Climate stories

We got a council notice a few years back that our house is in a flood zone! How can that be? On a hill, in a flood zone? In March last year’s rain the house was almost flooded.

Keelah’s story

Fairlight, NSW

  • Flood
  • Nature

I’ve returned from Malaysia to Australia in 1985. In that time I’ve watched plants flowering time move from March to early January. We got a council notice a few years back that our house is in a flood zone!!! How can that be? On a hill, in a flood zone??? In March last year’s rain the house was almost flooded. Never before but now we must find solutions as it looks like it will probably worsen.
But I am lucky compared to small Pacific and Indian Island dwellers who have and are losing their houses, arable lands and fresh water supplies.
The rich nations must step up. STOP FOSSIL FUELS FOOLS. Pay for amelioration. Transition fossil based jobs to sustainable jobs. So much to do but DOABLE NOW, not later.

Climate change is harming us all

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Oliver's story

Bindera, NSW

  • Fire
  • Heatwave

During the black summer bushfires the smoke in Sydney got so thick we couldn't open our windows. The smoke got inside anyway and it was hard to breathe or sleep.

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