If the world is going to get the energy revolution it requires, it needs realistic energy policies that are scientifically sound and promote a fuel that provides plentiful energy on demand, while doing the least harm to nature. That fuel is nuclear.
The consequence of turning formerly estuarine lakes into man-made fresh water lakes is that annually 900GL of precious fresh water evaporates from the lakes, instead of sea water.
Despite the dam’s present low water level, media is being swamped with contentious arguments about Sydney Water’s proposal to raise the height of Warragamba’s wall by a further fourteen metres.
Plastic in all its various forms has transformed our world.
Obviously it would cost money and it’s likely the Commonwealth would have to assist the state government, which is seriously indebted.
The scenario technique identifies three possible futures to aid critical thinking about climate change. Will basic social and political values survive?
The utopian renewable future promised by Labor and the Greens is based on more fiction than fact, underpinned by faux moralism and will come with an undetermined price tag for little environmental benefit.
In 2018, total deployment of renewable energy stood at about 180 gigawatts (GW), which was the same as the previous year.
Electric vehicles may be the next big thing, but the ALP's policy will do little to help the environment and will do more to waste taxpayers money and hurt consumers.
None of us asked to be born at a time of crisis, But we have been born at such a time, and history has given us an enormous responsibility.
Works such as David Goodstein's On Fact and Fraud: Cautionary Tales from the Front Lines of Science (2010) show scientists as fallible creatures prone to careerism and the posterity disease.
Labor's policy on electrical vehicles (EVs) is probably good politics but it offers little substance in support of its optimistic targets.