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2012 Ends; What Now?

  • December 30th, 2012
  • Posted by 7thmin

earth-nasa.jpgOPINION: The closing stages of 2012 showed all indications for “more of the same” in the year to come: in times of burgeoning human ingenuity, knowledge and productivity, it is a world grappling with the economics of human survival, and threats to survival of the planet itself. … Read More »

A Summer Of Discontent?

  • July 31st, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

camping-europe.jpgThe search for holiday enjoyment goes determinedly on, this European Summer, off-set by cloudy days for the global economy.


The approach of August, traditionally peak season, time for the evacuation of towns for relaxation out of town, especially at the beach; saw persistent cloudy weather in Northern parts – dark shadows of thunderstorms providing a reminder of the economic dark clouds hanging over the continent. … Read More »

Too Cold

  • February 7th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

cold-worldbulletin.jpgForecasters in Europe say the bitter cold weather that started before the weekend, will continue throughout this week. … Read More »

Carbon Trading – Steps Backward And Forward …

  • March 1st, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

eu-oil-refinery.jpgAustralia is to have another try at setting up a carbon trading scheme, but the announcement last week (24.2.11) has provoked opposition as well as good public backing.

The European trading system, with flaws and problems of its own, looks to remain in lonely leadership for some time to come. … Read More »

Cyclone Yasi

  • February 3rd, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

yasi-3.jpgThe massive tropical cyclone codenamed “Yasi” struck the North Queensland coast at midnight local time on Wednesday, at Mission Beach near the towns of Innisfail and Tully, bringing devastation during six hours of darkness. … Read More »

Night Vigil in Australia: Cyclone And The Cricket …

  • February 2nd, 2011
  • Posted by 7thmin

yasi.jpgWednesday night 2 February 2011 in Australia.

After the months of tropical downpours, floods making two-thirds of the State of Queensland a Disaster Area, with dramatic scenes of rescue and loss of life, then more flooding in the South of the country, and even bushfires beginning in the drier South; this night, a yet greater calamity was confronting the battered North-east coast and the communities inland.

Called Cyclone Yasi, it had begun its inexorable drift westwards from the Pacific Ocean three or more days before; an enormous storm, up to 300 kilometres across, generating destructive winds more powerful than any in living memory. … Read More »

Germany: Rail Crash in Bad Weather

  • January 31st, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

german-rail-crash-30111.jpgTen people have died with more than 20 others hurt, some seriously, in Germany’s  weekend train crash. … Read More »

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