Again having listened to no debate on immigration into Canada I found this article that argues against it in Australia.
Can we trust the Greens on Population?
Authored by Michael Lardelli , 18 August 2010
The Australian Green Party presents itself as the leading advocate of environmental issues, so you would expect it to have a strong policy on stopping population growth. When even the Liberals say net migration should be reduced to about half what the Australian Bureau of Statistics recorded last year, one would expect the Greens to demand at least as big a cut, as well as the abolition of Costello’s baby bonus.
That they do not is odd. After all, population growth undermines environmental sustainability. Growing populations ultimately overwhelm any efforts to reduce our use of resources. More people need more food, housing, water and energy. As David Attenborough put it, “I’ve never seen a problem that wouldn’t be easier to solve with fewer people, or harder, and ultimately impossible, with more. … I wish the environmental NGOs would … spell out this central problem loud and clear.”
Some years ago when I was a member of the Greens I raised the issue of population on an online forum and was strongly condemned. Years later, the “terms of dismissal” that were hurled at me (“eco-fascist” was an interesting one) still resound in my memory. But the spirit of the times is changing and the societal taboo against discussing population issues has broken down. Nowadays (and very belatedly) even the Greens seem to be talking about population. So I was curious to see what their policy on population has become. Continue reading
I just listened to the Canadian election “debate” where every party was for allowing more immigration into the country. I came across this debate that was held in Australia.
Tim writes a poignant comment about the debate: “It is much recommendated that you listen to this lively 50 minute debate from ABC radio in Melbourne about the virtues and vices of population growth in Australia. It was not an entirely impartial format, as Canadian listeners would appreciate after having been subjected to the CBC’s blatantly growthist and pro-immigration programming for the past several decades. But then again, ABC radio, just by staging this debate, has come a long way to meet public opinion, something Canadians have yet to see from our state broadcaster.
The debate began inauspiciously with moderator Jon Faines question “How do you make population growth sustainable”, an oxymoronic proposition from the start. ”
Click here to read the rest of Tim’s comments. Continue reading
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As April 1st approaches and spring time arrives, the bears of BC are emerging from their dens and hunter’s are gearing up for their annual trophy bear hunt.
We recently came across a thoughtful article about the bear hunt in British Columbia and the way that bears are harvested.
Jeff Gailus writing in the davidsuzuki.org website comments”: “British Columbia’s grizzly bears are among the most vulnerable large animals on the continent. The factors that threaten them are largely human-caused and include climate change, loss of habitat from industrial and recreational development, and unsustainable rates of mortality from trophy hunting, animal control kills and poaching. According to the David Suzuki Foundation’s analysis of the government’s Compulsory Inspection Database, an average of 339 grizzlies are killed each year in the province, the vast majority of which (87 per cent) is from trophy hunting in the spring and fall.” The problem occurs in the South of BC where the population is small and isolated and the killing of even a few bears becomes a problem. To read the rest of Jeff’s article please click here.
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Using LED in home or commercial settings is becoming much more common.
No matter what kind of business you are in the bottom line is, well, the bottom line. To that end, and because they are environmentally friendly as well, you would do well to take a good look at LED lighting.
LEDs are taking Hold in Mining Endeavors
It may seem odd to think about a profession as old as mining leading the way in innovative lighting solutions, but it is. With an exceptional safety record, longevity and strength, LED bulbs are being employed in various settings. You will find LED lights illuminating caverns, being used for spot lights mounted on helmets and anywhere else where light is needed. Continue reading
With the recession lingering and record numbers of people declaring bankruptcy, the subject of secured credit cards is topical. If you are in the unfortunate situation of rebuilding your credit after a bankruptcy or because of a poor credit rating your options for obtaining a credit card are limited to a secured credit card. A secured credit card is basically a credit card backed by funds that you have deposited into the bank beforehand.
Pat Curry writing in bankrate.com offers consumers timely advice. He says: “Howard Dvorkin, calls secured credit cards ”a Clint Eastwood movie — the good, the bad and the ugly. Some are good. They have low fees and treat customers as customers instead of as cattle. The bad ones take advantage and extort the clients because of their situations. Then there’s the ugly, which are completely despicable. They’ll give you the card, but you have to buy this insurance policy for $55 a month.” Read Pats entire article here where he gives you 10 questions to ask before getting a secured credit card.