Do yourself a favour
Many people don't have time to sort through the mountains of information regarding man-made climate change.
Occasionally someone can be trusted to seek out and deliver the most accurate information available without bias. Sir David Attenborough is one of those people. I therefore urge anyone with any interest in the future (i.e. everyone) to watch his one-hour special Climate Change: The Facts. You can access the program on ABC's iview.
I was lucky enough to meet David Attenborough (before he was knighted) when I was younger. His work inspired me to study zoology. He is one of the best and most respected science communicators in the world and therefore has access to the most knowledgeable people in any specialised field of science. Anyone who disagrees with David is skating on thin ice and it is getting thinner.
Lauriston Muirhead, chair Wodonga Albury Towards Climate Health (WATCH)
Listen to the people
At no time have I been asked, or had an opportunity to say which way I would vote on the abortion bill. And yes, I would have voted for it.
Here is a really stupid idea - create a site on the Australian electoral website where locals can go, log in and vote, make comment on items that may effect them or they have a feeling about, and then politicians can tell the truth for once when they say 'I'm voting the way my electorate wants'.
Wow, what a novel way of doing things in Australian politics in 2019 that would be.
Gary Evans, North Albury
Call it like it is
I understand people 'sparking up' when the phrase 'climate emergency' is mentioned. This region along the border is enjoying a reasonable season compared to vast areas of Queensland and NSW which have been drought declared for months and even years. Our area doesn't look anything like being in an emergency of any kind. But looks are deceptive.
Bushfires in the northern part of the state in July is an unheard of event. The phrase 'climate emergency' was coined in Britain and was recognised by the May government as a valid description of what was happening to their climate.
The Pacific islands like Tuvalu which are facing devastating rising sea levels the phrase is totally apt. No wonder they are urging the Australian government to quit stalling and get serious on climate change.
The latest observations this year on the world's weather is scaring the pants off the world`s scientific fraternity. There is nowhere to hide from the fact that the planet, and that includes us, is indeed facing a climate emergency. So why not call it as it is. What are our local councils and politicians of all stripes going to do about it? What are we going to do about it?