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Volcanic Eruption Overdue in Australia

There has been a volcanic eruption about every 2,000 years in Australia, but the last one was 5,000 years ago.  Read more here.


Climate Alarmists Morphing into War Mongering Neo-conservatives?

“THE Pentagon and the [US] State Department have studied issues arising from dependence on foreign sources of energy for years but are only now considering the effects of global warming in their long-term planning documents…” according to John Broder writing in yesterday’s New York Times. “Although military and intelligence planners have been aware of the [...]

Butterflies to Canberra for Amnesty International

  Create your own butterfly in support of women forced into sexual slavery during WWII.  Read more here.

Poachers Exploit Chaos in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s wildlife conservation reputation has taken a knock in the past few years and there are fears the recent surge in the poaching of the black rhino will lead to the animal’s extinction in the country…   Part of the problem is obviously the national situation in Zimbabwe where there is reduced law enforcement and part [...]

Talisman Sabre and the Environment

There is one human activity that manages to escape scrutiny in our efforts to address climate change and other forms of environmental destruction.  That activity is war and its preparation. The commencement of major military exercises in Australia on July 6…  Read more here.

Anzac Day & the Man from Snowy River

It was a public holiday here in Australia today, because of ANZAC day. Across the country we remembered the men and women who went to war, particularly the men who fought at Gallipoli during World War 1. Noeline Franklin (from Brindabella and the Miles Franklin family) emailed me exactly a year ago asking that on [...]

West Papua Is Resource Rich: Esther Pan

Ms. Marohasy, I am writing from the Council on Foreign Relations, in New York. We wanted to alert you to a piece we recently published which might be of interest to your readership. It is on the recent protests over natural resources in Papua — a topic of reasonable significance to Australians. You can find [...]

Fewer Wars, More Activism

A fascinating report titled the Human Security Report was published last week by Oxford University Press. It documents a dramatic decline in the number of wars, genocides and human rights abuse over the past decade. The Report argues that the single most compelling explanation for these changes is found in the unprecedented upsurge of international [...]

Anniversary of Bombing of Rainbow Warrior

Today is the 20-year anniversary of the sinking of the Rainbow warrior in Auckland Harbour by French secret service agents. It was an act of terrorism against Greenpeace. Greenpeace has various events organised to commemorate the occasion. “It was an unbelievable act and it was of course one of the dumbest things the French government [...]

Short Note from London

This post has absolutely nothing to do with the environment – but everything to do with getting over the bombings of last Thursday. I am of British stock. My mother migrated to Australia from England after WWII, my father’s family way back in 1860. I remember being in London as a teenager in the 1970s [...]