Saving the Planet

Whatever the cause, climate change is being proven scientifically to be far more serious than has been believed before. Reports this week say we have 12 years only to save the Planet from catastrophic events resulting from human action, unless there is a revolution in how we live, now.

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Our Sinking Sea Beds

So much of Earth is covered by sea, great blue expanses dotted here and there by land. Their depths are the most mysterious and unexplored places left on the Planet, and they are filled with life.

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Irma, Part of a Perfect Storm

 

Heavy winds pounded my home last night, and its cedar frame rocked like a ship on rough seas as wood outside and inside crackled and  the great River Wye roared her power.

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Climate Change, and the Spirit of Weather

The tail end of Storm Jonah hit the UK this week, but instead of the heavy snows experienced by the East Coast of the US, we have been deluged by rain and battered by wind. “It is down to climate change”, people say, with resignation – but is that the whole story?

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At Last – Honesty about Climate Change

It is a sign of the times that when Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, warned yesterday about the reality and impact of climate change, it attracted little attention from a British media more interested in judging Jeremy Corbyn and the re-formed Labour Party.

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Climate Change and Human Detritus

The UN Report on Climate Change is, in effect, a commentary on how the detritus produced by humans over many decades has unbalanced the eco-system of our gentle planet to the point of danger: we have been extravagant in our demands of her, and careless of the deadly waste we have created through emissions, poisons and plastics – but it is not all bad news.

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After the Storms, Welcoming back the Sun – and a New Reality

 

While the results of storms everywhere are being experienced still, in the UK the Sun has returned for a day bringing with it clear skies and a sense of peace: after weeks of dark cloud and ceaseless rain it is like being granted a holiday, but what I noticed most today was the absence of the roar of wind – and I do not miss it.

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