It’s past 4am and I’ve been wasting the time I’ve supposed to be using productively to achieve world peace. Can anyone give me their ideas on staying enthused, on track and active? My goal seems so broad that anything towards it just seems lost in a whirlpool. Don’t know how else to explain it, but […]
Wow, it’s a long title for a late night blog post. But I had an interesting conversation with a friend today, who pushed the point that encouraging vegetarianism as a way of life for everyone was too much. I understand where he was coming from but fortunately for you he wasn’t able to dilute my […]
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has branded the arsonists as “mass murderers”. The Australian There is another explanation, perhaps even more unpleasant than the prospect of murder. We can always catch a killer, but catching climate change might mean we have to change our way of life. The United Nations has published that 9 out of […]
A little cliché perhaps, but a realization hit me in the shower, which I’d like to share (the realization – not the shower…), though I can’t really elaborate on it or point you to further resources at the moment. Forests actually maintain climatic equilibrium. How do I know this? Well, there are two well known […]
I know it’s better to stick with positive visions for the future, but this might just be another heads up. (So why not start with a positive? I’ll state again that the solution to climate change is literally under our noses – when we eat. Eating plant-based (vegetarian) food we can solve the majority of […]
No this is definately not one for Veggie Kitchen. The Australian today is running a poll. Will you BBQ Skippy to help arrest climate change? Here’s the result so far… Unfortunately there should be another choice, better for our country in myriad ways. Vegetarinism is linked to far less heart disease, cancer (especially breast, prostate […]
Good on you Rajendra. The internet is a great platform and I know you have all information people need to make the best changes and deal with climate change. http://blog.rkpachauri.org/index.php?a=4 Dr Rajendra Pachauri, whose name I am only just able to spell correctly first go, has just been re-elected for another term as IPCC chief. […]
This is a national event in Australia, the first of its kind I do believe. From the Love Earth Gathering website: Why Love Earth? Love Earth – because love is a verb. Love is something we must do. Love requires selflessness. And only a selfless society can adopt the changes needed to abate climate change. […]
Study: Going veggie can slash your carbon footprint! Prince Charles has said it’s important to cut our global meat consumption! For climate action networks near you, and a hub of information see http://www.climatemovement.org.au/ a great explanation of the quantity of production involved and why it’s so important to think about For something slightly more technical […]
Professor Barry Brook on Livestock – and a whole bunch of comments. - August 14, 2008 - Uncategorized
Another scientist speaks out for climate, noting the massive contribution of livestock to global warming. Australia’s most powerful climate-forcing agent – it’s not coal « BraveNewClimate.com. Professor Barry Brook holds the Foundation Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair of Climate Change and is Director of the Research Institute for Climate Change and Sustainability at the University of […]
Australia’s carbon footprint just got bigger, with the news that old growth forest, cleared for grazing, holds three times as much carbon as thought.
At the end of last year, Jay Zwally, NASA climate scientist specialising in Arctic ice conditions, looked closely at the state of the Arctic and publicly announced that “at this rate the ocean could be nearly ice-free by the end of summer 2012. This beats previous worst case scenarios by decades, or centuries (1). Now, […]
Currently I’m helping the wonderful Renata with her Beginner’s Seminar for Vegetarianism (and veganism), the first Saturday of every month in 2008. If you want more info call Renata on 0412 775 678.
Thanks to everyone! Well, I didn’t have much to do with it, but I’m sure Renata is thankful. Here’s a pic form the day: The link to the song and original invitation
What will the green years look like? This post contains all you need to know to avert ecological and economic disaster. The solutions are very simple and accessible. We don’t need more technology or scientists to achieve the green years. We need…
The leaders of USA, Japan and Canada are [reportedly] stalling target setting at the G8 summit in Japan. Avazz is planning to deliver the following message to the room of each delegate at the conference :) I think this is a tops idea so am passing on the opportunity to support it to you. The […]
Yes, You. :) The song is called, I forget, but it’s all about global warming and what it can do to us and what we can do to stop it. Basically the scene in question will be just a small show of strength. The filming is Saturday 19th, she is aiming for 500 people. Fancy […]
The spirit of the future, dealing with climate change, as written by “Dors” in her comment on an Australian online newspaper article about global warming. I like to envision a future not in terms of what we’ll have to give up, but in terms of what we could gain. I’m gaining a healthier body now […]
Discuss: Cap/Tax Hybrid: Cap-and-Trade with Pay-Per-Permit - June 27, 2008 - Uncategorized
While pondering further the possibility of a hybrid carbon trading/tax model, the idea came for a cap-and-trade system of carbon trading that included permits that must be bought. This would ensure that the best parts of both the trading and tax model would be included in the new system. What do you think? The strengths […]
Climate change is here. Governments have one foot on the deck and are deciding exactly how they’re going to follow through with the other. The possibilities so far are two. I would like to suggest a third – a combination. A Carbon Tax and Cap-and Trade can accommodate each other to greater effect.