Category Archives: environment

Thank you, Prince William

“The Earth is at a tipping point and we face a stark choice: either we continue as we are and irreparably damage our planet, or we remember our unique power as human beings and our continual ability to lead, innovate … Continue reading

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Agrivolatics

It’s a new word for growing food under and around solar panels. As Treehugger says, it’s an obvious combination. Here is a photo from Jack’s solar garden.

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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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Want to understand why economics is science fiction?

In economics, everything is measured in financial terms. In this post by Tim Morgan, you will understand why this is a fallacy. In the real world, the production of goods and services depends on energy. In the 1970s, about 2% … Continue reading

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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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Murdering forests increases fire risk

The most inflammable parts of a mature forest are way up high. The trees are well apart, supporting a complex, mixed understory. Cut it all down, and in a few years you have a thick ladder of fuel up to … Continue reading

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George Monbiot nails THE PROBLEM

In this powerful and accurate essay, the Guardian columnist says what I have been saying since 1972: all the problems we put into separate categories are symptoms of the one disease: Continuing growth within a limited system. It is there … Continue reading

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World first: shifting demand to match supply

Well, New South Wales Minister for Energy and the Environment, Matt Kean, says it’s a world first. The huge number of solar panels that keep going up generate a glut of electricity at certain times (spoiler: it’s not at midnight), … Continue reading

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Protect the environment, but without cruelty

“I know that they’re not very nice animals and they are an invasive species but it’s not their fault they are here; they were put here by us and they are walking around the planet trying to survive, just as … Continue reading

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Online connection with nature

Claire Dunn is Nature’s Apprentice. Usually, the events she runs are only available to people within hailing distance from where she lives, which is approximately my neighbourhood, but her new online course is available to anyone with an internet connection. … Continue reading

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