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11 Oct 2021
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Covid case numbers skyrocket with low vaccination rate
Wharf use delayed for ribbon-cutting photo, says Tesch
Vacancies at arboretum's bee hotel
Xenos, the 'ignitable liquid detection canine', helps out
Residents' association is incorporated
Vaccine numbers revised down, no jabs for a week?
Aboriginal health service holds first Umina vaccinations
Historic ferry soon to return to service
Seal colony visits Brisbane Water
Rotary club collects men's and women's products
Tree group encourages verge planting in 'fish streets'
Council tree planting used as shade tree example
Asset protection zone mapped
Outdated phones and laptops wanted
Holiday program held online
Talking like a pirate
Historical sites sought for plaques program
Seed library starts at community garden
Activity bags made for Coast Shelter in record time
'Full house' online at Ettalong Toastmasters
Berejiklian departure is 'loss of talent', says Tesch
Umina and Woy Woy markets to return in December
September rainfall total down by a quarter
Pearl Beach group claims planning provisions 'ignored'
New proposal for five units in South St
Six two-storey units proposed for Booker Bay
Thanks for the vaccination calculations
Glasgow conference is important to the Peninsula
Highrise foreshore development has me worried
Aged care visitors must be fully-vaccinated
Hospital seeks nursing graduates
Aged care home promotes its French chef
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Craft centre awaits further easing of restrictions
Students become pen pals of nursing home residents
Year 12 students may access school from next week
Revised access plan for Ettalong school
Kindergarten information
Making recycled paper
Kindergarten enrolments at Woy Woy South
Bowls resumes at Umina Beach
Tribute paid to club patron and 'legend'
Shipping container sought while clubhouse is rebuilt
Netball association announces annual meeting date

Glasgow conference is important to the Peninsula

Peninsula residents are very familiar with the impacts of climate change.

Residents live with issues such as extraction from the borefield, coastal erosion and the heat island effect.

School staff and students live with outdoor covered areas, a feature of school character unknown to my generation.

Do school students realise our environment has changed in a very short time?

If climate change continues without drastic action, present and certainly future school students will be forced to adapt to more changes than will be addressed by a covered outdoor area.

The Peninsula Leisure Centre is another example of change.

The former outdoor swimming centre did not have roof structures.

It would be an interesting exercise to travel around the Peninsula identifying changes to address the impacts of climate change.

Community groups are well ahead of the council in this regard and should be congratulated.

Climate change action has been simmering for too long without decisive forward movement.

For these reasons and more, the climate change conference in Glasgow is important to all Peninsula residents and the Peninsula itself.

I believe this conference is the last opportunity to take action on greenhouse gas emissions before climate change chain reactions begin, beyond control.

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