Whales are Dying — Why?

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by Dee McLachlan

It just happens I am writing a movie action script on whales at the moment.  So I am alarmed to see that 416 pilot whales beached themselves overnight at Farewell Spit in Golden Bay at the top of the South Island, New Zealand.

More than 70% have died, with locals desperately trying to save the remaining.

In the many reports I have read and heard so far, there is little talk as to the cause. There seems to be a general acceptance that this is just what happens. [Read more…]

Humanity In Crisis, Part 5: The Radiation from Fukushima

fukushima-2Friday, March 11, 2011 at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan

by Dee McLachlan

I posted a comment yesterday on the Fracking article about a line in a movie called “Interstellar.” The film is about how the human race has essentially destroyed earth — and for the species to survive, they’ll have to search for another planet.

There is one chilling line:

“We’re not meant to save the world… we are meant to leave it” [Read more…]

Fracking the Frack Out of the Land

frackingMidlands, Texas

Kevin Woodman, a regular “Gumshoer,” is an aerial snoop. He pointed us to Midlands in Texas — and from the air, the land is a grid of endless fracking sites and jackpumps. [Read more…]

Australia’s Children Held Hostage to Inaction On Climate Change

ticker_larsenc_crack_free-2A 100-meter-wide, kilometers-long rift in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf

by James O’Neill*

In November-December 2015 Australia was an attendee at the Paris Climate Conference.  Various commitments were entered into, although it took a year for them to be ratified.

According to a press release from the Federal Department of Environment and Energy, Australia committed itself to “strong domestic and international action on climate change.”  The commitments entered into in Paris included the following: [Read more…]

Humanity In Crisis, Part 4: Trashing Our Planet

damian-bakerThe Bobolas family had been been hoarding for over 26 years. Their Bondi Beach, Sydney, home (above) was then forcibly sold in 2016, so the council could recover approximately $160,000 in cleaning costs. The council probably sent the trash to the Bronte tip (below). [Read more…]

Humanity In Crisis, Part 3: The Food Controllers

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by Dee McLachlan

Many years ago I mentored a young couple making a film about child soldiers in Uganda. In one sequence they filmed a huge warehouse stacked high with sacks of US corn. At the time there were literally mountains of this subsidized GM (genetically modified) corn.

The young filmmakers then interviewed local farmers nearby. The farmers were growing a variety of (organic) beans, maize and vegetables. It was all organic, highly nutritious food sold at local markets. But they were going out of business — pushed out by the food AID pouring in, and flooding their market. [Read more…]

Our “Survival Switch” and The Inability To Change Our Worldview. (Are We F*****)

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by Dee Mclachlan

This is a follow up on two previous articles: A Letter To The ABC, and Just Who Is The Fruit Loop Here Mr Faine? (by James O’Neill).

To anyone not familiar with those articles, I will summarize: Jon Faine hosts ABC’s morning talkback radio, and chose “Fake News” as a discussion topic. I called in to complain that it is the mainstream media that are the experts in inflammatory, and also fake news. The discussion migrated to a clash over 9-11.  [Read more…]

A Virgin Hurt Me Up in the Sky – Is the Pilot a Geo-engineer?

chemtraiTrail photographed over Melbourne in 2014, lasted five hours

by Phil Hingston

A year ago, on November 10, 2015, I was moved to write this letter to Virgin Air, specifically addressed to John Borghetti, CEO:

Dear John,

Just a note to say Thanks! for the great spray job Virgin has been doing over these last years. You know, geoengineering and all that.  Especially appreciated was yesterday’s Brisbane to Canberra run, in the Embrayer (VH-ZPK), not to mention today’s monumental efforts from all parties concerned.

Actually, I prefer white hazy looking skies rather than the Oh-so-boring deep azure blue skies I grew up with.

Just a quick question about the contents of the spray mix. Is it really aluminium,  strontium and barium sulphates?? (plus assorted polymers and stuff). Could this not be bad for us???

If so, have any health studies been done on the effects to biological life on the planet??

If the answer is affirmative, would you be so kind as to let us (we the people) know exactly what it is that you are doing to counter the effects of the spray. Thanks in advance…

Or should we just wear gas masks all the time.

Phil Hingston

Needless to say I never got a reply. [Read more…]

The Dumping of Toxic Waste and “Public Opinion” in Australia

flindersThe Flinders Ranges

by Dee McLachlan

While I was working in rural NSW on a film, I had the privilege to work, and become good friends, with a very talented production designer.

As he has a property in the Flinders Ranges, many evenings were spent discussing his distaste for the proposed dump for nuclear waste in that area. [Read more…]

Those Floods We Had Recently: Did Cloud-Seeding Do the Trick?

 floodPrime Minister Turnbull inspects flooding at Tamar River in Launceston

by Mark Wilhelm

Hydro Tasmania used cloud-seeding to create rain in spite of a forecast of heavy rain. Some Tasmanians are complaining that this caused, or at least exacerbated, the recent flooding. What’s going on?

Storms that began on 4th of June, 2016 resulted in strong winds, high surf, and heavy rain in Queensland, northern NSW and Tasmania. Some areas got 200mm (nearly 8 inches) in 24 hours. Three people died, and two are missing.   [Read more…]

The Australia-Ukraine Uranium Deal: What Are They Thinking

chernobyl230 years today

by James O’Neill*

Diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Australia were established in 1991, but it was not until February 2015 that Australia established an embassy in Kiev.  Trade between the two countries is minuscule, amounting to about $40 million a year, mainly in minerals, chemicals and their by-products.

Politically, Ukraine was barely on the Australian radar.  That changed in July 2014 when Malaysian Airlines MH17 was shot down over Eastern Ukraine, killing all on board, including 38 Australian citizens or residents. [Read more…]

Today Is Earth Day: Kiss the Earth

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By Mary W Maxwell

Cancel your trip, if you have signed up for one of those expensive private Space tours. Get your feet back on the ground. All is well here on the beautiful planet. No need to leave. Let’s review a few hot books.

Hands and Feet — and Smarts — Thanks to Trees

  1. Here is what Alfred Romer had to say in a very hot book in 1926, The Nature of the World and of Man:

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