He’s a young bloke from a city far away. His life is based around study, that will secure him decent employment. That makes sense. Of course. A good job is everything.
Lyn Dickinson, Pottsville. It is all very well for incoming Prime Minister Scott Morrison to announce that drought relief is at the top of his agenda, but what does he plan to do about it? How long can we afford... Read More →
David Norris, Pottsville. What political party faction in their right mind would challenge the prime minister with a candidate who has a pecuniary interest in question hanging over his head? Dutton’s challenge was obviously doomed to failure before it was... Read More →
The Speaker raises his shaking hand/ And no-one speaks in that dusty band/ His throat a desert moaning makes/ To tell the news they all must face.
To avoid global catastrophe, our society has two years at most to start acting on plans to achieve zero carbon emissions in every workplace and home by 2025.
While many governments around the world are introducing measures to address climate change, the Australian government has failed to develop an action plan to reduce Australia’s emissions.
Scientists have known for a long time that as climate change started to heat up the Earth, its effects would be most pronounced in the Arctic. This has many reasons, but climate feedbacks are key.
The boosting effect of a warmer ocean on the growth rate of baby sea urchins is proving to be a silver lining of a much darker cloud by the time these spiky marine creatures reach adulthood.
The Coalition government has made no concessions on the emissions component of its proposed National Energy Guarantee, risking a stalemate with Labor states despite major improvements in the NEG’s technical design.
‘Business as usual is no longer an option’ is the key message from the not-for-profit advocacy organisation Farmers for Climate Action, which is launching a new crowd-funded television campaign across regional screens from March 24.
These are weird times. A peal of thunder booms so loudly the shock shakes my shack, causing a jar of muesli to freak out and jump from the kitchen shelf, and my touch-sensitive world globe to turn its light off. But that’s not so weird. Not as weird as…
Byron Shire Council is working towards protecting its tourism market by increasing its reliance on renewable energy and cutting greenhouse gas pollution, according to mayor Simon Richardson.
Dr Antoinette Ensbey, Bangalow. The development of West Byron is the next drop of poison on a fragile coastal environment. The neighbouring coastal wetlands are indispensable for the life cycle of land- and ocean-dwelling species. This big-scale urbanisation can only... Read More →
Peter Olson, Goonengerry. In my Echo letter on October 4, 2017 I stated that ‘First the temperature will be in the 40s, then in the 50s, then in the 60s’. This month the temperature at the Sydney Cricket Ground reached 57.6C,... Read More →
Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby. The recent discovery of Aboriginal coastal occupation near Darwin 65,000 years ago fits well with the Lake Toba supervolcano 71,000 years ago. That was the biggest volcano in the last several hundred thousand years. That volcano blew... Read More →
Experts warn Australia is known as a "climate laggard" and is falling behind the rest of the world in tackling climate change as the window for action closes.
Bob Hawke has offered a blunt appraisal of international politics and climate change while launching former Labor foreign minister Gareth Evans' memoir.
It can be where sustainable meets art and that is certainly the case for Nina Bishop who designed and built her sustainable mud brick home LightFeat near Mullumbimby. Nina is opening her house this year, for the second and last time, as part of the Sustainable House Day.
Fillmaker Josh Fox, made famous by his film Gasland that woke up the world to the dangers of coal-seam gas mining, has made a new film aimed at people who believe climate change has already past the tipping point.
A new report by the Nature Conservation Council – Hot, dry, and deadly: Impacts of climate change on nature in NSW is being launched in Lismore on Tuesday, August 29 and Ballina Wednesday, August 30.
The frequency of extreme El Niño events is projected to increase for a further century after global mean temperature is stabilised at 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
Gary Opit, Yelgun. It must be evident to everyone that neither the state or federal government is going to pay millions of dollars to remove the Brunswick River rock walls as Jillian Springs suggests (July 12, 2017). I am sure... Read More →
One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up.
Sapoty Brook, Main Arm. Here are some suggestions for post-climate development. Any further infrastructure development below ten metres above sea level should be suspended until long-term global action to reverse sea-level rise is implemented. Any development that is done should have... Read More →
Peter Olson, Goonengerry. If treason is the crime of betraying your country, then what do we call betraying the entire planet and the human species? On June 3, 2017, The Australian ran a front-page story that suggested that man-made global warming... Read More →