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04 August 2010 |
Sadly the Commission played the blame game. This happens after every major fire and originates in the need to find scapegoats. Neither Christine Nixon nor the others who copped the blame could have known they were dealing with a whole new era of firestorm.
20 July 2010 |
T. J. Martin
I believed it was not right to manufacture human embryos for research,
but I decided to use scientific arguments against this. In fact that
made the task easier. It was truly astonishing to see how regularly very
bad science was presented publicly by scientists who wanted to do such
09 July 2010 |
Every year we mine about a billion tonnes of iron ore. If we keep this
up for five billion years, we will have dug up the whole earth to a
depth of about 10 km. Here is a guide to how human existence might continue until the sun dies.
21 June 2010 |
The new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres is well qualified
to help heal the wounds of Copenhagen. If the West can learn the lessons of those failed talks and move forward with modesty, flexibility and sensitivity, we may hope for progress.
09 June 2010 |
People in my own city are hungry, people across the world are
starving, yet here I am buying local organic olive oil, ten times the
price of a
good oil from Crete. The first time I tasted an organic carrot, I realised that every other carrot I had ever eaten was a mere shadow.
28 May 2010 |
The Black Saturday Royal Commission seems to be ignoring scientific evidence that climate
change was a major causal factor. The possibility that Victoria's cool mountain ridges
and valleys are drying out and that such ferocious fires are the way of the future might be a truth
too much to bear.
27 May 2010 |
The Howard years made me feel ashamed to be Australian, and I felt about his electoral defeat the way East Germans felt about the Berlin Wall coming down: as a kind of cleansing. Rudd disappoints for a different reason.
04 May 2010 |
Rudd is technically correct that the opposition parties stymied his CPRS bills, but the buck stops with his disappointing climate policy leadership. Upon the failure of Australian parliamentary politics, we need now to find the courage to support mass non-violent
public action modelled on Vietnam War protest.
14 April 2010 |
New technology can improve health care for geographically remote and ethnically diverse Australians. But it won't make much difference unless these people know how to use the technology and are involved in its design and implementation.
08 April 2010 |
The media has reported that
Australia's ban on couples using IVF to choose the sex of their
children might soon be
lifted. Some of the supporters of sex selection
for non-medical reasons are fertility doctors for whom there is a considerable financial incentive.
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