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Submitted by Richard Tonkin on December 19, 2009 - 3:09am.
Summer madness?
The media Silly Season strikes. Wondering if anyone's gpt anythingthey'd like to discuss?   Maybe it's the right time to scribblesomething?  Or perhaps we should open up a random rambling thread towhile away January? All ideas welcome.
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Submitted by Chris Saliba on December 8, 2009 - 3:43pm.
Chris Saliba reviews Thomas Keneally's "Australians"
Australians is a grand and absorbing feast of a book. There were many sections that I lingered over slowly, savouring Keneally’s gift for bringing such a wide cast of characters to life, making the book a real experience. Keneally also writes in a witty, almost lapidary prose that is most appealing.
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Submitted by David Roffey on December 7, 2009 - 2:00pm.
Copenhagen Watch
Mark Lynas has posted on the Guardian a fascinating and depressing first person account of the final Heads of State meeting. How do I know China wrecked the Copenhagen deal? I was in the room
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Submitted by David Roffey on December 7, 2009 - 1:00pm.
Too Hot for The Age
The following editorial will be printed today by 56 newspapers in 20 languages, mostly on the front page. "... both the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age dropped out of the project after climate change convulsed Australian politics, demanding, they felt, a more localised editorial position." Write and tell them they were wrong.
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Submitted by Andrew Glikson on December 7, 2009 - 10:44am.
Copenhagen: The price of the Earth
There is no knowing the time table towards an ice-free Earth, the current “experiment” by Homo sapiens being unique in the history of the planet. The atmosphere is not waiting for human decision. 
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Submitted by Richard Tonkin on December 4, 2009 - 10:03am.
Pressies for Pollies
Peter Garrett: A copy of that episode of Futurama where therobots solve Climate Change by farting Earth into a new orbit.  Heneeds new ideas to amuse his disillusioned supporters.
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