Category Archives: environment

The Story of Plastic: a movie reviewed in The Revelator

This is a movie all of us need to see. Before you have the opportunity, the review by Tara Lohan is a must-read. Full of pithy, quotable one-sentence hammer-blows, this review is great writing. The content of the movie is … Continue reading

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Quora answer on choosing to be childfree

Please read my answer to the question: “Should couples stop having more kids to protect the planet?”

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In defence of a fine young woman

I answer questions on Quora, though sometimes I don’t know why I bother. A current fashion there is to attack Greta Thunberg. After all, it would be SO UNCOMFORTABLE and INCONVENIENT if she were right! Please read my answer to … Continue reading

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The 20 companies guilty of ecocide

According to this report in The Guardian, already in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson released a report identifying the link between the burning of fossil fuels and climate change. The main producers of petroleum, coal and natural gas also knew … Continue reading

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A trustworthy source of climate news

That’s the Climate Change Service of the Copernicus Institute. This is an agency of the European Union. Its research and news is beyond reproach. They don’t engage in politics, only gathering and reporting climate facts. One of those facts is … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with nuclear power, from Friends of the Earth

I tried to post this important press release from Friends of the Earth here, but WordPress insisted on eating all but the first paragraph. So, you will find it permanently at my Mudsmith site. There you will also find an … Continue reading

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Are we just delaying the inevitable with climate change?

I answer questions on Quora. For some reason, this one got me going, and my typing fingers took flight. Please read my answer, and if you approve of the message, share it around. With metta, Bob

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Claire Dunn on saving a (near) future

Please read this important invitation from Claire. If you live more or less near her, join her. Otherwise, copy her wherever you are. Claire and I do things differently, but we are on the same path, of doing our best … Continue reading

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Recruiting youngster power

I’ve just come home from the Climate Strike. I hated the crowds and the noise, and my old body is now in pain from having stood around for hours — but I loved the event. Usually, I emphasise that I … Continue reading

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Bayer/Monsanto is killing birds, too

Well, any manufacturer of neonicotinoid pesticides is. A just-released study in Science has demonstrated a clear causal link between ingesting small quantities of one of these wretched poisons and very rapid loss of weight due to the birds stopping eating. … Continue reading

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