Category Archives: environment

A true world leader

This morning, I found several reports of another brave act from Pope Francis. He has declared a climate emergency, and firmly told the oil companies to stop killing the future. Here is one account, at EcoWatch. The leaders of these … Continue reading

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Climate emergency is a health issue

The European Academies’ Science Advisory Council has published an important report on climate change and health. At a minimum, please read their brief summary. They confirm my frequent message: climate change is not a danger for the future, but is … Continue reading

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You can invest in recycling space suits

My friend Petrea King has written, “Your body is a space suit for surviving on this planet.” She is right. When you no longer need a house, you can bury the leftovers, or burn them — or recycle them. Until … Continue reading

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The psychology of denial

I’ve been researching an essay I hoped to submit to a major venue, and my friend Sven Ake Bjorke has been collaborating with me. He is a retired climate scientist, I retired from psychological work, so we were the ideal … Continue reading

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We swim in a sea of poisons

During my lifetime, there has been an unacknowledged rise in cancer, and in a variety of mysterious diseases. Gluten sensitivity has exploded, as have a great variety of autoimmune disorders. All three of my children have minor mutations, such as … Continue reading

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What can we do about the environment: an answer at Quora

You may have read previous answers from me to similar questions, but I have given a fuller one here. If you haven’t, you may find it a novel way of looking at our future, and what we can do about … Continue reading

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Meet the Oyster Wench

She is Catherine Puckett, who lives on Block Island, which is the site of the USA’s first offshore wind farm. Her work reduces carbon dioxide dissolved in seawater, and nitrogen runoff, which is responsible for dead zones. But that’s only … Continue reading

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Understanding why extinctions matter

Russell McLendon beautifully explains one of my clichés: “when you unravel the web of life, we also fall through the hole.” His essay goes from the practical to the sublime, and is a must-read. If you have the time, you … Continue reading

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Recycling people

Cremation is a way of using irreplaceable fossil fuels to turn perfectly good organic fertiliser into greenhouse gases. Burial usually involves toxic embalming chemicals that interrupt the cycle of nature. In many places, shortage of space means that you get … Continue reading

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Letter to candidates

Now is the time to make a difference. This is for Australian followers of Bobbing Around, but should be of interest to everyone. I have just used this web page to send a letter to all candidates in my electorate. … Continue reading

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