Climate Change Research

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blindboy started the topic in Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 at 10:07am

I thought I might again.

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Michael Bourne commented Monday, 12 Oct 2020 at 11:09pm
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shoredump commented Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020 at 7:18pm
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Westofthelake commented Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020 at 8:26pm

Old mate Mal on fire...

Shame he wasn't like that when he was PM.

Should he go and join the Labor party?

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AndyM commented Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020 at 8:41pm

So he does have a spine after all.

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Ralph commented Sunday, 15 Nov 2020 at 2:20pm
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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 15 Nov 2020 at 2:48pm

"Good article from that left leaning rag the SMH.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/we-need-to-talk-about-kevin-and-..."

One of the best articles I've read all year, i was saying almost the same thing here not long ago. (they have just said it ten times better than i ever could)

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stunet commented Sunday, 15 Nov 2020 at 3:57pm

Tom Switzer is left-leaning?

You got vertigo or something?

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san Guine commented Sunday, 15 Nov 2020 at 5:17pm

Sorry, but you're tripping if you think that Switzer is not partisan

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AndyM commented Sunday, 15 Nov 2020 at 7:03pm

Tom Switzer is the head of the Centre For Independent Studies, a right-wing think tank.

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freeride76 commented Sunday, 15 Nov 2020 at 7:28pm

he presents "Between the Lines" on ABC RN. He's broadly centre right and has a range of viewpoints on there, mostly from centre left to classical conservative.

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stunet commented Monday, 16 Nov 2020 at 9:13am

To be clear....well actually, to indulge my Monday morning procrastination...Mal and Kev are both A-grade wankers, of that there is no doubt. Yet all they did is put an issue on the table that's been simmering for a very long time. In the past it's been raised by people as close to the organisation as scion James Murdoch or longtime employee Tony Koch.

Tom Switzer makes no mention of that.

He also makes no mention of the 500,000+ people that signed Kev's petition - a record number apparently.

Switzer's played a classic hand of 'shoot the messenger'. It was a loaded piece of journalism, not at all balanced. It should also have been disclosed that he worked at The Australian for a decade.

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Ralph commented Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 at 7:50am

Yeah for sure Tom Switzer is a conservative. I think he said in the article that he used to work for the Australian. His weekly program on RN is normally from a conservative viewpoint but they are moderate and a breath of fresh air on RN. SMH is still left leaning but they choose to publish a Tom Switzer column presumably to provide an alternative view which is a good thing, A bit like the Weekend Australian which publishes a weekly column by Phillip Adams.

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sypkan commented Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 at 10:45am

"His weekly program on RN is normally from a conservative viewpoint but they are moderate and a breath of fresh air on RN. SMH is still left leaning but they choose to publish a Tom Switzer column presumably to provide an alternative view which is a good thing, A bit like the Weekend Australian which publishes a weekly column by Phillip Adams."

nice to see there's still the odd person here and there that appreciates a little 'diversity' of opinion in our media landscape. wholeheartedly agree switzer is a breath of fresh air on RN. I love RN but geez the bubbleness can be nauseatng at times

I even don't mind amanda vanstone, I found vanstone way beyond nauseating when she was in politics, but quite enjoy her show on RN, ...except maybe that little soapbox thing shes does, that can be bit ewwww...

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H2O commented Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 at 11:15am

Peter Van Oslen opinion pieces in Australian also in contrast to the usual Gerald Henderson types that lurk there.

H20

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keano commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 12:14pm

https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/news/politics/2020/12/12/the-liberal...

“Matt Kean doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” the prime minister said. “He doesn’t know what’s going on in the federal cabinet and most of the federal cabinet wouldn’t even know who Matt Kean was.”

Ha ha, fucking love it! Well, I guess they well and truly do now. And sounds to me from this Matt has a very clear idea of what is going on in federal cabinet. And he thinks it's a load of bollocks.

Great article. Great vision for what this country could be. And yes, we are related but I've only ever met Matt once at a family funeral.

Amazing to see a politician from the conservative side of government negotiate a deal like this at this time. If he can get this stuff across the line, in the face of a hostile federal government and media hysteria, and force real change it will be interesting to see where Matt ends up and whether those in cabinet who didn't know who he was are in a few years wishing they had paid more attention.

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Westofthelake commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 6:14pm

Nice one keano.

And how's that Mark Latham posturing. What a fulltime tosser that bloke is.

Good result and shows how important one person can be (as we know).

Here's an excellent overview of the federal circus in relation to 'climate change' action:

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velocityjohnno commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 7:18pm

Good man Keano, he's well thought out.

He sees the massive change in the underlying economics going on.

An oldie but a goodie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b3ttqYDwF0

The pace of change is going to be fast.

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shoredump commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 8:53pm

I love it.
So good to see this, there!!

I remember in the 80’s & 90’s my mum pushing health food into me and assuring me the world will catch on.
I thought then that she would be wrong, just as I watch the current world momentum, and patterns are everything, and can’t see a lot other than blindboys shuffling of the titanic deck chairs. I’ve picked up my instrument, and I play.
But, avo is the new durry*, as we all know now, and maybe I will be wrong again.
This is the future, finally permeating into our current shit show. Into where it matters, the majority, and their leaders!
Long live intelligent human beings

* got nothing against anything, so long as it’s done in moderation

Moderation should be the golden rule with everything

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JamesBrown89 commented Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 at 1:55am

if we (the vast majority ) cant make sudden dramatic changes our self's.... well fear the worst cause somebody else may decide to make sudden dramatic changes for us (the vast majority ). if you don't believe that scenario could happen ask yourself what would you do in a world of famine?

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Westofthelake commented Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 at 9:11am

The way it's going you wont need a wetsuit in Victoria in the future...

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/13/climate-crisis-recor...

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D-Rex commented Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 at 7:08pm

How awesome would that be - bring it on!