Let’s Not Pollute Minds With Carbon Fears-Ian Plimer

NOVEMBER 22, 2019 As soon as the words carbon footprint, emissions, pollution, and decarbonisation, climate emergency, extreme weather, unprecedented and extinction are used, I know I am being conned by ignorant activ­ists, populist scaremonger­ing, vote-chasing politicians and rent seekers. Pollution by plastics, sulphur and nitrogen gases, particulates and chemicals occurs in developing countries. That’s real … Continue reading Let’s Not Pollute Minds With Carbon Fears-Ian Plimer

Maintaining the Myth-Murray Mouth

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority has issued a primer on the importance of protecting the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth, largely based on the assertion that the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and the Ramsar Convention would be threatened if action was ignored. The article reconstructs the history of the introduction of the barrages from … Continue reading Maintaining the Myth-Murray Mouth

Canadian investors’ big thirst for Aussie ag assets

Gregor Heard @grheard 9 Oct 2019, 8 a.m.Agribusiness BIG PLAYERS: Canadian investors have flocked to Australian agribusiness in their droves in recent years. Canadian pension fund PSP Investments' offer for Australian agribusiness Webster Limited is just the latest in a production line of investors from the North American nation looking to get involved in Australian … Continue reading Canadian investors’ big thirst for Aussie ag assets

Flexibility and Conservation-The Darling River.

We can't write appropriate black letter law to deal with a highly variable environment. The reality of Dorothea Mackellar’s "droughts and flooding rains" and you could add ‘not much in the middle’, cries out for adaptive management. The water sharing plans for each of the main water courses in the Basin, need to be expressed … Continue reading Flexibility and Conservation-The Darling River.