Posts tagged ‘abc radio’

March 2, 2012

Saibai’s sinking feeling on ABC The Drum

It feels like we’re documenting a part of Australia that won’t exist in 20 years.

ABC journalist Hagar Cohen traveled to Saibai island for the high tides in February to see how people are coping with climate change. She found a crumbling sea wall, evidence of the sorely needed $22 million dollars that the Federal Government promised in August and backflipped on in December.

Read the article: ‘Saibai’s sinking feeling

View the background briefing slideshow: ‘A sinking feeling in the Torres Strait

Listen to the background briefing broadcast

And if you want to see video footage from Saibai and other affected islands in the Torres Strait, don’t forget to check out our video.

February 7, 2012

Recent media coverage round up

Concern about climate change in the Torres Strait is again receiving media attention.

Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has been vocal about the need to upgrade sea walls in the region, calling the existing structures ‘a ticking time bomb.’

‘Fears Islanders may soon be forced out of their homes’ – The World Today, ABC radio

‘King tides “a ticking time bomb”‘ – The Torres News

‘The Rising Tides of the Torres Strait’ – New Matilda

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