Category Archives: Climate change

Three heroes for the environment

One of them is Kathleen O’Donnell, who since infancy has gone by the name Katta. She spent her childhood in my community, Moora Moora. Now she is a law student, and already a major challenge to the dinosaurs who are … Continue reading

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Two teenagers challenge the coal industry

And more power to them. They have found a new legal argument demonstrating that the environmental permission the Adani coal mine was given in 2015 was faulty, and must be repealed. You can read the report here. It is from … Continue reading

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Attacks on our finned cousins halted

Where do whales and dolphins spend much of their time, including while breeding? Within the wonderful, rich ecosystems of the continental shelves. Where are oil companies most likely to find new locations to drill for? I’ll give you 2.75 guesses. … Continue reading

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New research shows we are destroying the web of life even faster

A September 18 paper in One Earth journalreports on a 13-year compilation of evidence about human impact on previously intact ecosystems. Between 2000 and 2013, an area the size of Mexico has been degraded globally. A big part is clearing … Continue reading

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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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