Bob Carter interviewed by Steve Austin on ABC Radio
Carbon is the sixth element in the periodic table. It is unique among the elements in the vast number and variety of compounds it can form.
How have we come to a situation where, as some polls suggest, most Australians …
Many reasons have been put forward for John Howard’s failure to win the 2007 election—negative reaction to WorkChoices, his refusal to abdicate in favour of Peter Costello, even a sense that he had just been in power too long—but there was another issue which suffused the Opposition campaign and which played a major part in persuading voters: climate change, in particular the recent drought.
The extent of anthropogenic global warming caused by carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels is a controversial and politicised issue and there certainly is no scientific consensus.
Sometime after the Soviet Army had crushed the Dubcek regime in Prague in 1968, our great cold-war warrior, Frank Kopfelmacher, was described by his opponents in condescending and patronising tones as a “threat expert”.