I've often thought that maybe the Kyoto Protocol could have been more aptly named the 'Don Quixote Protocol.' Why? Because 'Kyoto' sounds like 'Quixote' and, in the novel by Miguel de Cervantes, Quixote fought an imaginary enemy of giants that … [Read more...] about UK’s Looming Energy Gap Suffers ‘Wind Chill’
Archives for June 2008
There has been some negative reaction in the blogosphere to a piece by David Burchell in The Australian newspaper entitled 'Huddled Lasses Yearn to be Free'. The title is presumably with reference to the young Cuban blogger, Yoani Sanchez, whom … [Read more...] about The Eerie Parallel Universe of Blogging
There is an insightful short article in The Guardian by Irwin Stelzer, who is the director of the centre for economic policy studies at the Hudson Institute, and editor of the book Neoconservatism: Gordon Brown is eager to prove that red is green, … [Read more...] about The Need to Balance Environmental Policies Against Economic Growth
The British government is preparing to open the way for genetically modified crops on the grounds they could help combat the global food crisis. At least that's according to Andrew Grice, Policitical Editor with The Independent, reporting on a … [Read more...] about Real Food Shortage Will Require Real Science and Technology?
The Institute of Public Affairs invites you to the third Brisbane Club Lecture for 2008. Entitled 'Prescribing the right medicine for a city choked with congestion' the lecture is on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 5pm in The Brisbane Club's The Oak … [Read more...] about Ken Willett Talking Transport in Brisbane
We have an enlargement of this image printed on stretched canvas, hanging on the wall of our living room. In its abundance and purity, water underpins the richness of our rainforest home and this image beautifully captures the celebrity of its most … [Read more...] about Impressions of humanity in wilderness