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CO2 and population growth (The Australian 20070223)


ENVIRONMENT Minister Malcolm Turnbull estimates that by 2015, the ban on incandescent light bulbs will save 4 million tonnes of CO2 from going into the atmosphere annually. He doesn’t mention that by then, another 54 million tonnes per year will be emitted as the result of population growth.

September 16 2011

Strings tied to US aid? (Guardian Weekly, 20070112)

It seems churlish to criticise the US President’s new $1.2bn five-year malaria initiative (Bush renews efforts to cut malaria deaths, GW, Jan 5-11), nor the earlier $15bn President’s emergency plan for Aids relief (PEPFAR). Yet so much money given in aid by the US Government has had strings attached that one has to ask: what strings will be attached to the malaria program?

September 16 2011

Water woes. (Canberra Times 20070126)

No question about it, Malcolm Turnbull is a pretty bright fellow, and therefore a welcome addition to a government not overburdened with them.

He should certainly be smart enough to work out that his big job of saving water is being made so much the harder by substantial increases each year in the number of consumers of the stuff.

September 16 2011

The real problem is too many people (The Age 20070313)

I agree with Don Jordan (Letters, 12/3) in questioning Melbourne's population growth but is it any more practical to move people to rural centres? You really wonder what political intelligence is at work when you see new estates going up in Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong, where there is no water.

September 16 2011

About those light bulbs (Canberra Times 20070224)

Rosslyn Beeby ("We need brighter ideas", February 21, p2) is right to call Malcolm Turnbull's ban on incandescent light bulbs a "micro-step".

Mr Turnbull estimates that by 2015, the ban will save 4 million tonnes of CO2 from going into the atmosphere annually.

September 16 2011

CO2 and population growth (The Australian 20070223)


ENVIRONMENT Minister Malcolm Turnbull estimates that by 2015, the ban on incandescent light bulbs will save 4 million tonnes of CO2 from going into the atmosphere annually. He doesn’t mention that by then, another 54 million tonnes per year will be emitted as the result of population growth.

September 16 2011

Strings tied to US aid? (Guardian Weekly, 20070112)

It seems churlish to criticise the US President’s new $1.2bn five-year malaria initiative (Bush renews efforts to cut malaria deaths, GW, Jan 5-11), nor the earlier $15bn President’s emergency plan for Aids relief (PEPFAR). Yet so much money given in aid by the US Government has had strings attached that one has to ask: what strings will be attached to the malaria program?

September 16 2011

Water woes. (Canberra Times 20070126)

No question about it, Malcolm Turnbull is a pretty bright fellow, and therefore a welcome addition to a government not overburdened with them.

He should certainly be smart enough to work out that his big job of saving water is being made so much the harder by substantial increases each year in the number of consumers of the stuff.

September 16 2011

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