Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The very high seas of media led motivation

You don't have to be Einstein to recognise that Flannerys and Gore's flirt with the media over climate change is unsustainable; you just have to be a sustainability expert.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

The 3 amigos

The three amigos HT and C arrived in the country this week , raising more dust than was helpful in our predictably cloudless sky. Either something happened on the way, or they left from different places because they did not arrive here together or with the same message . Lots of dust was raised when they arrived and it appears to have clouded the vision of why they came, and just what they were going to do about water , once they got here .
Clearly they didn’t come to solve the problem; if they had , they would have agreed beforehand about the who what when where .
They agreed about somethings - we needed advice, techno..nological stuff. why? cause we are stupid or careless with water ? . Slipping on banana skins once they got off the high horses was to be expected, especially as Canberra doesn’t yet believe in diversity- let alone within the economic ecosystems they now think they can manage . Emperors with no clothes comes to mind .
The high riders got into giving us advice too quickly and with disrespect – “Can’t we give you some money , or teach you how to use water better “. “What you need is technology” two of them said in a chorus that clearly showing their blatant disregard for the constraints of ecomia.
These blokes want to win votes at the next election! Look over your shoulders cowboys - you can't trust the commercial in confidence brigade to keep you in competence on risk matters

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Listen for real risks -----you dummies

"Crikey" , even crikey can't get past the hype . Foreign coorespeondenet does a questionable story on flooding islands in the pacific a few wekks ago ( and not one squark is heard anbout tectonics in that simple story or should we say construct ---allowing, as one margaret mead did some decades before, the allowance of the residents to tell reporters what they wanted to hear ???
Crikey prints the portrait painters manifesto on distaster management ( 12 points) and why you should worry - the der 's themsleves! > item 12 is
12. In the next 50-100 years, 21% of the Tasmanian coast is at risk of erosion and significant recession from predicted sea-level rises;
where did they get that garbage from !

I'm sure the Solomon Islanders this week wished reporters spent their time supporting effective warning systems about known and real risks rather than looking for evidence which they themselves are in no position to sort .