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PROTECTING WATER May 27, 2013

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It just seems to me the most obvious and imperative thing to do. We should protect our water supplies and we should not compromise them. Coal stem gas mining is an obvious danger.
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CATASTROPHIC FIRE CONDITIONS? January 8, 2013

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At around midnight I picked up the phone to hear a robo message from the NSW Rural Fire Service.  All the neighbours I have spoken either took the phone message or received an sms.
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HOT WEATHER AHEAD January 7, 2013

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The temperatures are set to soar tomorrow. As ever there are dangers to be expected.
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STANDING, IF NOT WALKING October 2, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Environment, Human Rights, Israel-Palestine.
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This commentary from Rabbi Arthur Waskow is interesting on several grounds.
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CAPITALISM AT THE DEATH? September 24, 2012

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Political analysis is not sufficient, because it must be followed by action and implementation.
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STATE OF THE CLIMATE March 15, 2012

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Only the few with exceptional wealth can take a claim to the High Court to argue that the Carbon Tax will destroy the economy. The rest of us get to read the CSIRO‘s State of the Climate – 2012.
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JAMES HANSEN ON THE CLIMATE March 12, 2012

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James Hansen giving testimony before the Unite...

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For TED,James Hansen gives the speech on climate change and his involvement that the fossil fuel industry just wanted to hear.
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NELSON FLOODS AND MUDSLIDES December 23, 2011

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The rainstorm that last week hit the New Zealand city of Nelson, the 9th largest urban area in the country, was the heaviest ever to hit such a populated area. Civil Defence operations controller, Jim Frater, was quoted in the Nelson Mail as saying:
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HURRICANE IRENE August 28, 2011

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The prediction of increased intensity and frequency of weather events seems to be borne out.
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A MORAL MELTDOWN August 19, 2011

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What sense is to be made of the rioting in England now that fires have been extinguished, the broken windows boarded up, the stolen goods  vanished, and the jails overcrowded?
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THREE-FOLD CHANGE STRATEGY August 7, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Democracy, Environment, Humankind/Planet Earth, Peace.
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So how does change work in our society and our world? For example, last year in New South Wales was the government was changed through an election. We now have another set of people setting the agenda, and in effect imposing top-down change.

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POLLUTION POLICY IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE August 5, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Environment.
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The evidence of increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events would appear to be evident and likely, both locally and globally.
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PUBLIC DEBATE AND CLIMATE July 23, 2011

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Contrary to the proclamation of the self-appointed tribune of the people, radio broadcaster Alan Jones, I think congratulations are in order for Malcolm Turnbull’s statements with respect to climate change and the pressing need to address it.
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“THE ECONOMY, STUPID!” July 11, 2011

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According to Wikipedia, James Carville did say that. He actually wrote three lines: 1. Change versus more of the same. 2. The economy, stupid. 3. Don’t forget health care. And by some calculations since that was in 1992, it is all but a generation ago.

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OVER-POPULATION July 5, 2011

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Population panics have occurred from time to time. One of the most notable, as least in England in 1798 with later editions, was Mathus’ prediction that food production could not sustain the growing population.
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CLIMATE RAMIFICATIONS: CAUSES AND EFFECTS July 3, 2011

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Individuals might be excused for not having the intuitive time frame to encompass climate, let alone change to climate over time that allows it be to observed and seen as real.
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DOGS AND CIVILIZATION June 6, 2011

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Germaine Greer wants dogs killed because they are she believe they are a cause for her bluebells to wilt, but the human-canine connect may reflect a close relationship between cognition and emotion.
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ARCTIC TIPPING POINT May 30, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Environment, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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The House of Representatives features posturing and what passes for debate about advertising for a Carbon Tax, meanwhile in the real world the Arctic ice continues to recede to the point of no return where it is predicted within twenty years we will see real climate change.
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“I BELIEVE . . .” March 24, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Environment, US Politics.
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The problem is I think that religious belief is intuitive whereas scientific belief must meet objective standards. The genius of science arises from the formulations of intuitive propositions that meet external standards.
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JAPANESE REACTOR CRISIS March 18, 2011

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We have heard reassuring words from experts that everything is fine with the problems with the nuclear reactors, but at Fukushima the situation seems instead to be getting progressively worse.
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