In the bush is best place to be

Central and North Burnett Times - - OPINION -

SANDY’s re­ced­ing wa­ters re­veal more deaths in the US and if you think this is a freak storm, think again!

With ev­ery pass­ing year storms and all weather events will get more se­vere un­til the world gets cli­mate change un­der con­trol.

If you think burn­ing off and bush fires don’t con­trib­ute to cli­mate change, then think again.

Per­son­ally I have lived 70% of my life on the coastal strip of Aus­tralia and I will never go back and I will do ev­ery­thing I can to en­cour­age fam­ily and friends to move their homes, be­long­ings, chil­dren, fam­ily and friends to higher ground.

I am not Nostradamus and you don’t have to be Al­bert Ein­stein to see liv­ing on the coastal strip of north­ern Aus­tralia is a risky busi­ness.

It may not hap­pen this year, but it will hap­pen. Then again it just might hap­pen this year.

Coun­try liv­ing is so great – peace­ful, re­laxed and safe. In many ways it is safe, not only from storms and tidal surges, but also from crime and pol­lu­tion.

Let’s build our pop­u­la­tion up and en­cour­age new peo­ple to be safe with us coun­try peo­ple in our beau­ti­ful coun­try towns.

Noel Thomp­son Peo­ple for Eidsvold

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