Climate change does not bode well for picky-eaters

To: "Burnice Starkey" <>, <>
Subject: Climate change does not bode well for picky-eaters
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:40:11 +1000
Dear Burney,
Yesterday in the Daintree Valley we heard of a local grazier who could not believe how hot it was, "I've lived here all my life and its never been this hot. Never in my whole life." This fellow along with some of his colleagues had taken advantage of the dry conditions late last year and our slack government to set fires which burnt well into the rainforest. In one instance going through the understorey as far as the ridge line. Still to see how much of this forest dies.

Here on the Tablelands we have landholders who use the practice every year to reduce the amount of forest on their properties. This is despite that it provides little extra grazing and devalues their properties. Forested properties are much more highly valued than grazing blocks. Can we get our governments to recognise that deforestation costs? No, but they'll give rate rebates (in the form of differential rating) to the farmers on the lessened valuation and not to conservationists. Land taxes are supposed to be based on the unimproved value of the property. There is a gross lack of integrety in the system as well as stupidity.


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