“Voices” Movement

"Democracy is not a spectator sport, it's a participatory event. If we don't participate in it, it ceases to be a democracy." - Michael Moore Have you heard of the voices of movement? Photo by Akil Mazumder from Pexels It is an inspiring, grassroots, political movement seeking to select, support and elect moderate independents in upcoming elections. Inspired … Continue reading “Voices” Movement

March reading – Agriculture and the fate of the planet

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

Let’s make 2021 a year to fight for the environment.

#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.

Climate change and the information war

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

Civic Duty

"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

Apocalyptic fires

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