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More urgent, more humane

Why waste our national effort on “world leading”, futile, emission abatement? There are more important goals that will save lives now. “Rather than bending over backwards to accommodate the US, if Australia maintained the humanitarian commitment it displayed in signing [the 2008 U.N. Convention on Cluster Munitions ] and actively worked to convince all our […]

US farm subsidies in no danger

Even in a year when U.S. farmers’ incomes are likely to be the second highest in 35 years, Obama’s modest budget proposals to cut US farm subsidies by about a quarter over the next decade is unlikely to win support from the Republican majority in Congress “The Obama administration’s proposed 2012 federal budget released today […]