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Archive - Apr 11, 2006

Submitted by Malcolm B Duncan on April 11, 2006 - 10:11am.
Less whingeing more planning

"Why not harness the asset that Webdiary is not only to its own community but to society as an whole. We have State and Federal budgets coming up. What do we, as Webdiarists want to see happen in those budgets? What would be the cost, how would we balance the competing interests and how would we fund it all?" Malcolm B Duncan

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Submitted by admin on April 11, 2006 - 10:02am.
Orville Schell
Orville Schell
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Submitted by Project Syndicate on April 11, 2006 - 9:45am.
The hothouse of US-China relations

"The increasing climate-change danger is mainly due to developments in China. The country derives almost 76% of its energy needs from coal, burning almost 2.2 billion tons of it in 2005, with consumption set to rise to 2.6 billion tons by 2010. Moreover, car production soared from only 640,000 in 2000 to 3.1 million by 2005, and annual growth is expected to continue rising by 80%. Petroleum independent until 1993, China now consumes more and more imported petroleum every year, and power consumption is predicted to double by 2025, requiring an average of one new coal-fired plant to come on line each week." Orville Schell

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