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Archive for October, 2008

News Reports for October Indicate Global Cooling

Following are 12 pages of sampling of news reports from the US and around the world for October 2008, via Marc Morano in Washington, providing some anecdotal evidence that global warming has perhaps stalled: Delayed World Series raises anger after frigid weather – Sportswriter.  October 29, 2008.  Excerpt: Al Gore is full of crap. The [...]

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The Tassie Devil Appeal

Hi Jennifer, We are trying to raise funds for an important cause that you and your readers may be interested in. The Tassie Devil Appeal “breed and release” program is made up of 17 of Australia’s most acclaimed zoos and wildlife parks all working protect the Tasmanian devil from the threat of extinction. We are [...]

Worldwide Surge in Atmospheric Methane Levels

“The amount of methane in Earth’s atmosphere shot up in 2007, bringing to an end a period of about a decade in which atmospheric levels of the potent greenhouse gas were essentially stable, according to a team led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers. Methane levels in the atmosphere have more than tripled since [...]

Farmland to Coal Mine: Darling Downs, Queensland

On 1st Sep 2008 the Queensland Government issued a Mineral Development Licence for coal to the wholly Queensland Government owned Tarong Energy Corporation over the iconic Haystack Road farmlands. Harvest has begun on the Haystack Plain which has once again been favoured with a bountiful crop.  This may truly be our last harvest on this [...]

Carbon Fools’ Day in London

“October 28, 2008, will go down in history as ‘carbon fools day’, a sad day for democracy and science, a day when opposition parties [in the British Parliament] failed to challenge a dangerously unsound policy, devoid of any real scientific basis, without any hope of influencing climate change.  Ironically, it was also a day when London saw [...]

Rainwater Tanks That Can’t Be Recycled: A Note from Don Matthews

IN Australian cities rainwater tanks are being promoted as environmentally friendly with generous government subsidies available for their purchase and installation.  But according to Don Matthew, a gardener who is passionate about the environment, they are a looming pollution problem: “Ask anyone in the business of manufacturing or selling poly tanks and they will tell [...]

Important Article by Friend and Forester Mark Poynter

Friends,   An important article has been published today at Online Opinion http://www.onlineopinion.com.au by Mark Poynter.     Mark Poynter is a professional forester with 30 years experience. He is a member of the Institute of Foresters and the Association of Consultant Foresters, and author of the book Saving Australia’s Forests and its Implications (published in [...]

Saving the Great Barrier Reef Again: A Note from Ian Morgan

You know there’s an election around the corner in Queensland when politicians get emotional and angry about the Great Barrier Reef. The Labor Government has been in power in Queensland for the past 10 years and the previous Premier, Peter Beattie, told us if it hadn’t been for his policies we wouldn’t have a reef. But [...]

Internet Censorship

Australia will join China in implementing mandatory censoring of the internet. Read more here.

No Place for Climate Sceptics

In Sydney, the Premier of New South Wales, Nathan Rees, yesterday blasted former state treasurer Michael Costa for being a global warming sceptic, and said a new era of climate change action would start immediately.  Read more here.