Water, Water, Everywhere

On the ABC’s Landline in 2007: SALLY SARA: What will it mean for Australian farmers if the predictions of climate change are correct and little is done to stop it? What will that mean for a farmer? PROFESSOR TIM FLANNERY: We’re already seeing the initial impacts and they include a decline in the winter rainfall …

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Grasp Your Flotation Device Firmly!

This is one of those ‘only in Australia’ stories. A young couple grabbed two inflatable women they had lying around the house and took them for a ride down the flooded Yarra River in Victoria. The man and woman, both 19, were left clinging to a fallen gum tree in the middle of the river in North …

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Disguised as Compassion

Wayne Swan and Bill Shorten met with representatives of insurance companies yesterday to encourage them to show compassion to flood victims ‘as anger grows over the companies’ “no policy, no payout” stance.‘ Labor wants the insurance companies to give payments to people who don’t have flood insurance. Julia Gillard suggests that not paying out people who didn’t have policies …

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Osama Bin Laden Worried

And so he should be. But what is he worried about? Climate change. Of course. There are two possibilities here. Either Osama is an ignorant bloodthirsty hypocritical loon, and he really does believe that anthropogenic climate change is a bigger threat to world peace than he is. OK, it’s certainly possible. Or he is an …

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