Category Archives: ecology

The crazy saga of the great CSIRO sell-off

CSIRO’s death by 1000 cuts is creating international embarrassment for Australia. Competition isn’t everything. Communities also need people to be neighbourly, tolerant and well-mannered – the civilised attitudes and behaviours that bind us. Based on this need, we created public services … Continue reading

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Smashing headlights is no way to prepare for the future

A Hobart meeting discussing the biggest global issue of them all highlights our dire need for more climate knowledge. If the Turnbull government still needs convincing that we need all the climate modelling and analysis we can get our hands … Continue reading

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How love of nature became an ideology

Dismissing environmental advocacy as left-wing radicalism makes for some ugly politics. [Peter Boyer | 27 October 2015] At primary school I remember doing something called “nature study”, where we collected insects, leaves and such like and discussed them in class. … Continue reading

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