Student Climate Protest
I WAS very proud of the young students who marched in the student protest. Of course, the mudslingers, including Prime Minister Scott Morrison, were soon at it. How dare these young and caring kids to try and tell them what will happen in the future. Well government, start listening because these pesky kids will more than likely be voting at the next election.
R. Greeno, Riverside.
I SOMETIMES wonder if people like Bob Brown and Christine Milne live on the same planet as the rest of us.
They've brought up the old "let's drain the new Lake Pedder and reveal the original in all its pristine glory" myth again.
At the bottom of the lake, there will be very deep silt, waterlogged trees and all manner of debris creating small ecosystems that have built up over the years.
The trees and various other forms of plant life will form a haven for native fish and trout fry away from the larger fish. I would suggest that the biodiversity will be there and I'm sure that insects will be just as happy to lay their eggs in the new lake as the old.
Then they talk about water supply.
We have a huge reservoir of freshwater there that they want to get rid of and restore a little puddle in comparison, pretty though it may have been. What they should be doing is encouraging world-wide reforestation and getting rid of fossil fuels, not living in a strange little dream world.
Richard Hill, Newstead.
SO poor old Westbury is in line to get the new prison, eventually. Surprisingly it hasn't gone down all that well. Here's a thought.
There is an enormous area of land going begging down towards George Town where the toxic mill was proposed.
It's not that near a town with the only downside being the Tamar river being near so that should anyone escape, perish the thought, they could swim or boat to safety.
Otherwise, it seems a great place to build another pink holiday home.
Glennis Sleurink, Launceston.
TO all the generous, well-meaning people who donate funds towards cancer research, next time you're rattling your pockets, spare a thought for those patients who cannot afford treatment.
Even if they find a cure the government are going to try and sell us that as well.
A R Trounson, Needles.
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