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December 3, 2022

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NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

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A festival for film BUFFs

Building upon last year’s electric event, the Byron Underground Film Festival (BUFF) returns to shake things up, expand the...

Vibrant and colourful seascapes

David Lane is best known for his vibrant and colourful seascapes, however his ability to capture colour and light...

Avoiding parking fees

I have just discovered the solution to avoid parking fees in Byron Bay. Simply buy a motorcycle and park on...

The unassuming grooves of Bobby Alu

Having just clocked up 50 shows with Xavier Rudd, Bobby Alu is back in town for a solo show...

Nimbin boil water alert lifted – remains for rural water supply

The Boil Water Alert for the village of Nimbin has been lifted, effective immediately – but remains in place for rural users. 

Blue-green algae at Clarrie Hall Dam

Low levels of blue-green algae has been detected at Clarrie Hall Dam, Tweed’s main facility for water storage. A green alert has been issued for the dam.

Here we go again worrying about littoral rainforest that will be seaweed in a few hundred years if we don’t reverse the climate disaster. 

Here we go again turning the global fossil fuel tap on even harder with a one per cent increase in CO2 emissions on top of a massive 3.5 per cent last year.

Here we go again with those of us who can afford $15,000 to $30,000 for insurance, not buying a secondhand EV, but smearing murderous exhaust greenhouse gases across our Shire and the world.

Here we go again with, ‘Oh I’ll wait another year or two to get an EV. Oh, I’ll wait to get solar. Oh, I’ll wait to get a battery. Oh, I’ll wait to go off the grid.’

Meanwhile scientists are shouting into the dark deadly catastrophe we are choosing to bequeath our children.

It has been estimated for decades that three degrees is incompatible with human civilisation, and here we go heading for 2.5 degrees if, and only if, all the world’s best promises are kept!

Meanwhile the desperate, obvious, urgent need to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and ocean is only whispered amongst a few, and funded by even fewer.

Meanwhile it’s Xmas soon. Let’s pretend Santa’s sleigh is electric and we are giving wonderful gifts to our children. Hmmm?

Sapoty Brook, Main Arm


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