Who will help you when the house is on fire?

There's a lot of misinformation spreading on social media about the Australian bushfires. One is that the Green party is to blame for preventing backburning and hazard reduction. This is false. You can read their policy on backburning here. The Australian Greens support hazard reduction burns and backburning to reduce the impact of bushfires when guided by the… Continue reading Who will help you when the house is on fire?

Climate change is like getting into debt

Climate change is like borrowing money and getting into debt. Consider this: you borrow a large sum of money and the interest rate goes up every year. You do not make any repayments on the loan and instead borrow more each year. Pretty soon the amount owing is huge and growing because a) the interest… Continue reading Climate change is like getting into debt

2019 Australia’s hottest and driest year

  These graphs from the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology show how hot and dry Australia has become. Ironically, they were reported by an American newspaper - The New York Times.  The only Australian news source to report the record-breaking heat and drought was The ABC. I cannot find another Australian report of it. Please… Continue reading 2019 Australia’s hottest and driest year

When leadership fails

Australia is the hottest place on Earth right now. Bushfires are raging across the country destroying homes and habitats, smothering cities in smoke, and taking lives - two volunteer firefighters tragically died this week. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister has been holidaying in Hawaii. https://twitter.com/RonniSalt/status/1207813570756395008 Yesterday he realised his mistake and announced he's returning home. https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1207913540406960128… Continue reading When leadership fails