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How to Create a Country with no Heart?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 8:45 am | Viv Forbes

What happened to Australia’s once-bipartisan policies favouring decentralisation? Why is every proposal to develop an outback mine, dam, irrigation scheme or a real power station now labelled “controversial” by the ABC and opposed by the ALP/Greens? More >>

Australia’s Growing Dam Crisis

Monday, 3 June 2019, 9:56 am | Viv Forbes

“The food we eat the water we drink and the power we use for most of our endeavours, are available only because previous generations invested their knowhow and money for the future. It is time this generation did the same.” Ron Pike. More >>

Hydro-carbons Beat Biofuels on all counts

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 1:01 pm | Viv Forbes

Coal and oil are made from plants and animals that died millions of years ago when the atmosphere contained abundant carbon dioxide plant food. They are now very concentrated forms of energy which can be extracted from very small areas of land. Burning these ... More >>

Curse Less and Dam More

Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 10:21 am | Viv Forbes

Water conservation peaked in Australia in 1972 – our last big dam was Wivenhoe in Queensland built 35 years ago. More >>

Drought Proofing a Dry Continent

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 11:45 am | Viv Forbes

Drought Proofing a Dry Continent by Viv Forbes (with help from his friends) 16 August 2018 To view this whole article plus images click: More >>

The Battle for our Grasslands and Livestock

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 4:01 pm | Viv Forbes

Grasslands and arable land cover just 10% of Earth’s surface but (with the oceans) they produce all of our food and fibre. But the productivity and health of our grasslands, farms and livestock are under threat from global warming alarmists and green preservationists. More >>

The March of the Triffids

Tuesday, 29 November 2011, 12:03 pm | Viv Forbes

Australia's open spaces and grasslands are being invaded by aggressive woody weeds of the eucalypt family and the feral plants they shelter such as lantana and rubber vine. This invasion is assisted by a fifth column of misguided tree lovers and climate ... More >>