This brilliant red, waxy toadstool is the fruiting body of an inconspicuous fungus that thrives on leaf litter, rotting wood and soil in the rainforests of North Queensland when the weather starts to warm up... which is usually towards Christmas … [Read more...] about Season’s Greetings
Hi Jen, For some time I've been popping in to your blog to relate my region's monthly weather extremes, based on the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's own records. The highlight was always the mean monthly maximum, since every month had its … [Read more...] about More Adjusting of Temperature Records
IT is assumed in the draft Murray Darling Basin Plan that the more water in the Murray River and in particular the more water moving down the river to South Australia, the healthier the environment. But what’s the philosophical basis for such an … [Read more...] about Healthy Country Means less Water for South Australia
ASBESTOS can kill you. So Kevin Rudd wants it banned. It was the lead story on radio this morning with journalist Tony Eastley introducing AM with comment: “Australia’s Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has called for a global ban on asbestos, and he … [Read more...] about Why Use Asbestos?
THE Murray-Darling Basin Plan can't deliver anything tangible and meaningful for communities, industry or the environment while its water sharing plans are based on averages. Averages are a meaningless concept in the real world given the highly … [Read more...] about New Murray Darling Basin Plan Based on Meaningless Averages
THERE is only one global accord that specifies curbs in greenhouse gas emissions, The Kyoto Protocol. It’s named after a town in Japan and it was the culmination of a process launched with the Rio Summit in 1992. The Kyoto Protocol was used to … [Read more...] about Kyoto Crumbles