Category Archives: environment

There is no economy on a dead planet

Last week, I posted a response to a recent political event. Facebook chose to delete my post, but after I complained, they rejuvenated it. Please share the graphic: Advertisements

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Bagging the plastic

The worst thing plastic waste does is to kill birds and marine life. An Australian town has implemented a solution: they bag the outflows, then deal with what they catch. This is expensive, but they reckon it’s worth it. The … Continue reading

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Getting priorities right

The current (almost certainly temporary) Australian government is facing an election on 18th May. Its Minister for (destroying the) Environment is Melissa Price @Melissa4Durack, who has given last minute approval for the water use plans of the Adani coal mine … Continue reading

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Rocketing toward apocalypse

In the 1970s, the wonderful Ecologist magazine had a cartoon of a man falling off the Empire State Building. He was halfway to the ground, saying, “So far so good!” He has now decided to strap a rocket to his … Continue reading

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Law gains sanity even in the USA

A Federal court has ruled that permission to drill for gas in Wyoming must depend on its cumulative effect on climate change, and not be assessed in isolation. The logic is already being applied to other states, and will be … Continue reading

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Japan blows coal away

Ben Smee and Daniel Hurst, writing for the Guardian, report that Japan is getting out of coal, replacing it largely with wind power. Good thinking.

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Facing extinction, from a beloved nephew

Good evening dear uncle, Hope you are well. For the last few years Skye and I have been understanding and coming to terms with: i) Western civilisation, and ii) Its ecocidal and generally anti-life agenda, and iii) Death and extinction. … Continue reading

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You can do miles better than Trump

Trump did nothing to help storm survivors in rural Alabama. What will you do? When Trump’s helicopter buzzed over Beauregard, Alabama, all he could see was one trailer still standing. Everything around the trailer, for 24 miles, had been crushed … Continue reading

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8 women to admire

Well, two of them are teenagers. I’d never heard of two until I read the article, but agree with their selection. Please read this inspiring account of eight people who are working hard to make our world a better place. … Continue reading

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ACF is an excellent global resource

What is the ACF? It’s the Australian Conservation Foundation, and I am a proud member. Last night, I took part in a web conference, and want to share some of the resources our organisation is offering. You can use them, … Continue reading

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