IF, IN the 1980s, we asked economists how many people will work in the mobile phone industry today – the answer would be zero.
If, in the 1990s, we asked economists how many people will work in the internet industry today – the answer would be zero.
Scare tactics being used by governments and big business, such as telling us fossil fuels are the only way to end unemployment, and the only way to provide power to those in poverty is ill-informed, dishonest and not evidence based.
We need to tackle climate change, listed by GBRMPA as one of the greatest threats to the Great Barrier Reef.
This means facing the fact that coal is a dying industry, as well as being a huge contributor to climate change, and deciding what direction we want to go in as our alternative.
We phased out whaling because whales were being hunted to extinction. That meant fewer people employed in the whaling industry. The question is not what will people be doing in 50 years? It is what do we want them to be doing?
Change is going to happen – the question is how do we want our culture, our technology and our environment to change?
What do we want to see more of and what do we want to see less of?
The reality is, we need to look forward and embrace positive change, rather than try to live in the past with unsustainable and environmentally damaging practices that threaten the future health and viability of the planet and those who live on it.
Kirsten Grace BRANDY CREEK revenue etc. I request Council have another look at this.
Should there be any contribution of funds to Council by Des Davey for his project then maybe some could be allocated here.
I suggest removing some car spaces in the middle to create green zones and add more parallel spaces around the outside of the car park.
I understand redevelopment of the building will start next month, so the greening and upgrade of the car park would improve the ambiance.
David Dias CANNONVALE