Rain == “bad weather”

8 Feb 2010 by mjc, No Comments »

What’s with the persistent glass-half-full coverage of weather in the media (particularly when it comes to covering glass-filling rain)?

  http://www.smh.com.au/environment/water-issues/heavy-rain-eases–but-not-for-long-20100208-nl54.html

Sure, flooding and danger are important and newsworthy, but people, we’ve been in drought for years.  Sydney’s water storage was literally half-full last week.  This rain will mean we can drink, wash, keep gardens growing, and yes, flush.  Maybe for a year or two, until the next big downfall.

It’s really not a bad thing, and it would be nice if the news coverage at least mentioned that rather than accentuating the negative.

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