40 years ago a cloud of dioxin descended on Seveso, Italy

The land and homes became toxic, hundreds of children were inflicted with chloracne, pregnant women were put at risk


1 Sep 2016

Brexit, BoJo and the Conservative Party, and Air Pollution in London and Beyond: What A Mess

Who will protect the citizens of London and other urban areas against air pollution – not the UK government, with or without Brexit


1 Jul 2016

The “Environment” in the Irish Programme for Government — Missing in Action

The “environment” has gone missing from the 2016 Irish government’s Programme for Government. Where did it go?


1 Jun 2016

Chernobyl: Looking Back Over 30 Years

It’s Still Disturbing


1 Apr 2016

Look at what happens as result of climate change in 10,000 years, based on decisions now being taken on climate policies

Then imagine Donald Trump or like-“minded” politicians making those decisions


1 Mar 2016

David Roberts (Vox) on Why Zero is Way More Than 2 or 350

The “bracing clarity of a vision for Zero carbon”


1 Feb 2016

Paris, climate change talks, and terrorists/tyrants

When words sometimes fail, a picture can be worth a thousand words


1 Dec 2015

Heading to Paris: there are some hopeful signals emerging from all the noise surrounding climate change talks BUT there is a helluva storm coming right behind those signals

Perhaps the largest change from previous talks involving the Conferences of the Parties (COP) is that we have dropped the attempted COP imposition of …


1 Nov 2015

Climate change -> drought => armed conflict + political instability = mass migration, as in Syria

Climate change’s role in recent mass migrations from Syria


1 Oct 2015

Water, Water Everywhere and Not A Drop to Drink for Free – Soon It may Be Little Water Anywhere and You’ll Be Glad to Pay Just to Get Some

Some Irish resist paying for water while the supply of water itself continues to diminish


1 Sep 2015

Dutch Court Orders Dutch Government to Increase Its Climate Change Targets

A “landmark”, “milestone”, “game-changer” legal decision on climate change


1 Jul 2015

Cows, Apps, Sheep, and Drones: High Tech Comes to Agriculture

Devices for monitoring growth of grass, drones to herd sheep and more


1 Jun 2015

Talk, Talk, Talk About Climate Change – It’s Driving Some Well-Intentioned People (like Jonathan Franzen) Crazy

Think global, act local and other metaphors for talking about climate change


1 May 2015

Does Ireland Want More Cows or More Cars – It Can’t Have Both

Who is going to pay for the significant increase in dairy herds with Harvest 2020? Probably you.


1 Apr 2015

The Need to Boycott Fossil Fuel Companies, Not Just Divest from Them

We need a good, old-fashioned boycott to ostracize fossil fuel bad actors by refusing to buy any products from them


1 Nov 2014

Day of Reckoning: Germany’s energiewende

The transition to renewable energy is making life difficult for old-fashioned power companies


1 Oct 2014