Author Archives: Tom Harley

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc.

wasp …

This wasp like creature with the bug eyes was cleaning out his burrow Click to enlarge:

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warming wanted …

Prefer the warmer climates myself. China has prospered during warm periods, yet suffered when cold: Two Millennia of Climate Change & the Fiscal Well-Being of China (13 April 2015) During relatively warm periods, the fiscal climate in China has generally … Continue reading

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flowering streets …

Malvaceae species, above, and Convolvulaceae below,  growing in gardens and landscaping provides great colour. The images below are Ipomoea costata, followed by the white flowering ground cover, Davenportia davenportii, both on a Broome street verge. Click to enlarge

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honey on tap …

It’s the bee’s knees, the saying goes. In this case the inventor’s have hit the ‘honey pot’, literally. A new invention for bee keepers to be able to just turn the tap on, and watch it pour. https://fbstatic-a.akamaihd.net/rsrc.php/v1/yA/r/ihTyLMRZTQk.swf ¬†Amazing Invention … Continue reading

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“no specific moral virtues” …

[…] Alinsky tactics were designed most importantly to make bourgeois society live up to its core values. This it could do because conservatives actually do have values. The left, however, has none, only tactics. The left stands for no specific … Continue reading

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carbon munching …

I hadn’t seen this fungus before, it’s quite pretty, click to enlarge: More carbon munchers, caterpillars do the leaves, fungus, the trunks and mulch: Termites munch the rest inside ‘pindan posts’.

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the next resources boom …

Coal looks to be on the verge of another boom, with the new forecast power stations soon to be built: Japan Defies Obama — Plans On Building 43 Coal Plants Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch The US closes … Continue reading

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taxi …

Cable Beach has a new taxi service for tourists for this tourist season, pictured below: Please click on the link…. Like and SHARE our page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shinju-Matsuri-Pedicab-Co-Broome-WA/1582313705336821 Just perfect for that fortnightly ‘escape the cold’ taxi:  

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not wrong …

A reply to a question about changing minds, becomes a discussion between electrical engineers, physicists, meteorologists and more fascinating reading about feed-backs, pauses and gains, only part understanding, but the conclusions are easily understood. The banter is easy and funny, … Continue reading

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“blessings of higher temps and CO2″ …

A new paper finds out that the main agenda (twin evils) outcome for climate scientists is wrong: The Growth & Water Use Efficiency of Two Tree Species Since 1850 (7 April 2015) Have the two phenomena been helped or hurt … Continue reading

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