Category Archives: Pollution

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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Geological peak oil still a thing

*Geological* peak oil is still a thing. Just finished watching an Al Jazeera thing explaining that big OPEC producers like Saudi Arabia were over-producing to put American unconventional oil producers out of business, as they are only viable at the … Continue reading

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Next greatest threat after global warming?

I’m glad I was able to announce a new way to feed aquaculture in my last post, because I’m fast becoming convinced that seafood is no longer good for you. It’s not seafood any longer, but concentrated toxic waste! Why? … Continue reading

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Does IPAT guarantee the end of the world?

Many see IPAT as a set of mathematical laws that guarantee the imminent collapse of modern civilisation. The global population is growing and, as the argument goes, multiplying the terrible impact we have on important ecosystem services, so that when … Continue reading

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Asbestos still used in America!

I’m quite horrified to report that a few weeks ago I was contacted by an activist who reports disgusting old asbestos is still being used in America! Wow. That’s… stone age. Unimaginable. Especially when it is so unnecessary. With a … Continue reading

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