Gus: A social Australia
Climate change is set to inflict “severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts” on people and the natural world unless carbon emissions are cut sharply and rapidly, according to the most important assessment of global warming yet published.
A leading international climate change economist has urged Tony Abbott not to “wish away” the evidence for climate change or prevent it from being discussed at the upcoming G20 summit because of “local politics” and a “lack of courage” to confront the scientific evidence.
Ferchrissakes, the British version started under the name of the "Future Warships Project". I've summed up how I see the situation in a wee letter published in the Adelaide Advertiser on Friday:
This year's Halloween has been the warmest on record in the UK, BBC weather has said.
A temperature of 23.6C (74.3F) was recorded in Gravesend, Kent and Kew Gardens, Greater London, surpassing the previous record of 20.0C.
This in response to an article by Victoria Rollison as a comment on Russell Brand and Helen Razer complaining Russell has no economic qualifications or such...
The new pope is a cunning thieving idiot. Actually he may be a clever man but that does not excuse his latest elevated confused ramblings delivered in order to catch more flies... No, dear Benedict, we don't believe that god is a magician who created the world with a magic wand in seven days... And yes, the big bang contradicts the divine act of creation, despite your uttering to scientists, to the contrary.
To claim that the evolution theory and the dogma of creation are compatible or are both "right" is an insult to clear minded people. As an atheist, I mean it and I feel insulted.
The dragon's flame lights up the night as it pours to the ground
while we can only run in fright as fire flays all around
Five hundred of our warriors to Paradise have gone
While we toil upon the earth till we can follow on
The Abbott Government has finally revealed what it has long denied: the Plan B to its savagely unfair Budget — raising the GST.
Remember the existential threat to our nation’s survival represented by Labor’s abject failure to rein-in the country’s spiralling, out-of-control debt?
Australia briefly became an independent state during the Whitlam years, 1972-75. An American commentator wrote that no country had "reversed its posture in international affairs so totally without going through a domestic revolution". Whitlam ended his nation's colonial servility. He abolished Royal patronage, moved Australia towards the Non-Aligned Movement, supported "zones of peace" and opposed nuclear weapons testing.