Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Everything you know about electricity is wrong

Interesting opinion piece on the ABC website here about energy vs fuels.

Quotable quote:

"People ask 'do we need nuclear power?'. To me that's like asking 'do we need a broken leg?' If you're really serious about climate - and you'd better be - why pick the slowest, the most expensive, the narrowest, the most inflexible and the riskiest of all the options to put your political weight behind?"

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Melbourne Rally for a Carbon Tax

Recently I attended the Say Yes Australia rally for a price on carbon. In order to count the cost our economy has on the environment and move to a low carbon economy, we need to price our carbon emissions.

Pictures from the day are here on Flickr.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Environmental studies links

Just read a paper extolling the virtues of using online video in education, especially YouTube. It noted that over a third of the top visited websites contain video, but neglected to mention how much internet video traffic is porn.

That aside - in terms of academic quality material in environmental issues, Academic Earth has a number of courses you can watch for free here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Interesting links

For up to date news on environmental issues: The Eco Preservation Society Daily

A longish article on the effects of plastic in the environment from Scientific American.

A press release on the impacts of rising ocean acidity due to human emissions of CO2 on coral reef systems.