Why you should not care about the climate change debate.

As we pass the very unsettling milestone 400ppm of atmospheric CO2, more than ever the climate denialists are turning up the heat of their campaign. A completely irrelevant campaign. After all, that is not really the issue. Sure, to argue that CO2 is not a problem is in essence saying that it is acceptable, necessary […]

And the Enemy is…

A headline on a news site this morning declared that the Australian military is not doing enough to prevent climate change. Wow! Sure, it became clear from the article itself that that was not what the journalist meant, but it also highlights their limited understanding.  And that highlights the point how poorly as a culture and community […]

How to change the future in 15 seconds.

Yes, you read right. 15 seconds and a few mouse clicks. Here is how: Last week one of the most respected advocates for change in human activity posted a wonderfully optimistic article. You can read it here http://paulgilding.com/cockatoo-chronicles/victoryathand.html. So my suggestion is  you can share it! That is it! There are a few other goodies that […]

What was Your Doha Climate-Talk Wish?

So another round of Climate Change Talks is over, and its back to business as usual. In fact, so usual that the appalling failure to come up with anything at Doha ended up being barely commented on by the news media, more a footnote than a headline. No bigger headline than Durban, Cancun or Copenhagen. […]

We need a Hero!

As the 2012 Doha Climate Change Conference nears its end (and it looks like it will boast the same results that have plagued every previous climate summit), one thing is becoming increasingly evident: The people and organisations who have the resources to drive the necessary changes are not going to do it. Not this time, […]

The Skeptic’s Ethics Dilemma

Assume for a moment that global warming was not a problem, and that atmospheric CO2, methane and ocean acidification were not man-made problems. There would still be a gigantic elephant in the climate-denialist’s room. So large in fact, it is all-encompassing. No, it is not about the nature of the evidence supporting these claims. Neither […]

The Way of the Wheelie-Bin

Every week a waste contractor drives by my house and collects the contents of a 240 litre garbage bin. Every other week it also collects the contents of a second 240 litre bin, filled with what we loosely term “recyclables”.  More about that another day.  For now let’s just explore the first 240 litre weekly […]