Antarctica: Ozone Hole Healing


The link below is to an article that brings some good news regarding our environment – the ozone hole over Antarctica is healing and should continue to do so. This is a story that shows we can manage the environment in a much better way when nations actively work together to solve the problems we face.

For more visit:
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/02/08/Antarctic-ozone-hole-said-shrinking/UPI-95971360358097/

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Article: Lemurs Heading for Extinction


The link below is to an article that reports on the Lemurs of Madagascar and the threats they face. Sadly they appear on the road to extinction.

For more visit:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/9398714/Lemurs-facing-extinction.html

Article: Elephants and Rhinos Face Extinction Because of Poaching & Ivory Trade


The following link is to an article reporting on the threat to Elephants and Rhinos by poaching and the ivory trade.

For more visit:
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/12242347-elephants-and-rhinos-face-extinction-according-to-experts

Australia: Koalas Face Chlamydia Wipeout


The link below is to an article reporting on how the Koala population in Queensland is threatened by the Chlamydia virus.

For more visit:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/21/science/queensland-koalas-hit-by-chlamydia-infections.html

Copenhagen Summit Fails to Deliver


In news that has delighted the ears of climate change sceptics the world over, the Copenhagen summit on climate change has failed to deliver anything of real value that will actually make a difference. It is truly disappointing that even in the face of a massive environmental disaster that will affect the entire planet, global leaders have failed to lead and work together in finding solutions to the major issues we face over the coming decades and century.

Newspapers in Australia have reported the failure of the summit and are reporting on the leader of the opposition gloating over the failure of the summit. His solution is to ignore the real issue and hope that the Australian people prove to be as oblivious to climate change as the coalition he leads.

Typically, the usual anti-Kevin Rudd biased journalists and climate change sceptics of the newspaper (The Sunday Telegraph) I read this morning, were also quick to pour further scorn on the Prime Minister and the problem of climate change itself (which they deny). One particular vocal climate change sceptic in the Sunday Telegraph has very little credibility with me and I find his obsessive anti-Rudd tirades more than a little tiring. This self-opinionated buffoon is little more than an embarrassment for both the Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Telegraph for which he also writes. His columns are becoming more of a personal vendetta against Kevin Rudd than anything resembling real journalism.

I’ll be finding a better way to become acquainted with the daily news than continuing to read the biased diatribes that continue to be put forward by these papers in future. I’ll also be hoping that our leaders can overcome the various preoccupations each have with self-interest (whether it be personal or national) in order to reach a real workable agreement on dealing with the growing threat of climate change