Carbon Tax compensation for industry unjustified

The Australia Institute released a policy discussion paper showing how most of the industry compensation on the table is unjustified. These companies are asking for even more exemptions than what’s being flagged. You can watch an interview with the author here (fast forward to 28:33): http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/view/746841 You can download the paper here: https://www.tai.org.au/index.php?q=node%2F19&pubid=842&act=display Finally, here’s […]

Bolivia enshrines natural world’s rights with equal status for Mother Earth

Law of Mother Earth expected to prompt radical new conservation and social measures in South American nation John Vidal reports from La Paz where Bolivians are living with the effects of climate change every day Link to this video <http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/video/2011/apr/10/bolivia-fighting-the-climate-wars> Bolivia <http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/bolivia> is set to pass the world’s first laws granting all nature equal rights […]

From DISCONNECT to SACRED BALANCE – a personal learning journey

(C) Julie Boyd 2010                            A (very) Australian Story ———————————————————————— The 21st century will see monumental change. Either the human race will use its knowledge and skills and change the way it interacts with the environment, or the environment will change the way it interacts with its inhabitants. ———————————————————————— Look at this one Jules. Ain’t she […]

Women…aree doing it for our se..elves! Creating our PREFERRED FUTURE

Back in the early 1990’s Peter Ellyard as Commissioner for the Future raised the notion of PREFERRED FUTURES as opposed to Possible or Probable Futures. Peter’s catch phrase was always We cannot work to create a future we cannot imagine. Peter can be found at www.preferredfutures.org Innovators are emerging from the woodwork, so to speak, […]

Peak Civilisation

Last night Dr Paul Taylor provided a brilliant presentation to residents of the Tweed Valley in northern NSW where he outlined clearly and succinctly, using scientific data, why we need to act now if we are to, in the words of James Lovelock (creator of Gaia Theory) ‘save ourselves’ rather than just trying to save […]

I am Gaia, Hear me Roar

At a seminar today Gaia was described as ‘Mother Earth’, conjuring up pictures of a nurturing, protective, maternal figure. James Lovelock, developer of the Gaia Theory, the fiercely independent 90 year old scientist who has studied much of the human impact  on earth in the past millennium, disagrees. His new book ‘The Vanishing Face of […]