Monthly Archives: January 2011

Do you understand Foraminifera?

A funny question you think. But these microscopic sea creatures that form shells form one line of evidence for what level of CO2 is a safe level for today. If you realy want to know about this try Hansen’s book, … Continue reading

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A Glass of Champers

OXFAM AUSTRALIA AND THE COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT NETWORK PRESENTS “TIDES OF RESILIENCE” By Rodney Dekker Oxfam Australia and Community Environment Network are holding an exclusive preview of the beautiful “Tides of Resilience” art exhibition by photographic journalist Rodney Dekker.

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Why are we struggling to change our reliance on fossil fuels? We have come to rely on the world being constructed suitably for our survivial. For example, we would have difficulty giving up the car. There are many places where … Continue reading

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Emergency protection of coastal properties – can we or can’t we?

Guest Post by Helen Monks On 1 January 2011 the Coastal Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 commenced (NSW). It includes guidelines for emergency management of coastal erosion. In an about-face or (at worst) clarification of landowners’ rights to … Continue reading

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New Year 2011

One of the Wikileaks US Cables from 2006 details the threat to S.E. Asia from global warming. The cable is a report on the briefing by Australia’s Office of National Security. Damage to China’s agriculture from a drop in river … Continue reading

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