I only finished two books in March but I did dip in and out of a few. The big one was Charles Massey's tome on regenerative agriculture; Call of the Reed Warbler: A new Agriculture A new earth, a comprehensive overview and critique of historical farming practices, emerging regenerative practices and Massey's desperate call for … Continue reading March reading – Agriculture and the fate of the planet
#BookSnapSunday I will resume the travel challenge tomorrow for today I am just sticking to #BookSnapSunday, which this week is the Craig Reucassel book Fight for Planet A, an accessible and empowering read if you are looking to understand the challenges facing the planet, why the Australian government is so backward in acting to address … Continue reading Let’s make 2021 a year to fight for the environment.
I have been a bit missing in action this last week. It has been a funny year, so little travel, not even a lot of weekend camping trips. Although we had made a conscious decision to give up travel that involved flying before the pandemic hit, I do still miss it even if I never … Continue reading Missing in action again – #BookSnap Sunday
"If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us".- David Suzuki Just could not let this day pass without acknowledging it and highlighting the importance of our environment and the importance of preserving … Continue reading International Day for Bio Diversity
public domainhttps://www.nasa.gov/content/a-portrait-of-global-winds Like many people this week, I was deeply disturbed by Senator Jim Molan's response to questions about climate change on Q&A:https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-04/jim-molan-under-fire-for-climate-change-admission-on-q&a/11925750. When pressed Senator Molan admitted he had "an open mind" on the issue of human caused climate change and when pressed for what evidence he relied on for his views, he admitted … Continue reading Climate change and the information war
"You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant." - Harlan Ellison Just a heads up this is a post that is political, it is an attempt to link to accurate information in what is a sometimes a contested discussion. I have no … Continue reading Civic Duty
Maybe this Christmas we should take some time to reflect on our roles as custodians of this planet. As my country burns and temperatures soar into the 40s, I find myself feeling deeply saddened by the horror that surrounds this summer and what it means to our current and future environment; the flora and the … Continue reading Stewardship – as my country burns
This is what happens when we ignore climate science, I really do not want to politicise the current tragedy but we must wake up to the reality of a changing climate and the everyday horror it will bring. Bushfire is an expected reality in the Australian summer but this is not normal: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-11/nsw-bushfires-850000-hectares-destroyed-worst-to-come/11691038 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-10/nsw-bushfires-bobin-residents-speak-of-bushfire-terror/11690066 I … Continue reading Apocalyptic fires