blogging, Mental Health

Why It is Hard to Change Opinions

In my past life, I was working as a Nurse in a Vascular ward of a large hospital. The ward was brimming with patients with Peripheral Vascular Disease, (PVD), a disease that often narrows the arteries and results from smoking. Without treatment, healthy tissues usually in the lower extremities are starved of blood and therefore… Continue reading Why It is Hard to Change Opinions

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blogging, Environment

Disinformation and the Climate Crisis

Anyone reading independent news reports would be well aware of the existential threat posed by the climate crisis. Predictions state the planet has only ten years within which we can enact significant change if we want to avoid devastating environmental consequences. When does climate change become climate crisis? The answer is, "decades ago."The Climate Covenant,… Continue reading Disinformation and the Climate Crisis

Environment

Revelations About Carbon Emissions

Co2 Emissions by World Population - pendantry.wordpress.com/ Back in the 80s, when I was studying the environment, the question of how to effect climate action in a globally just way was hard to figure out. Why shouldn't Third World countries develop and exploit natural resources and enjoy the pleasures that a higher standard of living… Continue reading Revelations About Carbon Emissions

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Environment

Solar Energy in Australia

When visiting Germany in 2010, I was staggered to see solar panels on so many roofs and farms across the country, especially in the rural areas. It put my own country, Australia, to shame. Why? With plenty of strong sunlight year-round, Australia would presumably be at the forefront of engaging with solar technology early on,… Continue reading Solar Energy in Australia

Environment, History & Traditions, Motivational

Sunday Sayings – Planting Trees

“Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” ~Greek ProverbGoodreads.com The Chinese sages also appreciated their value: Let us not forget the importance of creating nature; fostering and nurturing Mother Earth. Trees provide so many benefits to our everyday lives. They filter clean air, provide fresh… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Planting Trees

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Australia, Environment

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

Flooded creek near where I used to live. It is normally a tiny stream which often runs dry. For several years, Australia has languished under extreme drought and water was severely rationed; last year we experienced bushfires on an epic scale that decimated the countryside. A year later, extreme rainfall and flooding on a Noah's… Continue reading It’s Raining, It’s Pouring