Climate change action has been rejected by the three levels of government since at least the 1980s.
The ramifications of this apathy have reached crisis level years in advance of predictions by experts.
Water security expected to be solved during the Millennium drought was referred to a special Council Meeting on December 16 where all the issues pertaining to water security were revisited, discussed again for the single purpose of political gain.
Has council’s chief executive explained why consumption has increased from 150L/day to 180L/day, when all residents are claimed as being water wise? With this record of apathy, water security will be revisited in 10 years when the same process will be repeated, with an increased population and reduced water availability.
There are two basic requirements for action: funding and commitment. Neither is assured in the future as the crisis advances to impact the carers.
This disaster has been methodically planned and is now a world media priority.
The wide-angle lens view of the future has begun.
This is not news for the locals familiar with the visionary practice of the local expert environmental educators Allen and Beryl Strom.
We can only apply their advice and imagine what might have been. Sustainability at its finest.
Letter, 21 Dec 2019
Norman Harris, Umina