Friday, July 3, 2009

Boy on a bike: Green madness in Byron

Boy on a bike: Green madness in Byron

WTF is this window for comments? I'm all thrown out now!

I read yesterday about a council which is resuming seaside land (I think they're resuming it), using ratepayer's money, because when the sea rises 2cm, 10cm, 20cm, 0.5m, 1m, 3m, 6m, 10m, 100m, select your height, they want to have a zone...



Carpe Jugulum said...

Yes it's Byron Bay, with no strategy to mitigate coastal erosion and a ban on land owners putting their own measures in place, they'll 'acquire' or 'let go' coastal property & blame it on gorbal warmening. Proof that even a bumb st!t can get on a local council.

Crap, blood pressure went up a notch, god i hate these council fools.

kae said...

They're going to try like mad to shovel sand back into the ocean on the Gold Coast to try to stop the houses from washing into the sea.

Perhaps they shouldn't have built them so close to the ocean, and perhaps the council should have not let them build so close, especially when there was a chance that the sand would wash away in a king tide in a storm.... it's happened for centuries, haven't they noticed?

RebeccaH said...

The US has similar problems, most notably the Gulf Coast, the southern California coast, and the southern Atlantic coast. A prime example is Padre Island, a barrier sand island off the coast of Galveston, Texas, which is washed over by storm surge at least twice a century. If people want to build there, I believe they should be able to. But I DON'T believe they have the right to claim insurance or taxpayer money for building on a sand barrier island that gets washed over twice a century. Simple common sense, in short supply with governments these days.