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Nature Response to Human Mining Destruction in Western Australia 2012

As human greed continues to plunder and prey on the wilderness and naturalness in Western Australia (WA), and other parts of Australia/Pacifica, the Great Intelligences in Nature will occasionally respond with wild weather, to include weather underground such as earthquakes.

In the Christian Hebrew year of 2012, human piggery continued almost unabated in its piggish plunder, and thereby arrived many fierce storm fronts, increased shark attacks and local Australian (“Aboriginal”) reprisals against the Invaders’ destruction of Land and Sea.

In Perth (a European name for a large human city in southwest WA) there were tornado visits and a storm front equivalent to a category 2 cyclone. This same ferocity, demonstrated by Nature, has also appeared in recent previous years.

We urge all caring and responsible People, Invaders or otherwise, to take note of Nature’s defence against the human offence, and to cease and desist in all human piggery and human plunder, lest Nature take drastic determined action to prohibitively banish humanism from Western Australia, and other parts of Australia.

The following are News’ clips from the human News’ website(s) in Australia regarding the weather warnings:

Clean up continues after tornado’s destruction


The clean-up has continued in the Perth suburbs of Morley and Dianella after yesterday’s tornado.

The State Emergency Service (SES) it received a further 15 calls for assistance today after a tornado ripped through Morley and Dianella yesterday.

About 120 people in total called for help, after winds of up to 125 kilometres an hour caused extensive damage to homes and businesses.

The SES says most of the fallen trees and debris from damaged homes has been cleared off the roads.

Allen Gale from Fire and Emergency Services (FESA) says people need to prepare their homes for the winter months.

“It certainly is the time to put away that outdoor furniture, that garden type furniture, at least weigh things down that are likely to become airborne,” he said.

“And make sure your gutters are clear, rain damage, rain overflowing from gutters is usually the biggest cause of calls to the SES and a lot of it is avoidable.”

Mr Gale says the clean up effort has been tremendous.

The tornado uprooted trees, brought down power lines, and lifted roofs from buildings in the suburbs of Dianella and Morley.

The tornado lasted only about 10 minutes, but packed winds of up to 125 kilometres per hour and caused damage worth millions of dollars.

Morley video store manager Michael Williams says it was an extraordinary experience.

“It was really windy. I looked out the windows and there was just stuff flying in the sky,” he said.

“Then we were just standing at the window having a look and the roof just started going boom, boom, boom with the wind, so we just ran to the back of the store and as we were running the windows just smashed in.”

Electrician James Stevenson was in the Galleria Shopping Centre car park in Morley when the storm hit.

“It went across the top of the shopping centre, ripping all the shade sails off, smashing them on to cars and there was power lines down in the street with wires across the road,” he said.

Another witness, Shelby Ginger, had just arrived to pick her children up from school.

“So we got out of the car to walk towards the school and all of a sudden it just bared down and started,” she said.

“Everything was flying towards us so we jumped under a tree and saw it go down the road ripping trees up – just scary.”

Powerful gusts of wind and rain also lashed the town of York from about 12:30pm (AWST) but there were no reports of injuries or damage to homes.

Neil Bennett from the Bureau of Meteorology says the tornado struck without warning.

“The unfortunate nature of these things; they live fast and die young,” he said.

“We don’t really have the ability to predict exactly where they’re going to occur.

“We can predict an area where we think they may occur but the actual pinpointing of them is next to impossible.

“They’re probably on the ground for no more than 10 minutes.”

Photo: Emergency services officers walk through a video store destroyed by a tornado which swept through Perth’s northern suburbs. (ABC TV)

Video: Tornado leaves trail of destruction in Perth (Audience submitted: Steven McKiernan) (ABC News)

‘Once in a decade’ Storm Lashes South-West WA


Authorities say it could take a week to restore power to some homes after widespread storms packing winds of up to 140 kilometres per hour lashed Western Australia’s south-west.

Crews are working to restore power to more than 110,000 homes after the storms, described by the weather bureau as a “once in a decade” event, hit the region on Sunday.

An area roughly the size of Victoria was affected, with the coastal towns of Mandurah and Rockingham the worst hit.

The affected area stretches from Kalbarri on the mid-west coast, to Kalgoorlie in the east, and Israelite Bay on the south coast.

Emergency crews are attempting to clean up the damage before another storm, which the weather bureau warns could be potentially even more severe, hits the coast tomorrow night.

This morning Western Power’s Miriam Borthwick told ABC News Breakfast that the storm had caused the most damage her agency had ever seen.

“There are currently 112,345 properties without power, that’s down from 161,000 last night, so Western Power’s managed to restore about 49,000 customers overnight,” she said.

Residents have reported damage to houses, downed power lines, and debris spread across roads.

Main Roads says about 60 sets of traffic signals remain blacked out across the metropolitan area due to the power problems.

Work is underway to restore the lights but there is a warning it may take some time.

Authorities are asking for patience as they respond to calls for assistance.

Western Power said it was responding to hundreds of hazards and its main concern was safety.

A spokeswoman said maintenance crews were concerned about the 269 power lines and street light wires, and 180 service wires that had come down in the storm.

She said that power restoration would have to take a backseat because of the hazards, describing the situation as “seriously scary”.

Western Power crews worked through the night with the hope of returning power to smaller south-west towns left without back-up generators for hospitals.

In Bunbury, cars, buildings and infrastructure have been damaged, including fallen power lines and smashed windows at the Bunbury Regional Hospital.

Roofs have been ripped off houses in Donnybrook and a circus big-top tent in Busselton was blown away.

Cars have been forced to swerve to avoid thousands of tree trunks and branches, still littering major roads across the South West this morning.

Did you take photos or capture footage of the storm? Send your pictures to ABC News Online.

Calls for help

The State Emergency Service received hundreds of calls for help, mostly for damaged roofs and powerlines.

Rescue crews were also sent to Perth’s Sir Charles Gairdner hospital, where a crane had collapsed and fallen over.

The weather bureau says winds reached 119kph on Rottnest Island before the low-pressure system moved south.

Some planes were grounded at Perth Airport, while ferries to Rottnest Island, west of Fremantle, were also stopped.

ABC News Online’s Katie Franklin was visiting Lake Cave in the Margaret River region and emerged to find the wind howling and debris scattered everywhere.

“I was walking back towards the car park and a tree branch fell about one metre in front of me,” she said.

“Driving back towards Margaret River was like negotiating an obstacle course, with people having to get out of their cars to remove tree branches from the road.”

The storm comes after a tornado damaged about 100 homes in the Perth suburbs of Dianella and Morley last Thursday.

Audio: Power outages after WA storms (AM)
Photo: A fallen tree lies across Forrest Grove Road, near Witchcliffe in south-west Western Australia. (ABC News: Katie Franklin)
Video: Western Power’s Miriam Borthwick talks to ABC News Breakfast (ABC News)

Storm Warning Adds to WA Residents’ Misery


Residents in Western Australia’s south-west are preparing for another violent storm after wild weather ripped through homes, buildings and cars yesterday and left thousands of people without power.

Emergency services are still cleaning up after what is being called the most destructive storm in years, and the weather bureau is now warning of more wild weather over the south-west half of the state in the next 48 hours.

Most of the south-west land division is expected to be affected by wind gusts of up to 125 kilometres per hour, the equivalent of a category 2 cyclone.

Yesterday’s strong winds affected Perth, along with virtually all communities between Geraldton in the north and Ravensthorpe in the south.

“I’m comparing it to probably 17 years ago when we saw a major impact on the metropolitan area where we had power outages for four and five days,” Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Allen Gale said.

“This one’s different – this one’s been widespread – right through the south-west corner. It has gone well inland but most of the impact has [been] caused on the coast, and it’s affected predominantly trees and power lines.”

He says authorities have received most calls for help from the Mandurah-Rockingham, as well as Bunbury and the hinterland area around it.

“It has torn roofs off some buildings, it’s taken roofs off a major apartment block in Tuart Hill. Ten occupants and their families all have to find somewhere else to live for the time being,” he said.

“We’ve heard of boats losing their moorings, being washed out to sea. We’ve seen boats washed up on shores.

“A lot of erosion on the coast, jetties torn away. So the damage is quite widespread.”

Lines down

More than 160,000 homes were without power after the storm hit yesterday, and some residents could be waiting for days until power is restored.

Western Power says it is impossible to estimate when electricity supplies will be restored to all homes and businesses.

More than 60,000 homes and businesses across the southern half of the state remain without power.

Western Power acting CEO, Paul Italiano, says it will take a couple of weeks to fix all of the damage.

“The damage is extensive, it runs all the way from Geraldton through to Ravensthorpe – that’s one of the biggest areas that we’ve ever had in a single event,” Mr Italiano said.

Repair crews will also have to contend with further strong winds.

“We are expecting that it could get quite windy tomorrow night as well as another low approaches,” Bureau of Meteorology forecaster John Grimes said.

“On Tuesday night we are likely to see a system much windier than normal hit the west coast, south of Kalbarri.

“We could experience widespread damaging winds, localised destructive winds, risk of multiple tornadoes, abnormally high tides, dangerous surf and coastal erosion, especially along the west coast.”

But he is expecting conditions to ease on Wednesday and into Thursday as the weather pattern moves south.

Emergency Services Minister Troy Buswell says tomorrow’s expected storm could cause more damage.

“Potentially the storm that will arrive tomorrow evening and stay with us as it moves through across the state… [it] has the potential to bring similar levels of damage to yesterday’s storm,” he said.

“That potentially could be exacerbated because of the debris situation in some areas of the state.”

Telstra says at least 30,000 customers are without phone and internet services in the south-west after power was cut to service towers.

The worst hit areas are Brookhampton, Donnybrook, Capel and Boyanup where exchanges are down.

Telstra says the power outage is affecting landline and mobile phones, internet and EFTPOS machines.

The Education Department says a number of schools will be closed tomorrow in the South West and metropolitan areas.

It says it cannot provide a list because the situation is fluid but parents are being urged to contact schools.

Video: Storm-hit WA braces for more wild weather (The Midday Report)

Storm Cyclonic Winds to Hit WA


Residents in the southern half of Western Australia are being warned to brace themselves for cyclonic winds which are due to hit the state late this afternoon.

Towns from Geraldton to Esperance, and the city of Perth, are still cleaning up from extensive damaged caused by cyclonic winds on Sunday, and tens of thousand of homes are still without power.

Later today most of the south-west land division is expected to be affected by wind gusts of up to 125 kilometres per hour, the equivalent of a category 2 cyclone.

More than 160,000 homes were left without power and some residents could be waiting for days until power is restored.

Western Power says 18,000 customers are still affected by blackouts, with Donnybrook, Pinjarra, Kewdale and Boddington the hardest hit.

The utility’s acting CEO Paul Italiano says it will take a couple of weeks to repair the network.

“The damage is extensive, it runs all the way from Geraldton through to Ravensthorpe – that’s one of the biggest areas that we’ve ever had in a single event,” he said.

The outages have also hit phone and internet services after power was cut to service towers.

Telstra says thousands of customers cannot use landlines, mobile phones, the internet or EFTPOS machines, with the worst hit areas in Brookhampton, Donnybrook, Capel and Boyanup where exchanges are down.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s James Pearson says WA businesses are still counting the costs of the storm.

“For every hour, every day the business is without power that comes straight off the bottom line,” he said.

“A range of industries have been affected including in the agricultural sector, for example the dairy industry, and businesses that rely a lot on refrigeration of products or electricity to operate machinery.”

Changing conditions

The Australian Navy is assisting in the clean-up south of Perth.

Sailors and officers from HMAS Stirling are helping State Emergency Service volunteers clear debris in Rockingham and Mandurah, and prepare for another storm tonight.

Commanding Officer, Captain Brett Wolski, says they have several days work ahead of them.

“There are some areas which are priority such as securing porches and patios of people’s houses, that type of thing, to prevent any further damage,” he said.

“That’s the important thing to do now and there will be more cleaning up in the next couple of days.”

At least 30 state schools will be closed today.

The Education Department says schools damaged by Sunday’s storm will remain closed, while some students in the South West will be sent home at 1:00 pm this afternoon in anticipation of severe weather.

Department spokesman David Mitchell says safety is a priority.

“We don’t want to take any risks with students and staffs’ safety,” he said.

“As we say, there are some schools where there has been some damage that has led obviously to some safety concerns in some cases, some schools also don’t have power or water.”

The Albany Port has now re-opened after being closed due to the poor weather.

Its chief executive Brad Williamson says a number of grain ships have been affected.

One ship waiting out to sea had to return to port after dragging its anchor in the stormy conditions.

“The ship that was dragging its anchor was intending to load 33,000 tonnes of oats to take to Mexico,” he said.

“On Tuesday night we are likely to see a system much windier than normal hit the west coast, south of Kalbarri,” Bureau of Meteorology forecaster John Grimes said.

“We could experience widespread damaging winds, localised destructive winds, risk of multiple tornadoes, abnormally high tides, dangerous surf and coastal erosion, especially along the west coast.”

Duty forecaster Carolyn Crow says the deep low pressure system off the south of the state will cross the coast this afternoon.

“At this stage we’re looking at a storm near that south-west corner late afternoon to early evening and it’s gradually going to move north and east through the evening,” she said.

“We’re looking at the storm reaching the Perth metropolitan area later in the evening.”

The storm is expected to hit Perth around midnight local time.

The Fire and Emergency Services Authority’s Kathy Nastov says extra emergency crews have been brought in to assist, but residents also need to play their part.

“We’re urging people to make sure they are prepared, everyone should have an emergency kit with them,” she said.

Residents warned to prepare for intense storm


Authorities are warning residents in the southern half of Western Australia to make preparations before an intense storm hits later today.

The State Emergency Services says very dangerous weather, similar to the storm which wreaked widespread damage on the weekend, will batter the south coast, the South West, Perth and north to Geraldton.

It will also extend inland to Laverton in the Goldfields.

Wind gusts in excess of 125 kilometres an hour are forecast.

Duty forecaster Carolyn Crow says the deep low pressure system off the south of the state will cross the coast this afternoon.

“At this stage we’re looking at a storm near that south-west corner late afternoon to early evening and it’s gradually going to move north and east through the evening,” she said.

The Fire and Emergency Services Authority’s Allen Gale says the storm should hit Perth tonight.

“The metropolitan area should start receiving it as we come into the early part of the night, but probably three hours each side of our local time 10:00pm we can expect it to impact around about Perth,” he said.

“And, then through the night or continue right along the southern coast just wreaking havoc all through the night.”

The SES is advising people to stay away from downed power lines, fallen trees and debris from the previous storm.

It also is warning of the risk of flooded rivers and streams.

Mr Gale says people should ensure items around their home are secure.

“Most importantly people need to get indoors stay out of the conditions with their pets,” he said.

The RSPCA is urging pet owners to ensure their animals are safe.

The organisation has received several reports of lost and found animals following stormy weather which has flattened many fences.

In previous years, pets have injured themselves by running onto roads and panicking because of loud thunderstorms.

Almost 50 schools in Perth, the South West and the Wheatbelt have been closed.

The Education Department says schools will not open tomorrow if they are damaged or lose power or water.

As a final note to this:

There is NO NEED for any resources extraction at all in Australia or other nearby lands, underwater sealands and islands.
Human greed, centred in places of piggery such as New York City, London, Moscow and Peking, is primarily responsible for the harassment, intimidation, assaults, attacks, abductions and extreme terrorism and violence being inflicted upon the wilderness in Australia and related areas.
Nature will eventually say “Enough is Enough” and there will be NO MORE.

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Coal Seam Gas in the ABC Radio National Interest

From the ABC Radio National Interest page

Coal Seam Gas Online

8 July 2011
Calls for more information and better processes governing coal seam gas – 8 July 2011
listen or download audio as MP3 file
The boom in Queensland’s coal fields is not just a coal boom but a gas boom – coal seam gas that is. The industry markets coal seam gas as climate friendly to coal, because it can fuel power stations with 70% less carbon emissions.
But farmers and environmentalists affected by the expansion of coal seam gas argue that the processes for finding out information about proposed projects, and avenues for objecting to the granting of mining permits, are arcane, unclear and unfair.
In Queensland, the Environmental Defenders Office has written to the State Government to suggest some ways to improve the processes relating to the approval of coal seam gas and coal mining projects. With growing unease in rural and metropolitan areas, the Queensland Government has promised to review the coal seam gas permit system. And now there is growing pressure for Federal intervention.
To leave a comment on The National Interest feedback line dial 1300 936 222 from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call.

Some of the great positive gifts of Cyclone Yasi (2011) and recent large-scale rainfall and floods in northeast Australia were

  1. much poison chemical agriculture in QLD was blown off the map and rinsed into the ocean, with the Great Barrier Reef receiving the pollution in diluted, albeit still poisonous, rinse water
  2. there was splendid relief for drought-stricken South Australia and other inland areas along the Murray Darling Basin that had been repeatedly refused water by their piggish swine-like often queenly neighbours
  3. a large number of these totally horrible toally wretched coal mines in QLD had their shafts and undergound operations flooded into dark dank drowning oblivion, temporarily putting an end to the undermining of some of the best agricultural land in Australia.

We are greatly thankful to Nature (the Boss) for these Miracles, and hope Nature can also prevent other portions of the human greedy Mining Boom from Mining Bombs of the nuclear variety, via idiot Uranium mining, and metal for car bombs (polluting automobiles) that, along with alcohol and other sundry useless human “must have” items, were never part of Australia, America, Arabia, Africa or anywhere.
To Mine is No Mind
NOMINESA (No Mines Australia) : in the Natural Interest…

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