Doom and gloom prophecy or indisputable fact?
Famous biologist and environmental commentator Dr David Suzuki has been described as Dr Doom and Gloom.
There is no need for a second opinion now that the term accurately describes our actions and devastated natural environment.
We have experienced the hottest and driest year on record (2019) without any certainty regarding weather conditions in the future.
Air pollution has been deadly with cancellation of transport services and council services unprecedented on this scale.
Regular media warnings recommending deferment of activities to protect personal health and reduce hospital admissions continued throughout the fire season.
Millions of hectares of biodiversity have been lost with the total cost of the loss never to be known.
I wish I could report Dr Suzuki's response to this catastrophe.
Regrowth and re-establishment of six million hectares of flora and fauna is impossible.
Is this another doom and gloom prophecy or indisputable fact, scoffed at by the ignorant?
Who do you believe?
I expect there will be many who believe the current fire storm season is a 1:5000 year event.
How will the insurance industry respond to an enormous increase in claims and what precautions will the industry implement in the near future?
Letter, 30 Jan 2020
Norman Harris, Umina