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May 8, 2021

Partly responsible for the rapidly approaching extinction of humanity

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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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More money for Byron Shire roads and bridges

The NSW government has announced almost $5 million dollars in funding for Byron Shire infrastructure.

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Interview with Madeleine West

Madeleine West is a nationally acclaimed actress who is one of the many talents who lives in our region. Not just a soap star (some might know her as Dee Bliss from Neighbours), Madeleine has an extensive performance training background and she’s going to be sharing her Theatresports expertise with kids at the Byron Comedy Fest.

Northern Star dimming under Murdoch shadow

As democracy advocates and journalists around the world did their best to acknowledge World Press Freedom Day on May 3, in regional Australia, The Northern Star was dimming.

Love flowers at the market

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Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads

It’s people like Warren Kennedy (letters August 28) who are partly responsible for the rapidly approaching extinction of humanity when he asks what effect the extinction of the Mitchell’s rainforest snail will have.

Extinct species are not simply replaced, neither are extinctions normal.

Humanity has hunted all the megafauna species across the world into extinction during the last 50,000 years and is now exterminating all the smaller animals as well.

Every animal and plant are populations of microscopic organisms interacting with each other and creating the planet’s organs, the living atmosphere, the living landscape, and the living oceans.

Together they have been responsible for creating the living surface of our planet.

The planet’s organs have been devastated by humanity’s aggressive behaviour. Massive extermination of the forested planetary life support systems has added 40 per cent of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere responsible for climate change.

This has caused a 10 per cent increase in evaporation. Because of this NASA scientists have predicted worldwide freshwater shortages within seven years and runaway global climate change heating the planet to temperatures not seen in millions of years.

Everything is intimately connected, and we will all soon directly observe the folly of our thoughts and actions.

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