November 15, 2016
21 young Americans have taken on the Establishment, and if the stars align and there is any sense of decency, fairness and a great deal of sensibility, then maybe, just maybe this landmark case could help all of us, most notably our children, grandchildren and those that are still yet to inhabit this place we call home.
Motherboard has the full story, and if you have spare 13 odd minutes, the video below is well worth a look.
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 31, 2008
So there you have it, blue hats cause climate change, now what are we going to do about it?. Seriously, what is really scary is the number of people who still deny that climate change is real and who think that they can continue to keep their heads in the sand. Well I would like to challenge anyone and everyone to start conserving power, walk instead of drive where possible, spread the word to your friends and most of all let your local politicians know that you are not prepared to take inaction anymore. We must act and we must act now.
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.
September 25, 2008
Why do Fox and anyone else for that matter continually try to discredit the notion that climate change is man made? Why?
They have vested interests.
All I have to say is;
1. The world has lost about half of it’s forests due to clearing. These forests act as huge carbon sinks. The trees are basically solidified carbon.
2. Since the industrial revolution, there have been countless numbers of factories built all around the world which are releasing billons of tonnes of carbon dioxide, Sulphur and other greenhouse gases and toxins into the atmosphere each and every day.
HOW CAN SCEPTICS SAY THAT MAN IS NOT ADDING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
We are obviously adding to the problem in a big way. It’s just commonsense.
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 19, 2008
It’s probably the Engineer in me that loves this stuff… these machines are awesome and I’m very impressed with the way Malaysia solved their traffic and flood mitigation problems.
This initially is going to sound a little hypocritical, when I mention that I was a draft dodger. No it wasn’t that I wouldn’t fight to protect Australia… I just wasn’t going to be involved in propping up a corrupt South Vietnamese government. Actually, I’m in favor of National Service… not necessarily in the military service, but more for full Citizenship Rights; including tax benefits.
Now the National Service which I would like to see implemented in Australia, is I believe, more along the lines of Norway’s National Service, where people who had ideological issues with the military, could opt instead for positions within other government organization or on national projects.
What has this to do with TBMs? Well, when I see these machines, I see an opportunity for Australia to carry out large long term projects. Projects such as using a variety of these TBMs to rebuild our dilapidated and wasteful storm water and drainage systems, which would then incorporate power, gas, and water mains… that would get rid us of those godawful and dangerous power lines, thereby reducing the numbers of people killed and horribly injured on the roads (and save countless billions of dollars in the long run). It would also reduce the likelihood of increasing power outages from the probable increasingly frequent and violent storms caused by climate change… and it would allow us importantly, to make use of whatever storm water we get.
No doubt I’ll be shouted down by a variety of people, but I don’t see any government being likely to under take such huge projects, those morons cant see past the next election, and their sole method of insuring they win, is pleasing big business, who likewise are short sighted and can’t see past their own bottom lines.
If I was Emperor, after I’d rid us of most of the Lawyers (spit on the ground) and politicians; I’d run the country by referendums like Switzerland. The first thing I’d suggest, is that we maximize the funding to the universities, collages and schools, get them to come up with the necessary alternative plans needed to run Australia… part of my idea is to reward participants for their two years of National Service, by giving them a fully funded University or Collage education, or conversly a low interest business loan or home loan. A dumb country only serves the elite few, whilst an educated country serves the majority… you either spend money on jails or schools.
By doing this we could undertake national projects that could extend for decades and which would normally never be undertaken by governments… or businesses. We could do the things that politicians are now totally incapable of doing, and perhaps gain a few fringe benefits, such as engendering some national pride and camaraderie, which I’m sure would come when people from differing walks of life work together, as they did on the rare but incredibly successful Snowy Mountain Scheme… anyway I’m raving again and my finger is getting sore from typing, so enjoy the other clips.
Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) in action in Kuala Lumpur
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June 22, 2008
Video: TED Talks
In this video Al Gore talks about a new approach to the way we think about climate change. Al talks about new evidence that suggests climate change is happening faster than previously predicted and how we need to act with much more conviction.