Byron is not a 'green shire'. Money, greed and a complete inability of council to protect the natural assets and the beauty of this place will ensure its ultimate destruction.
When all 1,655 maximum temperature series for Australia are simply combined, and truncated to begin in 1910 the hottest years are 1980, 1914, 1919, 1915 and 1940.
We look at television to see the havoc that mankind is wreaking on the earth and in the sea. It is easy to think that this mankind is something other than ourselves.
The review completely fails to address the primary cause of catastrophic Koala decline in the state: government mismanagement.
The first of the shrewd options is to withdraw from the Paris agreement and abandon the pledge to force Australian emissions in 2030 to be 26 to 28 per cent lower than emissions in 2005.
The magnificent old growth forests of East Gippsland are a national treasure. Yet state-endorsed logging continues in this region, undermining the rich tapestry of plants and animals that support human health.
Big Mining is not that dumb. Their climate 'concern' is more motivated by self-interest - they see long-term profits flowing from the silly green agenda.
The senate committee recommends a comprehensive national energy transition plan for the orderly retirement of coal fired power generation.
Overall, the notion that shale production can continue to rise for another 25 years is doubtful.
This debate has been had repeatedly and the answer is always the same. It is time to put this tired talking point to bed and get on with the energy transition we can no longer ignore.
There are two difficulties, intermittency and the same winds blowing across state borders causing correlated variations in the supply of wind power.
This essay is a discussion about two books, widely different in their story. Each was given to me by its author, a friend.