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June 16, 2024

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Self-defence explained

For those still confused, killing 38,000 unarmed civilians, a third of which were children, would not be self-defence, (however...

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Following certain developments over the last couple of weeks, it is starkly obvious that those at the ICC in...

Byron Writers Festival locals’ passes on sale June 13

Byron Writers Festival and First National Byron have  partnered again to offer Sunday Locals Passes.

Rail trails

Having ridden both local rail trails I can only say what a pleasure they bring. No cars or traffic noise...

Police make arrest over Wallum protests

Save Wallum protectors, a NSW MLC and a retired magistrate have questioned the use of police resources after those supporting efforts to save rare ecological heathland in Brunswick Heads from urban development were contacted by Tweed-Byron Police Detectives.

Cynical Swivel

I was utterly horrified to hear Cr Mark Swivel touting a ‘community land trust for conservation’ concept as his...

Jagun Alliance – rebuilding Indigenous knowledge

Sustainability is intrinsic to Aboriginal cultural frameworks, all ways of being, knowing and doing. It’s about being in the right relationship with Country, and all the endemic species being in the right relationships, in the kinship Country for Country, Jagun.

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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