We have benefited enormously from scientific advance and its practical applications. Humans are the ultimate generalists and highly adaptable because they observe and learn. The scientific method takes this one stage further: we put forward … [Read more...] about Science Trumped by Human Nature
Archives for August 2007
Note: Never mind that trees plantings to offset emissions actually makes the environment worse according to one study. (See: Carbon offsets 'harm environment' – BBC. The poor farmers are bearing the brunt of misguided and scientifically unfounded … [Read more...] about Poor African Farmers Evicted to Make Way for Carbon Offset Forests – A Note from Marc Morano
A news release from the University of Southampton, UK: Next Ice Age delayed by rising CO2 levels Future ice ages may be delayed by up to half a million years by our burning of fossil fuels. That is the implication of recent work by Dr Toby Tyrrell … [Read more...] about Next Ice Age Delayed by Man-Made CO2?
Save the Forests: they are crucial to reducing CO2 This is the call to arms which we get from Professor Brendan Mackey, Professor of Environmental Science at the ANU, in the Opinion Section of the Melbourne's The Age of August 7, 2007. The … [Read more...] about Stopping Logging Won’t Stop Global Warming: A Note from Norman Endacott
High profile Sydney business man Geoffrey Cousins is running a campaign against a new pulp mill proposed for the Tamar Valley in Tasmania. His campaign appears to haver resulted in the federal government deciding to delay their decision by at least … [Read more...] about Geoffrey Cousins Should Visit Us: A Plea from Timber Workers in Tasmania
If you were planning a pulp mill there could hardly be a better spot [than the Tamar Valley in Tasmania]. What's more, the area is so settled that only an idiot, or someone who hadn't even bothered with the minimum of research, could call it … [Read more...] about Already an Aluminium Smelter in the ‘Pristine’ Tamar Valley: A Blog Post by Graham Young