Posts in ‘Environment’

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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Further Events at Fukushima

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

There are now a number of excellent websites that give detailed analyses of the events at Fukushima. There is an excellent general article on Fukushima by Richard Wilson on public health aspects as well as some detail on the incidents at the power plant. Richard Wilson has written extensively on risk-benefit analysis and his catalogue […]

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Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

with apologies and thanks to John O’Brien “We’ll all be rooned,” said Hanrahan, In accents most forlorn, Below the tower with turning fan, One frosty Monday morn.

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Prepare for more flooding

Monday, January 31st, 2011

My sister writes adventure romance novels, and she is also a commercial airline pilot. So she knows something about imagination, but she is also practical and keeps an eye on the weather. She just sent me a link to this map of weather in our more or less immediate vicinity as a partial answer to […]

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Creamin’ it in Canberra

Monday, December 27th, 2010

I hope your Christmas or holiday season has been as mellow as mine. Pleasant gatherings, abundant food and good wine, people you care about and of course, good conversation. Canberra post-drought is as good as it gets, at least to me. Sydney was wonderful for the day and the party I attended, but Canberra is […]

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Under the Moruya Moon (12)

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

There isn’t really anywhere to get away from it all anymore, but Moruya Heads is as close as it comes for me. Open space, quiet (except that we’re on the flight path for a once a day jet) and pleasant country people for company. Not too much to do except walk, read, bswim in the […]

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Is the Victorian Government really topping up the floods?

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

It appears to be the case that the Victorian Government is topping up floodwaters around Goulburn.

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CO2, phytoplankton and the air we breathe

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Let it never be said I am alarmist. Apoplectic, maybe. Aside from the freeze on wheat exports from Russia, due to their drought and fires, and an iceberg 4 times the size of Manhattan breaking off in Greenland (thank heavens there’s no climate change, imagine what it would be like then!), we now have reports […]

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Neither the forest nor the trees

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Time to focus on the key issues, as an election may be sooner now than later. Only open, evidence based policy should be allowed. The spun has begun: we now have a minister for ‘sustainable’ population, with heaps of blather from Tony Burke to reassure anyone who chooses to feel reassured. Don’t think the new […]

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