Category Archives: politics

No, I won’t jump off the planet

Once a month, I participate in Rhobin Courtright’s round robin on writing. This month’s topic was how politics influences what I write. Well, it STRANGLES MY WRITING! The issue inspired me to write a major essay on how to cope … 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

Posted in Climate change, environment, good news, politics

No, I won’t jump off the planet

Heaven knows, I have plenty of inducement. But there is a reason for being, and continuing, and striving for sanity. Every day, I feel the need to check the news. Every day, I wish I hadn’t. Worldwide, politics has gone … Continue reading

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Labor politician’s call to action on climate

Andrew Leigh is a senior member of Australia’s opposition. In response to one of his newsletters, I wrote this to him: Andrew, that’s a great report. Thank you. However, I have a beef with the ALP regarding climate policy. Officially, … Continue reading

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Protection from the liars: a must-see movie

Josh Fox has been personally targeted by the forces destroying this planet. That was a sort of a beta run for the 2016 US elections. Please read an interview with him about his latest movie, The Truth Has Changed. You … Continue reading

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Understanding fake news

Fake news is now an academic subject. I was surprised to find a summary of several reputable studies on the subject. Fascinating, if you like to laugh at the human animal.

Posted in philosophy, politics, Psychology

The Australian government’s fire season preparation

This statue is the work of Maria Miesenberger, Human Ostrich Mänsklig struts, in Borås, Sweden. It was posted at Quora by Thies Schaper.

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Powerful essay by Cindy Matthews

Cindy responded to my post yesterday, (please read her comment), and included a link to an essay of her own. This is a must-read, logically tying together Trump’s insane war mongering, the power of the fossil fuel industries, and the … Continue reading

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Bushfire liars are out in force

I’ve had it. I just want to leave this planet and its criminal stupidities. For 50 years, science has predicted that Australia would become drier, with more drought, and greater danger and severity of wildfire. It’s been happening exactly as … Continue reading

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Official: we must get rid of pesticides

I’ve been saying for years, killing the small beasties of this planet is far worse than even the climate catastrophe. Now, a letter to Nature from a group of highly respected scientists has called for urgent action to stop using … Continue reading

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