Climate Change

Climate Change, Governance, Letters to the Editor, Toondah Harbour

Toondah benefits the few but costs the many

Some serious questions are raised in two letters to Redlands2030 addressing the quantification and distribution of project benefits plus the increasing costs of property insurance. Toondah benefits questioned The Redland City Bulletin recently made reference that “Redland’s Coast Chamber of Commerce has done “quantitative research” that proves the benefits of the Toondah PDA development will […]

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Climate Change, Economy, Public Information, Qld Planning Act

Overpopulation and Land Clearing

We need to tackle the problem of overpopulation to reduce over-consumption of Earth’s resources and improve living standards, globally. The Witness Earth event, from Oct 26-30 last year was just prior to the state election.  It was an opportunity for enviro/sustainability organisations to promote themselves and their issues, all in the context of thought provoking

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Climate Change, SEQ NRM Plan, SEQ Regional Plan, Toondah Harbour, Wildlife

SEQ NRM Plan & Review

Love South East Queensland? Have your say! That is the pitch of Healthy Land and Water (HLW) as they try to identify challenges and priority actions to protect and restore the region’s natural assets (e.g. air, water, soil, and native vegetation). To maintain SEQ’s status as an icon for its natural wealth, beauty, liveability, and its

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Climate Change, Community Life, Environment

Explainer: What is a tipping point, and why should I care?

Our ability to understand and act thoughtfully around this single concept could determine the fate of life on Earth. Tipping Point August 20, 2020 — Lately, you may have heard someone say that we have reached a “tipping point.” This year alone, with the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the sustained civil

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Climate Change, Governance, Toondah Harbour

Rising sea levels – a Redlands coastal hazard

Redland City Council wants public input to its long term planning for coastal hazard adaptation for future sea level rises and storm events which may cause erosion and inundation. Key State Government assumptions factored into this planning work are that over the next 80 years the sea level will increase by 0.8 metres and cyclone

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Climate Change, Residential development

Opinion: The case for a radical town planning approach to the climate emergency

Town planning plays a critical role in environmental sustainability and it must be a fundamental component of our collective response to the climate emergency. Otherwise we are doomed to failure. Planning policy is failing to respond to the climate emergency Therefore it is highly disappointing that there has been little emphasis on the short term

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Climate Change, Community

Strike 4 Climate Change in Cleveland

Worried about the long term impacts of climate change, students from Cleveland District High School took to the streets and presented Andrew Laming MP with a letter signed by dozens of their school mates. Locals students speak-up The Cleveland rally was well organised and well attended by students and their supporters. key organisers were Taikina

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Business in Redlands, Climate Change

Weather the climate is changing in the Redlands

The specific impacts of climate change on our local area and therefore directly on our lives is often hard to quantify. To make matters worse, people often confuse weather and climate. You will often hear people say that the weather has always varied and that we have seen similar weather events in the past. Such

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Climate Change, Letters to the Editor, Toondah Harbour

Toondah and climate change in residents’ letters

Letters this week focus on Toondah Harbour: the developer’s misleading artist’s impressions and the gap between Labor policy and actions. There’s also a letter about global warming, questioning the conventional wisdom. Redlands2030 will publish letters on a wide range of topics that are of interest to the community, including different viewpoints. If you have something

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