climate change

Buckley’s chance of protecting coal

Forum – As part of agreeing to Climate Change legislation, some of our politicians have demanded “protection for the mining industry”. Australia mines many things such as iron, aluminium, lead,…


PMs climate change plan or spin?

Forum – Scott Morrison is heading off to COP26 in Glasgow with his carry-on stuffed with copies of his 129 page ‘Plan’ for achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Inspired by…


Conroy represents region at climate meeting

Federal Member for Shortland, Pat Conroy, is in Glasgow this week representing Labor and the Central Coast/Hunter region at the climate change conference, COP26. “Decisions made at this conference will…


More credence to scientific records

Forum – Godfrey Franz’s claims re climate change predictions of disasters past, present and future appear rather exaggerated and baseless (CCN312). I cannot recall any of the extreme predictions he…


Ten years to halve emissions

Forum – Already we dread hot summers, we dread bushfire season, we have increased flash flooding events, and we see the effects of storms and rising oceans on many nations…



Climate a big issue for Robertson electors

Climate change policy will be one of the biggest issues influencing Peninsula voters at the next Federal Election. A new national poll shows two thirds of Central Coast residents see…


EPA has duty to act on climate

With so much land on the Peninsula classified as bushfire-prone the community may be relieved to learn the outcome of a recent court challenge which makes the NSW Environmental Protection…


Acting together to cool the planet

Two Peninsula locals and climate activists, Richard Weller and Jo Muller, have responded to the dire warning given recently by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) by launching a…






The era of denial is over

Forum – Garry Clifford responded to my earlier letter with further evidence which he claims supports his assertions that global sea level is not rising, and carbon dioxide is not…


Climate change statements challenged

Forum – I refer to the letter titled “Carbon dioxide does not influence climate” (Chronicle Forum p15 Feb 24) The statement that carbon dioxide does not influence climate is false…


Coal, gas and oil are toxic

Forum – Garry Clifford is probably right in asserting that “climate does change and for anyone to say they know why is dishonest”. (Chronicle Forum, Feb 24) I too wonder…



Climate change deniers in a sinking boat

Forum – Australia’s Prime Minister has been officially benched by world leaders due to his procrastination on climate change action. Climate change deniers are all in the same sinking boat…



Taking David Attenborough’s lead

Forum – I have decided my successful campaign to restore the façade of the Council Chambers in Gosford will not be a one-off event. I am in the process of…