Category Archives: Climate change

Pope Francis: Divest from carbon now!

Trump ordered peaceful protesters to be assaulted, so he could hold up a bible. This was an act of blasphemy, and if anyone disagrees, all I can say is, read what Jesus says in that book. Pope Francis has done … Continue reading

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The drying out of SW North America

A very new report in Science demonstrates that drought is too light a word to describe the past 20 years in a huge area of the Unites States. It is the worst in the past 700 years. Past megadroughts like … Continue reading

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The planet is still on fire

The virus has pushed the environment out of the headlines, but climate change is still the worse threat, by far. April and May are still only Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, but Siberia is already suffering worse fires than they … Continue reading

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Methane levels at all-time high

This report in the Scientific American is on NOAA’s findings for 2019. The final figures won’t be available for months, but the conclusion is certain: we are cooking ourselves with methane. Where I live, the supposedly environmental state government has … Continue reading

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New diseases are a predictable result of our attack on nature

This was one of my conclusions in 1972, after 9 months of studying the available evidence. We have had “lucky” calls with Ebola, Zika, SARS, AIDS and several others. Our luck is still holding: despite the global panic, COVID19 is … Continue reading

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Virus or no, climate change is still a bigger threat

COVID19 may well end up killing millions of people. It is a severe crisis. However, climate change has already killed tens of millions of people, and is likely to kill billions. So, it is important to understand the natural mechanisms … Continue reading

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Red snow celebrates summer in Antarctic autumn

You can see more spectacular pics on the Facebook page of an Ukrainian Antarctic research station, but they are copyrighted. The red colour is an algal bloom. This is perfectly natural in high summer, and the algae are food for … Continue reading

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Great Australian Bight SAVED

The Great Australian Bight is one of the marine wonderlands of this planet. It is the breeding place for several whale species. Its kelp forests are under attack from warming waters, but even so are the home of many endangered … Continue reading

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No, I won’t jump off the planet

Once a month, I participate in Rhobin Courtright’s round robin on writing. This month’s topic was how politics influences what I write. Well, it STRANGLES MY WRITING! The issue inspired me to write a major essay on how to cope … Continue reading

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Disaster relief that addresses the cause of the disaster

Wealth can be addictive, and greed is the worst force destroying everything. But if you happen to have lots of money and refuse to be addicted, it can be a resource for changing the world for the better. Allow me … Continue reading

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