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Old 02-24-2010, 12:22 AM
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Is Australia green enough?

Hey @ all,

I read an article at http://www.greentimes.com.au/glossar...australia.html and after reading I thought:

Is Australia green enough?
What do you do to protect the environment?
Do you care about the environment?
Do you have ideas what we could make better?

I'm happy to wait for your answers

Best regards
Anne


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Hey @ all,

I read an article at Green Australia - Online Eco Friendly Journal, News and Directory and after reading I thought:

Is Australia green enough?
What do you do to protect the environment?
Do you care about the environment?
Do you have ideas what we could make better?

I'm happy to wait for your answers

Best regards
Anne
Quite a few articles at that site Anne and yes we should look after our environment the best we can, needs of living needing to be there and all that.

Is Australia Green enough?
I suppose that'll depend on how you want to describe both green and enough, and just one example - Dams
Water is an essential of life and yet there can always be such enormous opposition it seems governments want to go desal rather than face the opposition.
If you look into what desal and all that power required means and then go and have a look at the pristine locations water reservoirs get developed to!

And then another - power!
Solar and Wind are never going to supply all the needs of a modern society.
Water reservoirs can also offer some power through Hydro systems.
But for base load, current technology gives us coal, nuclear or thermal where it is available [ and a limited life ].
Clean Coal? - a joke - have a read of Savage Planet: Volcanic Killers-Degassing Lake Nyos
As an engineer with both mining and power industry experience, there is never going to be a guarantee re secure subterranean storage because of existing unstable ground conditions and earth tremors.

What do you do to protect the environment?
I live as simple a life as possible, a house where we have minimal heating for a couple of months a year and no airconditioning on a bush block [ low fire risk region ] and leave it for the native inhabitants rather than clear for a ride on mower.
Living simply comes easier with older age!

It is a pity that all level of governments and regional authorities do not back up on their claims of being carbon friendly.

Do you care about the environment?
Of course and other than keeping power consumption to a minimum and surviving on rainwater I'd rather kangaroos get fatter than mow.

Do you have ideas what we could make better?
There needs to be a very independent look [ independent of the IPCC ] at Global Warming, for whether it's carbon orientated or Ice Age Cyclical
Personally I believe there has been something of a global brainwashing whether by default or deliberate.
That it has trickled down through all levels of government and in being taught in schools we'll likely have a planet that is more and more not able to visualise other possibilities!
Global Warming:A Chilling Perspective also worth studying.

To face a warming planet and even warming for Australia in Ice Age conditions [ it being clearly known that Ice Age sheets is of NH impact ], Australia needs to establish a network of dams with a pipeline grid so as the sporadic nature of rainfall can be best coped with for harnessing.

In conjunction with that type of development you could have forest grids, a network of kilometre and greater clearways through greater forested areas.
Horrific! I hear now the outcry.
But do find out how many horrific fires have been in the Victorian region alone and what is worse for the environment and its inhabitants, raging uncontrolled fires or the possibility of well managed forest care through regulated forestry industries and associated greater controlled burn-offs.

With forestry, we will always have the protestors and woodchipping in particular may be of horrendous impact just as it may be that forests spraying in the Tasmania hinterland may be for wildlife health [Tassie devil cancer], peoples health [ East coast cancers rise] and demise of the coastal Oyster industry.
It is something of a fact that Australia has woodchip export as an industry just as we have coal for export and also domestic consumption and both need to be managed for both the environment and security of the workforce and ultimately Australia's economic health.

That aside it is no where near good enough that we have Tasmanian parliamentarians with their heads in the sand and not a boo from Peter Garrett over the waterway pollution and killing of wildlife and people.
Tasmanian leaders are in denial and a great deal of lobbying is needed.

There is also going to be needed much education of the forestry and environmental opposition groups for if we do it their way we'll likely have a third world country with no means for providing all that they enjoy in a developed country.

The recent denial of a dam development in Queensland and desal as an alternate is typical of the stupidity that is developing in our society and it'll be future generations that will see their lifestyle suffer but possibly plenty of forests for regular firestorms with a resultant environment not too well protected nor the ability of many through poverty to be able to enjoy forested areas.

A far better managed water and forestry infrastructure would also underpin significant decentralisation and that itself would help the environment and lifestyles in many ways if decentralisation itself was properly managed but that is something we are likely never to see and mere wishful thinking.





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They have really good articles with much information! Great!
Have you watched the pictures? Watch the http://www.greentimes.com.au/pictures/pictures.html!


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Only 1 thing I want to say. If we doesn't care about our mother nature and going up with not giving importance to the environment, at last it will lead in to a big disaster. Some thing like what we seen on 2012.......

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Is Australia green enough?
-Yes! Definitely. I was stunned when I came to AUS for the first time, the natural view is amazing! If you think it is not green enough, you are not from the earth.

What do you do to protect the environment?
-I do everything I can to protect the environment, the most effecient way I think is less energy consuming, such as less car usage(limit the emmision on cars), less plastic bags usage(using biodegreedable bag or paper instead). Beause as far as I know Australian are the 2nd most energy-consuming people in the world, as the population rises, it will be difficult for this island to affort such a heavy load.

Do you care about the environment?
-Yes of course, but to be honest I'm more concerned on money.

Do you have ideas what we could make better?
-If people say thay care about environment more than their personal interest, they are lying.Government should act its role to regulate the energy usage.


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With the Greens getting so much power these days, it is whether we like it or not...


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Every nation of this world are faced with the same problem,Global Warming the scary truth about it.And every citizen in this world are the ones responsible for it.
What should we do to save this planet?The answer lies within us.As an ordinary citizen of this country the change should start in our homes.Should we start segregating our waste.Or should we use the convenience of a bicycle as our way of transport to minimize air pollution?
But the question is, are we ready for that big change?

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hi,
Well, I think this question is not complete, I believe you must append in the end Is Australia is Green enough to handle pollution done by us ??


Well for this question, I like to answer, No Australia need to grow 100 tree daily, to overcome this condition


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Are politicians watching the same programmes as us?
Are they reading the same papers?
Drinking in the same pubs and talking to the same people as we are?

Then again, would you close down your local car factory or your local oil plant or opencast mine to save the planet?


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hi there... i think its up to us whether we love our mother nature... its everybody responsibility in caring for our mother nature... even in any country global warming is widely felt, its the time that we must act us one for giving love and care for our mother nature... its one of our greatest gift we can offer to our sons and daughters and for our next generation....

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