Is Coal Cheaper Than Renewables as an Energy Source?

So much of what we read and are told about complex issues are affected by the widely varying views of a range of stake-holders.  As is usual, those with much power and money have more opportunity to disseminate the message that they wish to promote.  Sadly, that rarely aligns with the interests of the general public, unless by coincidence.  Worse still, such viewpoints rarely take a broad contextual view of…

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They shoot horses don’t they?

I am totally depressed at the depth of world poverty and, even worse, the lack of compassion and caring shown by so many who have so much. I detest our materialistic, consumer orientated, profit before people society. I am disgusted by the unethical and immoral behaviour of so many of our politicians, including those at senior levels. I am horrified by the hatred and aggression levelled at those in society…

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Australia isolated as developed nations cancel carryover credits from Kyoto

Climate change and the need for immediate and stong action to eliminate the human contribution to it is now recognised and supported by the majority, if not all, nations of the World. Even nations with massive populations and increasing need for energy to feed their development, such as China and India, are taking major steps in the right direction, despite the additional obstacles for them to do so. Major industrialised…

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Mining tax: it’s time for all Australians to realise they are being ripped off | Luke Mansillo

Luke Mansillo: The mining boom has resulted in a huge extraction of wealth. But while Norway has been prudent with its resource bounty, turning it into a fund for future generations, Australia has not Source: Mining tax: it’s time for all Australians to realise they are being ripped off | Luke Mansillo

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Abbott Yesterday: ‘Pacific Leaders Should Be Re-Assured By Our Seriousness On Tackling Climate Change’. Today: ‘Ha Ha Ha’

This is just another example of why Tony Abbott had to go. Unfortunately, it looks as though the leader has changed but the policies haven’t… The Prime Minister thinks it’s hilarious that our Pacific Island neighbours will soon have “water lapping at [their] door” as climate change provokes rising sea levels, higher king tides, and intensifying storms. The comments come on Abbott’s first day back in the country, after he…

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It’s too late to save our world, so enjoy the spectacle of doom

Do you think that your grand-children will see out their lives on this planet, or even your children? With what seems to be nothing more than a lip-service effort to deal with human caused climate change that has already reached probably irreversible levels, my reading of the science would seem to indicate that it’s highly unlikely that the human race will see a 22nd Century, let alone another millenium change….

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“Kill Bill” – Save our small farmers from mining abuse.

A Bill to give land-holders the right to refuse to allow mining exploration or activity on their land is currently before federal parliament and open for public consultation. Unfortunately, the opportunity for public response ends tomorrow, Friday 29 May. Below is my response to this Bill. You, too, can support this Bill by making a submission. You can do so at:  Submission form Agriculture is essential to our nation’s welfare….

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