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The winners and losers of climate change

One of the most tragic “PR mistakes” of the past several decades was to choose to call climate change “global warming“. Global warming was easy to dismiss; in colder countries, you almost welcomed any such notion and in warmer countries … Continue reading

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Second impressions on Australia

Curiously, there’s no phrase “second impressions”, so what comes after first impressions? Noting that I wrote a couple of posts about first impressions of Australia some 2½ years ago ([1], [2]), it’s time to take stock of some cultural and … Continue reading

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Backwater Australia – or maybe not?

There is a general consensus or at least an attitude in Europe that Australia is quite a bit behind in most, particularly technological, things. However, there was also a general consensus in Europe that it was leading the mobile devices … Continue reading

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On residential solar PV systems

I find solar electricity production a fascinating topic. One of the curiosities of Australia is that the country is among the best in the world for solar electricity production, yet the vast majority of electricity production is based on coal … Continue reading

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