Category Archives: environment

Even the loggers are going renewable

The area of East Gippsland in Victoria, Australia is known for logging. My long term friend and comrade Jill Redwood has lived there for decades, often literally afraid for her life. Many locals drive around with stickers on their vehicles: … Continue reading

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Why is Canada cooking?

Meteorologist Eric Holthaus explains in simple terms. As snow and ice melts on high mountains, the darker, exposed earth heats up. So, high places like the Rocky Mountains become heaters, and this is a positive feedback loop: the worse it … Continue reading

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The situation is hopeless. We must take the next step

by David Feith We are facing so many problems. The problems seem overwhelming, so it is easier to ignore them. Climate change is an over-arching issue impacting on people all over the world, but in different ways. In India ‘Extreme … Continue reading

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Scovid19 by Jon Cocks

This was Jon’s entry in the Greens essay contest I organised in 2020. Australian readers will recognise all the news items he indirectly cites. For people from other lands, “Scomo” is what Scott Morrison, Australia’s hopefully temporary Prime Minister, wants … Continue reading

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Dove for the future

Until now, I knew that “dove” can have two meanings: a nice little bird that hangs around cities, and the past tense of “dive.” It’s because of this ambiguity that I always write “dived” instead of “dove” (for the action, … Continue reading

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Reincarnated Barbie dolls

Mattel, the makers of Barbie dolls, Matchbox toys and MEGA toys has started up a recycling program. If you visit the Mattel Playback site, you can print off a free shipping label and send them your outgrown toys for recycling. … Continue reading

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No you can’t kill Europe’s bees!

…and other insects. The EU Court of Justice has dismissed an appeal from Bayer against a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides. If you find legalese too difficult, here is a plain-language report from Greenpeace. This ban should be planetary. Who wants … Continue reading

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Are we just delaying the inevitable with climate change?

Originally posted on Bobbing Around:
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,…

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Poison Planet confirmed

I have written about Poison Planet before. The agrochemistry industry is killing all life on this planet, including the CEOs and shareholders of the relevant companies. This is the ultimate insanity. Why am I mentioning it again? A new study … Continue reading

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Guilty under the law, but acquitted anyway

Gandhi, Mandela, Martin Luther King — and Jesus — all said that when a law is immoral, it is our duty to break it. This is what Extinction Rebellion is about. In 2019, a bunch of people were arrested for … Continue reading

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