June 19, 2011
Kumi Naidoo is the Global head of Greenpeace. He is shown in this video being hit with freezing water fired from water cannons as he tries to draw attention to the madness of drilling for oil in such an ecologically fragile area.
If you agree that this madness must stop please comment away.
The choice is obvious, it’s staring us all in the face, ACT on Climate change, The risks are too great to gamble with
May 30, 2011
As one of the comments states, humans are natural procrastinators! Please spread the word, get your local members of parliament to vote to do something real about managing global warming. We seriously need to implement real change to stop climate change.
November 20, 2009
Just what will we experience here on Earth if the temperature rises by Six Degrees. Watch the video and you may get some idea.
Global Warming is happening. Places are drying up. Just to give an example that I have experienced, When I was a young kid I lived in Canberra, which is the capital city of Australia. We would regularly travel past a place called Lake George when visiting relatives who lived about 6 hours north of Canberra. My memory is that the Lake always semed to be full everytime we would pass it. For a number of years in the period around 1975 to 1983 this lake was regularly full or close to it. For the last 20 years or so that I have regularly travelled past the lake, it always seems to be dry or almost dry. Now this is just one example, however many people that I speak to have mentioned similar stories about more regular dry spells in the last 20 years or so, especially in Southern New South Wales in Australia.
You may have similar experiences from when you were younger, or you may disagree with me, either way I would like to hear from you through our comments.
April 5, 2009
Apparently our own Sun has been a little quiet of late. With fewer sun spots and magnetic fields which are a little weaker than usual.
During this quiet period the Sun is displaying less intense solar flares, Sun spots and storms.
According to NASA scientists this is the quietest period of solar activity since 1913 and it is good news for us here on Earth. The less solar activity means better GPS navigation, Satellites stay in orbit longer and even the effects of Climate change are minimised, although only marginally with a 0.3 degree cooling at the most.
For more details on this story please see the link below at Top news.
October 8, 2008
Our planet has a finite number of animals and plants. If we keep going the way we are, eventually there will be nothing left.
There is only so much oil, only so much coal, only so much uranium. And yet there is abundant sunlight (at least for another few billion years) and by that time we could have transferred us all to another solar system.
Why is it that Australia especially is not going all out to replace the fossil fuel power stations with Solar, Wind, Geothermal and Tidal/Wave power generation. MONEY, that’s why, big business are just too greedy.
Any politicians reading this please wake up and stop the senseless destruction of the only planet that we currently know we can exist on.
Any big business people reading this please take your oportunity to jump on the green bandwagon as that is where your future business will have to operate.
Any other people reading this post, please speak up and let your local member of parliament know how you feel and that you will not except anything other than total respect for our environment.
July 28, 2008
There is an area on the south west coast of Tasmania Australia, where for a good part of the year you get enough wind as they say, to “blow a dog off the chain.” Now you would think that such an area not only could supply a huge amount of not just wind power, but wave power as well.
Well you like myself would be disappointed, they’d sooner build a dam and kill another river… you see, most of the energy concerns are being given to big corporations, who contribute to the political parties, items such as windmills and wave power machines are more suited to medium companies who can’t compete in the area of political donations.
July 27, 2008
I commend the Americans on their efforts to use Tidal energy. In northern Australia, as you will see below, we have Tides that are almost 40′… you got to be careful in these areas where you tie your boat up to, or you could find it underwater or hanging from it’s mooring lines.
Anyway, you can see the high water mark on the rock walls in the video below… can you imagine the power you could generate with the energy in that water? Sure you mightn’t be able lay down power lines back to the cities, but you may be able to say use that power on site, to produce hydrogen or drive a factory that produce solar cells and turbine generators, you know it helps if the manufacturing costs are offset by free or even cheap power.
The reason why they don’t, is because as I often say, “When your snout’s in the trough, the rim’s your horizon.”
Horizontal Waterfalls Fly Over & Jetboat Kimberley
July 27, 2008
There is some controversy over what tunes exactly the Titanic’s band was playing on deck, as they and the Titanic slipped beneath the icy waters of the Atlantic on that April night. But the unconfirmed rumors say “Song d’Automne” and the appropriate “Nearer, My God, to Thee” were heard by the survivors.
WTF is the Hippie talking about I hear you say? Well, at a time when it’s bleedingly obvious that things are going array, and after almost 12 years of total inaction by Bush in the US and Australia’s Liberal (Republican look a likes) government led by John Winston Howard and his merry group of environmental vandals; acting on behalf of the coal companies, you would hope for an improvement.
Sadly Howard’s replacement, Kevin Rudd’s Labor (Democrat look a likes) government’s first action is to put a means test on the subsidy given to people who put solar panels on their homes… yep you heard me right, hard to believe isn’t it, but get this, ironically they said it was because they thought the Solar industries were in danger of overheating.
But wait there’s more. Brendon Neilson, the new Liberal opposition leader, who prior to joining the Liberal party had an ear stud, and who prior to taking command, stated with gusto and feeling “I have never voted Liberal in my life”! is now doing his best to prevent Australia moving from being world leaders in pollution, to being leaders in the no action brigade and full steam a head on the economy. Meanwhile the band’s breaking out their instruments.
Thankfully Western Europe is making an effort, Germany with about half the sunlight of Australia is actually doing more with solar than Australia, Holland and Great Britain are building tidal turbines, even though they don’t have the 10 meter plus tides we have in the north of our country, and Iceland is going gangbusters with geothermal, whilst Australia is thinking about pilot geothermal plants… it’s embarrassing.
But I’m going to save my praise for Allen Jones; currently working on solving London’s power problems, who’s one of the few who’s got a grasp on the fact that centralized power sources; which only suit the power and fossil fuel industries, are largely inefficient and unnecessary, that with a bit of uncommon sense, you can provide all the power you need to drive a city in the city, by using a variety of what’s often referred to as alternative energy… good on you Allen.
July 23, 2008
I’m perfectly OK with a scale of human existence being much longer than generally thought. But, I’m not incline to some spiritual; for want of a better term, ethereal type being devolving back in to our current form. Now I’m not knocking all together the concept of devolution… the current US President George W Bush has some striking likenesses to a chimp, though I’d not want to be so disparaging to the chimps.
As for catastrophic events on Earth, which may have brought to a screaming holt the development of earlier humans, they are many. The polarity issues (North to South and visa versa) occur on a regular though widely spread, apparently the last one occurred about 780,000 years ago, and were overdue for the next one… this will create havoc with GPSs, Aircrafts and boats, and who knows what effects it may have on our electrical systems.
Another possible set back for humans in the distant past could have been of a volcanic nature… should the caldera in Yellowstone let go, and it too is apparently overdue, it would or will devastate, not just the US, but perhaps the planet.
Then a third candidate is meteor or asteroidal impact, and if you want to feel a little paranoid about that nightmare, do a search in Google Earth for impact sites, it’s alarming how many there are and how they are spread over time.
So the possibility that earlier humans and their civilizations were devastated in the past is with us and you only have to realize that under certain circumstances, our civilization is very much dependent on electricity… think about that, think about what happens if the electricity is turned off for a few months along with sudden catastrophic climatic change.
July 21, 2008
Ain’t hindsight wonderful. When you look at the enormous effort to discredit the Democrats over Bill Clinton’s lack of self control and predatory sexual behavior, using what’s seen by many as an appalling misuse of Kenneth Starr’s position on the ‘Office of the Independent Counsel’, with the help of Linda Tripp, another Republican lackey, who somehow gets involved with Monica Lewinsky, to immobilize the Clinton Presidency, you wonder, is this what Democracy is about?
But it still took (in my opinion and many others) a corrupt election, with the aid of George W Bush’s brother, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, as well as Florida’s Secretary of State Katherine Harris, FOX TV (Rupert Murdoch) and the Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, to ensure that all the hard work of Karl Rove came to fruition.
All this was done so that Paul Wolfowitz and Co. could mount an attack on Iraq, who was falsely blamed both for 911 and having WMDs, just so they could get troops into Iraq, thereby controlling Iraq’s oil and giving them an added presence in the Middle East, with which it could control the various local area pipelines, and later mount further attacks on Iran and Afghanistan.
However, it was the BBC’s show Spooks that most eloquently put it all together for me. In the episode known as ‘Aftermath’, where Britain and America planned use climate change to their economic advantage, by the use of military force to capture major fuel sources such as coal and oil.
The plot went on to make the point, the various governments were going to only make a pretense of doing something about fighting global climate change, in actual fact they were going to let the world go to hell, and they were going to use their military might to ensure that they were in total control, and that a good percentage of the world’s population would perish… personally I always thought they would accomplish much the same by some sort of engineered Bird flu or what ever, it is after all, too many people that is at the root of all our problems.
So I guess in the next few years we’ll see if those who think like myself are right.
July 6, 2008
Man if there ever was an oxymoron, ‘clean coal’ is it… what a load of bullshit.
This is what ‘clean coal’ is about, it’s about greed and phoney capitalism, it’s about a bunch of people who’s capitalism can’t get passed either digging it out of the ground, chopping it down or bribing politicians into selling public assets, because when it comes down to it, like I said they are nothing but phoney capitalists, they couldn’t build or design something new and worthwhile, they have to resort to skulduggery to take more than they’ll ever need, they are for the most part addicted to greed and don’t have the balls to make an honest living.
Today I heard our (Australian Labor) Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (aka Kevin Dud) intimate that ‘Clean Coal’ was the future and that selling of our state electrical power utility was the way to go… words fail me, well maybe not. Lets look at their reasons.
Apparently a government can build a public utility, but apparently it can’t run it efficiently? Basically they are admitting that they are incompetent, and they are trying to tell us that private enterprise would do it better, they could raise the funds and do a better job of it… who would you sooner loan money to, a government or a privet company? what a bunch of morons.
This is what will happen if the power utility is sold. First thing that will happen is there will be layoffs, maintenance will be cut back, the price of electricity will go up and the supply will become unreliable… the same sort of thing that happened in California will happen here. The other thing that will probably happen is the coal companies will probably buy the power utilities and it will be the end of alternative energies and meeting the Kyoto limits.
If they had any balls they would put it to a referendum, but they won’t because they know it would be shot down… so much for ‘democracy’ eh?
June 27, 2008
Rumsfield… need I say more? 2.3 Trillion dollars unaccountable in the Defense budget in one year?
Follow the money paper trail to it’s end point stash via a complicated corporate crossdressing, nuge nuge wink wink and you will probably find the Rothschild bank’s… just a guess!