Category Archives: environment

CREDO Mobile, the Carrier with a Conscience

For years now, I have voted for one or another organization who were in line to receive a wonderful donation from Credo. This is a company that provides telephone and other services, but with a huge difference. “Since 1985, we’ve … Continue reading

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Another reason to protect the environment

Please read this calm, factual but terrifying account of how and why new diseases emerge. It examines the situation in Australia, but consider that a case study. The same is true everywhere humans intrude on nature, and that probably includes … Continue reading

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The planet is still on fire

The virus has pushed the environment out of the headlines, but climate change is still the worse threat, by far. April and May are still only Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, but Siberia is already suffering worse fires than they … Continue reading

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Featured on popular blog

For quite some time, I have enjoyed posts on the Luck-It Network, which has a versatile, interesting set of posts. It is run by Sara, a lady in Singapore. She has interviewed me on three different topics. The first one … Continue reading

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Methane levels at all-time high

This report in the Scientific American is on NOAA’s findings for 2019. The final figures won’t be available for months, but the conclusion is certain: we are cooking ourselves with methane. Where I live, the supposedly environmental state government has … Continue reading

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Recycled safety

Here is a breathing mask that doesn’t hide your face. It uses your clothing as the filter, and even stops you from scratching your face. And it’s made from a recycled throw-away bottle, protecting wildlife. The offcuts can still go … Continue reading

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A grassroots manifesto, by Don Lubov

A couple of years ago, I reviewed one of Don’s books, and found it excellent. He reviewed From Depression to Contentment. Recently, he invited me to contribute to an anthology he and his wife are constructing, and has shared a … Continue reading

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New diseases are a predictable result of our attack on nature

This was one of my conclusions in 1972, after 9 months of studying the available evidence. We have had “lucky” calls with Ebola, Zika, SARS, AIDS and several others. Our luck is still holding: despite the global panic, COVID19 is … Continue reading

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Virus or no, climate change is still a bigger threat

COVID19 may well end up killing millions of people. It is a severe crisis. However, climate change has already killed tens of millions of people, and is likely to kill billions. So, it is important to understand the natural mechanisms … Continue reading

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Spend less money to save the world

This is Katherine Martinko’s message, and not for the first time. Even if you have read my essay, How to change the world, you will gain from reading Katherine’s brief essay. As usual, I went looking for a royalty-free image … Continue reading

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