Category Archives: Climate change

Climate change ravages health: the facts

It’s a long read, but does contain a summary. This essay is intended as a resource for journalists to allow them to interpret the 7th Lancet report on the impacts of climate change on human health. It ain’t pretty. We … Continue reading

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Win for First Nations kids

A court in Queensland, Australia has just kicked destructive billionaire Clive Palmer up where the sun don’t shine. This fellow wants to open a huge coal mine that would generate more greenhouse gases than entire countries. He has spent many … Continue reading

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How to save the world, from George Monbiot

George does it again, and inspires me. This great man should receive a Nobel Prize. A major means of humanity’s attack on nature is overfishing. The worst attack on land-based nature is agriculture — we do need to feed those … Continue reading

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Help protect the planet by helping this man

I have just received this email. It is for Australians, but is not specific to Australia. Wherever on the planet you live, this court case will affect you. Hi Bob, In the past year, your donation helped Ben Pennings raise … Continue reading

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Houseboats, anyone?

All of eastern Australia is suffering terrible floods. So is Nigeria, and we all know about the recent tragedy of Pakistan. Yes. There are “once in a lifetime” or even “100-year” floods every few months in some places. That’s now. … Continue reading

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Hope for coral

A 1970s invention has enabled teams of wonderful researchers to save, restore and even establish coral reefs. That’s big news, because coral reefs are the breeding grounds of the sea — and places of beauty. This is a far better … Continue reading

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Thank you, Your Majesty

Unlike many people in my country, I have admired Charles for many years. He is intelligent, articulate, has a sense of humour (like wearing a “Pommy Bastard” t-shirt), and a passionate, well-informed environmental campaigner. He cares. Please read this inspiring … Continue reading

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No, they can’t run away

We have all heard about billionaires buying properties where they hope to be safe from the calamity they know is coming; the future their activities caused. And why are Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos so interested in off-Earth ventures? Here … Continue reading

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Climate grief

Cam Walker is an old mate. He was instrumental in founding Friends of the Earth Melbourne, and I was among the first members. We are still both at it. His blog is the Mountain Journal, and I just had to … Continue reading

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China is cooking

No, I am not referring to some delicious food preparation, but to an article in New Scientist reporting on the current heatwave in China. Like all the fruits of catastrophic climate change, this is a tragedy in the lives of … Continue reading

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