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View commentsView articleClimate change opportunists aim to hijack Australia's bushfires crisis
The experts who reviewed the Californian fires say '20% to 25% of the wildfire damage resulted from climate change', and '75% is the way we manage lands and develop our landscape'.
By Charles Essery - 3/2/2020
904 days ago
View commentsView articleAustraliaís greenhouse gas emissions strategy is a policy failure
One report notes that the UKís carbon dioxide level, which reduced by 38% between 1990 and 2017, would have been four times higher if change had not occurred through political leadership.
By Chris Lewis - 6/2/2020
638 days ago
View commentsView articleInfrastructure deficit impossible to fix without tackling population growth
Australia's population is expanding by around 400,000 people annually - the equivalent of adding another Canberra-worth of people every 12 months.
By William Rutan - 23/1/2020
5321 days ago
View commentsView articleClimate change means lifestyle change
A United Nations report released Wednesday, 20 November, 2019, warned that worldwide projections for fossil fuel production over the next decade indicate that the international community is on track to fail to rein in planet-heating emissions.
By John Avery - 10/2/2020
533 days ago
View commentsView articleAustralia needs to reassess the role and management of its national parks
The 'State of the Parks 2004' report, said that, in more than 90 per cent of NSW national parks, attempts to manage weeds and pest animals were non-existent, non-effective, or producing only a slow change.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 24/1/2020
5116 days ago
View commentsView articleThe bushfire cause that must not be named
If we wallow in the Twittersphere, we would certainly be convinced that the cause of these tragic bushfires is climate change and that if only ScoMo would announce a 100% renewable target, the fires would immediately abate.
By Geoff Ellis - 13/2/2020
362 days ago
View commentsView articlePelosi, Schiff, Nadler abuse of power rebounds on Democrats
Their partisan political strategy has cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars as the Democrats trashed long-established cardinal legal principles to pursue the President.
By David Singer - 10/2/2020
343 hours ago
View commentsView articleAs the fires rage, we glimpse the evolving abnormal
This has been the summer when we have been forced to see what we have collectively sought to avoid.
By Lyn Bender - 11/2/2020
328 days ago
View commentsView articleDumping on South Australia's First Nations
Shamefully, the federal government has decided to move ahead despite the unanimous opposition of the Barngarla Traditional Owners, native title holders over the area.
By Jim Green and Michelle Madigan - 14/2/2020
313 days ago
View commentsView article'Social tipping points': climate change cultism's survival strategy
With such reanalysis coming to light, the CCCers must act quickly. The climate change tipping points, much like the 'peak-oil' tipping points have not happened.
By Charles Essery - 17/2/2020
3121 hours ago
View commentsView articleEnvironmentalists responsible for much of Australiaís bushfire problem
A major cause of Australia's fire problem has been the high 'fuel loads,' underbrush that, left to accumulate over years, acts as a tinder box for bushfires.
By Tom Harris - 4/2/2020
2812 days ago
View commentsView articleTrolls, bots, bushfires and climate change
The local BBC was claiming some fake social media pushed arson as the major factor and that this was a misinformation campaign by anti-global warming bots.
By Charles Essery - 22/1/2020
2724 days ago
View commentsView articleTriumphal divisions: Trump's State of the Union address
In this year of the presidential elections, President Donald J Trump shows little sign of cowering.
By Binoy Kampmark - 7/2/2020
2611 days ago
View commentsView articleThe travesty of the century
Every past administration knew full well that prejudicing the outcome would doom any prospective deal from the start, and thus settled on providing a general outline consistent with prior internationally recognized agreements.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 17/2/2020
2616 hours ago
View commentsView articleHas Morrison had an Epiphany?
Has our Prime Minister improved in his demeanour since the bushfire crisis?
By Mark Buckley - 5/2/2020
2414 days ago
View commentsView articleIs Donald Trump destined to fail?
Barber argued that there were four presidential styles derived from a person being either 'active' or 'passive' and from being either 'positive' or 'negative'.
By Keith Suter - 30/1/2020
2418 days ago
View commentsView articleNeither heart nor brains
The socialism that I believed in at 20 is substantially different from the socialism of todayís 20 year olds.
By David Leyonhjelm - 24/1/2020
2325 days ago
View commentsView articleCleaning the stables
Recently Senator Bridget McKenzie, a National Party member, and Deputy Leader of the party, was found by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) to have acted outside the spirit of a $100 million sports grant program.
By Mark Buckley - 28/1/2020
2317 days ago
View commentsView articleLost opportunities
Global warming threatens to destroy civilisation, runaway technology is taking over our lives, nuclear war remains an immediate existential threat, while the international system is wracked with bitter rivalries.
By Peter McMahon - 20/2/2020
2017 mins ago
View commentsView articleTrump's and Netanyahu's folly
Thus, controlling the Palestinians' lives and their territory became synonymous with Israel's national security.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 7/2/2020
193 days ago
View commentsView articleNot enough beds
There are more old people requiring residential care than there are beds available. So the power rests with the providers of care.
By Peter Baume - 11/2/2020
157 days ago
View commentsView articleWhat does our future hold: will infections continue to dominate?
Attempts to control the virus like those faced by SARS are turning into a nightmare and tells us much about facing the spread of viral infections.
By Peter Curson - 29/1/2020
1419 days ago
View commentsView articleShort of time: Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates Court
The ailing WikiLeaks founder was coping as well as he could, showing the resourcefulness of the desperate at his Monday hearing.
By Binoy Kampmark - 21/1/2020
1428 days ago
View commentsView articleKilling Soleimani undermines global order
This begs the question as to what sort of global order we will have left if the leaders of one country eliminate the leaders of another simply because they deem them ruthless.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 23/1/2020
1324 days ago
View commentsView articleMoonbeam from the larger lunacy
One would think that the onset of menstrual pain would bring them back to the biological reality that they are women, but no...
By Babette Francis - 22/1/2020
1229 days ago
View commentsView articleThe sinister side of the nanny state
Not many of us like being told how to live our lives, especially by those we donít know and trust. It gets up our nose.
By David Leyonhjelm - 19/2/2020
126 hours ago
View commentsView articleTrumpís attack on state-sanctioned terrorism is sure vote winner
The Democrats irresponsible - and sometimes hostile - response to Trump's decisive action will cost them votes at the next elections.
By David Singer - 21/1/2020
1229 days ago
View commentsView articleBrexit Day
Those who promised to be in attendance were the usual suspects of the Little England brigade who had been so successful in convincing citizens that leaving the European Union was tantamount to gaining one's freedom.
By Binoy Kampmark - 3/2/2020
1117 days ago
View commentsView articleThe best investment in the world
'The only lasting things that you can pass on to your children are not assets, but your value system, and yourself as the best role model you can be.'
By Vern Gowdie - 24/1/2020
1021 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump's dreadful foreign policy
Trump has no coherent foreign policy doctrine, no understanding of historical perspective, and no knowledge of the intricacies of various regional conflicts.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 4/2/2020
1015 days ago
View commentsView articleDamascus: review
You would have to be a brave man to write a book of historical fiction centred around Paul the Apostle because Paul is owned by so many who would protest at any historical or theological anomaly.
By Peter Sellick - 14/2/2020
102 days ago
View commentsView articleThe awful funeral II
Of course, funerals are sad, and people do cry, justifiably. But it was the absence of any other note than the sad that left me in such a bad way.
By Peter Sellick - 28/1/2020
815 days ago
View commentsView articleDe-anonymising social media
Where possible, and as a matter of principle, it is better to expose social media to existing law and existing enforcement methods rather than introduce overspecialised specific legislation.
By Chris Whitfield - 30/1/2020
721 days ago
View commentsView articleBrexit: vindication for de Gaulle but maybe a pyrrhic victory for British nationalism?
De Gaulle said that the UK was 'incompatible with Europe' and that she harboured a 'deep-seated hostility' to any pan-European project.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 20/2/2020
72 hours ago
View commentsView articleThe new jobography
Do we need a new discipline to bring more focus to the changing nature of work: the types of jobs we'll see more of in the future, where they'll likely be located, and their other characteristics?
By Ross Elliott - 31/1/2020
719 days ago
View commentsView articleThe parable of Gospers Mountain
People arrived in Australia at least 65,000 years ago, and by 40,000 years ago they had taken control of fire and changed vegetation across Australia.
By Vic Jurskis - 12/2/2020
78 days ago
View commentsView articleHillary Clinton versus Mark Zuckerberg
Clinton's therapy has been one of self-denial and accusation of others, strained through a device that gives her miraculous exoneration for her own failings.
By Binoy Kampmark - 6/2/2020
613 days ago
View commentsView articleInvisible enemies confront us
More than 15% of the world's population is stricken with a contagious and virulent infectious disease. At least 2% of those infected die.
By Peter Curson - 12/2/2020
68 days ago
View commentsView articleCaptain James Cook as Commander James Bond
These expeditions took place in the early years of the Anglo-French cold war between 1763 and 1776.
By Warren Reed - 18/2/2020
52 days ago
View commentsView articleDinner with Xi Jinping
China is a nation held captive by one man. A regal creature, she covers her bruises with jewels and keeps quiet at international dinner parties.
By Alexandra Marshall - 31/1/2020
514 days ago
View commentsView articleMuddling Democrats: chaos in the Iowa Caucus
Whatever the claims by the Democratic pollsters on the ground, the party has all the work to do ahead of selecting a candidate to make a fist of it come November.
By Binoy Kampmark - 5/2/2020
515 days ago
View commentsView articlePelosi, Schiff and Nadler destroy Bidenís presidential hopes
Trump's trial offered the opportunity to delve into the activities of the Bidens in Ukraine, while Joe Biden was Vice President and President Obama's point man in Ukraine.
By David Singer - 19/2/2020
52 hours ago
View commentsView articleAs the bushfire smoke clears sport can be a social anchor
Through the recent summer bushfire crisis sport organisations - specifically Surf Life Saving Clubs - were at the forefront of emergency service efforts.
By Michelle O'Shea, Hazel Maxwell and Megan Stronach - 3/2/2020
517 days ago
View commentsView articleDisease diplomacy and the heavy hand: China and the coronavirus problem
The reaction by Chinese authorities to the novel coronavirus (now named COVID-19) outbreak has been receiving its fair share of gushing praise from some medical circles.
By Binoy Kampmark - 17/2/2020
43 days ago
View commentsView articleSubverting the blacklist: Kirk Douglas's modest contribution
Memories are imperfect repositories, but there is something to be said about those of actors being particularly susceptible.
By Binoy Kampmark - 13/2/2020
45 days ago
View commentsView articleDiminishing returns: calculated misery in air travel
As Alex Abad-Santos laments in Vox, passengers upgrade their seats, not to get a more spectacular service or experience, but 'to avoid hell'.
By Binoy Kampmark - 23/1/2020
426 days ago
View commentsView articleThe priorities of General Motors: ditching Holden
The sale run in 2019 proved so poor that it saw the cessation of the Opel-based Holden Commodore and Astra in favour of SUVs.
By Binoy Kampmark - 20/2/2020
33 hours ago
View commentsView articleSplit hearings: the Assange extradition case drags on
This is the biggest case of its kind, and will determine, for an era, how journalism and the publication of nationally classified information is treated.
By Binoy Kampmark - 29/1/2020
217 days ago
View commentsView articleCultural evolution and Thailandís Deep South troubles
The shift in economic power towards Muslim women, who are more oriented towards business and career rather than political agendas, is a massive influence on changing cultural aspirations.
By Murray Hunter - 18/2/2020
12 days ago
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