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Glaciers Are Melting, Coral Reefs Are Bleaching; We Are Watching the Clowns Take Over Governments Around the World

It’s mid-winter and time for a sober look at the state of our planet, and at the state of our human enterprise.  What on earth is happening to the Arctic?  Is the bleaching of coral reefs as bad as it has been reported?  Is humanity beginning the correction that most environmental scientists believe is long … Continue reading »

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Some brief thoughts on the Occupy movement, on Canada’s economy and on its heritage

I continue to be an ecologist concerned at the perfect storm our species is unleashing on our environment.  I have difficulty seeing good solutions for the world in 2050, let alone 2100, although I know they are still out there, if only we would show some global political will.  Recently, I have been reading up … Continue reading »

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Stumbling towards New Atlantis

26th February 2012.  So I have decided to start a blog.  It took a while, and I’m still not sure what the purpose is.  Late last year, when my book, Our Dying Planet, was about to be published, a blog was suggested as one way of giving it visibility.  However, at the time I did … Continue reading »

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