Category Archives: good news

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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New Zealand gets rid of an insane economic measure

My long term friends know I think the GDP is insane. If I drive recklessly and cause accidents, I raise the GDP: smash repairs, insurance, police fines, maybe lawyers and judges, maybe jail all add to the GDP. If I … Continue reading

Posted in good news, philosophy, politics

Decency wins

A nice lady in Slovakia first attracted attention for organising a protest to block local environmental vandalism. Then she organised a national protest about two murders. Now, she has just been elected as her country’s president. In her campaigning, she … Continue reading

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Law gains sanity even in the USA

A Federal court has ruled that permission to drill for gas in Wyoming must depend on its cumulative effect on climate change, and not be assessed in isolation. The logic is already being applied to other states, and will be … Continue reading

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Japan blows coal away

Ben Smee and Daniel Hurst, writing for the Guardian, report that Japan is getting out of coal, replacing it largely with wind power. Good thinking.

Posted in Climate change, environment, good news, Uncategorized

ACF is an excellent global resource

What is the ACF? It’s the Australian Conservation Foundation, and I am a proud member. Last night, I took part in a web conference, and want to share some of the resources our organisation is offering. You can use them, … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, environment, good news, Projects

Fracking is unlawful because of climate change

Last month, I reported on an Australian court decision that refused to allow a coal mine because of climate change. This sanity of the law is spreading: now a British court has ruled out fracking, partly for the same reason. … Continue reading

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Law catches up with science

Well, at least in New South Wales, Australia. A court has just knocked back a coal mine application, in a large part because of climate change. Better too little, too late than nothing at all. Humanity needs to be on … Continue reading

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EV epic to admire

Dutch young man Wiebe Wakker has driven his small 2009 electric car across 33 countries, and is now doing huge distances in Australia. Unlike in most other countries, there is little in the way of charging opportunities, and distances are … Continue reading

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Still a chance for survival?

A new report in Nature Communications states that if, from the end of 2018, there were no new fossil-fuel powered installations, and existing ones were replaced with renewable alternatives, then we could keep global temperature rise at 1.5 degrees C, … Continue reading

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