We absolutely have to stop killing threatened species in captivity

We absolutely have to stop killing threatened species in captivity

We are in a new era with respect to biological diversity, and we need to change our behavior accordingly. Of the nine planetary boundaries, the one that is most significantly ‘shot to pieces’ is biosphere integrity –  genetic diversity. This...
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Nature Strikes Back: lightning strikes on the rise – as predicted. 

Nature Strikes Back: lightning strikes on the rise – as predicted. 

With a climate system as big and complex as ours, climate change was always going to throw up weird little tricks like this one: increased lightning strikes. In 2009 NASA reported that climate change was going to increase the number...
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Oy! No Talking About Climate Change at Work.

Oy! No Talking About Climate Change at Work.

Australia’s leaders are so inept at responding to climate change, they don’t even talk about it. You have to wonder what the ruling class has been smoking when you see how they are responding to the gravest threat to humans...
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The Curve is Keeling Over

The Curve is Keeling Over

Students of environmental science and aficionados of climate change will be familiar with the famous Keeling Curve that shows the concentration of atmospheric CO2 in the atmosphere, increasing year on year. It was named after Charles Keeling, who first deploy...
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The Great Unplugged Break from a Hug-In

The Great Unplugged Break from a Hug-In

I will likely be writing about this subject until the day I die, and hopefully, I won’t die because of it; but you can’t have a conversation about sustainability without mentioning the influence of the global power elite. I’m not...
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Storms Up, Glaciers Going Down

Storms Up, Glaciers Going Down

Recent storms pummeled the East Coast of Australia, wrecking havoc and creating stunning images. Pictured above is an amazing photo by Adriano Leite, showing Sydney copping a hiding. Below is the not so impressive outcome for the poor people who live...
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