Category Archives: Climate change

I am now a fan of Tom Murphy

Tom is an astrophysicist, with impressive credentials, and in this chatty and powerful essay, he has made me into his fan. He covers several related matters, passing from one to another in a logical way. The start is the tribal … Continue reading

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Carbon dioxide is good for us!

I have a neighbour who has on a previous occasion tried to convince me of the wonderful qualities and safety of Roundup. This morning, he was on my doorstep with a written missive, a response to my in-your-face Greenie signs: … Continue reading

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5-session online positive psychology course

On 16th January, my friend Merran Blair and I will run the first of five weekly sessions on how to cope with our crazy world in which the most powerful people on the planet are doing everything to wreck their … Continue reading

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The fossils are still suicidal

Big fossil companies Woodside and BHP (which talks green but acts dirty) are hell-bent on unlocking a fossil fuel bomb that will accelerate the demise of their managing team, shareholders and everyone else on the planet. Both the Australian and … Continue reading

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Climate catastrophe evidence (not that more is needed, but this is spectacular)

Have a look at the time lapse photographs of a glacier in Iceland. Even the wilfully blind will have to agree…

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Man announces he will quit drinking by 2050

My friend and kindred spirit Colin has found a gem, which I am passing on to you. Oh, here is the post You see, WordPress fooled me. I clicked “Press this Post” at Colin’s site, and that’s supposed to reproduce … Continue reading

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George’s call to action, NOW

You’ve got to read this call to action from George Monbiot. He starts with what appears to be a technological approach: replace fossil fuels with electric, and all will be well. Those who pay attention to scientific evidence have known … Continue reading

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How will humanity’s owners respond to climate refugees?

The desperate exodus from Latin America is due in part to drought and extreme weather events. The Syrian civil war started because drought forced millions to move from farms to the city. You know, climate change? The hot air in … Continue reading

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Bill McKibben has hope

That’s encouraging: if this great man thinks we have a chance to win, who am I to argue with him? Please read his stirring call to action before it is too late.

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Gina Reinhart, climate scientist

Gina’s greatest achievement has been to be born as the daughter of Lang Hancock, who discovered a huge iron ore deposit, and became a billionaire developing it. She is also famous for doing everything possible to disinherit his widow, and … Continue reading

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