Tag Archives: Climate Change

Poverty and ‘natural’ disasters: arsenic in Bangladesh

Every year we witness dozens of ‘natural’ disasters from all over the world which are usually accompanied by a devastating loss of life, the displacements of thousands and the loss of livelihoods that compounds the suffering. From the earthquakes in … Continue reading

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Population control: Disastrous policy solutions

Fear of population explosion has led to a greening of xenophobia, the blaming of the poor and authoritarian control Continue reading

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The 2011-12 Budget Commentary

Well, the 2011-12 Federal Budget has come and gone. Despite promises of a ‘tough’ budget, it was actually not that tough at all. Though there are many policies that this government has implemented that I do not agree with (which … Continue reading

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Time for some big ideas

I wrote a recent article for The Punch on the need for some new ideas to confront the emerging challenges of the twenty-first century. It is available here… It provoked some interesting discussions including many telling me to migrate – … Continue reading

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On knowledge, progress traps and water

Whenever I write an article about the importance of acting on climate change or point out flaws in sceptic arguments, I receive a barrage of abusive emails or twitter messages. Not sure why people seem to feel that this is … Continue reading

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Dear Politicians – we are not dumb…

I am often frustrated by the way politicans and the media interact – turning complex problems into 5-second grabs! This treats us like we are idiots – which we are not – and we can look at many examples in … Continue reading

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Stupid ‘climate change deniel’ videos…

A friend sent me a link to a video that is supposed to be the final proof that global warming is not happening and that millions of scientists around the world have got together and planned this massive lie! This … Continue reading

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Confronting Climate Change Deniers – Fallacy 2: Let’s wait for the big guys

Fallacy 2: Unless big emitters take action, we should do nothing Continuing my reading of Mark Diesendorf’s new book, Climate Action, I now turn to the second fallacy he presents, which Big Mark (or MD) summarises as follows: “Since most … Continue reading

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Confronting climate change deniers: Fallacy 1 – “It is up to the individual”

I have been reading Mark Diesendorf’s (MD) new book Climate Action (UNSW Press) and have been impressed with the amount of information big Mark covers. I think one of the best part of the book is Chapter 2, when he discusses … Continue reading

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