SHIFTING ATTITUDES IMPRESS
Regarding the article "Poll indicates support for immediate action" (The Daily Advertiser, September 2), I was also pleasantly surprised by the shifting attitudes in regards to urgent action on climate change.
A common theme relevant to climate change deniers is "but China". We have seen it in comments, letters to the editor and in council chambers.
Per capita, China actually emits far less than Canada, USA and Germany according to the latest IPCC report.
China is the seventh most polluting country and that's ignoring the fact that much of China's emissions go towards creating goods that we buy - emissions that are actually ours, not China's.
Of course, that's all irrelevant anyway because we don't live in China, and have no sway over the Chinese government. We live in Australia and we vote for Australian politicians - so that's the only place our protests or votes are going to have an impact.
So will the climate change deniers start demanding Canada, USA and Germany do more before we do?
Benjamin Lee, Brucedale
LETTER-WRITER ON RIGHT TRACK
I think Stephen Sutton ("Let our pupils loose on logo", The Daily Advertiser, August 31) has found a wonderful solution to any of council's financial woes by handing over council logo design to school students.
But why stop there? There are plenty more professional jobs we could replace with students. Let's hand over the sewage treatment plant to a few TAFE plumbing students.
How about we put a few kids who play Minecraft in charge of city planning?
My seven-year-old grandson is pretty good at maths - I'm sure he could take on council's finances. Let's give the kids a go.
Scott Howie, Uranquinty
DON'T TETHER TOWNS TO SYDNEY
How many country towns are at the needed percentage of vaccination now and will have to sit and wait for Sydney to get there?
Why can't fully or 70 per cent vaccinated regional towns be open to the local economy now with photo ID and let the local economy function? The Sydney issues will be with us for months while many places can open and function in a controlled way.
Stuart Davie, Corowa
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POWER OF THE PAPER PLEASES
I would like to express my gratitude to the editor and your journalist Sean Cunningham for publishing the story about my quest to support country cancer patients.
There is no doubt that the publicity generated from the story led to a large number of donations ($5843) in support of my walk (517km).
Sean was a good listener and the story generated a significant amount of discussion in the community about the need for an outreach clinic from the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse for Head and Neck Cancer patients in Wagga.
I would also like to thank photographer Les Smith.
His photos capturing the reflection of the clouds in the lake were excellent.
He too was very professional and a pleasure to work with.
Congratulations for surrounding yourself with good people and for supporting community projects.
This experience and convinced me of the power of the paper and its importance as part of our local community.
Paul Mowbray, Wagga
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