Category Archives: CLIMATE & CONSERVATION

What did I JUST say in the last post about air-con?

I love the comfort of air-conditioning. But I wouldn’t want my life to depend on it. News just in from Canada’s heat-wave: The devastating “heat dome” has caused temperatures to rise to almost 50C in Canada and has been linked to hundreds … Continue reading

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Shellenberger is at it again – and even his old pals are not happy

It’s hard to write against your former heroes. Michael Shellenberger has highlighted so many of the challenges facing a 100% renewable energy grid, and shown so comprehensively that nuclear is a viable alternative, that I feel I owe him a … Continue reading

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Sydney E-waste collectors come to your suburb

Got e-waste? If you’re in Sydney, chat with your local suburban Facebook group about booking these guys to come out to your suburb. They were in North Epping for 5 hours today and took an old imac and phone off … Continue reading

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Shellenberger rabid – and I will gradually edit out my many references to his work as he has proved unreliable

Michael Shellenberger’s latest book is the last straw for me. I’m done referencing his work. If we can’t trust him to be professional and objective in his journalism about climate change science, especially when he is not a trained engineer, … Continue reading

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While I love a steak, we need to eat more veggies.

This graph shows that land is only 29% of the surface of the earth, habitable land only 71% of the land (rest is glaciers and barren), and of that 50% is used for agriculture, 37% used for forests, and 11% … Continue reading

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