Are the gods angry with us? Nobody likes hurricanes or floods, fires or droughts. We offer up prayers to those affected, whether traumatised or killed. Sadly, prayers are completely useless in the face of nature. Nature doesn’t care about gods. It’s chemistry, biology and physics. Nature is what we constructed our god myths around. You… Continue reading What is climate change?
2010s events. What happened? Jesus wept. What a decade. While a ton of nasty shit went down in the 2010s, we must resist the temptation to wrap our minds up in binge-watched box sets. We can work harder to understand why things are the way they are, and actively embrace the ideas and actions that… Continue reading The 2010s reviewed: 9/11; digital mind control; a global awakening on climate change
Climate leadership is missing “Climate change is the defining issue of our time and now is the defining moment to do something about it. There is still time to tackle climate change, but it will require an unprecedented effort from all sectors of society. To boost ambition and accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement… Continue reading The UN can seize the moment, provide climate leadership
GENEVA, Aug 8 2019 – “Land is already under growing human pressure and climate change is adding to these pressures. At the same time, keeping global warming to well below 2ºC can be achieved only by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors including land and food,” the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said… Continue reading UN’s IPCC in dire climate warning
Plants are awesome – they make oxygen Photosynthesis is pretty incredible when you think about it. Using the power of sunshine, plants absorb CO2 (carbon dioxide) from the air, then combine it with water to create the carbohydrates – glucose – that they use to grow, emitting an exhaust gas in the process. Thankfully, that… Continue reading Oxygen rocks! Biological machinery to stop climate change already exists. It’s called plants.
The sad irony of traffic congestion and stress The sad irony of sitting in Dublin’s morning traffic congestion is that we are causing the unnecessary emission of tons of CO2 and other greenhouse gases (GHG) while making ourselves miserable. It’s clearly a lose/lose situation. Just look at the EPA’s (Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency): Here are… Continue reading How Dublin can eliminate traffic congestion, reduce GHG emissions and cut stress
There is no planet B When Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg decided that she couldn’t wait for the adults to take climate change for the existential threat that it is, and started a school strike to draw attention to the issue, did she imagine the scale of what would come? It was a truly impressive butterfly… Continue reading Climate strike Dublin, 15 March 2019
Don’t listen to climate change deniers The climate solution is hemp. Whatever the deniers may claim, the devastating fires in California are a result of climate change. Carbon dioxide is the biggest problem in climate change. We produce it by burning coal, petrol and gas in electricity production and transportation. Agriculture is another big source… Continue reading Hemp absorbs 10 tons of CO2 per acre, hemp is the climate solution