Category Archives: Environment, society, politics and economics

To nurture the sanctity of trees in our hearts

A cherry tree in our garden, viewed from below. Imagine a world where human life is cheap. If someone is in the queue in front of you and you are in a hurry, you take them out. If someone else … Continue reading

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Football’s real carbon footprint: a vector of consumerism

There has been a lot of interest recently in the carbon footprint of football, both clubs and competitions. UEFA has announced it is offsetting 450,000 tonnes of emissions from Euro 2020; league tables of clubs’ green performance have been published … Continue reading

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Who ate all the pies? The fate of American birdlife

Peritonitis Girth, the chief mathematician to the government of Onan Hash, recently delivered his report on the tragic decline in American birdlife.[1] Since the 1970s, bird numbers in North America have fallen by one third. 3 billion birds have disappeared. … Continue reading

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Notes on Sweden, Saudi and behaviour change

When I read that someone had bombed Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities and their production was down 50%, I assumed that Sweden had finally realised that climate diplomacy was doomed to failure and decided to take proper action. Disabling Saudi’s oil … Continue reading

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Say the obvious: To save the Amazon, stop eating meat.

If you ask an expert about the causes of destruction of the forests in the Amazon, they will say: meat. It is virtually all about meat eating. Ranchers raising cattle. Farmers growing soya for export to the meat industry. This … Continue reading

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