Category Archives: good news

Hygiene and precautions are necessary, but reassuring news

Results are now available from a study of the coronavirus on the cruise ship Diamond Princess. Of 3711 people, 700 were infected (under 20%). 18% of these showed no symptoms. Since this group contained a great many oldies, in the … Continue reading

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Disaster relief that addresses the cause of the disaster

Wealth can be addictive, and greed is the worst force destroying everything. But if you happen to have lots of money and refuse to be addicted, it can be a resource for changing the world for the better. Allow me … Continue reading

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India will stop importing thermal coal by 2024

Good news indeed, although part of their way of doing it is to mine more coal in India. However, they do have one of the world’s most ambitious large scale solar plans as well. Australian politics has been riven by … Continue reading

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Regreening of an island nation

Madagascar has an amazing ecosystem, with many species found nowhere else. It is also one of the nations at greatest risk from climate change. To celebrate 60 years of independence, they are planting 60 million trees, helping to reduce a … Continue reading

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Judge clears Swiss climate protestors, because climate change is a clear danger

A bunch of people dressed in tennis clothes, and staged a demo at Credit Suisse, which has been a major funder of fossil fuel projects. The tennis link is because they sponsor Roger Federer. They were convicted of trespass and … Continue reading

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A princely prize for environmental solutions

The Prince is William, second in line for the British throne. The prize is The Earthshot Prize: A decade of action to repair the Earth. William’s inspiration is John Kennedy’s Moonshot project. Only, the goal is survival rather than nationalistic … Continue reading

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Five climate experts with hope

A good way to end a year of climate gloom is to read this essay in Huffington Post. Without any Polyanna pretence, five people who KNOW have been able to find some hope for the future.

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Australian engineers look to the climate

I am greatly cheered by This Guardian report about a revolt in the engineering profession. Many engineers, including both young graduates and well-known senior professionals with influence are revolting. They refuse to work on planet-wrecking projects such as coal mining … Continue reading

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BHP knows about climate science

I find it unbelievable that some people, even some intelligent people, “don’t believe in human-caused climate change.” The rulers of mining giant BHP are not among them. CEO Andrew McKenzie has announced a $US400 million plan to do something about … Continue reading

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6 on board, 44 to go: US states aiming to be carbon-free

6 on board, 44 to go: US states aiming to be carbon-free

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