Category Archives: Climate change

A first for Scientific American: endorsing a political candidate.

“We’ve never backed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history — until now” This editorial from one of the world’s most respected journals is worth reading. Regardless of other matters that may influence your vote, and whether you choose to … Continue reading

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Six champions for survival

With the help of the Global Action Network, these six wonderful Portuguese youngsters are suing 33 countries — the EU and other European countries — to protect their future, and the future of the children they may have one day. … Continue reading

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My recommendation: move inland, to higher ground

Scientists are not prophets, and don’t make predictions. Rather, they look at where current trends will take us, given certain assumptions. “If you do this, the probability of that will be x.” This is very useful, and leads to practical … Continue reading

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Mont Blanc is a dangerous place

This new report from the United Nations University shows that Nature is conspiring against humanity: Major glaciers are melting nearly twice as fast as only a year ago. Of course it cannot be human-induced climate change! It must be 5G, … Continue reading

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Thought-provoking, informative and educational: the 48 free books by John Scales Avery

BOOKS ON SERIOUS GLOBAL PROBLEMS, by John Scales Avery I electronically met John years ago, and we quickly discovered a huge overlap in our philosophy, interests and motivations, only he has a far more distinguished record of achievements. If you … Continue reading

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Carolyn and Carolyn and Bob… a mighty trio

Carolyn Howard-Johnson, my fellow conspirator in working for a better world, encouraged her friend Carolyn Wilhelm to apply for my LiFE Award: Literature For Environment. As I reported in my August issue of Bobbing Around, her little book for classroom … Continue reading

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World first: University of Queensland produces more green electricity than it uses

Universities are in financial trouble because of the pandemic. This hasn’t stopped the University of Queensland from following past action, by establishing a new solar farm, and installing a huge battery. The battery has already saved $A75,000, in only three … Continue reading

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Another inspiring young woman

When she was 7, I was her nurse in hospital. She spent the formative years of life at Moora Moora, my community. Now she is 23, and a law student, and has done a world first. She is suing the … Continue reading

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Greta Thunberg inspires again

When I type her name, often I get a typo: my fingers want to write “Great.” Perhaps this is not a mistake. She was given yet another award, with a huge money endowment as part of it. This time, she … Continue reading

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Can anyone STILL deny catastrophic climate change?

20th June was the date of the highest ever recorded temperature north of the Arctic Circle. An international team of climate scientists, led by the UK Met Office, found the record average temperatures were likely to happen less than once … Continue reading

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