Posts in ‘Environment’

What can we learn from the Mid-Evil?

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

What is the anthropocene? That’s the term Jim Cruzen coined to describe the tiny span in our plantet’s history that has been shaped by human activity.  Scratching the soil, playing with fire, seeing if water can be moved or blocked, the stuff that led to civilisation. This started long before recorded history, or the classic […]

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A couple of people woth listening to

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Once in a while, I forward an article in its entirety. Besides I am in France and their keyboards drive me nuts. Below are two book reviews by  Jenny Goldie, reprinted with permission. Some of you may be familiar  with her clear thinking and writing from other National Forum articles  and activism on population issues. […]

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The IPCC may have outlived its usefulness – an interview with Judith Curry

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

As the global warming debate increases in its intensity we find both sides deeply entrenched, hurling accusations and lies at one another in an attempt to gain the upper hand. This divide within the scientific community has left the public wondering who can be trusted to provide them with accurate information and answers. The IPCC, […]

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The Vicar of Bray (probably now preaching at a college in upstate New York)

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

chorus: And this be law, I shall insist
Until my dying day, sir
That what so ere the weather ist,
The climate is at fault, sir.

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A Copernican Moment

Friday, October 28th, 2011

I’ve recently returned from an Asia Pacific Climate Change Congress in Melbourne. This was a gathering of climate change presenters trained by the Australian Conservation Foundation and Al Gore, where people told their stories and their experiences of climate change around the Pacific nations. Brave and innovative people from Fiji, Pakistan, India, and many more, […]

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Too hot to handle

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Back in New Jersey, home of Jersey Boys, the Jersey Shore, NJ Housewives, and of course, the Sopranos. Not to mention the place I used to give cheer-leading rah rahs in the soot above the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel. It is stinking hot, only about 33 C yesterday, but very humid. We dragged wet […]

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Yes, yes, please tax us on carbon

Monday, July 11th, 2011

It takes big news for Australia to rate a mention in Europe, but the carbon tax was all over CNN in Italy. A big tick to Julia for having the guts to put together a plan that covers most of the issues, isn’t too hard on business and doesn’t over-compensate richer households. At last we […]

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An answer to Alistair

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Dear Alistair, I thank you for your comments to my letter, G’day Australia.You are obviously also passionate, as am I, on this issue. While I do not wish to end up in a personal slanging match with you, you have also raised some very relevant points that I may or may not agree with, but […]

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A producer’s view of animal rights

Monday, June 20th, 2011

G’day Australia,   Let me introduce myself. I am a primary producer. For my entire life I have been involved in primary production. I would like to think that this qualifies me as a professional in my trade. So what does my trade involve? Well firstly, I produce livestock. This makes me a whole host […]

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Mexican surprises

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Travel can reinforce or dispel stereotypes. Even personal experience needs to be tempered with constraining factors. Thus, our impressions of Mexico were far better than media scare stories led us to believe. But we only saw a small area, far from the centres of drug related crime. My guess is that the culture and the […]

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