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Q&A mistake a category killer

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

By putting Zaky Mallah to air the ABC made a category mistake. They categorised an existential threat to Australia as being just an ideological disagreement. They are not the only ones making category mistakes about terrorism and terrorist organisations, and until we sort them out our response to Islamic State, and it’s certain successors, will […]

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Palaszczuk fails first test

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

With her back against a wall, faced with a decision she should have made two weeks ago, and after having tried to shovel that decision off onto the party secretary, Annastacia Palaszczuk has belatedly sacked “Billy” Gordon from her party and bizarrely claimed the decision is driven by “integrity”. Even if you believe that somehow […]

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All gassed out

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Last night I went to the presentation by the Melbourne based Alternative Technology Association. They did a report last year comparing domestic gas for heating, hot water and cooking with efficient electric. It is a fairly complex report, and considers many variables, including type of housing, location in Australia, local gas prices and local climate, […]

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Water, water, everywhere yet not a drop to drink….

Friday, February 20th, 2015

The Ancient Mariner ain’t seen nothin yet. Just a few items from the news. Of course mainstream media doesn’t cover these mere details that affect tens of millions. Not to mention what is happening in Queensland right now. 1. Brazil’s drought This week’s most popular story was Fabiola Ortiz’s account of life in Brazil as […]

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Under the Moruya Moon (18)

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Late summer, almost nightly showers keeping all green. An ocean warm and welcoming, if often wilder than my timid swimming skills would like. Amid all the bluster about the reality of climate change (internationally and locally in these blogs) I have quietly finished Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything. I am waiting for my fellow […]

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Only six impossible things?

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

I’m posting this lecture invite not because I think anyone who reads this blog is going to make the trip to London to hear it, but because it is a good and amusing summary of the quandary in which IPCC climate “science”, finds itself. A bit more attention to science rather than propaganda and things […]

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things could get interesting

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

From the Carbon Brief: Temperatures during the Iowa maize growing season are projected to increase by more than five degrees Celsius, causing yields to drop by 18 per cent, according to new research. In Southern Australia, 15 per cent less rainfall and temperatures 2.8 to 4.5 degrees warmer will see wheat yields decline by 70 […]

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Naomi Klein nails it again

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

I have some sympathy for ABC commentator Dave Hughes, a card-carrying Liberal, in his article professing confusion about his party’s direction. He is reading Naomi Klein, and is worried about her critique that market forces won’t magically solve all the environmental issues, such as climate change. Read it here (as the software is being naughty): […]

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Could oil’s price plunge be a conspiracy for growth?

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Everyone is into geo-political conspiracies around the plunge in the price of oil, including Graham Lloyd in today’s Australian. His is a good article, not least because it has two useful graphs at the head of it. The first graph is of US oil production over the last 30 years. The second graph is of […]

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My year’s top book: Naomi Klein

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Having read Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine some years ago, I was keen to read her latest book on climate change and capitalism. Now only about 1/3 through (holidays getting pleasantly in the path) I can say that my view of her as one of the world’s premium intellectuals has been confirmed. She is issuing a […]

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