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GLOBAL COOLING! August 22, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming (climate change), Global Warming Politics.
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Maurice Newman, former head of the Stock Exchange, former Chairman of the ABC, and now the Prime Minister’s principle Business Advisor, holds the intriguing view that the Earth’s climate is cooling. He is more contrarian than denier.  What is the basis of this world view? Does it matter?

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POST-ELECTION CLIMATE September 9, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Global Warming (climate change).
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For me the critical issues were: asylum seekers and climate change.
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MUST WE ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE? August 9, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Global Warming (climate change).
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We could if we wished, but apparently we do not want to, but reality has to be accepted. Now the election campaign is underway the issue of Climate Change has been pushed out of sight. Apparently, other concerns are more important. Can democracy even work?

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THEOLOGY AND NATURE July 17, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming (climate change), Humankind/Planet Earth, Nonviolence.
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As we, and those human beings who follow us, confront climate change,  not solely as a scientific theory, but as a lived experience, we may require a new ordering in the world.
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BUSH FIRES AND CLIMATE CHANGE July 12, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming (climate change).
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Last January was a wake up call, but I did not realize the full extent of its warning. The fire danger rating was catastrophic,  but I did not appreciate what that implied. We can expect bush fires, but are we ready for them?
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UTTARAKHAND FLOODING June 25, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming (climate change), South Asia.
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As was the case last year, a portion of of the Himilayas has been subject to flooding, and it seems many of the same factors were in play.
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EUROPE AWASH June 9, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in EUROPE, Global Warming (climate change).
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Summer seems to be the season for extreme weather events. The increasing frequency of such events suggests to casual observation that there might be a connection with climate change.
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THE ONE AND ONLY WAY May 21, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Democracy, Global Warming (climate change).
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Group Think as might be expected is the way of corporations, as is propaganda. When these two characteristics combined with money as political influence, the mere semblances of democracy process are cast into disrepute.
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WE MADE IT: 400(PPM)!!! May 12, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Global Warming (climate change).
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That is all of us. Everyone on earth. As in any common activity there a some slackers, some non-makers. The Chinese and Indians lately have picked up, assisted with imports of Australian coal.
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HOLOCENE COOLING, ANTHROPOCENE WARMING? March 10, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming (climate change), Natural Environment.
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In recent days a study has been publishing suggesting that over the past 11,300 years the mean surface temperature has been showing cooling trend, until the hundred years or so.
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SAVING CIVILIZATION February 7, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Global Warming (climate change).
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At different times it has been alleged that those who see the need to take action with respect to existential challenge of climate change are by so doing putting in peril a perfectly good civilization.

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CLIMATE NEGLIGENCE January 31, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming (climate change).
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We did not see this problem coming did we?
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SO IT IS CLIMATE CHANGE THEN? January 10, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming (climate change), Natural Environment.
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Let’s get conspiratorial. The recent hot weather, with resultant bush fires, is  due to climate change.

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ALTERNATIVE VIEW OF REALITY December 20, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in carbon emissions, Global Warming (climate change).
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Reading the blog Catallaxy is like entering an alternative reality, and commenting can be both weird and productive. For one thing be prepared for the personal attacks.

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THE CLIMATE CLOCK December 12, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming (climate change).
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The times are out of joint. Existing political institutions and the underlying structures of economic and social power have delayed effective responses to the climate crisis, and the delay will continue.
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GOODBYE DOHA December 10, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming (climate change), Global Warming Politics.
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What is to made of the apparent failure at the Qatar talks recently concluded to confront the urgency and magnitude of the global atmospheric and ecological crisis?
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HOT AND NOT BOTHERED November 27, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming (climate change).
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Opposition to government can be both non-pragmatic and destructive. Government is the condition for liberty and social action, not to mention survival and well being.
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LIMITS TO FOSSIL ECONOMY GROWTH November 21, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming (climate change).
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The World Bank ahead of the latest international meeting on the Climate Crisis, next week in Doha, Qatar has is warming that the fossil fuel economy will hit the wall unless the 4 degree Celsius increase in Average Global Temperature.
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“THE MANDATE OF HEAVEN” October 30, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming (climate change), US Politics.
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Days before US General Election, as the rulers allocate more money of war and empire to make the country strong and respected, and as a storm of unprecedented size and ferocity takes form off the eastern seaboard, it seems appropriate to reflect on the “mandate of heaven”.
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CRIMINALIZE COAL? August 2, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in carbon emissions, Global Warming (climate change), Humankind/Planet Earth.
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If climate change is to be taken seriously, banning coal sounds like the right idea.
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