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If Estonia can do it surely Tasmania can!

By geographic area Estonia is about the same same as Tasmania, maybe Tasmania could do what Estonia has done – create the worlds first electric vehicle charging network. Well it wouldn’t be the worlds first now but it would be pretty awesome.

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Gambling small losses but avoiding small gains

We are more willing to gamble small losses but are risk adverse when it comes to gains. What does that mean for climate change and resource scarcity? I came across this in one of my notebooks from about 5 years ago, I think it came from Malcolm Gladwells book “What the dog saw”. “A group […]

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Water footprint of our daily food intake

In my post on the water footprint of red meat versus low flow shower heads I asked if anyone wanted to know any other footprints. The answer was yes I want to know more about the footprint of other sources of protein, the footprint of other food stuffs and also the impact of beer. So […]

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Water conservations negative impact on our infrastructure

When systems thinking isn’t used we end up with unintended consequences. When we intentionally fix one part of the system we can unintentionally negatively impact another part of the system. In this case water conservation and damage to our sewerage infrastructure. There seems to be a bit of water theme happening at the moment, this […]

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Prospecting for unobtainium – the new frontier

Like most sci-fi movies and novels they tend to be founded somewhat in current reality and now some reality that Avatar is no different – NASA have developed an ‘offplanet’ prospecting robot! Just in case you haven’t seen Avatar the gist of the story is that ‘man’ has discovered this rare and very valuable resource […]

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Oh for Fox sake, get your facts straight

This one is a classic misrepresentation of facts to support a political bias of a media company. In a Fox News interview the trio of journalists have worked out that the reason that Germany’s solar energy industry is so much further along than America’s is not because of the difference in the government of the […]

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Scarcity over abundance – is it worthy?

The majority of us in developing countries have grown up with a sense of the unlimited, don’t worry if it breaks we can just get a new one. And food scarcity, worrying about where the next meal is coming from is unheard of for the privileged. But severe weather events are a reminder to us […]

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