18.2 C
Byron Shire
July 6, 2022

Our coal can kill

Latest News

Value of the intangible and Suffolk Parks future

It’s hard to know what value to place on the environment – until it changes irrevocably.  A place is defined...

Other News

Attempt to manage Byron’s fragile coastline impeded by State Government, report finds

Insufficient funding and guidance from the State Government is inhibiting Byron Council's attempt to effectively manage its famous but fragile coastline, a Council report has revealed.

Extreme fire weather days in Australia have doubled

Extreme fire weather days in Australia have doubled, yet according to new research from an international team of scientists, including the CSIRO, extreme fire weather days have increased in Australia by 56 per cent over the last four decades.

Decades of volunteering earn prestigious NSW Sports Award

Brenda Zakaras and John Beasley from Lennox Head were two of 19 sports volunteers from a wide cross-section of...

After two-year delay Byron Shire gets to host the NSW junior golf championships

For the first time in almost 20 years, the NSW Junior Championships and JNJG State Age Championships are being...

Scandalous Council

How much of these pro-developer actions by Council are we supposed to put up with? Council give away land...

Two whales simultaneously entangled in shark nets off SEQ coast today

Two whales have been entangled in shark nets on Queensland's coast today, one at Kirra Beach on the Gold Coast and the other at Marcoola Beach on the Sunshine Coast, Humane Society International says.

More than 100 million people will die and global economic growth will be cut by 3.2 per cent of GDP by 2030 if the world fails to tackle climate change.

In light of this, the Queensland and federal governments are committing crimes against humanity by approving the Abbott Point coal terminal in the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. By approving this one terminal, minister for environmental annihilation, Tony Burke, is giving the go-ahead for a series of mega-mines to be built, without which this terminal would not have the capacity to export our coal.

These mega-mines will triple Australia’s already considerable carbon emissions, and export catastrophic climate change to the world. Already, Australia is the world’s largest coal exporter, exporting 70 per cent of its coal production.

How far must we go down the path of climate change insanity before governments act in the best interests of human survival, and not for the corrupt interests of corporate profiteers?

Adam Guise
Lismore


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Where is the love?

I have lived in Mullum and the surrounding hills for 35 years.  Yesterday I drove to Upper Main Arm, to Kohinur, to visit a friend,...

Flood help information from Chinderah, and Uki to South Golden Beach

The floods in February and March are still having direct impacts on the lives of many people and Serice NSW has a trailer coming to a location near you so you can easily access flood assistance.

Weaving through NAIDOC

DJ and Delta with some of the Weaving for Reconciliation exhibits. Photo Jeff Dawson.

Management of Byron’s fragile coastline impeded by NSW government: report

Insufficient funding and guidance from the State government is inhibiting Byron Council’s attempt to effectively manage its famous but fragile coastline, a Council report has revealed.