Category Archives: Climate change

I hope this pig of a fact won’t boar you

Humans took pigs with them to the Americas, and Oceania including Australia. These intelligent, creative but aggressive people escaped, and have been breeding in the wild. They are a major problem wherever they live, and have caused the extinctions of … Continue reading

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Review of Beyond Carbon Neutral: How we fix the climate crisis now by Samuel Goodman

Discourse on climate change is fraught with emotion, which generates more heat than light. In contrast, Samuel Goodman calmly examines the evidence, and presents it in a book that logically describes the problem, and what we can do about it. … Continue reading

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Bushfire survivors force climate action

During the past few years, legal challenges have been a wonderful means for forcing official change. The latest is in New South Wales, Australia: a court has mandated that in future, permissions for development include considerations of effect on climate … Continue reading

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Carl Stonier reviews Sleeper, Awake

It’s been very many years since I read a science fiction book, but I remember that scientist and sci-fi master Isaac Asimov always said that he would not write anything which was not possible within our understanding of science — … Continue reading

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Rain on Greenland’s peak

The highest point of Greenland actually had rain fall on it, for the first time since records have been kept. If you live by the sea, or in a low-lying area, I strongly recommend you move while you can. You’re … Continue reading

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How therapists deal with climate anxiety

My friends know how I do it. I was fascinated to find my exact list of tools covered in this Huffpost article by Nicole Pajer.

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Even the loggers are going renewable

The area of East Gippsland in Victoria, Australia is known for logging. My long term friend and comrade Jill Redwood has lived there for decades, often literally afraid for her life. Many locals drive around with stickers on their vehicles: … Continue reading

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Why is Canada cooking?

Meteorologist Eric Holthaus explains in simple terms. As snow and ice melts on high mountains, the darker, exposed earth heats up. So, high places like the Rocky Mountains become heaters, and this is a positive feedback loop: the worse it … Continue reading

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The situation is hopeless. We must take the next step

by David Feith We are facing so many problems. The problems seem overwhelming, so it is easier to ignore them. Climate change is an over-arching issue impacting on people all over the world, but in different ways. In India ‘Extreme … Continue reading

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Caught by climate change

Friday, 11 June 2021 Climate change affects weather by giving it more energy. Whether it’s drought, flood, wildfire, wind, heatwave, coldsnap, blizzard — whatever the weather does is more extreme. Where I live is a current example. We have experienced … Continue reading

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