Category Archives: Biodiversity

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!

tl;dr The UK is hosting the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference and has already enshrined a net zero carbon emissions target in law. Now is the time for the UK government to set a legally-binding tree planting target, in … Continue reading

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We love the Earth

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Our way of life is killing us

It’s all about externalities. The price we pay for things rarely, if ever, reflects its true cost. Forests are vital for our survival – but that’s not stopping greedy supermarkets and fast food companies burning them down for profit. We … Continue reading

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We’re fucked

If we knew an asteroid were to hit the Earth on a certain day and wipe us out, we would mobilize every scientist, bureaucrat, CEO and soldier planet-wide to deal with it. Well, an equivalent disaster is headed our way, … Continue reading

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Banks found complicit in rainforest destruction

Since 2009, 19 banks — despite having policies on advancing human rights, sustainability, and climate change — have financed US$10 billion for approximately 155 million barrels of dirty crude destined for refineries in the United States. But they aren’t only … Continue reading

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A special place in the universe

This twenty-five minute video clip has just turned my world upside down. In one of my earliest posts on this blog, way back in 2007, I marvelled at the splendour of the night sky, and concluded that with so very … Continue reading

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The rule of thirds versus the Pareto principle

In response to my post the other day bemoaning the various afflictions under which our global society labours (‘It is what it is‘), msjadeli commented: My mind theoretically would like to believe the change that is needed to save our … Continue reading

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It is what it is

When I look beyond my own complacency, what do I see? Hunger and starvation. Deprivation. Racism. Bigotry and hatred. Oppression. Strife of all kinds — including war. Injustices galore. Overpopulation. Pollution of the land, the seas and the sky. Avarice … Continue reading

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People of the forest

25 orangutans will die today. Just like yesterday. And tomorrow. Palm oil deforestation is killing the last orangutans on our planet, and if we don’t act now, in just eight years there won’t be any left. Orangutans need trees to … Continue reading

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