Archive | October 13, 2008

WWF and Greenpeace as Well-Funded Successful Modern Political Organisations

I spent last weekend at The Annual Australian Environment Foundation (AEF) Conference at Rydges Hotel Lakeside in Canberra.  The conference theme was a ‘climate for change’. But it wasn’t only about ‘climate change’, political analysis Graham Young spoke at the conference about the power of the internet, politics and lobbying and even mentioning this blog.  He […]

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AEF Annual Conference: Photographs from The First Day

The Australian Environment Foundation (AEF) held its Annual Conference and AGM this last weekend in Canberra.   We heard some great speakers and also had a good time.  Photographs about to be uploaded here After I welcomed delegates to the conference as Chair of the Australian Environment Foundation, Professor Bob Carter spoke about climate change – both warming […]

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Sydney to Have Farmers on Rooftops

“Australian cities must join a global network in which urban farmers grow produce on rooftops, a leading science commentator says.   Professor Julian Cribb, author of The Coming Famine, said the global food crisis was a forewarning of what could be expected as civilisation ran low on water, arable land and nutrients, and experienced soaring energy […]

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Aynsley Kellow on Popular Nonsense in Perth

A couple of weeks ago Aynsley Kellow, Professor and Head of the Department of Government at the University of Tasmania, gave a lecture in Perth. He said:  “I am pleased to present this lecture today in Perth.I am particularly pleased to find that Perth is still here. I last visited here in 2005 – the year […]

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