Category Archives: Climate change

A blueprint for survival

It is over 160 pages long, but well worth studying (not merely reading). This is the UN Environment Programme’s Making Peace with Nature. Most environmental analyses focus in on one major problem, such as pollution or climate change. This report … Continue reading

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Gas is gasping but follow the money

You will be interested in this hard-hitting bit of investigative journalism by Rebecca Leber. While solar is replacing coal and gas in electricity generation, electricity is replacing gas for hot water, temperature control, and cooking. And the gas industry is … Continue reading

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Goodbye, glaciers

A current disaster in India is in the news (e.g., this report by Brett Wilkins): a glacier fell apart, flooding several rivers, destroying dams including hydroelectric projects, and killing people. In 2018, it was the Matterhorn, perhaps the most famous … Continue reading

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Introducing a new friend

Mike Muntisov and I reviewed the same book. When I saw the name of his blog, I just had to look it up: “The Court of the Grandchildren.” This actually the title of a book he and his friend Greg … Continue reading

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100 seconds to midnight

Each year, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists publishes a reasoned estimate of how close we are to risking the destruction of everything. They take all threats into account, not only nuclear war. For 2020, they have judged us to … Continue reading

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European Investment Bank cuts off gas

Only ten years ago, natural gas was the golden fuel, supposed to bridge us into renewables. Now, it is known to be as dirty as coal, not to mention the damage fracking does. Dr Werner Hoyer, President of the European … Continue reading

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Coal failed — solar more than saved the day

Last weekend, two of the major coal-fired power plants in Victoria, Australia shut down in the middle of the day, when demand is high because of the many commercial uses, and since it’s summer, because of air conditioning. Demand for … Continue reading

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Terra Carta: Prince Charles leading toward survival

For many years, Prince Charles has been more a figure of ridicule than of respect in Australia. I have always disagreed with this. Like his father, he has been a public voice for fairness and environmental justice. For example, he … Continue reading

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Proof: Murdoch lies on climate change

At the recent News Corp AGM, Rupert Murdoch told shareholders, “There are no climate change deniers around, I can assure you.” The activist group GetUp has commissioned research to examine the evidence. The study analysed 8,612 pieces of news, opinion, … Continue reading

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Incontinent container ship

Just for interest, I do a “Google alert” for “Bobbing Around.” If enough people search for my blog, it will eventually appear (hint, hint). I guess the lovely people who know about it don’t need to search, so each day … Continue reading

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