Archive | July, 2013

Bob on the wall

Peer Review Falters at the Altar of Conviction

IT is perhaps easier to build the Great Wall of China than to convince a global warming devotee to reconsider their mistaken faith. A man with a conviction is a hard man to change. Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic […]

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Menstrual Sanitation – An Environmental Issue

“LIKE many other Western countries, my home country of Australia is reluctant to support development in all its forms,” writes Caroline Marohasy in an article just published by New Internationalist. In the article, entitled “Menstrual sanitation is not just a ‘lady issue’”, Caroline explains that… “WE liberally support causes like AIDS or infant mortality prevention, […]

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Liverpool Plains February 2007

Coalition’s Soil Carbon Plan Unviable

THERE will soon be a federal election in Australia. One of the issues that should be discussed and debated is ‘climate change’ and how the Australian Labor party, led by Kevin Rudd, versus the Conservative Coalition, led by Tony Abbott, plan to address this important issue. Central to the Coalition’s policy is a Direction Action […]

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Open Thread

I encourage you to share links to breaking news and interesting information at this thread. I intend to post more in the future about the need for Australia to have a comprehensive climate policy. In the meantime get informed by reading Bob Carter’s new book entitled ‘Taxing Air’. Electronic copies available on Amazon for instant […]

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Kevin Rudd laughs

Dumping the Carbon Tax without Dumping Anything

THE Coalition’s attacks on the carbon tax have been more about broken promises than policy, allowing Kevin Rudd to ‘dump the tax’ without actually dumping anything, writes Chris Berg… “WHEN Julia Gillard promised in 2010 that there would be no carbon tax under a government she led – but that her government would pursue an […]

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How Abbott Must Recast Coalition Climate Policy

KEVIN Rudd took over as Australian Prime Minister replacing Julia Gillard on June 26, 2013. Since then, with the announcement by Mr Rudd that he now intends to bring forward the transition from a strict carbon tax to an emissions trading scheme, the politics of climate change and carbon taxing have changed dramatically. If the […]

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Chinese Academy of Science Open to Skepticism

IN Australia and other so-called developed Western nations there is very little tolerance of contrary opinion when it comes to one of the biggest contested scientific issues of our time – climate change. Indeed the mainstream research community is closed to skeptics and skepticism. Not so in China, however, where on Saturday June 15, 2013 […]

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raw whale

Japan Attacks Aussie Moralising on Whaling

JAPAN has told the UN’s top court that Australia’s anti-whaling stance is part of a ‘civilising mission and moral crusade’ that is totally out of place in the modern world. That’s according to Sky News, and I couldn’t agree more. The article continues… Tokyo didn’t hold back in its opening submission to the 16 judges […]

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