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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Discussions are nice but actions are needed
@ PG and @ PW: It is unfortunate that you show little understanding that in the short term while coal / gas / nuclear may provide back up to renewables (not the reverse), ultimately the cost factor will mean renewable will become the dominant form.
And yes Chinese cities are polluted comparable to Australia but every molecule of CO2 is a problem no matter where it is emitted.
With our resources in Australia we can run our country on renewable energy and export power directly as electricity or as gas with renewable energy the primary source.
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Go well RePower Alice Springs. Go well Hayley.


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