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August 14 in history

1183  Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan took the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures and fled to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan. 641 more words

History

May 10, 1978 - Women's Weekly warns of warming...

On this day in 1978 the Australian “Women’s Weekly” published a piece  “Life in the Year 2000.”  Climate change got a mention…

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Ignored Warnings

May 8, 2007 - Costello ducks and weaves about Ken Henry's advice on emissions trading...

The climate debate was getting very hot in early 2007 in Australia.  Gore had come and gone, Stern was about, the drought went on, and Kevin Rudd was yapping… at everyone’s heels.  217 more words

April 30, 2007 - The Garnaut Review is born...

So, Australian state governments, pushed by NSW Premier Bob Carr, had been banging on about emissions trading since 2004, with a “National Emissions Trading Taskforce” (NETT).   276 more words

Price On Carbon

A Spoonful of Medicine, Owen Gallagher

Published in 2004 in The Irish Catholic, my only publication there – the literary editor, Peter Costello, is the father of a friend. This is a somewhat sturdy review of an entertainingly straightforward little memoir. 652 more words

The Art Of Medicine

Feb 18, 2011 - Chief Scientific Advisor quits her post

It’s hard to speak truth to power. Scientists can talk about science, sure, but politicians have little time, training or appetite for hearing the truth.  On this day in 2011 Australian Chief Scientific Advisor Penny Sackett, quit her post,  having been ignored on climate change (only met Rudd once, wasn’t on the huge delegation to Copenhagen, had just been stood up by Julia Gillard). 170 more words

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Jan 16, 2006 - Liberal Treasurer supports a carbon price. Or does he?

On this day in 2006, the then Australian Treasurer, and presumptive heir apparent to the Prime Ministership, Peter Costello made a speech in Los Angeles, supporting price signals for energy. 337 more words

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