Category Archives: technology

Wibbling for George

Farcebook’s idiot AI has banned any link pointing to Bobbing Around, so when I want to publicise a post, I ask one of a small number of kind people to host it for me. My friend in Britain, Colin Reynolds, … Continue reading

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How to save the world, from George Monbiot

George does it again, and inspires me. This great man should receive a Nobel Prize. A major means of humanity’s attack on nature is overfishing. The worst attack on land-based nature is agriculture — we do need to feed those … Continue reading

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Solar-powered car

Yes! On reasonable day, it can go 112 km (70 miles) just from sunshine. If your area is reasonably sunny, and you don’t drive long distances, you could use your EV without ever needing to charge up the battery. German … Continue reading

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Catching up with me: solar energy from space

I wrote Sleeper, Awake at the turn of the century, over 20 years ago. One of the interesting features my witness, Flora Fielding, found in the future was devices way up high that collected solar power and beamed it down … Continue reading

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Houseboats, anyone?

All of eastern Australia is suffering terrible floods. So is Nigeria, and we all know about the recent tragedy of Pakistan. Yes. There are “once in a lifetime” or even “100-year” floods every few months in some places. That’s now. … Continue reading

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Hope for coral

A 1970s invention has enabled teams of wonderful researchers to save, restore and even establish coral reefs. That’s big news, because coral reefs are the breeding grounds of the sea — and places of beauty. This is a far better … Continue reading

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No, they can’t run away

We have all heard about billionaires buying properties where they hope to be safe from the calamity they know is coming; the future their activities caused. And why are Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos so interested in off-Earth ventures? Here … Continue reading

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Fracking kills children

Here is yet another damning item of evidence about the harm of “unconventional” fossil fuel extraction. Kids born near fracking wells have THREE TIMES the probability of developing the most common childhood cancer. And you can be sure, the fracking … Continue reading

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Too hot? Too cold?

You can reduce your impact on the environment by controlling your temperature in different ways. I tell you how in a guest post at Wibble.

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Don’t toss it; fix it

I’ve been doing this for decades, as part of my work for a survivable future. “Repair” is the second priority after “refuse.” Here is an organisation where you can learn how to fix things, join up with likeminded practical environmentalists … Continue reading

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