Category Archives: Biodiversity

There is no ‘planet B’ – yet we’re using it already

Happy§ Earth Overshoot Day! Time to celebrate: we’re now using almost three-quarters of ‘planet B’. Shame it doesn’t exist. Back in 2014, I wrote a set of edicts I would apply ‘If I ruled the world‘. One of those (#4) … Continue reading

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Donate to fund dogs in the Serengeti

Originally posted on Learning from Dogs:
This plea came in from Mr. Pedantry! This came in yesterday and I thought for some time that I wouldn’t be able to publish it quickly owing to me getting my knickers in a…

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From 1985: Warnings from Carl Sagan and Al Gore (Take Two)

Climate deniers will have a hard time explaining these to their grandchildren, the kids who are now woke to the disasters they’ve been served by blindness and greed. Astounding find by climatestate. Source: Climate Denial Crock of the Week I … Continue reading

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Vsauce on ‘The Future of Reasoning’

‘Vsauce‘ is a YouTube channel with ~17 million subscribers, one that I’ve followed for some time now; it features a huge amount of thought-provoking content. Its main host, Michael Stevens (@tweetsauce), has been quiet for some time, but he recently … Continue reading

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Happy World Bee Day!!! 🐝

Originally posted on Filosofa's Word:
This is a re-post of the one I wrote last year for World Bee Day, but some of you haven’t yet seen it, others may have forgotten it, and it says everything I would…

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What really happens to your plastic recycling?

Many of us spend time carefully sorting our recycling. But what actually happens to the plastic waste we put out for collection? Greenpeace UK enlightened me on this subject a short while ago. There’s no WordPress ‘reblog’ button on their … Continue reading

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Green Party 10-point climate plan

Blatantly stolen from the Green Party 10-point climate plan: This is what real climate ambition looks like The Green Party has been proposing radical and necessary action on climate change for the past three decades. We were talking about these … Continue reading

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UK government: please introduce charges on carbon emissions

tl;dr Air pollution kills 64,000 people in the UK every year, yet the Government provides annual fossil fuel subsidies of £10.5 billion, according to the European Commission. To meet UK climate targets, the Government must end this practice and introduce … Continue reading

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Our Today is Forever, revisited

This heart-rending masterpiece of a video is a mash-up featuring the music of Queen (‘Who Wants to Live Forever?’). It was uploaded to YouTube over a decade ago (21May2010), yet in all that time it has garnered fewer than 50k … Continue reading

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Sign the petition to the UK government for more trees!

Petition closed with 10,507 signatures Thanks to all who signed. Altogether, though, a pretty non-committal response (both from the public and the Government). Government response 21May2021 The Government is exploring whether a statutory target for woodland creation in England would … Continue reading

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