When I see people holding 'stop climate change' placards, I wish for a new environmental movement. One that understands and accepts planet earth. An environment movement that understand, whether or not we do something about carbon dioxide … [Read more...] about Stop Climate Change – Impossible!
Archives for May 2005
Cattle can destroy a landscape. The Victorian Premier last week banned grazing in the Alpine National Park on the basis that: Cattle: * trample streambanks, springs and soaks * damage and destroy fragile alpine mossbeds * create bare ground, disturb … [Read more...] about Exclude Cattle from National Parks?
The front page of The Australian on Wednesday (May 25th) included the headline: "Thirstiest crop: 21,000 litres of water to produce 1kg of rice." The figure was based on a "new CSIRO study, which found that of 135 industries analyzed, rice was one … [Read more...] about CSIRO & The Australian Get It Wrong on Rice
"There is much to be said for a policy of abolishing all drought relief assistance. Drought is a normal, natural, cyclic factor of our environment and if you can not understand and cope with that, maybe you should not be farming" concludes Warwick … [Read more...] about On Drought & Cubbie Station
Furiously preparing a powerpoint presentation for tomorrow from a hotel in Dubbo, I have stumbled across the following information: Australia is the largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs)per capita in the world, using figures from the US Energy … [Read more...] about Exporting C02 Emissions
I leave today for Brewarrina, 100kms east of Bourke. I will be speaking at a NSW Farmer's Forum on the issues I raised in my column in The Land of 3rd February. I wrote: The latest round of restrictions on tree clearing in NSW and Queensland were … [Read more...] about Kyoto’s relevance to ‘Back o’ Bourke’