Desalination Plants are Gaining Salience in Australia
Australia is a dry country, yet it boasts 59,736 kilometres of coastline (for a state/territory breakdown of coastal lengths, see the Australian Government’s Geoscience Education web page). While the supply of salt water is seemingly endless, the supply of fresh water is critically insufficient. The situation demands innovative solutions. Acknowledging […]
Food, not Coal!
Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. – Cree Indian Proverb (Or, in the case of Australia, ‘when the last plot of arable agricultural land has been mined…’) Food security is […]
A Corporatocracy for the People, by the People
Occupy Wall Street is a progressive ideological social movement that is gaining strength in numbers in spite of increasing clashes with police and bad weather. Originating in September of 2011, the movement was initially designed as a popular occupation of 20,000 people targeting Wall Street, New York. The movement has […]
Optimism is nice, but will it bring change?
‘The Greater WE’ presents a case for a massive global economic and social restructuring which is led by civil society in response to the dearth of political will to implement genuine change for our common future. The Salzburg Trilogue, comprised of politicians and civilians, meets annually to discuss these possibilities. […]
Regional Solutions to Biodiversity Conservation
Biodiversity conservation is an urgent matter worldwide. Ecosystem loss and degradation have become pressing issues globally with thousands of species becoming threatened or extinct each year, often in the name of development. From the early 1970s, several conventions culminating in strategic reports or plans have promoted awareness and action for […]