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Urgent Warning: Escalating Threats to Survival of Planet

  An urgent warning of major threats to the survival of our planet has just been published in BioScience. The paper by Ripple et al. (2017) has been endorsed by 15,364 scientist signatories from 184 countries (BioScience, bix125, https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/bix125). They are … Continue reading

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Water Reform in Australia has stopped!

‘Water reform in Australia has stopped!’ Not my words, but those of Prof John Williams, founding member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, opening his keynote dinner address at the recent Goyder Institute Water Forum. He got the attention … Continue reading

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A disturbing lack of rain

Our rainwater tank ran dry this week! We had already switched the house back to mains water at the beginning of October, in the middle of spring, but now in late December there is no more water for the vegetable … Continue reading

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Where is our $550?

The Prime Minister keeps saying that every household is $550 better off due to the scrapping of the carbon tax. Yesterday he said that the best thing he has done for Australian women is the extra $550 in their household … Continue reading

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Australia ranks 5th from the bottom on the world Climate Change Performance Index. This annual review by Germanwatch and Climate Action Network Europe compares action in the 58 countries which produce 90% of world emissions. http://germanwatch.org/en/download/8599.pdf We rate worse than … Continue reading

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