Concerns that not all councillors from the City of Greater Shepparton understood or supported the idea of a Climate Emergency prompted a letter from a few locals seeking an unqualified "yes" or "no" from all nine councillors.
The result confirmed little but did result in an invite for two of us to join the council at a "briefing session" where we could talk about the climate emergency, how the council should invoke that and how the council should involve the community.
Just 30 minutes has been set aside for the briefing session and to present a cogent argument in that short window of time about something which the best minds in the world have wrestled with for decades not only borders on impossible, it is impossible.
Not to worry, we can all only do what we can do.
What you can do, however, is enjoy the music of the Melbourne-based group, "Music for a Warming World".