ON October 31, 2011 the world’s population will top seven billion. That’s according to expert opinion and a recent article in Nature. Writing in 1798, when there were less than one billion people on planet earth, Thomas Malthus suggested that … [Read more...] about Reflections on the ‘Malthusian Catastrophe’ as the World Approaches 7 Billion
"Global warming is real, according to a major study released today. Despite issues raised by climate change skeptics, the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature study finds reliable evidence of a rise in the average world land temperature of … [Read more...] about Earth Warming According to New Berkeley Analysis
NICK Heath is worried about the future of the Great Barrier Reef. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and after ten years in business and consulting, moved into political and policy advice for government. He’s now the national program leader for water at … [Read more...] about Which Pesticides Should be Banned?
A year or more ago a prominent climate sceptic suggested that he felt sorry for me whenever he heard me talking publicly about the Murray Darling. When I asked why, he suggested it was a lost cause… the Murray Darling. Furthermore, he hinted, it … [Read more...] about Good Advice from New York on the Murray Darling
WE are so connected to each other via the Internet, but so disconnected from reality when it comes to primary production including paper production. Indeed most Australians don't know the first thing about farming or forestry. So, we are so … [Read more...] about Go buy a box of Reflex brand paper
The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three US-born scientists for overturning fundamental assumptions about the universe. According to the Nobel Physics Committee their research on supernovae implies the universe will get increasingly … [Read more...] about Universe Getting Colder: New Nobel Laureates