Climate emergency editorial
On August 7, both the editorial and a letter suggested there is a climate emergency. I beg to differ. The climate has been changing for millions of years, with extremes beyond those currently being experienced and we are still here with no adverse effects. The claim of climate alarmists is that human activity is causing big changes in temperature that will have adverse consequences. The truth is that there has been an average (which is meaningless) increase in temperature of 1 degree C over the last 100 years which we, including those of us of advanced years, have not really noticed. Another 1 degree increase over the next 100 years will similarly pass with us being unaware and no adverse consequences. The claim that human activity, particularly the burning of coal, is predominantly responsible for temperature change is wrong. Human activity contributes only 3% of the total CO2 in the atmosphere and has negligible effect. As a scientist I refute the claim by your correspondent that 99 per cent of scientists world wide agree we are in a climate emergency. Wrong.
Bruce Imrie, Moruya
I would like to congratulate the Bay Post/Moruya Examiner for the editorial regarding action on climate change.
For too long our leaders have been kicking the can down the road and delaying policies that could slow emissions or mitigate their effects. In our local communities here on the Far South Coast we are already experiencing worsening impacts through devastating fires, extended fire seasons and worsening drought.
We are now in a time of climate emergency, and in the absence of national leadership, it's our local communities that will have to force the required changes. Revolutions in the history of mankind have always been bottom up, not top down, and this one will be no different.
We already have the technologies we need to change, and we need our local councils, media, business and residents to make it happen. I hope that the motion before council succeeds and that Bega Valley follows suit.
The Bay Post/Moruya Examiner editorial is a great example of how media can stand up and help lead this process.
Our young people need hope, not despair ... so thank you Bay Post/Moruya Examiner.
Wendy Hunter, Bega
'Local action needed'
Our climate crisis is caused by us humans creating too much change to the environmental balance of our planet. We can all do our bit in our own way by consuming less and recycling more. We need to act locally to protect our region so as to reduce the economic, social and environmental costs associated with climate change.
Charlie Bell, Tomakin
Cr Pat McGinlay's call for climate emergency
Good onya Pat! Given how slowly the human race evolves to accommodate changes to its environment, climate change has to be declared as an emergency to get any action at all. The ostriches will keep their heads down and hope it goes away. It won't.
Jeff Allen, Malua Bay
Councillor Pat McGinlay, you have my full support.
We must look at how we as a community set about real change, become a role model and benchmark for other councils. Let's get the ball rolling and get the whole community on board.
Our local schools are a great way to get children to start right now. Education is the key to change.
Jane Enright, Rosedale
'It is an emergency'
Even conservatives are coming around to accepting that it IS an emergency, like a war effort, in which everyone has to do their part, LGA councillors included. Good on you, Pat.
Nick Hopkins, Malua Bay
Try raising money whilst trying to hang onto a pole
Fundraising whilst learning a pole dance routine, playing Aussie Rules and working full-time was very challenging, but absolutely worth it!
I would like to thank everyone who donated money to my Everydayhero page in the lead up to the Stars of Eurobodalla Dance for Cancer. I thank all the businesses who donated goods for the trivia night at the Moruya Bowling Club and a massive THANK YOU to the club, which donated more than expected and made the trivia night a hit; it was rowdy and fun with plenty of belly-laughs.
Grant's effort at the bowlo helped raise a total of $1700 for the Cancer Council. This helped me crack well beyond my goal of $3000. In total, $4382 from my Everydayhero page contributed to the $52,000 which the event raised. Well done to all the dancers and thank you to the community for supporting us.
Stories, pictures, page 8 and 9 and online.
Eurobodalla Shire Council claims we are "unspoilt Eurobodalla", yet the road surface at Batehaven and Surf Beach shops and bypass is course black gravel; hardly inviting to bare feet in summer.
Who would want to live in Surf Beach? All you can hear is road noise from the very course black gravel surface.
Triumph for Tomakin?
Tomakin Lady lawn bowlers would like to wish our grade 3 pennant players who won the district finals and are on their way to kings Cliff to play in the playoffs good luck.