Hoopoe - Carbon emissions and ID help requested

To: John Harris <>
Subject: Hoopoe - Carbon emissions and ID help requested
From: David James <>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 13:42:31 -0800 (PST)
Alright, you win.
I once saw a Eurasian Magpie at Hay Point, in about 2000. It was easy to 
"Where is Hay Point?" I hear some of you ask. Fair enough. Hay Point is near 
Macky Qld. It is a port facility for exporting coal to China where it is 
converted into atmospheric carbon. 
Incidentally (not so much to do with birds), in 2009 tender documents were 
released for environmental assessment of a proposal to double the size of the 
port and increase export of coal to China by (if I recall correctly) some 
hundreds of millions or billions of tonnes per annum - well, lots anyway. The 
tender documents stated that Hay Point was and would remain a carbon-neutral 
port. Therefore all environmental studies conducted for the EIS would have to 
be carbon neutral - all airfares, vehicles, boats, machinery and packed lunches 
would need to be offset by certified carbon offset schemes and the documents to 
prove it must be lodged for auditing. 
I realised immediately that I had glimpsed a creature far more perverse and 
dangerous than the climate change sceptic, but I am still struggling to 
identify it. Perhaps it is the climate change charlatan, or the carbon 
racketeer, or maybe it is just a new subspecies of the more common climate 
change septic. Something ugly from the Family of big business, for sure. 

Returning to birds, the Bimblebox Nature reserve will quite likely be shipped 
off shore through Hay Point, leaving the local Black-throated Finches and other 
wildlife with a short 100 year wait (+ or -) until their biodiversity offset is 
ready for them to inhabit.  

David James, 


From: John Harris <>
To: Jeremy O'Wheel <>
Cc: Birding Aus <>
Sent: Wednesday, 16 November 2011 10:14 PM
Subject: Hoopoe - Carbon emissions

There you all go, 
that "B" word appears again, seems it is all linked.............. Now
isn't that the point of all this!!

Thank you Jeremy!!!

John Harris

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