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A person whose first language is not English asked a question with this meaning. His opinion is that the problems we face on Earth will only follow us to Mars. I’m interested in your reaction to my reply to him … Continue reading
One of my trusted sources of information is The Conversation. I’ve even been known to make the occasional donation to keep it going. When I’ve read an article, if I have the time, I’ll look at the comments, and perhaps … Continue reading
If I were an evil genius and wanted to cause maximum destruction with maximum misery, I’d invent the Gross National Product (GDP) as the measure, and economic mechanisms that collapse unless the GDP keeps growing. I’ve been shouting this for … Continue reading
Are we near the apocalypse? I set out the case, and offer a course of action. My old friends will have heard it all, in various versions, but perhaps a new summary is still worthwhile. And you may see fit … Continue reading
What point is there in living if humans have destroyed the planet and there’s nothing good left in it?
This was a question on Quora. Please read my answer.
I was a young fellow when Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring burst on the global landscape. Humanity banned DDT — and replaced it with worse. I’ve been saying for years that the flood of poisons we immerse the planet in is … Continue reading
The Nordic Council has awarded Greta Thunberg its annual environmental prize. As well as the honour, this involves a large sum of money; approx. $52,000. She has declined to accept it. Her response: “The climate movement does not need any … Continue reading
A guest post by Makesh Karuppiah Makesh makes one of his books available free over the internet. This set of quotations prominently features at the opening: Mahatma Gandhi: Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s … Continue reading
I was reading about something else when I saw a link to “strange fruit.” I didn’t know the meaning, and clicked. I’ve never heard of Abel Meeropol, but now he is one of my heroes. His story made me feel … Continue reading
Please read my answer to the question: “Should couples stop having more kids to protect the planet?”