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Pacific Ecologist - issue 5 - autumn/winter 2003

Pacific Ecologist - issue 5 - autumn/winter 2003


2 Editorial - The Bomb, the war AND a road map to peace: George meet Dr Strangelove

3 Letters to the editor



8 Invasion of Iraq - won the battle, losing the war - BISHAN SINGH

9 Conventional Weapons - Misuse of Resources - DES BROUGH

13 Spying for America - BOB LEONARD

16 Blood for Diamonds - RODERIC ALLEY


19 New Nuclear Threats - ROBERT GREEN

25 Challenges to New Zealand’s Nuclear-Free Policy - KATE DEWES


30 Titan’s battle - end of the industrial era - RICHARD HEINBERG


37 Green energy prospects in Australia - GORDON FELLER

41 Renewable energy & New Zealand’s energy crisis - MIKE KRAMER

45 Local efforts fuel U.S. Renewable Energy hopes - J.R. PEGG



51 Greenhouse Gas and Australia: Why the reluctance? - PETER NORTH

56 U.S. failing to monitor GM crops - Pew Centre report


58 Plea for justice for Fiji’s mining communities - Senator ‘ATU EMBERSON-BAIN

63 Workers rights in an unequal world - MAXINE GAY


67 Nature, Culture and History: The ‘Knowing’ of Oceania by KERRY HOWE reviewed by Geoff Park

68 The Silent Takeover: Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy - By NOREENA HERTZ reviewed by Les Gilchrist

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