Category Archives: Carbon Debate

Climate Trumped

Everything that Donald Trump does is a combination of good and bad and both are always out on the extremes. His decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Change Accord is a typical example of classic Trump. He deservedly won praise … Continue reading

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Rating Malcolm

Australia has had 29 Prime Ministers – some excellent, a few worthy of special mention, many mediocre, some shockers. I thought that I would rate them while enjoying a wee dram of superb single malt scotch whisky – Lagavulin from the Isle … Continue reading

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2016 – Turnbull year of destiny

My holiday reading included a very readable book called Born to Rule, an unauthorised biography of Malcolm Turnbull by veteran journalist Paddy Manning. I enjoyed it immensely. Paddy makes it clear he is not a Turnbull fan, but he treats … Continue reading

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The Remains of a Year of Tumult

I have been around for 84 years, none of them ever boring, but 2015 has been a corker. Happily, the two most incompetent political leaders of my era were removed from power – Tony Abbott in Canberra and Campbell Newman … Continue reading

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THE CLIMATE GUYS HIT PARIS

I am a committed environmentalist, actually a conservative Green, but I am convinced that Climate Change Conferences are a colossal waste of time and money, as was proved by the ridiculous disaster of Copenhagen a few short years ago.

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TONY ABBOTT AND THE LONG SEARCH FOR YESTERDAY

Whenever our nation is in crisis we yearn for the good old days when threats like this did not happen. Whenever we avoid a crisis we say it is because we honoured old traditions that were certain to keep us … Continue reading

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THE POPE AND THE ENVIRONMENT – HAS FRANCIS CROSSED THE LINE

Pope Francis has issued an encyclical on the Environment called Laudato Si in which he firmly and clearly outlines his views on global warming, climate change and pollution, while linking them with poverty, employment, economics, science and religion.

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The Search for Clean Coal

The coal industry is at a crisis point worldwide, and any fallout from its decline will impact heavily on the Australian economy. Barack Obama has stated that his goal is to gradually shut-down every coal fired power station in the … Continue reading

Posted in Business and Enterprise, Carbon Debate, Community and Values, Environment, Everald@Large Newsletter 2013, Government, Mining and Resources, Nuclear

Carbon – A debate without end.

In his Budget Reply speech last month, Tony Abbott resoundingly confirmed his previously-stated intention to immediately repeal the Carbon Tax if he is elected Prime Minister in September. This means that the nation as a whole now needs to consider … Continue reading

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The Political Turbulence of Climate Change

The abnormal weather patterns that have caused havoc on every continent over the past year have revived concerns about global warming and climate change. Having listened for years to passionate speeches about these subjects from scientists and politicians on both … Continue reading

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The war over power prices.

The “war” over power prices reached a crescendo last month with the Prime Minister and Premiers blaming one another for the excessively high power prices from which we currently suffer. However, we should all stop playing the blame game for … Continue reading

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We are just about carboned out.

Well, the carbon tax is now a reality. So, what does it mean to the average punter who has absorbed as much hot air about carbon as he or she can take. First of all, most Australians don’t understand this new tax, as it … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon Debate, Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Government

Carbon Chatter everywhere and not a Drop of Commonsense

The feature article in the April Edition of Everald@Large was called Howards Way, and it recommended that Gillard and Abbott should get together to implement the Emission’s Trading System that John Howard took to the 2007 Election as a policy that he said he would … Continue reading

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It’s time to take another look at Howard’s Way

The vicious and polarising screaming match that currently represents the national debate on Carbon Tax is a profound disgrace, and must stop immediately. If it continues, it will turn Australia into a violent society. Clearly, it’s time for everyone to … Continue reading

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Clean Coal – The Greatest Moral Challenge of our Time

Bob Brown has said that coal companies should pay the costs of all flood damage because the use of coal is (supposedly) the basic cause of climate change, and is specifically responsible for the violent rains that have hit eastern Australia. As leader of a … Continue reading

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