Category Archives: GCD: Global climate disruption

We are getting close to it being too late!

Originally posted on Learning from Dogs:
As in we humans living on this planet. Next Saturday I am giving a talk to our local Freethinkers and Humanists group on climate change. As a result of this I was doing some…

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Revealed: oil sector’s ‘staggering’ $3bn-a-day profits for last 50 years

Vast sums provide power to ‘buy every politician’ and delay action on climate crisis, says expert Courtesy of Guardian News & Media Ltdunder guardiansyndication Open Licence Terms The oil and gas industry has delivered $2.8bn (£2.3bn) a day in pure … Continue reading

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We need to treat climate change as the emergency it is

There are still far too many in denial of reality. I’ve said it all before. I’m tired of being told I’m an ‘alarmist’. ‘Enjoy’ the heatwave, folks. And remember, from here on it only gets ‘better’.

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Illustrating exponential growth using movement towards a target

The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function. Professor Albert Bartlett (1923–2013) Ever since I first encountered this quote (in Professor Bartlett’s seminal lecture ‘Arithmetic, population and energy‘) I’ve been trying to think … Continue reading

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Misplaced Priorities

Originally posted on Filosofa's Word:
The effects of climate change are predicted to bring us our hottest summer ever and one with even more hurricanes, tornadoes, and extreme wildfires than past years. We are told that we should expect…

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Too hot? Too cold?

by Dr Bob Rich Don’t reach for the thermostat yet. You can save a huge amount of electricity, gas, firewood or whatever your temperature-control energy source is and yet live a good life. Let me tell you a story. After … Continue reading

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The greatest weapon in the green warrior’s arsenal

tl;dr: Just Say No. From birth to puberty, a hamster doubles its weight each week. If it didn’t stop when mature, as animals do, and continued to double on its first birthday, we would be staring at a nine billion … Continue reading

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Using leaf appropriation to tackle the climate crisis

Readers of my wibblettes over the years may have got the impression that I’m not exactly a fan of advertising (and that would be right). Even when such ‘communications’ give an honest portrayal of the product or service on offer, … Continue reading

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The Encroaching Dark (be warned: this is pretty bleak)

It’s perfectly natural – it’s built into our genes – to act to protect, as best we can, our progeny. But all creatures are related, interdependent; and cousins should be more kind to each other. The super-rich were the first … Continue reading

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Climate change: it wasn’t me, it was the other fellah

This news is half a year old. I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen nothing about it at all on mainstream media. (Could that possibly have anything to do with that being controlled by the same greedy lying folk … Continue reading

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