View from a Purlewaugh farm: climate variability, not change

By Bob Freebairn
August 8 2021 - 7:30pm
Purlewaugh long term rainfall trend. Similar to many central northern NSW areas, trending slightly upwards, contrary to many beliefs on climate change effects.

In many years involved in agriculture, from a child raised on a farm in the Greenethorpe district, to an agronomist and now running a farm, enormous climate fluctuation has been, well, a constant. A study of 120 years of rainfall records, at most Australian centres, documents variability has always been the case.