Why I wrote this story Publishing a new book is like having a baby. If the book was covered in blood and came out in a blizzard of pain and screams and relief. Okay, so not like having a baby then. Having worked in the aviation market for years, I grew to love the industry…… Continue reading My new aviation thriller, One Hell of a Flight, is now available in all ebook stores
Aviation thriller from bestselling author Gary J Byrnes Dubai, September 11, 2019. A packed superjumbo escapes the desert heat. But it’s hijacked. Twice. Can a co-pilot and a flight attendant save the 600 souls onboard. Or is it already too late? Coming for Summer 2022 Update! It’s out! Ebook sample and links here. One Hell…… Continue reading One Hell of a Flight – The new aviation thriller from Gary J Byrnes
LOCKDOWN DREAMS By Gary J Byrnes First published in 2021 by Gary J Byrnes. Copyright 2021 © Gary J Byrnes. Ten flash fiction tales that surfaced in the feverish dream of Covid-19 on Planet Earth. The right of Gary J Byrnes to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted in accordance…… Continue reading Free short story collection – Lockdown Dreams
The number one bestseller by Gary J Byrnes is presented here for you, now, in its entirety. You can also buy it on Apple Books here. Enjoy! Go carbon neutral with Hempoffset.com 9/11 Trilogy SHORT STORIES By Gary J Byrnes 9/11 TRILOGY – 2020 Edition. Copyright 2011-2020 © Gary J Byrnes. The right of Gary…… Continue reading Right here, right now, totally free. Bestseller ‘9/11 Trilogy’
PET By Gary J Byrnes First published in 2020 by Gary J Byrnes. Copyright 2020 © Gary J Byrnes. The right of Gary J Byrnes to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted in accordance with the Copyright & Related Rights Act, 2000. All rights reserved. In this work of fiction,…… Continue reading PET – Read this complete, dystopian scifi story right here, right now
I was pretty excited to get my Covid vaccine, maybe the whole stupid nightmare was coming to an end? The fact that I was to be vaccinated in Dublin’s Aviva stadium, AKA Lansdowne Road, where I’d enjoyed everything from international rugby matches to Roger Waters The Wall, surely meant that this would be another well-staged…… Continue reading Why the Dublin Aviva Covid vaccine experience sucks, and how design thinking can make it better
The long-awaited UFO report has more questions than answers On June 25, 2021, the US intelligence community released its long-awaited report into UFOs (unidentified flying objects) or, in a desperate attempt to own a new acronym, UAPs (unidentified aerial phenomena). The report (which you can read in full here, via CNN) says that 143 witnessed…… Continue reading UFOs explained by Occam’s Razor
Chuffed to announce that Hempoffset.com is now live We’re one of 287 XPRIZE Carbon Removal qualifiers globally! April 2022 The Hempoffset.com vision is that stopping climate change will be as easy as calling a pizza. Over the last decade, we’ve seen hemp re-emerge from illegality, cannabis legalization globally and the climate crisis becoming ever more…… Continue reading Hempoffset.com is live!
You should never give a joint/weed/reefer to a dolphin. Dank memes for disturbing times In these trying times, haven’t we found some solace in memes, GIFs, reels and TikToks? In a way, where we are now with the internet is the golden age of self-expression. There are multiple, new digital art forms taking shape, then…… Continue reading 420 + Earth Day = Hempoffset
It’s time to help the bees, here’s how The first thing is to be aware that the bees are in danger. The second thing is to learn more. The third thing is to take action. If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left.…… Continue reading How to help the bees
Carbon zero is when we emit, or cause to be emitted, no additional carbon dioxide, CO2, into the atmosphere (besides from breathing!). AKA carbon neutrality and net-zero. A carbon zero economy is when sustainability is at the heart of everything: power, industry, agriculture, transportation, your daily life. Imagine a world where all cars are solar-powered,…… Continue reading What does carbon zero mean for my future?
On St Patrick’s Day 2021, there will be one winner. Will it be you? Worldwide Giveaway for St Patrick’s Day! Have a green one with these Irish treats and @Hempoffset merch! Get on Twitter and make sure you’re following @GaryJByrnes and @Hempoffset… Find this post, pinned to the top of either Twitter page, post a…… Continue reading Win Hempoffset merch (and Irish candy) on St Patrick’s Day
The Global Goals are not luxurious No poverty or hunger. Human beings literally not starving to death in certain parts of the world. Clean water. A toilet. These are not lofty or utopian goals. These are things that should already be. And the UN Global Goals are all about giving everybody on Earth equal rights.…… Continue reading How you can help achieve all 17 UN Global Goals and make a better world
Just stop buying shit! We are in danger of being buried under the mountains of crappy stuff we buy online Just stop buying shit. If the virus doesn’t get you, the climate crisis will! And guess what? You can buy a ton of stuff that will lull you into a false sense of security. Let…… Continue reading Just stop making Jeff Bezos even richer, seriously
XPRIZE Carbon Removal prize details announced Hempoffset, our project to plant one billion acres with hemp, and absorb up to 10 Gigatons of CO2 from the air each year, sounds like a surefire winner! Even better, the hemp crops will be made into hempcrete, a high spec, sustainable building material, and we will build a…… Continue reading Hempoffset can win Elon Musk’s $100 million Carbon XPRIZE and stop climate change!
Earth Day Quiz, take it today! We believe that Earth Day is every day, and that nature is not simply a resource to be exploited. Nature is us and we are nature. Earth Day 2022 is Friday, April 22, so join the celebration, take action, and take our Earth Quiz to see how much you…… Continue reading Earth Day Quiz – Nature is us and we are nature
Scientists sound the alarm (again!) in a new report in Frontiers in Conservation Science Solutions to climate change must be devised and implemented fast, if we’re to have any hope of a decent future for our species and our planet. A team of 17 scientists has published a sobering report, titled Underestimating the Challenges of…… Continue reading Solutions to climate change: How to avoid a ‘ghastly future’ for humanity
Hemp is a wonder plant, so let’s recognise that with an emoji! Hemp is a hot plant in 2021, and its popularity is growing. Hemp is a truly powerful plant, capable of saving the world from climate disaster. An acre of hemp can absorb 9 metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere in just one…… Continue reading Will you help our hemp leaf emoji campaign?
As if we didn’t need any more reminding, the world is getting hotter 2020 joins 2016 as the joint hottest year on Earth on record. With alarming heatwaves, forest fires and a record 29 tropical storms in the Atlantic, the average global temperature was 1.25C above the pre-industrial temperature (1850-1900). We are inching ever-closer to…… Continue reading The heat is on! 2020 was the joint-hottest year ever!
Bestselling author, Gary J Byrnes, started this crazy Readathriller hemp offset project. But he keeps writing fiction on the side, mainly late at night, as we all pass through this feverish pandemic. Inspired by lockdown, these ten dreamy, super-short tales can be enjoyed on any digital reading device, and can be downloaded right now, for…… Continue reading Lockdown Dreams – free flash fiction ebook for you
Paris Climate Agreement, 5 years on Solutions to climate change seemed impossible not too long ago. And, 5 years on from the Paris Climate Agreement, it’s easy to feel pessimistic. But we are always ‘glass full’ people here (water + air), so here are 3 reasons to feel cheerful about the climate, with a grateful…… Continue reading Solutions to climate change – 3 reasons to be cheerful