Australian ABC Radio National Saturday Extra reports national and international affairs. The Australian taxpayer-funded ABC egregiously censors reality and consumer comments. This page has been set up in the public interest to record comments I have made to Saturday Extra programs and any censorship of these comments by the ABC (such censored comments are indicated as such and printed IN BOLD below for clarity).
On 21 April 2012 ABC Radio National Saturday Extra reported on Australia’s energy future: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/australia27s-energy-future/3962864 . My comments:
“There is an urgent need for Australia to get to 100% renewable
energy before 2020. Thus in 2009 the WBGU which advises the German government
on climate change estimated that for a 75% chance of avoiding a 2C temperature
rise (EU policy; would you board a plane with a 25% chance of it crashing?) the
world must emit no more than 600 billion tonnes of CO2 between 2010 and zero
emissions in 2050. Australia's Domestic plus Exported greenhouse gas (GHG)
pollution is so great that it had exceeded its fair share of this global
terminal GHG pollution budget by mid-2011 and is now stealing the entitlement
of impoverished countries like Somalia and Bangladesh.
On 21 April 2012 ABC Radio National Saturday Extra reported on “Quality universities”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/dumb-unis3f/3960938 . My comments:
“University entrance scores and university standards already
variously fell as a result of the so-called Dawkinization of Australian
universities (the fusion of quality, research-based universities with generally
not research-based but vocationally-oriented Colleges of Advanced Education)
under John Dawkins, Minister for Employment, Education and Training, 1987-1991,
in the Hawke Labor Government and thence Treasurer, 1991-1993, in the Keating
Labor Government. Is further Dawkinization and dollar-driven dumbing down of
our universities now adumbrated by the Gillard Labor Government?