Posts tagged ‘sea level rise’

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?

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.

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