Arbor Day

Arbor Day: Inspiring People To Plant, Nurture, and Celebrate Trees As the level of CO2 in the atmosphere relentlessly rises towards 400 parts per million mark, we seem to be incapable, as a species, of altering our behaviours that are driving the rise. The main behaviour is, of course, our burning of fossil fuels. While […]

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Atmospheric CO2 Level Hits 400ppm. Milestone

On May 9th., 2013, humanity reached new heights. But not a high we can be proud of. The American National Oceanograhic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that the 400 parts per million mark for atmospheric CO2 had been passed at it’s Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. The Mauna Loa Observatory (MLO) is a premier atmospheric […]

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Arbor Day

Arbor Day: Inspiring People To Plant, Nurture, and Celebrate Trees As the level of CO2 in the atmosphere relentlessly rises towards 400 parts per million mark, we seem to be incapable, as a species, of altering our behaviours that are driving the rise. The main behaviour is, of course, our burning of fossil fuels. While […]

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What A Wondrous Universe: The Hubble Ultra Deep Field

In the 1950’s, my best friend, Robert, introduced me to astronomy. I introduced him to stamp collecting. I definitely got the better of the deal- the stamp collecting is now a thing of the past for me, but a love of astronomy just grows and grows. Rob had a little terrestrial (not astronomical) telescope, with […]

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El Nino Returns To Australia

El Nino is a cyclical weather pattern, where warming of the Central and Eastern Pacific areas  leads to major shifts in weather patterns across the Pacific Ocean. El Nino tends to bring hotter, drier conditions to Australia. When the pattern reverses, it’s called La Nina. I started marketing water tanks in 2002. Of course, they […]

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Carbon Tax Introduction: The Sky Won’t Fall In

This Sunday sees the introduction of  Australia’s ‘Carbon Tax’. The ‘Chicken Littles’ of our country, with Tony Abbott as chorus-leader, and assisted by complicit or compliant media, have been running one of the most-successful (so far) scare campaigns that I can remember. And I can remember back a long way… So, will the sky fall […]

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Free: Climate Change eBook by CSIRO

Climate Change: Science & Solutions for Australia Frankly, the science is settled. Climate change happens. Global warming IS taking place. Human activity IS contributing to global warming. There ARE going to be consequences- many inconvenient ones. We need to act more strongly and more quickly than we are to mitigate change. We need to plan […]

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