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Power Lines

What is the argument against reason and logic? The latest UN Environment Programme (UNEP) emissions gap report suggests that unless the world begins to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions the 1.5C goal of the Paris Agreement “will slip out of reach,” The figure below, adapted from one created by CICERO’s Dr Robbie Andrews, shows emission trajectories to limit warming to…

Earth Australia

What's next? Opining the lack of type 1 people in public leadership? Federal Election. Climate change anyone? Looking back to look forward. In 1916, the year my father was born, we only knew of our own galaxy. Think about that for a moment... We did not think there were any other galaxies. Consider that in just over one lifetime, we…

A small series of posts over the next week or so on the concept of "Type 1". These will be People, Planet and Challenges. Why? Simply put, my recent experience of public discourse and political debate in Australia (and those seeking public office) suggests we need to look closely for genuine intellectual honesty, strategic vision and coherent world views that can…

Part of the problem or part of the solution? Things really have improved. Perfect? Not by a long-shot. Could you imagine the largest manufacturer in the world, even a decade ago, investing capital and recurrent resources in this level of innovation to recycle the products they produce? http://www.apple.com/recycling/ The cynical amongst us [I count myself as one] have always looked…

ESRI

Its not a long time, twenty-five years. ESRI [ @Esri ] has produced some excellent comparative analyses of Human activities that are reshaping the Earth's surface using 1990 Landsat imagery [left] and Esri’s World Imagery basemap [right] Links LandSat Comparison - Story Map ESRI Story Maps LandSat

In the week that we noted the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, I can't say I ever imagined I would find myself combining the thoughts of Papa Francesco [the Catholic Pope] in his second encyclical letter [LAUDATO SI’] and the assessment of "Mordy Pressing" - Australian Immigration Policy Interpreter and his views on the new sliding scale of ethics. Yet here…

"I want to see the sea." Just 10% of the Aral Sea remains http://t.co/x4f7bMzMlm #BBCRicherWorld pic.twitter.com/pNxdT3zSeK — BBC World Service (@bbcworldservice) February 28, 2015

Reflection begins. This is another personal [but public] journal entry to mark the day. Five years after "Black Saturday" we have a house that we plan to be in the following Christmas. I am not sure I fully appreciated the importance of walls and roof until the permanence of those walls and roof were questioned. We moved in to our…

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