Andrew Hall, Ocean Shores
Recently I have been listening to TED talks about climate change, how threatening it is to us all, and how we don’t talk about it very much at all, though we should. Our lives are threatened and we are silent. I agree it can be hard to use it as a conversation starter, but it is a conversation that matters to us all and we must talk about it or our weird politicians will fob us off with statements such as ‘Australia is fulfilling its obligations’, when we should be doing everything possible to lower emissions (goodbye, coal?)
You, The Echo, are the conversational hub of the area, so why not dedicate a page [p3?] each week to climate change. New ideas, new science, what our various pollies are doing or not, what illegal land clearing is happening, how the drought is going. Give us a focus and then, maybe, we will all feel a bit more empowered to act as if our lives depended on it, which they do.