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Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek

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Local girls go big at Oz grom cup

Byron Bay’s Leihani Kaloha Zoric won her second Billabong Oz Grom Cup title, taking out the 10-and-under girls division at Park beach in Coffs Harbour last weekend.

Midwife quits

Deb Walsh, Fernleigh It’s become untenable for me to continue working in hospitals. I have quit. I will be deregistered soon...

What’s the real cost of ‘affordable housing’? 

With ‘affordable housing’ being the new catchcry in parts of the Northern Rivers, The Echo did a ring-around to find the cheapest rental living space in Byron Bay’s caravan parks and camping grounds.

Linen SHIFT project urgently needs new home

With a vision to disrupt the cycle of women’s homelessness, the Linen SHIFT project was born to provide unique individual support and education for at-risk women in a safe residential environment, but today they they have been forced to close.

Inspector condemns prisoner health services

In the forward to the Inspector of Custodial Services Report published last month, Fiona Rafter Inspector of Custodial Services says that the provision of health services to inmates in New South Wales custodial facilities is a complex and challenging responsibility.

SCU celebrates alumni achievements with awards

A group of Southern Cross University graduates who have made extraordinary global achievements in research, community building, healthcare and environmental issues have been acknowledged with the 2020 Alumni Impact Awards.

Civilisation was the result of successful agriculture: global warming hampers successful agriculture. The 2019 record low corn planting in the USA was caused by strange weather – a record low planting means a consequent low harvest and that could become a new trend.  

According to Professor Peter Wadhams, the recent Arctic summer sea-ice retreat will result in 25 per cent more global warming, and the recent Arctic snowline retreat on land will cause another 25 per cent warming.That’s 50 per cent more warming because of these two changes.

Global warming can be easily stopped in at least three different ways: by a world war leading to nuclear winter, by a super volcano eruption, or by a big asteroid impact on land. Today, every house should have solar, cars should be electric, trees should be planted everywhere, and this should all be subsidised by a huge carbon tax.

Peter Olson


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  1. Can anyone please explain why ? 2000 years ago in Europe the temperatures were 1.5 degrees warmer than the present!!! And what were the contributing factors for such Global Warming…? Fossil fuels? Human populations? The world in the past 6 months has experienced some of the coldest temperatures on Record, but also some of the warmest, its called climate variations, been happening for millions of years…funny thing is with all this propaganda, regarding Global warming…you only here one side of the story !!


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