Category Archives: Climate change

A true world leader

This morning, I found several reports of another brave act from Pope Francis. He has declared a climate emergency, and firmly told the oil companies to stop killing the future. Here is one account, at EcoWatch. The leaders of these … Continue reading

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Climate emergency is a health issue

The European Academies’ Science Advisory Council has published an important report on climate change and health. At a minimum, please read their brief summary. They confirm my frequent message: climate change is not a danger for the future, but is … Continue reading

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The psychology of denial

I’ve been researching an essay I hoped to submit to a major venue, and my friend Sven Ake Bjorke has been collaborating with me. He is a retired climate scientist, I retired from psychological work, so we were the ideal … Continue reading

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What can we do about the environment: an answer at Quora

You may have read previous answers from me to similar questions, but I have given a fuller one here. If you haven’t, you may find it a novel way of looking at our future, and what we can do about … Continue reading

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A 76 year old Greta Thunberg

Greta’s action inspired Caroline Danaher to copy. She has had a months’ long protest about climate change outside a politician’s office, until at last she was arrested for it. In the Australian elections that are coming in a couple of … Continue reading

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Understanding why extinctions matter

Russell McLendon beautifully explains one of my clichés: “when you unravel the web of life, we also fall through the hole.” His essay goes from the practical to the sublime, and is a must-read. If you have the time, you … Continue reading

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Letter to candidates

Now is the time to make a difference. This is for Australian followers of Bobbing Around, but should be of interest to everyone. I have just used this web page to send a letter to all candidates in my electorate. … Continue reading

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There is no economy on a dead planet

Last week, I posted a response to a recent political event. Facebook chose to delete my post, but after I complained, they rejuvenated it. Please share the graphic:

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Getting priorities right

Postscript The current (almost certainly temporary) Australian government is facing an election on 18th May. Its Minister for (destroying the) Environment is Melissa Price @Melissa4Durack, who has given last minute approval for the water use plans of the Adani coal … Continue reading

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Rocketing toward apocalypse

In the 1970s, the wonderful Ecologist magazine had a cartoon of a man falling off the Empire State Building. He was halfway to the ground, saying, “So far so good!” He has now decided to strap a rocket to his … Continue reading

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