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Barbara Carlisle

THIRD PIPE MANDATED WITHOUT PLANT LOCATION

THIRD PIPE COMPLIANCE APPROVAL BASED ON PLANT BEING BUILT ON GOLF LINKS ESTATE By way of background, Manningham, in 2008, had entered into an agreement with Yarra Valley Water and Melbourne Water to develop an integrated approach to water servicing across Doncaster Hill which was to be YVW’s first venture in a built up area. […]

THE DOOMSDAY CLOCK EVER CLOSER TO MIDNIGHT

THE DOOMSDAY CLOCK IS WITHIN ONE HUNDRED SECONDS OF MIDNIGHT According to the United Nations the greatest level of peril to humanity since its creation in 1947 is the threat posed by climate change and the growing nuclear threat. On climate, two major UN summits fell dismally short of the action required to limit the […]

POPULATION GROWTH BEGAN WITH FOSSIL FUELS

AS GOES FOSSIL FUELS AS GOES HUMANITY To a first approximation, everything we’ve done since 1900, including agriculture, has been the result of our use of fossil fuels. The biophysical driver of fossil fuel energy transcends all political boundaries and philosophies. Fossil fuels have supplied 89% of the total primary energy used throughout the world […]

OUR STUDENTS FALL BEHIND IN WORLD RANKINGS

CHINESE COUNTERPARTS THREE YEARS AHEAD IN MATHEMATICS The 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report, published on Tuesday 26/11/19, has found Australian students sit just slightly above the OECD average in maths literacy — its lowest level since the survey began. The study of more than half a million fifteen year old students has […]

CLIMATE CHANGE IS NOT THE CAUSE OF BUSHFIRES

“FIRES WERE LIT BY THE HAND OF MAN”. ..BLACK FRIDAY INQUIRY JUDGE  STRETTON There is no evidence to suggest a correlation between the incidence or the ferocity of bush fires and climate change. Bush fires are no more prevalent today than what they were in the early 1900’s. While Australia is particularly fire-prone, natural fires […]

MORE COAL & LITHIUM MINING FOR ELECTRIC CARS

COAL POWERED ELECTRICITY NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE AND CHARGE THEIR BATTERIES The International Mining and Resources Conference in Melbourne resulted in mining executives being harassed, spat on and dragged to the ground by misguided protesters. Yet, as the title would suggest, the conference was

MELBOURNE GROWTH IN FORCED CAR OWNERSHIP

TRANSPORT POVERTY OCCURS WHEN TRAVEL COSTS EXCEED HOUSEHOLD AFFORDABILITY Forced Car Ownership’ (FCO) describes low income households with high car ownership, resulting in a high proportion of their income going to their cars. The cost of running multiple cars, combined with housing costs, puts considerable stress on low income households. Monash Institute Research has identified […]

WEATHER STATIONS SHOW WORLD NOT WARMING

MAJORITY OF US STATES RECORDED HIGHEST TEMPERATURES IN THIRTIES OR EARLIER The US average hottest daily temperatures (AHDT) graph (right) shows 1905 as similar to the reading of 2015. The NOAA temperature graph shows a similar upward warming trend from 1910 to the late 1930’s but from then on a substantial warming trend in contrast […]

HIGHEST WARMING RATE IN TWENTIETH CENTURY

According to NOAA the rate of global warming from 1880 to 2018 was only 0.70 degrees Celsius per century and would have been less had they not increased all the recorded temperatures from 2001 to 2013. Even with the changes to their temperature data, it was nowhere near the 1.36 degrees Celsius per century rate […]

NOAA RAISED ANNUAL TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES

Fifteen Hottest Years Prior To 2015 Were All Increased By An Average Of 0.05 C. “The ranks and temperature anomalies in the annual reports represent the values known at the time when each report was issued. The actual ranks will change as subsequent years are added to the dataset. The anomalies themselves may change slightly […]