I reckon it is nearly impossible to keep up with the climate change literature particularly the latest climate change scare story. Working out whether a particular piece of information is invented, real, real but exaggerated, etcetera, certainly … [Read more...] about Greenland Melting Faster Than, When it was Cooling?
Archives for February 2006
A paper published in Nature (Frank Keppler et.al., Vol 439, pgs. 187-191) some weeks ago indicating that tree emit methane, generated lots of media for a couple of days, and then nothing. I wrote my last two columns for The Land on the issue, … [Read more...] about More on Methane & Forests
Growing up, I aspired at different times, to be a florist, a marine biologist, an archaeologist and a botanist. I worked for many years as an entomologist. I never thought I would become a writer. Now I am a writer I am very aware of the importance … [Read more...] about Politics, Religon and Those Cartoons
I have previously written that more effort should be put into "saving sun bears", click here for that blog post. The international organisation that regulates trade in endangered species, CITES, lists sun bear as threatened with extinction and notes … [Read more...] about Sun Bears (Part 1)
There have been reports, including from the BBC, that there is a glut of whale meat in Japan and that whale meat is being fed to dogs. Dr. Hiroshi Hatanaka from Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) responded yesterday with a media … [Read more...] about No Whale Meat Glut: Hiroshi Hatanaka
The Northern Territory Government is yet again seeking support from the federal government, this time the new Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister for crocodile safari hunting, according to ABC News Online. Last year the Federal Government rejected … [Read more...] about Croc Hunting: NT Government Again Seeks Federal Approval