Category Archives: politics

Killing Gaia from the bottom up

When considering the damage from climate change, we think of wildfire, flood, drought, superstorms, rising sea level, the wiping out of ecosystems like coral reefs and rainforest. However, there is a more subtle, and more deadly effect. A study in … 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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A beautiful must-read

This essay by Dahr Jamail blew me away. It starts with a near-death experience that had me there, with him, and is a passionate, well-informed and informative description of what is happening in the frozen parts of our planet. Please … Continue reading

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True Islam is service

Despite all the hate and hype, Islam is one of the Great Religions. It incorporates Jesus’ message of universal Love. Service to others is explicitly stated within the Qur’an. There is an international organisation for Muslim young men that has … Continue reading

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Keep big oil out of the Bight

The Great Australian Bight is one of the wonders of the marine world. Whales breed there, and it has an incredible wealth of species. Also, it is very deep. The oil industry’s own assessment is that there is a distinct … Continue reading

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Advice needed, please

I’ve been working on and off on my science fiction series, “The Doom Healer,” since early 2015. Four volumes are ready to roll, and I am going well on the final one, so I am thinking of submitting it to … Continue reading

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Suicides and drug overdoses rise

A recent CDC report says so. Sadly, this is more evidence, if any was needed, that John B. Calhoun was right. His work with rodents showed that when you stress a population beyond a certain limit, many individuals give up. … Continue reading

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Defenders against inhumanity

That’s the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Within my limited means, I am one of their supporters. This time of the year, like all of us, I am inundated with begging emails for all sorts of causes I approve of. It’s … Continue reading

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A well-deserved award to inspiring kids

In February this year, a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida shocked the world. surviving students then led a movement, March for our Lives, against the power of the gun lobby. They have now been awarded … Continue reading

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We can defeat hate

Most news items indicate that hate is winning. People target those with slight differences like skin colour, religion, ethnicity. In my country, Australia, the government tortures people because they tried to seek asylum here via a leaky boat rather than … Continue reading

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