Category Archives: Pollution

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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How Kodak detected the nuclear tests and the effects on all of us

Veritasium at his best! While there were 219 atmospheric tests in America alone and the fallout spread across most of the USA, it shows that dispersed fallout is not a civilisation ending event. Two hundred and nineteen nuclear devices were … Continue reading

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Solar not so ‘clean’ after all!

Don’t want a nuclear power plant in your backyard? What about a rare-earth’s mine for solar panels? This tailings dam is 11.5km in diameter. Wikipedia explains that “Chemicals in the dam have been linked to lower crop yields in surrounding … Continue reading

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World now more middle class than poor

Interesting! Sept 2018 marks the point where (finally!) more of the world is wealthy than poor. I remember being told to refer to poor underdeveloped nations as the ‘2/3rd’s world’ because it was the majority. That has shifted somewhat. There’s … Continue reading

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Precise, eloquent, artistic… heartbreaking

Our oceans. I’ve written about them before, but sometimes not felt it. This helped me feel it. 😦

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