Since announcing Don Burke as the new Chair of the AEF I have received emails from those wanting to promote leucaena, kill camphor laurels, naturalise lantana etcetera. Weeds and ferals are a huge environmental issue. But can we learn to live with … [Read more...] about Lorikeets a Pest
Archives for July 2005
Still with the 'wind in his sails' from the vilification of whalers, Environment Minister Ian Campbell now intends to champion coastal development - or rather coastal protection. I am not really sure which. In the various associated media reports … [Read more...] about Campbell Coming Ashore
I have received an email accusing me of censoring comment at this web-log. The writer of the email could not have know that about 8 comments from yesterday afternoon did not get approved (they included comment from David V, Ender, Louis H and David … [Read more...] about Censoring at this Blog
Don Burke, from Channel 9's Burke's Backyard, took over from me as Chair of the Australian Environment Foundation (AEF) this afternoon. Don is calling for a whole new approach to environmentalism and a focus on the management of our National … [Read more...] about Don Burke Takes Over
There is no campaign against the export of woodchip from Queensland's native forests because all the forest 'residue' that could be turned into woodchip is burnt instead. I understand this was the outcome of the 1999 deal between the Queensland … [Read more...] about Burn the Woodchip Instead?
"I know of an argument which, although it is almost-unbelievably bad, has not only escaped critism by philosophers, but has received the endorsement of coutless philosophers. I think it is the worst argument in the world..." and so began a note … [Read more...] about Worst Argument in the World