Tropical Cyclone Yasi approaches Queensland, Australia 2/1/2011

Mass evacuations are underway in the northeastern Australian state of Queensland in anticipation of what forecasters expect will be the largest cyclone ever to hit the continent. Yasi has intensified rapidly and currently has winds gusting up to 295 kilometers per hour (183 mph). It is expected to maintain that intensity—equivalent to a […]

Queensland floods: but at least the ‘endangered’ Mary River cod is safe, eh?

James Delingpole Telegraph [UK] 11th January 2011

This is a guest post from one of our regular commenters, Memory Vault. He’s understandably upset about the Australian floods, which may have claimed more than 70 lives. But what really upsets him is that this disaster could have been prevented. He blames green campaigners so wedded to […]