Sunday, January 2, 2011

Eventually there will be enough pain. Then, maybe, we will put an end to the private automobile.

Australian floodwaters rise as bushfire threat looms | World news | "Australia has endured its wettest spring on record, according to the national weather bureau, causing six river systems in Queensland to flood. Swollen rivers in New South Wales have also caused flood damage to wheat crops.

Possibly as much as half the Australian wheat crop, or about 10m tonnes, has been downgraded to less than milling quality because of rain damage. That has tightened global supplies and sent prices up by about 45% this year, the biggest surge since 2007."

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