From the Border Mail, Letters 01/10/2008
When I was a kid, we never had drought after drought.
Then we started with daylight saving. We started with a little bit, but now we have six months of the year daylight saving. It has just become too much for the environment to cope with.
It is so logical, for six months of the year we have an extra hour each day of that hot afternoon sun.
I read somewhere that scientific studies had shown there is a lot less moisture in the atmosphere which means we get less rain.
I believe this one hour extra sun is slowly evaporating all the moisture out of everything. Why can't the government get the CSIRO to do studies on this, of better still, get rid of daylight savings.
They have to do something before it is too late.
CHRIS HILL, Albury
... And that's why we need science communicators!
This has also been reported in Failblog and somewhere in the smh.