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Hat tip to Quakerattled (I recommend reading ‘Bill McKibben and 565 gigatons‘, from where I snitched the above video link).
On the radio yesterday I heard the compère read out a tweet that described as ‘obscene’ the act of spending £10k£10m from the public purse on a funeral for the Iron Lady. (I agree with that stance myself; but then … Continue reading
From the video above, Bill McKibben, commenting on the fact that half of the North polar ice cap is ‘missing’ as a direct result of our fossoil addiction: We have taken one of the Earth’s great physical features — and … Continue reading
I’ve been against the idea of tinkering with genes to create new things for people to eat for some considerable millennia (or so it seems). My objection is quite simple: though they may believe that they are, most humans aren’t … Continue reading
Coming soon to a water supply near you… Precautionary principle? Homo fatuus brutus don’t need no stinking precautionary principle. Time to redefine ‘the F word’: frack it.
[update 09Feb2014] Kudos to howsecureismypassword.net — I’ve just revisited their site, to discover that their home page now bears the disclaimer (and useful advice): This site could be stealing your password… it’s not, but it easily could be. Be careful … Continue reading
Bill Mahler makes a lot of good (and highly amusing!) points in this clip. But one thing that he (understandably) gets wrong is assuming that ‘BP’ still stands for ‘British Petroleum’; it doesn’t. BP is now ‘just’ ‘BP’ – it’s a … Continue reading
I find it incredible how few things that really matter are even mentioned once in the tediously repetitive mass media ‘news’ reporting. Here’s one such item — about Jeju Island — reported on by Naom Chomsky, emeritus professor of linguistics … Continue reading
Dismissed out-of-hand by some as merely another symbol, the polar bear is an apt icon of our times. Take, for instance, this story from Nature earlier this year. It begins in 2006 with a survey finding a number of polar … Continue reading
Today is Earth Overshoot Day. As of now, humanity is in ecological overdraft for the year, according to Global Footprint Network. In approximately nine months, we have already demanded a level of ecological services equivalent to what the planet can … Continue reading