Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

Climate Change: You Can See it Now

Filed under: Environment — by Will Kirkland 04/9/2009 @ 7:34:01 AM
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From Australia:

Spreading hands as dry and cracked as the orchards he tends, the stout man his mates call Tank explained what damage a decade of drought has done .

“Suicide is … [Keep reading >>]

South East Australia Drying Up and Blowing Away

Filed under: Environment — by Will Kirkland 03/24/2009 @ 8:03:08 AM
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[caption id="attachment_21018" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Channels feeding the Macquarie River in New South Wales (NSW) have been sucked dry by drought and the relentless demands of irrigation. Photo by Victoria Toensing"][/caption] … [Keep reading >>]

Australian Fires Add to CO2 Load

Filed under: Climate Change | Environment — by Will Kirkland 02/15/2009 @ 11:03:12 AM
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Besides the immediate death (180) and destruction from the fires raging in south eastern Australia there is this:

VICTORIA’S bushfires have released a massive amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere … [Keep reading >>]

Australia Fire Toll Mounts

Filed under: Climate Change | Environment — by Will Kirkland 02/11/2009 @ 9:15:58 AM
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230 suspected dead; perhaps more. 7,000 homeless and living in a tent city. 4,000 firefighters still battling 33 blazes.

The Future is Now … [Keep reading >>]

Australia: Greatest Natural Disaster – Death Toll Mounts

Filed under: Environment — by Will Kirkland 02/9/2009 @ 8:17:10 PM
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The wildfires that have so far claimed more than 170 lives in Australia highlight vulnerabilities in a country where the population is spilling into rural areas already under … [Keep reading >>]

Australia Burning

Filed under: Climate Change | Environment — by Will Kirkland 02/7/2009 @ 11:00:55 PM
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While northern Australia is saturated by unprecedented rain the south is going up in flames, in the midst of a record heat wave. Victoria, in the far south east … [Keep reading >>]

Wind Powered Electric Vehicles for Australia

Filed under: Energy — by Will Kirkland 11/3/2008 @ 9:47:21 PM

“Australia will become the third country, following Denmark and Israel, to implement the group’s vision of electric vehicles powered by renewable energy.

Better Place and Macquarie Capital Group will raise $1 … [Keep reading >>]

Australia: The Apology is Just the Start

Filed under: Common Good | Race — by Bob Zuber 02/3/2008 @ 8:59:07 PM
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The new Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, has honored a campaign pledge and apologize for the governments treatment of Aboriginal peoples. But as noted by Michelle Grattan in … [Keep reading >>]

Australia: A New Course

Filed under: Asia | Bush Administration — by Bob Zuber 11/26/2007 @ 10:36:54 PM

The BBC’s Paul Reynolds outlines some of the many policy changes likely in the aftermath of Rudd’s victory over Howard: “Mr Bush lost the last of his big supporters in … [Keep reading >>]

Australia: The End of Third-Rate Rule

Filed under: Democracy — by Bob Zuber 11/25/2007 @ 10:47:54 PM

The Guardian’s Peter Conrad celebrates the end of the Howard regime: “Now, rather than continuing to bask in all that soporific sunlight, Australia should stop counting on its good fortune … [Keep reading >>]

Political Change in Australia

Filed under: Politics — by Bob Zuber 11/24/2007 @ 12:02:57 PM

The BBC is reporting that John Howard has finally been unseated, definitely from his Prime Minister post, and perhaps from parliament as well: “Mr. Howard had found himself on the … [Keep reading >>]

Aussie Conservative Goes Down

Filed under: Politics — by Will Kirkland 11/24/2007 @ 9:17:20 AM

” Conservative Prime Minister John Howard suffered a humiliating defeat Saturday at the hands of the left-leaning opposition, whose leader has promised to immediately sign the Kyoto Protocol on global … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Tom Paine

---"Dissertations on First Principles of Government," 1795


Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party, by Max Blumenthal.

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