ONE of the persistent problems with environmentalism is its bait-and-switch character. The essentially political character of the movement cloaks itself with the seemingly objective authority of modern science, as though science were immune from … [Read more...] about An Organised Crisis: Notes from Steven Hayward
Archives for March 2009
AFTER about ninety minutes of flying through dense cloud cover, the coastal mountains appeared through an opening. But where on the west coast were they ... they were back on the east coast of Greenland... fuel would only last another twenty … [Read more...] about Plane found Under 90 metres of Ice
IN the aftermath of the terrible Victorian bushfires, with more than 200 dead, there has been a lot of recrimination particularly over the issue of control burning – or lack of. Others blame a combination of drought and unprecedented weather … [Read more...] about Asbestos and Rebuilding After the Victorian Bushfires
Up to 100,000 litres of oil leaked into Moreton Bay after the Pacific Adventurer cargo ship was holed on Wednesday morning, and the slicks are now blanketing 60 kilometres of Queensland's coastline. Read more here. … [Read more...] about Oil Washes Ashore
I have it on good advice, from the cabbie who drove me to the airport in Canberra recently, that South Australian senator Nick Xenophon is the most powerful politician in Australia. Mr Xenophon is certainly demanding the attention of the most … [Read more...] about South Australia’s Water Woes Include Much Politics
Scientists fear melting sea ice could one day make killer whales the Hudson Bay's top predator, a startling ecosystem shift and a blow for Inuit populations already reeling from dwindling polar bear numbers. Read more here. … [Read more...] about No! More Killer Whales!