australia should have a war with Tasmania.

    It’s a lot closer than the ‘shithole’ countries comprising the European Union.

  7. C.L. says:

    I’ve always been perplexed by Australia’s indifference to drought-proofing along the lines advocated by Bradfield. Whenever his name and the issue come up – somebody rubbishes his scheme.

    Most recently in 2019:

    The New Bradfield scheme proposes moving floodwaters from north to south, but its feasibility is in question.

    Post pandemic now, this criticism made me laugh:

    A major point of criticism regarding the Bradfield Scheme has been the estimated cost of implementing it.

    Bradfield had put the cost of his revised scheme in 1941 at “up to GBP $40 million”, which translates to approximately $3.2 billion in 2018 prices.

    It’s estimated the New Bradfield Scheme could cost upwards of $15 billion and take more than a decade to construct.

    Small change.

  8. NoFixedAddress says:

    C.L. says:
    16 March, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    I’ve always been perplexed by Australia’s indifference to drought-proofing along the lines advocated by Bradfield. Whenever his name and the issue come up – somebody rubbishes his scheme.

    C.L.
    We are limited by Northern Hemisphere Neanderthal thinkers in education.

    ‘Our tribe always did it this way and that’s the way you ignorant Southern Hemisphere savages will do it’!

  9. Ivan Denisovich says:

    Problem is that Australia gets a lot of rain in a short space of time, and only in specific areas, then no rain for a few years. The job for the humans would be storage and transport of that plentiful fresh water.

    And our best soil – the topsoil – gets washed out to sea in floods, particularly following drought when it is most vulnerable to erosion. But dams are evil.

  10. Chris M says:

    Tel – totally!

    Imagine if Smirko had stood up for freedom and instead spent the $1 trillion on a national irrigation and dam network. He really could have achieved something positive. But the craving to be the most deceitful and authoritarian Liberal PM was too much.

  11. Petros says:

    Like Gaddafi did, Chris M. Early Australian settlers management to pipe water to Kalgoorlie. We lack the big thinker politicians.

  12. Shy Ted says:

    You can’t steal all the money AND invest it wisely.

  13. Kit Walker says:

    Senator Fraser Anning and his team, using accurate contour maps, worked upon a Bradfield Sheme Mk 2 that depended largely upon gravity, rather than electrical pumps, to get water South from North QLD.

    They offered to give the LNP and ALP a briefing on their findings.

    The replies: “NOT interested”.

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