Category Archives: News and politics

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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The clock is ticking

Originally posted on The Mind of Brosephus:
https://youtu.be/yRlvHYrXUTg I’m guessing that you’ve seen this video by now. If not, take a few minutes to listen or you can read the article about it that was posted on Mother Jones. Here’s…

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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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Everything has its place

The late Duke of Edinburgh, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, has now been laid to rest, and I trust that I’ve left it long enough that I won’t offend anyone by this post. A recent entry in ‘The Weekly Learn’ … 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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Petition for a UK national citizens’ assembly (PR2028)

Update 28Mar2021 (current signatories: 20,317): I’ve just had an email from Open Britain requesting donations to the PR2028 campaign. I’m chipping in a few quid a month; I think this matter is too important not to. Whether you agree is of … Continue reading

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Say his name (with a towel)

Jill Dennison posted something yesterday on her blog Filosofa’s Word that suddenly made me sit up and pay attention. Her post begins with a simple statement of fact: Seven jurors were selected this week for the trial of Derek Chauvin, … Continue reading

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Goodbye, facebook — and, good riddance

[Addendum 27Feb2021: The Juice Media’s latest video adds further context. It looks more and more like my first knee-jerk response to the news was ill-informed. That still doesn’t affect my decision to leave faecesbook; two evils don’t make a good.] … Continue reading

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Bank of England: stop funding the climate crisis!

tl;dr: Here are the links to the petitions by Positive Money, 350.org and SumOfUs; please pick just one and add your name before 24Feb2021. These three organisations are running the same petition; current signature counts as I write this are … 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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