I think that most of us here probably waste far more than we need to (I certainly do), but at the same time, most of us probably have our own little small personal economies to reduce waste, and it strikes me that sharing these with each other could be useful.
Official tigtog position on this legislation: it’s a nice start, should have happened ages ago, bring on the MRRT.
So, as we’ve probably all noticed, Australian news is kind of… Australia-centric? I’m wondering what news stories you’ve been encountering that really should be getting wider coverage. Here are some of mine: After years of military dictatorship, Burma is on the verge of democratic reforms… or so it would seem, because the new civilian government, backed by the military, is… Read more →
After Tony Abbott’s “pledge of blood” response to the passing of the carbon price bill in Parliament yesterday, it seems that any minute now he’ll nudge over the line into full-blown WHARRGARBL* territory…
This is what carbon dioxide detectors look like before a technician puts them into a nice portable case with a meter attached. You can order one online for less than US$20.
Over the last few years, the idea of treating the atmosphere with the same level of care as we (now) treat our neighborhoods and our waterways has become an ideological football.
Aaaaand this is why I love Kudelka.
Malcolm Farnsworth on the Murdoch Media’s confected outrage du jour: actress Cate Blanchett has political opinions, and dares to share them in public.
Sneak preview from the Power Episode of #hungrybeast 9.30pm ABC1 Wednesdays…In the media landscape there are climate change deniers and believers, but rarely are those speaking about climate change actual climate scientists…
Critics’ review unexpectedly supports scientific consensus on global warming
That is the whole point: to make goods that are generated with more carbon pollution relatively more expensive than goods that are generated with less carbon pollution.
I am spending most of this week in a room like this, so the last thing I want to do when I get home is spend *more* time on the ‘puter. Which makes posting tricksie.
So, in no particular order:
Today Christchurch was hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. This is an open thread for discussions of the Christchurch Earthquake. Any NZ feminists/ commenters who want to check in and let us know they are okay, please do.
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Yes, Andrew: a pdf labelled ‘Chapter 4′ is never ever going to be the “whole report” now, is it? So perhaps your pronouncement that “not once did it mention floods” was rather courageous (in the Sir Humphrey sense) on your part.