Plastic bag floating in the ocean
Plastic bag floating in the ocean MikaelEriksson

Focus should be on regrowing forests, keeping oceans clean

RECENT illegal demonstrations blocking public roads, using super glue tactics, achieve little and these groups would better serve a cause by carrying out protests in parks and other non-thoroughfare spaces.

On the curious subject of climate change, on which fruitless billions have already been spent, a few facts that have been forgotten or not known, could bring some sensible discussion into focus.

Documentary evidence from diaries, newspapers and weather data from 1800s onwards all reveal fascinating climate fluctuations even before a modern day imprint by white intrusion and settlement.

In 1828 a blistering heat of 53.9C was experienced.

In January 1896 a savage blast stretched from east to west and lasted several weeks with Bourke recording 48.9C for three days.

Our concerns about pollution should surely be directed at such issues of tragic consequences as the plastic container garbage "lakes" that float on the oceans of the world or developing recycling processes that can be advantageous.

For example, intensifying re-forestation projects or keeping clean our rivers, lakes, reservoirs and oceans. Let's direct our energies and intellectual capacity to support community and ecological health with positive outcomes.

NORM AURICHT

Maroochydore



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