Those who follow BraveNewClimate (BNC) regularly will know that I ran a competition a while back to see who could guess when the page views would pass the 1,000,000 mark. A few people prognosticated prior to the cut-off hit count (970K), and soon (late Sunday or early Monday I suspect), the winner will be revealed. Here are some recent blog stats, as reported by WordPress:
With the help of the Environment Institute folks (Mike Seyfang, Adriana Russo, Scott Mills, Mike Young) we’re also preparing a short accompanying video on the 1 million hits — stay tuned.
The big political story in the Australian news right now is a carbon price. A tax, an emissions trading system, whatever the method, this is hot politics. I note that PM Gillard is giving a talk at the University of Adelaide today that is virtually certain to cover this topic. According to the commentariat, the impact will be somewhere between a relatively benign mechanism to guide economic policy planning (listen to this too), right through to an unmitigated, depression-inducing disaster! Yeah, whatever … here is a 5 minute audio recording of my soapbox opinion on the matter:
Incidentally, you can list to all my audioboos, on climate and energy, here. There are now 16 available, all <5 minutes long.