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What my son taught me about the moon

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Articles, Featured, Sky | One Comment
What my son taught me about the moon

After taking the monthly arrivals and departures of the moon for granted, my young son is teaching me to pay more attention.

2016 in review: What I Got Up To and What Happens Next

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Featured, Projects, Strategy | No Comments
2016 in review: What I Got Up To and What Happens Next

What a year – moving countries, working for Antarctic and Arctic protection and joining the quest to halt international trade deals in between.

Saving Antarctica’s Ocean

Posted by on Dec 24, 2015 in Featured | No Comments
Saving Antarctica’s Ocean

In an article for Pan European Networks Science & Technology Magazine, I ask if its possible for members of CCAMLR reach agreement on protecting two vast areas the Antarctic Ocean?

Blather: Opening a Can of Worms on Europe’s Frontiers

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in Europe, Featured, Transport | No Comments
Blather: Opening a Can of Worms on Europe’s Frontiers

I wrote about this absurd situation at the Belgium-France Border, along with the anxiety of crossing a national border while carrying a piano, a collection of lampshades and a large collection of worms, over on blather.net. I’ve been running this website that I’ve been running since 1997. It’s been dormant for a while, but with the help of my co-editors, we’re slowly re-vitalising it.

Bonjour Monsieur, what do you have in the coffre?

I have a piano, several lampshades and a box of garden worms.

Cop21: The Poor Mouth in Paris, starring Enda Kenny

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Climate, Ecosystem, Featured | One Comment
Cop21: The Poor Mouth in Paris, starring Enda Kenny

Ireland’s dear and glorious leader, Taoiseach Enda Kenny stood manfully astride the COP21 podium in Paris. Holding the lectern in a white-knuckled embrace, Enda rolled out Ireland’s comprehensive plan for taking global leadership on climate change, and he would personally corner Hollande, Obama, Merkel, Putin and Xi Jinping and the rest of them into finally saving the planet.

Antarctica’s Glaciers are Collapsing – Are We Ready To Pay Attention?

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Featured, Polar | No Comments
Antarctica’s Glaciers are Collapsing – Are We Ready To Pay Attention?

The “irreversible collapse” of glaciers in Antarctica is dominating headlines around the world this week. News outlets are breathlessly reporting that the dramatic rise in sea levels that’s now on the cards. So what does it mean? Should we panic? Do we need to grab the family, and head for the hills?

No Such Thing as “Sustainable” Arctic Management

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Ecosystem, Featured | One Comment
No Such Thing as “Sustainable” Arctic Management

Here’s an idea. To hell with “sustainably managing” the Arctic Ocean. Instead, how about we just stay out of it and leave it the fuck alone to look after itself, as it was doing before we humans came along and starting burning coal and oil and putting CO2 in the air and seawater?

We can’t let 30 people be our conscience

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Featured | One Comment
We can’t let 30 people be our conscience

Three weeks ago, I gave a speech to a room in Brussels. It was, I hoped, a rallying cry; it was at least a rant in support of 30 Greenpeace activists from the Arctic Sunrise, locked up in prisons in or around Murmansk by the Russian authorities for the last 50 days.

Why there are no penguins in the Arctic

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Featured | No Comments
Why there are no penguins in the Arctic

So, penguins live in the south, and polar bears in the north – never the twain will meet, despite the best efforts of toymakers and cartoons. But was there ever penguins in the Arctic? Dave investigates.