A few weeks ago I loaded my many volumes of The Encyclopaedia Britannica into my mother's car and suggested she flog them at her church fete. I gather they didn't sell, but Dad has kept them. I used to tell my 16 year old daughter to check The … [Read more...] about Go Wikipedia
Archives for December 2005
The Australian newspaper published an opinion piece by Keith Windschuttle today on the violence in Sydney last weekend. It is one of the few piece that I've seen that includes some information, as well as opinion, you can read it by clicking here. … [Read more...] about Politics at Cronulla
The total area of land now under conservation protection worldwide has doubled since 1990, when the World Parks Commission set a goal of protecting 10 percent of the planet's surface. That goal has been exceeded, with over 12 percent of all land, a … [Read more...] about People and National Parks: Are They Compatible?
According to Foreign Policy magazine the world will remember 2005 for its natural disasters, the passing of a pope, and the ongoing insurgency in Iraq. In terms of environmental issues that "fell through the cracks" the magazine focused on reduced … [Read more...] about What Was Special About 2005?
I am not into organics, but I do take an interest in animal welfare issues. I used to keep backyard chickens, and always buy free range eggs. I was recently sent an email with the very simple message: Freeranger Eggs now has a website: … [Read more...] about Free Range Dogs
I posted on how Europe might end up cooler rather than warmer as a consequence of global warming and its affect on ocean currents, click here for the post. Following the post, a reader of this blog, Phil Done, suggested in response to a comment from … [Read more...] about Ian Mott on Googling the ‘Atantic Conveyor’