Praise for council's 'common sense'
There are a lot of lousy councils around Australia so when one shows true leadership and common sense it should be noted.
How refreshing it was to see Moyne Shire's response this week to the news it was to get $1 million in drought funding, despite not being in drought.
Lets face it, a lot of other councils would have just taken the money, but councillors at Moyne Shire were completely honest and up front and said the money was more needed in other parts of Australia experiencing drought.
What great honesty and leadership!
This stuff-up, where Moyne Shire was earmarked for funding over the parched Moira Shire in Northern Victoria, highlights the complete ineptitude of the Minister and the Morrison Government on how to respond to the drought.
It also raises questions about how hard the local Nationals member representing Moira Shire, Damian Drum, has been fighting to get funding for his community.
Moyne Shire have shown refreshing honesty which I think should be the benchmark for other councils around Australia.
Craig Wilson, Ararat.
Facts, reality mean little in climate change debate
Run for the hills, Greta is already there.
Respect the science. We are getting far less cyclones - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Bureau of Meteorology.
Today, the world can produce almost three-times as much cereal from a given area of land as it did in 1961, new records, Our World in Data. Run for the Hills folks, keep terrorizing our children. There is more food than ever, says the Food and Agricultural Organisation.
Polar bear numbers increasing - Global Warming Policy Foundation.
Global Warming does not cause drought - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Global life expectancy has risen five years, just since the year 2000 - World Health Organisation.
Earth is greening - NASA satellite imagery.
It's OK Greta, you can come down now, because the International Disaster Database, informs us that the risk of being killed by a natural disaster, has decreased by 99 per cent in the last century.
Australia's rainfall has increased in the last century - Bureau of Meteorology. The mean sea level Sydney in May 1914 was 1.111mm a year, in May 2019, the mean is 1.083mm.
From NASA again we are told that in the last 18 years the area burnt by fires is down by 24 per cent.
Run for the hills folks, because the main driver of this climate emergency, has publicly told us that it's got nothing to do with the climate and all to do with world wealth re-distribution, their words not mine, trust them they know what they're doing.
Run for the hills folks because facts and reality mean little today, but trust me your power bills will.
Michael Cane, Warrnambool
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