Changing lifestyles

Finding Climate Stars to Steer By.

Bleaching as a sign we are off course It started last month with scattered reports from Mackay in the south to Port Douglas on the north Queensland coast.  The Great Barrier Reef has begun to bleach again.  Coral polyps by the million tossing out their minute symbiotic algae under the stress of warm water, and … Continue reading »

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The Politics of Pipelines – Yet Again.

It is two minutes and thirty seconds to midnight.  The people in charge of the Doomsday Clock just moved the minute hand 30 seconds closer to catastrophe – the closest it has been since 1953.  The clock, which is adjusted annually, retreated to its most recent high point of 17 minutes to midnight back in … Continue reading »

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There are good tipping points too! COP21 may have been one.

It’s over. The huge circus that is a climate conference has come to an end and the thousands of participants have made their way home. Some of them will have dutifully paid to offset the carbon they used by attending. As climate conferences go, this was a good one. It went the anticipated day past … Continue reading »

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