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Watching glaciers die

I watched the movie “Chasing Ice” last night. If you haven’t seen it, the movie is about James Balog’s mission to use time lapse photography to visual communicate the unseen impact that global warming is having on the glaciers around the world. It is a must see movie for anyone and everyone. The direction of […]

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How to be green – health warnings on petrol pumps

I love this idea from Our Horizon in Canada. Health warnings on cigarettes have been shown to reduce the number of people smoking and consequently reduce the number of people that die each year from cigarette related illnesses. It has been implemented across the globe. So Our Horizon has taken the concept and is asking […]

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Economically viable to occupy $15m a year flood damaged areas?

It’s strange that the gist of this article is that “waterfront¬†communities from Southbank to the Mornington Peninsula face a damage bill of more than $1 billion from severe storms and rising sea levels over the next 90 years” but the “Municipal Association of Victoria chief executive Rob Spence said “even under the worst-possible scenarios modelled, […]

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Sunday Morning – disruptive shipping technology

It invokes the romanticism of yesteryear with intrepid global explorers discovering new lands in sailing ships but this could be what we might see when we look out to sea at our ports around the world. Once again, thank you to treehugger.com for finding this one, it looks awesome. ¬© Dykstra “Dutch company Dykstra is […]

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Gambling small losses but avoiding small gains

We are more willing to gamble small losses but are risk adverse when it comes to gains. What does that mean for climate change and resource scarcity? I came across this in one of my notebooks from about 5 years ago, I think it came from Malcolm Gladwells book “What the dog saw”. “A group […]

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More snow doesn’t mean global warming isn’t real

The recent blizzard in North East America has been used be climate change denialists to prove that global warming isn’t real – it’s obvious really, how can we get more snow if the planet is warming, warming means less cold weather and therefore less snow. Right? Not really.

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Scarcity over abundance – is it worthy?

The majority of us in developing countries have grown up with a sense of the unlimited, don’t worry if it breaks we can just get a new one. And food scarcity, worrying about where the next meal is coming from is unheard of for the privileged. But severe weather events are a reminder to us […]

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