Category Archives: Projects

Amazon reviews: Paupers and foreigners need not apply

I wrote the following in April, 2018. My target audience was the decision-makers at Amazon, so it is in gentler language than it would be otherwise. I have sent it to them several times, in a number of versions. It … 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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Petition to declare a climate emergency in Australia

Wherever you are on the planet, please support this.

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Andrew Gaines: Concerned about climate change?

Concerned about climate change? Greta Thunberg will have reason to hope when she sees that mainstream society is committed to turning things around. Until then, none of us has a realistic basis for hope. How might we catalyse mainstream commitment? … Continue reading

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Puzzled or intrigued?

This is the start of a story that follows on from the end of a previous volume. Until this scene, all the action was on Earth. As the heading shows, we are on a planet in a faraway galaxy. I’d … Continue reading

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What can we do about the environment: an answer at Quora

You may have read previous answers from me to similar questions, but I have given a fuller one here. If you haven’t, you may find it a novel way of looking at our future, and what we can do about … Continue reading

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ACF is an excellent global resource

What is the ACF? It’s the Australian Conservation Foundation, and I am a proud member. Last night, I took part in a web conference, and want to share some of the resources our organisation is offering. You can use them, … Continue reading

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Amnesty wants a vote, not a donation

Credo Mobile donates $150,000 each month to a worthy cause. You are asked to vote for one of three contenders. The hugely important international organisation Amnesty International is one of these in February. I’ve just voted for them, and am … Continue reading

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Nonhuman people

I have come across two bits of evidence for my hobbyhorse concerning the intelligence of other animals. You will enjoy this delightful essay by Yami Heimbruch about learning the language of songbirds. Sure, those little feathered people have birdbrains, but … Continue reading

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Everybody has to eat

My long term friend, Kim Robinson, is a keen cook, and also a keen writer. For years now, she has put these two together, writing about cooking. Check out her new website, Food for the Soul Recipes. She has kindly … Continue reading

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