US Space and Scientific Agency NASA announced today that 2016 was the "hottest year on record".
For the THIRD YEAR in a row.
The map published with their report shows the entire east coast of Australia in the "Record Warmest" category.
Cueball MacKenzie will either ignore this report, or trot out his climate science naysayers to bleat and blather.
The past few days Cueball has been all askew after being the last one in town to find out what most business owners in the CBD had heard early in December - NO charter flights from China during this year's Chinese New Year. And diminished visits to Cairns by Chinese tourists going forward. What TTNQ and other tourism leaders WON'T tell anyone is WHY the Chinese are not coming this year.
Since last July, there have been widespread reports in the
Chinese news media about the death of the Great Barrier Reef. (大堡礁死) The news has spread from tourism websites to the TV news in China. Australia is criticised heavily in these stories for being negligent in protecting this World Heritage area. The stories have even taken hold on the Chinese version of TripAdvisor.
Travel agents in China report that tours booked for this charter season began to be cancelled in July and August, with the airlines (including China Eastern) discontinuing the offer of charter flights to Chinese travel agents on September 24, 2016.
Some of these stories are available:
Why are our tourism leaders hiding the facts from the public? Maybe afraid of scaring off the "big projects" that we keep being told are "imminent"?