A DEAD wedge-tailed eagle, chicken eggs without yolks and a dysfunctional village with residents bursting to flee. This is the clean-energy revolution Waterloo-style, where the nation's biggest wind turbines have whipped up a storm of dissent.
Australia’s mainstream political debate on climate change is a fake debate. You could say it is a debate between the climate deniers and the climate pretenders.
If the government doesn't pay people to make or buy green cars, they probably won't.
Indeed, Kareiva says polls show the credibility of the environmental movement has been in decline for 25 years. Today, even David Suzuki suggests the cause has hit a dead end, and Stephen Harper can safely streamline the regulatory process while ridiculing environmentalists for impeding progress.
It’s not fair to throw all environmental activists into the same dory and float them out to sea. But it’s clear that the movement in general has lost public trust; grown too shrill; and attached itself to too many fictitious causes like stopping a non-existent baby seal hunt.