Category Archives: Climate change

Killing Gaia from the bottom up

When considering the damage from climate change, we think of wildfire, flood, drought, superstorms, rising sea level, the wiping out of ecosystems like coral reefs and rainforest. However, there is a more subtle, and more deadly effect. A study in … Continue reading

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Still a chance for survival?

A new report in Nature Communications states that if, from the end of 2018, there were no new fossil-fuel powered installations, and existing ones were replaced with renewable alternatives, then we could keep global temperature rise at 1.5 degrees C, … Continue reading

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A beautiful must-read

This essay by Dahr Jamail blew me away. It starts with a near-death experience that had me there, with him, and is a passionate, well-informed and informative description of what is happening in the frozen parts of our planet. Please … Continue reading

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On being childfree

Please read my answer to a man who considers being childfree. The graph shows Earth Overshoot Day, 1st August in 2018.

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Trees to save the world

A middle-aged Australian farmer who has spent decades in Africa has been given the Right Livelihood Award, which is an alternative Nobel Prize. He is directly responsible for reforestation over a huge area, involving 240 million trees. He is “The … Continue reading

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Keep big oil out of the Bight

The Great Australian Bight is one of the wonders of the marine world. Whales breed there, and it has an incredible wealth of species. Also, it is very deep. The oil industry’s own assessment is that there is a distinct … Continue reading

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Buddhist wisdom about climate despair

I have written on this issue myself, but have found wisdom and solace in an essay by Lama Willa B. Miller. You will, too for all the many worries we all experience, including the terrible consequences of climate change. My … Continue reading

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Good tips on reducing energy use

This infographic from Environment America will save you money and reduce your environmental footprint wherever you live. Harvard University Office for Sustainability, the source of the pic, also has excellent advice.

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A plan to stop global extinction

Avaaz is raising money to enable them to have an input into the Global Deal for Nature at the crucial Biodiversity Summit of 2020. This is the most important issue facing humanity. Climate change is only part of it. We … Continue reading

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Toolkit for making a climate change difference

You can download a detailed guide for personal actions you can take, never mind the idiocy of certain politicians. It was prepared for Australia, but minor modifications allow it to be applied anywhere. This is from the Climate Council, one … Continue reading

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