We should all care about trees Harold. They are very …

Comment on Trees on Melanka block no longer sacred? by Richard Bentley.

We should all care about trees Harold.
They are very important in adsorbing CO2 and releasing O2. They provide shade. And they can be aestheticly pleasing or were once when it comes to Malanka.
Promotions of early development plans spelled out the promise to build around the trees. As time drags by if current practices continue there may be no trees left to build around.
Hopefully the owners of the site will now take their responsibilities seriously and take steps to better manage parking by establishing a protection zone around the remaining trees and encourage growth of new trees in place of those that have died.

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You are absolutely right and the discussion regarding climate change is just that a discussion about containing warming to a couple of degrees.
You are also right that droughts repeat and the death of horses, camels, kangaroos etc. repeats itself every time it is dry and should not be linked immediately to climate change as the primary cause.
No one event is evidence of climate change but if events are more frequent and more severe be it droughts, floods or cyclones and the temperature is warming then a connection can be made.
By all means make your points about the history but calling “bullshit” is not debate.


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Thankyou Editor for providing space for this valuable report. It deserves to be widely read.


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To suggest, as this does, that there are no competent individuals with integrity in politics is surely false.
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