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Youth arrested over Nimbin shooting

A 20-year-old has been charged over a shooting that took place in the middle of the day near the centre of Nimbin.

Other News

Independent assessment needed to determine use of Alstonville aquifers

The Save Alstonville Aquifer Group have raised concerns regarding the potential impact on the aquifer of making it part...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 4 August, 2021

It's time to get out and see our wonderful performers whilst you can.

Two missing persons alerts on Northern Rivers

One of the cases is a woman who has been missing for more than a month.

Railway and rail trail working together

Chris Abraham, Mullumbimby Creek The rail service between Casino and Murwillumbah was suspended by the NSW Government without any public...

Editorial – Let’s all acquiesce!

On July 12, it became mandatory for all businesses and workplaces in NSW to use the Service NSW Check-in tool (QR code).

Joyride tears up Chinderah golf course fairway

Police say that three youths were caught joyriding on golf club vehicles at Chinderah late last Friday evening.

Matthew Lambourne, Mullumbimby

Barnaby is back, and the Government’s laughable ‘climate policy’ could, believe it or not, get even worse.

Meanwhile, in the real world, a study published a couple of weeks ago Satellite and Ocean Data Reveal Marked Increase in Earth’s Heating Rate (doi:10.1029/2021GL093047) looks at the increase in energy reaching the Earth’s surface as a result of increasing greenhouse gases and related feedbacks, and finds that it has more than doubled between 2005 and 2019.

The study also looks at a completely separate data set, of the amount of heat taken up by the atmosphere, the oceans, the land and the melting of ice and snow, and the results closely match the increase in incoming energy, again more than doubling between 2005 and 2019.

This means that the effect of greenhouse gases is accelerating, despite the rather feeble actions many countries have taken to reduce their emissions. Further evidence is the fact that despite COVID lockdowns and a decrease in emissions from fossil fuels last year, the level of CO2 in the atmosphere increased by the same amount as in previous years.

As the late scientist Wallace Broecker famously said, ‘Climate is a wild beast, and we are poking it with sticks.’

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  1. Matthew, don’t despair, this act of insanity on behalf of the National Party, may just have a silver lining; it might convince the 14% of uncommitted voters to finally commit and help remove this unrelenting circus. And as for their non-existing climate change it probably can’t get much worse, I think the voters will finally jack up and demolish the likes of “missing in action” Morrison, Angus Taylor, Matt Canavan and almost all of the National Party that are trashing the future of this country.

  2. Keith the majority of voters are a wake-up
    to this global warming nonsense…
    as will be the case again at the next
    Election again … you & your labor- greens
    are so indoctrinated it’s concerning…


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NSW Parliament off for a month, with full pay

With COVID-19 cases surging across Sydney and defence forces being deployed in the city, NSW Parliament put out a brief statement last week saying MPs will not sit in the month of August ‘owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in NSW’.

Markets could return to Byron’s Butler St Reserve

Byron’s weekly farmers’ market may return to its traditional home in Butler Street Reserve after detailed soil testing found that the park was less contaminated than was feared.

Push to create transitional accommodation at Lot 22

Should the Council-owned plot of land in Mullumbimby, known as Lot 22, be used for temporary accommodation for those at risk of homelessness, as a matter of urgency?

Sticking to facts

Roger Cotgreave, Byron Bay Thanks to The Echo for reporting scientific facts around the pandemic and not relying on social media ‘research’. Also a big thanks...