Talk:Drought in Australia

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Responses section[edit]

This needs some clean-up for importance. For example:

On Thursday 12th October 2006 Melbourne recorded its hottest October day in 92 years reaching 36.6 degrees celsius - a hot summer's day temperature in the middle of spring. On this particular day over 250 wildfires burnt throughout the state of Victoria whose bushland and forest are now extremely dry from lack of rain.[citation needed]

While interesting, this doesn't by itself actually say anything about drought and climate. There have been a number of record days in the past few years: 1 January 2006 was the hottest day in Sydney for quite some time (at about 44℃), and 16 November 2006 in Sydney was had the coldest November minimum in over 100 years (at 8.3℃)[1]. Statistics about the temperature and rainfall trends of a season would be relevant to a drought article, but extensive discussion of a single very hot or very cold day seems unwarranted.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Thayvian (talkcontribs) 09:53, 17 November 2006 (UTC+11 hours AEDT)

  • Agree, extreme high temperatures, lack of rainfall over time -> low soil moisture and / or low moisture content in vegetation seem relevant though--Golden Wattle talk 22:58, 16 November 2006 (UTC)
    • Absolutely, and these kinds of figures should go into the article. I just object to extensive (or probably even minimal) write-ups of isolated extreme weather events. Thayvian 23:06, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

<<Drought Suicides>> Can I suggest the suicide section be updated to reflect updated information. Media Watch recently did a story on this noting that in fact the statistics were not so dire as reported: - os 31/5/07

Electricity prices increase[edit]

I heard on TodayTonight that electricity prices has increased in some places. Anyone has sources?Wai Hong 09:06, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

TodayTonight is hardly a reliable source. I suggest you get your information from a better source next time. perhaps a government website? Kangaroosrule (talk) 08:41, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Drought and pop levels in Aus[edit]

This entire section is built off opinions of advocacy organisations, sourced from their own advocacy websites.

To be included the source needs to be third party, EG a SMH article relating the opinion of organisation x. A secondary source, such as the advocacy website, can then be used.

If no primary sources are added to this section in the next say, two weeks, im going to lop it off completely. Jaimaster (talk) 05:44, 16 October 2008 (UTC) this drought must be hard for people to live in!!!!!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:25, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Snowfall increase in coastal East Antarctica linked with southwest Western Australian drought[edit]

There's an interesting paper, van Ommen & Morgan (2010), that should be included in this article. --bender235 (talk) 01:19, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Drought in the 21st century[edit]

  • Oppose I oppose any merger to 2000s Australian drought. This subject is adequately and better covered here. Cgoodwin (talk) 21:14, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose I also oppose to the idea of merging it into the 2000s Australian Drought article. If anything, the 2000s Australian Drought Article should be merged with the Drought in the 21st century section here and then redirected. Johnny C. Morse (talk) 20:00, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose The 2000s Australian drought was an extended period of drought unlike other distinct dry periods associated with a smaller region. A specific article for the recent dry spell is not needed because the dry conditions were experienced across a large portion of Australia for more than 5 years. Therefore drought in Australia is appropriate. However I can understand why a specific article might be better so that it fits into the Category:Droughts in Australia. - Shiftchange (talk) 20:29, 20 March 2011 (UTC)