Posts tagged ‘Australia’

January 16, 2013

Queensland approves funding for sea walls, but at what cost?

The Queensland government has approved funding for sea walls to protect Torres Strait island communities from inundation by king tides.

(listen to the full podcast: Queensland funds Torres Strait sea walls)

But,

The federal government says Queensland is robbing Torres Strait islanders of vital funds for sewage and fresh water projects to build sea walls.

(for more, listen here: Torres Strait ‘robbed’ with sea wall funding)

What do you think? Should MIP funding be used to build sea walls?

August 29, 2012

New paper: ‘How to make climate change research relevant for Indigenous communities in Torres Strait, Australia’

Originally posted on Claire O'Neill:

My first peer-reviewed article, which I co-authored with Donna Green and Willie Lui, is now available online. In it, we explore possible explanations of why one island in the Torres Strait issued a public refusal to allow further scientific research on climate change on their island – despite general recognition that adapting to climate change is an important priority for Torres Strait communities.

If you aren’t able to access it through the link provided, please feel free to contact me. I am more than happy to email you a copy.

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