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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 like 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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Monash University’s Net Zero Initiative

A few days ago, I posted about the climate emergency declaration by over 7000 mobs associated with higher education, and said I had pestered the two universities where I’d studied. Monash University got back to me. “I will pass your … Continue reading

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Higher education declares a climate emergency

This is the start of a statement signed by more than 7,000 institutes of higher education: New York, 10 July 2019 – Today, networks representing more than 7,000 higher and further education institutions from 6 continents announced that they are … Continue reading

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Plant trees to save the world

A new paper in Science reports a quantitative analysis of the impact of tree planting on future atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. They found it to be HUGE. If you exclude areas of human habitation and farm land, there is enough … 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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