Science and Reports

As well as all the moral and economic arguments against destroying nature and forests, there are also endless research reports and scientific findings that show our governments are deliberately denying empirical evidence. To deny sound, peer reviewed science is as absurd as declaring the world is flat. Environmental arguments are not merely emotional bleatings as industry likes to portray. The reports cited here are merely the tip of the iceberg currently being ignored for political expedience.

Fire regimes in Australia

Saturday, October 16, 2010

This paper (PDF) by Mooney et al from 2010 shows that since the arrival of Europeans there has been a massive increase in fire. It also shows that since the arrival of Aborigines 40,000 – 70,000 years ago, there was very little increase in the charcoal record compared to pre-Aboriginal times.

It is fairly clear evidence that adds to the increasing proof that Aborigines did NOT burn every part of Australia on a regular basis as Gammage and the other burning advocates claim.

Logging and the Thomson Water Catchment

Saturday, August 26, 2006

The Thomson Reservoir is situated along the eastern escarpments of Mount Baw Baw and carries approximately 60 percent of Melbourne’s water storage capacity. It is surrounded by 48,700 hectares of forested catchment that includes the northern and eastern slopes of Mount Baw Baw, the southern slopes of Mount Matlock on the Great Dividing Range and the western slopes of the Aberfeldy Range. The Thomson is the largest of four major water supply catchments for Melbourneand is located within the Central Highlands of Victoria.