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Tim Flannery


Australian mammalogist, palaeontologist, environmentalist and global warming activist.
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Nothing in predictive climate science is more certain than the extinction of many of the worldís mountain-dwelling species.
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Some time this century, the day will arrive when the human influence on the climate will overwhelm all natural factors.
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At the time the Danes decided to back wind power, the cost of electricity produced this way was many times greater than that produced by fossil fuels. The Danish government, however, could see its potential and supported the industry until costs came down. Today Denmark leads the world in both wind power production and the building of turbines; and wind now supplies 21 percent of the countryís electricity. One striking aspect of the way that wind power has developed there is that some 85 percent of the capacity is owned by individuals or wind cooperatives, and so power lies in the hands of the people.




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Kyoto questions the philosophies underpinning societies such as America and Australia, which cling to the myth of limitless growth.
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This problem may not occur for several hundred years, but by the time we see the first signs, it will be far too late to do anything about it.
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The golden toad was the first documented victim of global warming. We had killed it with our profligate use of coal-fired electricity and our oversize cars just as surely as if we had flattened its forest with bulldozers. It was as if, having experienced it, we did not recognize what happiness was.
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In our Gaian world, everything is connected to and influences everything else.
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It is imperative to get the smelters to pay a fair price for their power; otherwise, market forces can never induce them to limit their emissions.
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If humans pursue a business-as-usual course for the first half of this century, I believe the collapse of civilization due to climate change becomes inevitable.
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