A CNN/TIME survey of Asia-Pacific countries reports that avian flu is expected to be the biggest global issue in 2006, followed by economic slowdown and terrorism. What happened to global warming? Why didn't it rate a mention in the survey? The … [Read more...] about New Year’s Eve 2005
Archives for December 2005
Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park and other best sellers, gave a lecture on 6th November with the text now 'doing the rounds' on the internet. Titled, 'Fear, Complexity and Environmental Management in the 21st Century' it is a bit of a … [Read more...] about How Many Died at Chernobyl?
I was interested to read in today's Courier-Mail (pg 29) that Queensland Premier Peter Beattie considers it "immoral" for a national as wealthy as Australia to rely on developing nations to provide its medical workforce. The Premier was referring to … [Read more...] about Importing Doctors and Trees is Immoral
A farmer from south western Queensland phoned me about one of my columns in The Land newspaper earlier this year. It was my column on koalas and he wanted to tell me about how many koalas, kangaroos and emus there were on his property. I suggested … [Read more...] about Blogs with an Australian Environmental Focus
"Australia has 155 million hectares of native forests. About 10 percent - 11 million hectares - of those forests are managed for wood production with less than 1 percent being harvested in any one year. The small proportion of forests that is … [Read more...] about Martin Ferguson Promotes Australian Forestry
It feels like Christmas Eve ... It is so hot here in Brisbane. I have eaten too many fruit mince pies and I have three packets of unopened Christmas cards that were to be written in and posted earlier this week. But nevermind. My Christmas tree … [Read more...] about Christmas Eve 2005