Last week was Beef Australia 2015 in Rockhampton. The bus trip and the day I attended were thoroughly enjoyable, very professionally run, and a credit to the organisers and the beef industry generally. The way the beef industry adapts to changing conditions through technology is fascinating.
One incident is worth repeating. A chap was wandering around Beef Week wearing a cap with PETA embroidered on it. Naturally people were pretty suspicious of him until they read the words printed in tiny script- “People Eating Tasty Animals.” I’d like a cap like that.
I was pleased to find the Bureau of Meteorology stall, and met the local observers as well as Jess Carey of the Brisbane office, who instantly remembered my queries to Dr Vertessy about his claims on ABC Radio. A thoroughly nice fellow. He assured me he had forwarded on my queries within minutes, but had no idea of the reason for the delay in replying.
Speaking of which, today is six weeks since I sent my query to the Bureau, and still no reply.
Dr Vertessy’s lack of response speaks volumes about his credibility as a scientist, a communicator, and the Bureau head, not to mention the evidence for his claims.
The longer the delay, the more sceptical I am of anything the Bureau says about climate.