Arid Landscape.

Port Augusta. SA.

What are our politicians and academics begining to say?

Some politicians and academics are finally waking up to the elephant in the room, overpopulation. Here are their speeches and articles.

2009 July 17: Speech by Andrew McNamara to the Queensland Conservation Council, Business Breakfast, Brisbane. Here.

2009 August 17: Thomson, Kelvin, MP to House of Representatives, Canberra. Here.

2009 October 2: Reid, John, Senior Research Fellow, Monash University. Here.

How do I know China wrecked the Copenhagen deal? I was in the room As recriminations fly post-Copenhagen, Mark Lynas offers a fly-on-the-wall account of how talks failed More.

Kevin Rudd appoints Tony Burke as nation's first population minister. Report here.