Practice makes you… Worse?!

We have all heard it – “practice makes perfect”. But does it? A few years ago I decided to start playing a wonderful musical instrument called Shakuhachi – often also called Japanese Bamboo or Zen Flute. I found a teacher and started an amazing journey of learning far beyond what I had imagined. Since then […]

Start Pedaling – there is no such thing as balance!

For most of my life I have always sought to attain and live in a state of balance. For all my efforts, it still eludes me, and you may have found it elusive too.   Because there is no such thing as balance in its purest form. There is always change and movement.   The […]

3 Ways Power Suppliers are self-destructing.

You open the familiarly branded envelope and uneasily extract the notice. You already know it will be bad news: It is a power bill. You look at the amount, and feel a knot in your throat. Immediately you think of some scheduled purchases that you had planned for this month, and that you may now […]

Who are you influencing?

What are you doing? I mean that seriously, what are you doing? What is your influence, your cause? So what is my point?  – First, some context: The “forces” that are the most powerful influences on the future of our planetary ecological integrity are driven not by corporations, but by people. People who have forged […]

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 […]