“There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.”

Opportunities squandered

JOHN Howard squandered the benefits of the $80 billion-a-year resources boom and wanted to be re-elected so he could retire, Labor leader Kevin Rudd said yesterday. Defining the choice facing voters in one of his last major speeches of the… Read More ›


This picture has generated some talkback radio discussion today: Image Source: Daily Telegraph (photo by Bill Counsell) The picture was taken at Yamba. The sea foam extends 50m across the beach and into the sea from the Surf Lifesavers club… Read More ›

Malcolm Turnbull’s environment cred

Helen at Blogger on the Cast Iron Balcony has a nice summary of this week’s brouhaha with the Minister for the Environment reacting badly to criticism from a fellow corporatocrat, Geoff Cousins, about the seemingly fast-tracked approvals process for a… Read More ›


Three Welsh inventors are touting their Greenbox system that would replace car exhaust systems with an emissions capture system. It uses algae to absorb the emitted gases and hold them inertly so that the boxes can be easily transported for… Read More ›

Simple arguments

Two posts about gaping policy divides in Western society: Firstly Chris Clarke of Creek Running North: “some things are priceless, and the economy thus finds them worthless. “ Read the whole thing, which provoked the following comment from John from… Read More ›