The Weather Rap

The Weather Rap

“Here in Darwin, It’s always hot,
It’s a nice place to go
It’s a holiday spot
Refrain: What’s the weather?…What’s the weather like?…What’s the weather? …What’s the weather like?
Here in Hobart, the weather is cool,
So put on your jacket when you to to school.
Refrain: What’s the weather?…What’s the weather like?…What’s the weather? …What’s the weather like?
Here in Brisbane, it’s sunny and warm.
The weather looks fine its not going to storm.
Refrain: What’s the weather?…What’s the weather like?…What’s the weather? …What’s the weather like?
Here we are in the ACT
The night time temperature is minus three.
It looks like rain,so take an umbrella
Or you’ll get wet
And don’t forget your sweater!
Refrain: What’s the weather?…What’s the weather like?…What’s the weather? …What’s the weather like?”

Purloined from the creative teachers of my granddaughter’s school, Majura Primary
Canberra WinterCanberra
The weather. It’s been the most feeble subject of conversation in human existence, a topic you turn to when you want to avoid the volatile minefields of politics, religion, finances and relationships . Now, it’s becoming one of the liveliest talking points, leading inevitably to the big ticket topic of Climate Change. Like all of the above topics and life itself, the weather is no longer reliable. Seasons forget their timetables which have evolved over millions of years and assert themselves in unseemly ways. Wattle day, for example, is traditionally celebrated on August first but in some parts of Australia the iconic floral emblem can now be seen flourishing in May. Some seasons are skipped altogether.
Perusing national and regional newspapers reveals the emergence of the weather as an item of interest and importance.
Climate is an essential research topic when preparing for a journey but today it’s a mere indicator of a possible outcome. The unthinkable, climate wise, must now be accommodated.
Although a supporter of the concept of human induced climate change, I’m not about to launch into an attempt to convince you of the rightness of my view.That would be as futile use of my energy. Whether supporter or denier,I’m sure that we can agree on the fact that the climate has of course always been changing. Just think of the poor dinosaurs! I merely want to make the point that the weather is no longer a genteel topic of conversation which can can be used to avoid the chaotic angst of life. There is one certainty though, through all the meteorological change, the weather in the ACT can only become more extreme in both winter and summer.
What’s the weather?…What’s the weather like?…What’s the weather? …What’s the weather like?

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