The Ryan Independent

Commentary on global, federal, state and local issues from Brisbane's western suburbs

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A highly significant breakthrough

May 26th, 2013 · No Comments · Posts

For six years I have been tracking what I regard as a critical weathervane issue when it comes to global environmental cooperation, and the weathervane has just swung in an extremely promising direction.  In 2007 I first wrote about the incineration of HFC-23 (a greenhouse gas up to 14,800 times more potent than CO2), by [...]

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Charles Worringham Greens Candidate for Ryan 2013

March 30th, 2013 · No Comments · Posts

I'm honoured to be your Greens candidate for Ryan in the forthcoming 2013 election, and will be using my Facebook page and my candidate page to keep in touch. I've also changed the title of this blog to "The Ryan Independent" – more like a newspaper title than an independent candidate's page!  

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Plans to build Queensland’s largest coal mine are unsound economically and environmentally irresponsible.

February 14th, 2012 · No Comments · Posts

(Cross-posted from my Greens candidate blog site here) The purchase by Indian tycoon Gautam Adani of the Moray Downs cattle station and his announcement of plans to build the largest ever open-cut and underground coal mine complex in Queensland’s Galilee Basin will be seen as good news by some. But the idea of digging this [...]

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The Australian feels “No need to panic about global warming”

February 4th, 2012 · No Comments · Posts

Please go here

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Blogging elsewhere during the Queensland Election

January 26th, 2012 · No Comments · Posts

I’ll be blogging from my candidate site until we conclude the Queensland election on March 24th. First post here

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Candidate for Indooroopilly

January 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · Posts

I’m running for the State seat of Indooroopilly as the Greens candidate at the upcoming election. See here for more, and here.

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Inequality in the U.S.and Australia

January 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · Posts

Visiting family in California, and refreshing my impressions of the country where I met my wife, where our children were born, and which gave me most of my higher education as well as my start as an academic. Hardly surprising, then, that I resist simplistic criticisms of the U.S. by those who have never lived [...]

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UQ’s Centre for Coal Seam Gas and the Challenges of Scientific Integrity

November 14th, 2011 · No Comments · Posts

We have a very fine university in our backyard, with many outstanding scientists and talented students.  The University of Queensland has earned its reputation through quality, and the recent resignation of its two top leaders will not greatly alter the view we have of UQ’s accomplishments.  But these events should cause the university to go [...]

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Credit where it’s due.

September 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Posts

Reading  The Australian is no longer a straightforward matter. At one level is the traditional business of scanning for interesting stories (i.e.  sifting through for those not already well aired electronically), skipping the dull bits and homing in on the personal favourites. Nothing special there… every newspaper reader develops such comfortable reading habits. Nor is [...]

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The Weekend Australian ignores privacy principles in disclosing the location of Tim Flannery’s home

August 6th, 2011 · No Comments · Posts

It took the effrontery of the Weekend Australian to stir this dormant blogger from his posting slumber.  Today’s edition sees them publish a Google Earth image clearly marking the location of Prof. Tim Flannery’s home on the Hawkesbury River, which took me less than 45 seconds to locate in Google Earth and doubtless would take [...]

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