Category Archives: politics

Consequences — the best teacher

The Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales are suffering their worst fires, ever. Once more, we hear that word, UNPRECEDENTED. Firefighting experts, farmers, country people are saying, “This is what climate change does!” The politicians are horrified that … Continue reading

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Don’t be tricked into reducing pressure on the fossil criminals

Michael Mann is one of the earth’s top climate scientists. As such, he’d had more than his fair share of insanity thrown at him, but he is still there, still on the side of survival, still doing his best to … Continue reading

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America misled: the climate liars

Really, the title should be, “Humanity misled.” This is an important new paper documenting the evidence of how Exxon and its cronies systematically campaigned against action to stop the climate catastrophe. Key points 1. Internal corporate documents show that the … Continue reading

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In defence of a fine young woman

I answer questions on Quora, though sometimes I don’t know why I bother. A current fashion there is to attack Greta Thunberg. After all, it would be SO UNCOMFORTABLE and INCONVENIENT if she were right! Please read my answer to … Continue reading

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The 20 companies guilty of ecocide

According to this report in The Guardian, already in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson released a report identifying the link between the burning of fossil fuels and climate change. The main producers of petroleum, coal and natural gas also knew … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with nuclear power, from Friends of the Earth

I tried to post this important press release from Friends of the Earth here, but WordPress insisted on eating all but the first paragraph. So, you will find it permanently at my Mudsmith site. There you will also find an … Continue reading

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Are we just delaying the inevitable with climate change?

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, Bob

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A picture is worth a thousand words. But pictures can lie.

In April, a marijuana group held a rally in Hyde Park, London. They left this rubbish. Now, people wanting to discredit the climate strike have claimed it was us, in Sydney, or London, or wherever. Please read the real story. … Continue reading

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Recruiting youngster power

I’ve just come home from the Climate Strike. I hated the crowds and the noise, and my old body is now in pain from having stood around for hours — but I loved the event. Usually, I emphasise that I … Continue reading

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Wake up! Your house is on fire!

This is the message of Tim Flannery’s inspiring essay in The Conversation today. Anyone who denies the climate catastrophe, anyone who stands in the way of emergency action, is a mass murderer on a scale never before seen, as in … Continue reading

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