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Some climate change denialists are really stupid

August 10, 2015 - 18:03 -- Admin

Above is a photo of some place in Greenland. The unknown place looks a lot more hospitable than most of the photos I’ve seen of Greenland.

Greenland offers up a cold, icy, unwelcoming landscape. And this is the evidence, apparently, that the world is cooling – not heating.

Some climate change denialists are really stupid. The voice behind the logic that gives us Greenland as the best evidence that the world is cooling belongs to one of them.

Why shouldn’t retired politicians be made to wait too?

August 9, 2015 - 16:51 -- Admin

I saw this comment on Facebook that struck a chord with me and was too good not to share:

“Joe Hockey wants us to work until we’re 70, but he could retire tomorrow and start getting his parliamentary pension straight away. Wouldn’t it be good if retired parliamentarians had to wait until they too are 70 before they starting receiving their pensions?”

What a great idea.

Why shouldn’t retired politicians be made to wait too?

Alchemy, phonics and the future of our children

August 9, 2015 - 11:27 -- Admin

As alchemist Abbott tries to turn coal into gold and professor Pyne pushes phonics, our children’s future is being placed in jeopardy.

A recent report from chief scientist Ian Chubb stated that 75 per cent of the fastest growing occupations required science, technology, engineering or mathematics skills and knowledge yet there has been a continuing decline in the percentage of year 12 science and maths students over the past two decades.

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