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Drop in Rainfall, But Not Wheat Harvest

Since the 1970s, there has been a drop in rainfall in the wheat growing region of Western Australia, but this has not translated into a decline in wheat production.    Indeed wheat production in Western Australia peaked in 2003 at 11 million tonnes.     The 2003 season was a good one for winter crop production across […]

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Things Caused by Global Warming

More than 3,000 flying foxes dropped dead, falling from trees in Australia. Giant squid migrated north to commercial fishing grounds off California, gobbling anchovy and hake. Butterflies have gone extinct in the Alps.  But there is more.  Click here  for a very comprehensive list of of things caused by global warming.

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Bankrupt Lehman Brothers Promoted ‘Global Warming’

The now bankrupt merchant bankers, Lehman Brothers, invested heavily in the politics of climate change.  The bank released two reports last year on the issue broadly embracing and promoting the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Agenda including emissions trading.   The second report entitled, ‘The Business of Climate Change ll’, went as […]

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Residents of Adelaide Waste Water?

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation have suggested that residents of Adelaide should use less water rather than continually demanding that more water be sent to South Australia.  According to ABC Online:  “Executive officer John Cherry says 55,000 megalitres of water a year would be saved if Adelaide residents lived under the same water restrictions as Brisbane. “Last year, Adelaide households used […]

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International Whaling Commission Faces Revolt from North Atlantic

  The International Whaling Commission (IWC) is facing a revolt.   The whaling nations of the North Atlantic, in defiance of the IWC, recently approved a quota of 10 humpback whales for Greenland.   The North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission (NAMMCO), established in 1992 to provide international competence on conservation and management of whale and seal […]

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US Democrats Poised to Embrace Offshore Oil Drilling

Since Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska, became a part of the US Presidential election campaign there has been a change in US Politics with the Democrats now joining what some are describing as a new oil rush.    Writing for the New York Times in an article entitle ‘Demoncrats embrace offshore drilling’ Carl Hulse […]

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Eating Whale in Tokyo

Some people worry about whether a particular food tastes good, others whether it is healthy, while some concern themselves with the ethics of food production and consumption.    There are two criteria that I consider valid when it comes to ethical food choice: 1. Is the harvest of the animal sustainable, and 2. Is the […]

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Emissions Trading Now Law in New Zealand

The New Zealand Government’s climate change legislation has been passed into law.   “The Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill has implications for every household and the potential to change the make-up of the labour force as environmental factors gain increasing importance in business.  It will eventually bring all sectors of the economy […]

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