Posts tagged ‘rising tides’

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?

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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