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February 5, 2023

Continuing with fossil fuels just madness

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Natural history

While I have not the informed authority to confirm John Bradley’s musings on the birds that seem to be...

Other News

V-Day returns to Byron Bay, February 14

A mass global action, One Billion Rising, which aims to end violence against women and children, is planned for V-Day on February 14, Main Beach, Byron Bay from 7am.

Witches in the Starcourt

A new year is here! It’s a time for women all over the region to pick up their brooms and set their witchy intentions for 2023. There is no finer time and place to do it than with your Country Witches, comedian Mandy Nolan and singer/songwriter Áine Tyrrell. 

Dr Philip Nitschke to visit Lismore

Controversial founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, Dr Philip Nitschke will hold a free public meeting on NSW’s new Voluntary Assisted Dying Act at the Lismore Workers Club on Saturday.

Letters – 1 February 2023

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Connecting youth at the Quad

Connect Northern Rivers will be hosting a youth-focused event at the Lismore Quad on Wednesday, 8 February from 3.30...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Have your Perfect Say

We live in a community where there is nowhere to live and the whole world is watching what we do next, wondering if we will do what their superstar tourist destinations did and regulate the housing market

The International Energy Agency (IEA) warns ‘The energy-related infrastructure then in place (in 2017) will generate all the CO2 emissions allowed’ ( in our carbon budget for limiting warming to 2C ) ‘leaving no room for additional power plants, factories and other infrastructure unless they are zero-carbon, which would be extremely costly’.

Fatih Birol, the IEA’s chief economist, bluntly put it: ‘The door to reach two degrees is about to close. In 2017 it will be closed forever’.

In short we either change now or we lose our chance.

If we Earthlings do not get our emissions under control by 2017, our fossil fuel economies will ‘lock-in’ extremely dangerous warming.

How can we block that out of our collective consciousness? Anyone got a conspiracy theory handy? Nah, let’s use it to propel us into more determined action to counter and replace our evil addiction to fossil fuels.

Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby


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