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15 Articles by TypingIsNot Activism

‘Man With Bulldozer, Chainsaw, and Woodchiper Knows Best’

February 7, 2009. Black Saturday. The Victorian firestorm that left thousands homeless and hundreds dead. Only Pentecostal Danny Nalliah, pastor of Catch The Fire Ministries, had the good sense to look past all the enraged finger-pointing and publicly blame Victoria’s frivolous abortion laws. The comparably visionary Miranda Devine, writing ... keep reading

Written by TypingIsNot Activism in February 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Industry & Business, Logging, Politics & Government

Germaine Greer gets it wrong on deadly Aussie bushfires

Got to admit that I quite enjoyed Germaine Greer’s overtly pragmatic epitaph for Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. As a virulent pissing contest engulfed Australian and global semi-celebria, with each successive politician and MTV host proclaiming greater and greater love and admiration for a bloke that many thought of as ... keep reading

Written by TypingIsNot Activism in February 2009, about Deforestation, Environmental Disasters, Industry & Business, Politics & Government (3 comments)

Australia Sabotages Climate Negotiations

It is now almost impossible to believe that the first official act of the Rudd Labor Government was to sign Kyoto. Barely a year after that act, now reduced to almost empty symbolism, Kevin Rudd and his climate change and environment ministers - Penny Wong and Peter Garrett - must own responsibility ... keep reading

Written by TypingIsNot Activism in December 2008, about Carbon Trading, Climate Change, Emissions, Politics & Government

Tassie's Dioxinated Melodrama Continues

Tasmanian timber giant Gunns got another free pass from Labor at federal and state levels this month. Local NGO Environment Tasmania and three Tamar Valley landowners are seeking a Supreme Court order that the state government explain why its pulp mill legislation prevents the awarding of compensation in the event ... keep reading

Written by TypingIsNot Activism in October 2008, about Industry & Business, Logging, Politics & Government

Think "Climate", Think "Doooom"....

Editor's Note: Another contribution from our friends at Alternative Media Group Professor Ross Garnaut’s supplementary report on emission reduction trajectories and targets is even more exciting than it sounds, yet it seems to have been read by very few people who hold strong opinions about its apparent conclusions ... keep reading

Written by TypingIsNot Activism in September 2008, about Climate Change, Industry & Business, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government

Interview with Senator Christine Milne: Peter Garrett's Pulp Mill Countdown

Editor's Note: Thanks to our friends at Alternative Media Group for this insightful interview with Tamsmania's Green Senator Christine Milne. Senator Christine Milne is a Green from Tasmania in the Federal Upper House. She has fought all manner of environmental destruction, in particular the industrial consumption of Tasmania ... keep reading

Written by TypingIsNot Activism in September 2008, about Politics & Government

G8 agree climate goal: almost nothing better than absolutely nothing?

News has just come in from Japan that leaders of the G8 have agreed in broad terms to aim for a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. At last year’s summit in Germany they agreed to seriously consider a plan to cut greenhouse emissions by 50 per ... keep reading

Written by TypingIsNot Activism in July 2008, about Climate Change, Politics & Government

New Australian book: planet doomed.

 Due to be released shortly, a book from CSIRO Publishing promises to put the climate change debate in Australia back on track. Ten Commitments: Reshaping the Lucky Country’s Environment is divided into three categories - ecosystems (desert, marine, etc.), sectors (forestry, fisheries), and cross-sectoral and cross-ecosystem themes.Leading environmental scientists ... keep reading

Written by TypingIsNot Activism in July 2008, about Climate Change, Deforestation, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government

Getup's Pulp Mill Poll Carries Warning for Australian Future

I’m not much for analysing polls, though I certainly admire the astuteness of those who are able to do so in meaningful ways. Citizen lobby group GetUp has just taken this poll looking at Australian attitudes to the ongoing clusterf&%k that is the Gunns would-be pulp mill project ... keep reading

Written by TypingIsNot Activism in June 2008, about Deforestation, Logging, Politics & Government

New Australian Climate Law & Policy Initiative

In early March Sydney University’s Faculty of Law launched a new multidisciplinary initiative – the Climate Law & Policy Group. In line with recent developments – the UK’s Stern Report in 2006, reevaluation of the Kyoto Protocol during 2007 and Australia’s current review process under Professor Ross Garnaut – the initiative ... keep reading

Written by TypingIsNot Activism in March 2008, about Carbon Trading

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