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Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

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Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville is seeking to expand its footprint 12m to the west.

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

‘Groundhog Day’ shifts Splendour to November

Splendour in the Grass 2021 organisers say that Groundhog Day jokes aside, the festival will be rescheduled for a late spring edition, from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November.

Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby

David Hall’s letter, (December 12) saying ‘the [climate] science is certainly not settled’, with reference to scientists on YouTube, implies the view that a few recalcitrant non-expert, and often non-scientists, constitutes a strong and accurate source of information.

The tobacco industry sowed doubt in the minds of many eventual cancer victims for decades. Now the $10 trillion (annually) fossil-fuel profiteers are repeating the ruse. Apparently, special annual doubt-marketing expenditures are increased when the IPCC goes public around this time every year.

Despite what doubt-merchants say, it’s a statistical fact that by 2014 97 per cent (+/- 1 per cent) of climate experts agreed the dominant cause is greenhouse gases. The consensus is even stronger now. These thousands of scientists state that all other sources of heat do not explain our massive growing thermal anomaly.

Natural climate variability is far less than human-caused global warming, which is now more than 20 times faster than any natural climate changes.

There is an objective reality out there and it’s beginning to smash civilisation. Vulnerable people continue to fall foul of the distortions and untruths pumped out by the greedy fossil fools. Facebook and YouTube should take responsibility for fact checking based on objective science, not fantasyland.


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1 COMMENT

  1. Well said mate. It’s the great modern tragedy; we are the proverbial ostrich, refusing to accept responsibility for what we have caused. Ignorance may be bliss for those who will see only the early effects of climate change; that which we are already seeing.

    For those of us in the younger generation, who will have 60 or so years of watching our world die due to the stubborn and senseless arrogance of the baby boomers in parliament and the troglodytes who vote them in.

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