Do not triv­i­alise drought

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

REF­ER­ENCE: Bat­tling Farm­ers Ray of Hope ( TB June 27).

It comes as no sur­prise that Shaun New­man is whinge­ing about some­one else in his letters to the editor.

This time it was drought- stricken farm­ers. Two things Shaun: So­lar energy will not make it rain and the drought, which you seem to triv­i­alise, con­tin­ues; and for re­new­able energy to work it has to have a sys­tem into which it can feed.

Anna Bligh walked away from the Cop­per­string pro­ject, again pun­ish­ing the north of the state, in 2011.

In­stead of reel­ing off letters which bash peo­ple try­ing to bat­tle drought, Shaun might spend some time check­ing facts.

Peo­ple like De­bra Gib­son keep the pri­mary in­dus­try pro­duc­ers’ chal­lenges be­fore us all.

While I do not agree with her on ev­ery­thing, I dis­agree with Shaun on most.




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