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Tacitus talks of t’apocalypse

From a brilliant book called Reports from a Wild Country: ethics for decolonisation by Deborah Bird Rose UNSW Press 2004 Tacitus wrote of the Roman conquest of Britain. He put some of the most damning critique into the voice of one … Continue reading

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Climate warnings too conservative…

“All the climate warnings are actually very conservative. Things are deteriorating very fast. You can ignore it as politicians if you want to, and most of them do because it’s not on their time frame.” So says well-known communist stooge, … Continue reading

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Concentrate on this…

Story from Climate Progress full of good cheer, on atmospheric concentrations come the year 2100. Fubarred…

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In a hole, looking for new places to dig

Australia is “jokingly” referred to as China’s quarry. The Australian economy is booming, and very tied to China‘s seemingly insatiable demand for raw materials. And here’s this from today’s Australian Financial Review: The federal government has been pressed by a … Continue reading

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The wrong kind of ice…

This comment: I’ve been thinking about how lots of the commentary generally in Australia (and elsewhere) about disastrous winter weather in the northern hemisphere ignores how _higher_ winter temperatures can be responsible for catastrophes. I watched a fascinating doco on … Continue reading

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A species determined to kill itself

Sometimes the blog posts just write themselves Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Climb as Economy Recovers EXETER, UK, November 22, 2010 (ENS) – Global emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide are likely to reach record levels in 2010, according to … Continue reading

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UNFCCCC talks go nowhere – Colour Me Amazed

Well, gosh, I am such a Nostradamus. Just last week I said to someone “these climate talks in China are going to achieve nothing.” It was a brave prediction, that few could have dared to make. And so it is … Continue reading

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