Author Archives: Eclipse Now

Adani approved at risk of losing desert oasis.

Wow, what a surprise. The Adani corporation have promised that they really truly wuly studied the water impacts on a local desert oasis wetlands. The Queensland government just rolled over and accepted their findings. I mean, Adani hired someone who … Continue reading

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Environmentalist gets Obama to put $150 billion into wind and solar, and is horrified by the results

Michael Shellenberger is an environmentalist who grew up having holidays in national parks across America. He loves it. He lead groups that eventually succeeded in asking Obama to put $150 BILLION into renewables. (They originally wanted $300 billion.) He was … Continue reading

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Solar not so ‘clean’ after all!

Don’t want a nuclear power plant in your backyard? What about a rare-earth’s mine for solar panels? This tailings dam is 11.5km in diameter. Wikipedia explains that “Chemicals in the dam have been linked to lower crop yields in surrounding … Continue reading

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Australian Greens indulge in hypocritical irony

Can someone point out to the Greens the sheer irony of them calling a nuclear power inquiry “Crackpot stuff” when THE grandfather of modern climate science, Dr James Hansen, says believing in 100% renewables is like believing in the Easter … Continue reading

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I’ll be removing Earthships from this blog

Jed from “This Permaculture Life” says Earthships can leak toxic gases, encourage terrible toxic mould problems in wetter climates, underperform, be overly hot in summer and cold in winter AND cost so much in battery replacement every 5 to 10 … Continue reading

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More FUD about Chernobyl hitting your screens soon!

The Guardian and a new HBO miniseries on Chernobyl are both spreading FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) about Chernobyl. While it was a terrible accident, and people died, we cannot let a ‘documentary’ with a scary soundtrack ramp up our emotions … Continue reading

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How can it be a year since this happened?

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