It has been a bit quiet around the project. I faced a few little problems and praticularly spend some time thinking about the presentation of the results. But another article from Jennifer Marohasy in the Land got me all excited again. In addition, I found some nice graphs on the BOM website which helped me think through my presentation issues, even though I cannot make these maps yet. Finally, there is now the new IPCC report, probably being discarded as well by sceptics, and I heard this quite good presentation about the physical background. All this got me back into action.

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I have been wanting to write a blogpost about the final report of the independent review of Coal Seam Gas Activities in NSW from the Chief Scientist and Engineer, Professor Mary O’Kane. This is quite an interesting report and it is clear that some significant effort has gone into the review. Overall this is a good report, with an in depth analysis of the issues related to coal seam gas (CSG) exploration. It also has a positivist outlook: it suggest that problems that might occur in the exploration can be managed and contained. Despite this, I would like to make some comments, particularly because some of the long term effects seem to have been missed.

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Whatever you think about the Abbot government, one thing is quite clear, it has a much stronger ideological view on the world than some of the more recent previous governments. For people like me, working in the environment, the direction of that ideology is not ideal. It also can be slightly demoralising looking at the future through the lens of the current government. But what is the alternative, and can this actually be achieved?

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Time to give an update on the app building. I can’t say it has not been a struggle, it is clearly time to get this working as soon as possible. This is even more urgent given the comments by Maurice Newman and the rap that this of course got on the climate sceptics pages, but also on the avalanche of criticism from the climate science majority and some of the more sane in the business community and luckily also in Agriculture.

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Yesterday I read this story about the demise of the GABSI program which saddened me greatly, and I wanted to write a blog about this. But now it seems that the government has asked the proponents of a new coal mine to fund the program. I think this is also worth some thoughts.

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Progress has been slow, but there has been progress. I can now do the regression, get output and make this all visible on the app. It has been a bit of a hard slog, but I have learned a whole lot of new things. I have also come across a few issues that I still need to resolve, but that will be later.

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Or what he didn’t say, I think we all would like to know what really was said. I am a bit slow reacting to the meeting between Al Gore and Clive Palmer in relation to the carbon tax. This is really under the heading of “I don’t get it”, and I will try to explain what I mean by that. What I am hoping is that Al and Clive discussed business opportunities, because every time I think about climate change or even Emission Trading Scheme, I think business opportunities.

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