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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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Reminds me of Medicare Gold

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Tony Abbott really is beginning to look terminal. It’s not that he’s doing a bad job, it’s just that he’s doing a good job poorly. It’s not what he is doing it is how he is doing it. One of the themes the Liberal Opposition ran before the last election was that it was time that […]

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Could the banks seize our cash? G20 sold us a pup

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Since the Cypriots found that their cash actually belonged to someone else, I have been suspicious of the Australian bank guarantee scheme. This says up to $250,000 per person per institution is secure, without charge. Do you remember the stunned interviews, just a few years ago, of small business owners and pensioners in Cyprus who […]

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Dear Julie, if you’re going to shoot the messenger…

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

…perhaps the President of the United States is not the best choice. After all, our relative status to this behemoth is one of minnow to a shark and client to a corporate. No one can believe Julie Bishop when she leapt to dispute that the Great Barrier Reef is vulnerable to climate change. We all […]

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