Category Archives: Climate change

Consequences — the best teacher

The Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales are suffering their worst fires, ever. Once more, we hear that word, UNPRECEDENTED. Firefighting experts, farmers, country people are saying, “This is what climate change does!” The politicians are horrified that … Continue reading

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Don’t be tricked into reducing pressure on the fossil criminals

Michael Mann is one of the earth’s top climate scientists. As such, he’d had more than his fair share of insanity thrown at him, but he is still there, still on the side of survival, still doing his best to … Continue reading

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Love and admire them both

Two people on this planet everyone needs to copy.

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Greta’s wisdom

The Nordic Council has awarded Greta Thunberg its annual environmental prize. As well as the honour, this involves a large sum of money; approx. $52,000. She has declined to accept it. Her response: “The climate movement does not need any … Continue reading

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The people’s architect

Poor people in Kerala State, India, have no doubt about climate change. They have suffered devastating floods twice in recent years, with 5.4 million people badly affected. The state government is doing something about it: redesigning houses and settlements to … Continue reading

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America misled: the climate liars

Really, the title should be, “Humanity misled.” This is an important new paper documenting the evidence of how Exxon and its cronies systematically campaigned against action to stop the climate catastrophe. Key points 1. Internal corporate documents show that the … Continue reading

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Australian engineers look to the climate

I am greatly cheered by This Guardian report about a revolt in the engineering profession. Many engineers, including both young graduates and well-known senior professionals with influence are revolting. They refuse to work on planet-wrecking projects such as coal mining … Continue reading

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In defence of a fine young woman

I answer questions on Quora, though sometimes I don’t know why I bother. A current fashion there is to attack Greta Thunberg. After all, it would be SO UNCOMFORTABLE and INCONVENIENT if she were right! Please read my answer to … Continue reading

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The 20 companies guilty of ecocide

According to this report in The Guardian, already in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson released a report identifying the link between the burning of fossil fuels and climate change. The main producers of petroleum, coal and natural gas also knew … Continue reading

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A trustworthy source of climate news

That’s the Climate Change Service of the Copernicus Institute. This is an agency of the European Union. Its research and news is beyond reproach. They don’t engage in politics, only gathering and reporting climate facts. One of those facts is … Continue reading

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