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The Kimberley: a green future - On Line Opinion - 14/1/2013

The Kimberley: a green future - On Line Opinion - 14/1/2013 | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
We must not be hoodwinked into accepting the Premier’s disingenuous claim that the James Price Point industrial precinct will affect only a fraction of the Kimberley’s natural environment.
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“DDT Was So Safe You Could Eat It” — And Other Killer Myths Of Modern Technology

“DDT Was So Safe You Could Eat It” — And Other Killer Myths Of Modern Technology | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Rachel Carson’s brave, science-based book — the beginning of the environmental movement — turns 50. Have we learned anything from giant blunders in the name of progress?

 

'"It just rang true," says Bob Brown, former leader of Australia's Greens Party. "It slowly led to the formation of green politics globally; the establishment of departments of the environment and

ministers, the US's Environmental Protection Agency and eventually their Clean Air Act. Then the formation of the world's first green party in Tasmania in 1972. It was the watershed in modern eco-history."

 

"The natural systems upon which we are totally reliant have their limits," says Stephen Boyden, emeritus professor and founding professor in 1965 of the human ecology program at the Australian National University in Canberra.

 

"Tobacco, or thalidomide, or CFCs are examples of cultural maladaptation," says Boyden, "initially defended by vested interests until reversed by a decisive cultural shift by first-order reformers like Carson." He believes that the current backlash against the clear scientific evidence that humans are accelerating global warming, and the accompanying belief that we can produce a mechanical "fix" to adapt to an

earth with an altered biological cycle, are examples of, "the folly of our minds".'

 

 

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Go ahead for one of world's largest coal mines - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Go ahead for one of world's largest coal mines - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Approval has been given for one of the biggest open-cut coal mines in the world in the state's north-east.
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DNC 2012: Where's Al Gore?

DNC 2012: Where's Al Gore? | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In 2008, Al Gore strode onto the stage at Denver’s Invesco Field to a hero's welcome, throwing his support behind Barack Obama to take on the "global climate crisis." When Obama takes the stage this week, Gore will be nowhere in sight

 

'While many Democrats in Charlotte were reluctant to talk about Gore for attribution, some said Gore's diminished profile — and the environmental movement’s more broadly — is rooted in the mood of a country preoccupied with questions about the economy and jobs.

 

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