He started off on a quest to debunk Julian Simon, then tried to prioritize the world's environmental issues, and concluded it was all about quality of life. No, I am not writing about German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, but rather the skeptical … [Read more...] about Why the Pope Matters to the Environment
Papers from the Managing Climate Change: Practicalities and Realities in a post-Kyoto Future conference held in Canberra on 4th April are now available at Tech Central Station. This is perhaps a first conference where acknowledged 'climate … [Read more...] about Mixing Views on Climate
Early environmentalists wore the badge of 'skeptic' as an honor. Thomas Huxley, a colleague of Charles Darwin, wrote: The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of … [Read more...] about Warwick Hughes
I remember attending People for Nuclear Disarmament rallies in the early 1980s. We held placards and chanted - mostly against nuclear weapons testing at Muroroa Atoll by the French. Twenty years later there has been no nuclear war. France now uses … [Read more...] about Greenpeace wants nuclear waste sent to Australia
The impression from the media over the last week has been that green groups are now only going to get a maximum of $10,000 each year in funding from the government The reality is quite different. Some groups will have their federal government … [Read more...] about $10,000 funding limit misleading
Today's Australian (pg 6) states that 75 per cent of red gums along the Murray River are either dead, dying or stressed. Imagine if a journalist ran the story: 75 per cent of Melbournians are either dead, dying or stressed. The obvious question … [Read more...] about Is stressed dead?