Arson or Climate Change? - February 9, 2009 - Uncategorized

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 […]

Forests… the lungs of the earth. It’s true! - January 14, 2009 - Uncategorized

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 […]

Methane Saga Beginning? - November 21, 2008 - Uncategorized

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 […]

Skippy Sausages? - October 1, 2008 - Uncategorized

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 […]

Dr Rajendra Pachauri IPCC cheif now a blogger - - Uncategorized

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. […]

Love Earth Gathering - September 26, 2008 - Uncategorized

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. […]

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 […]

Arctic Meltdown Update - July 30, 2008 - Uncategorized

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, […]

Global Warming Song Filming - July 21, 2008 - Uncategorized

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

Web Resources: Environment - July 17, 2008 - Uncategorized

This is the first in a series of web resources for a variety of purposes. The list will likely expand so add it to your bookmarks! I bring this post to the front from time to time when a valuable new resource pops up on the net. Brian’s post is one: Brian from Larvatus Prodeo […]

Heaven on Earth is Made of What? - June 29, 2008 - Uncategorized

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 […]

Carbon Tax or Cap-and-Trade? Why Not Both? - June 26, 2008 - Uncategorized

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.

Can We Kick It? Hope We Can! - June 15, 2008 - Uncategorized

If this blog is still going in five years three miracles will have occurred… 1. I will have succeeded in writing about real-world issues in a way that doesn’t make me feel crazy, hyper-intellectual or sick… 2. Human civilization will not have collapsed on itself… and 3. The environment will not have collapsed on itself […]

Biofuel, Livestock, Feed Conversion and Global Food Security. - June 8, 2008 - Uncategorized

A quick analysis of the FAO figures for expected cereal production and use in 2007/2008 reveals that much more food is wasted in feeding livestock than used in biofuel production. The global cereal output in 2008 will be around 2126 million tones (mt). Of this, it is expected that 1006mt will be eaten directly as […]

Arctic Meltdown Continues - May 26, 2008 - Uncategorized

From http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7417123.stm. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqTpkunEM48&feature=user] See the article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7417123.stm. Mission to Ayles Ice Island