July 2, 2020

The Australian Government has just launched its COVIDSafe Tracer App and is asking Australians to download it.

The Climate Crisis helped me decide. I now have the App and want to explain why.

There were three questions I needed to think about. First, will the App solve a...

July 2, 2020

This was first published in Medium.Com on 26 Aug 2019. Please see that post for all the links to background data and references.

Should we call climate change and emergency? Yes, but there are potentially troubling consequences that we must not ignore.

The term Climate...

July 2, 2020

Originally published in the Ecologist, 18th June 2020.


The ranger parked his four wheel drive vehicle across from our campsite and wandered over. He was a seasoned bush worker diplomatically ensuring everyone was...

April 23, 2019

(Photo by Monica Valls on Unsplash)

Only occasionally does someone say something to me that sort of slips in under the skin. I am a climate activist, writer and musician. I think about climate change a lot. So when someone recently said to me that while he accepts the r...

May 13, 2018

I like the ocean, honestly, but living down next to it may not prove a safe place nor a good investment in the longer term, or so it appears after reading a fascinating and disturbing book, 'A Farewell to Ice; A report from the Arctic' by Peter Wadhams.

This is a chilli...

May 6, 2018

New York 2140: A Novel by Kim Stanley Robinson

From one of our favourite science fiction authors comes another epic and very human novel based in, unsurprisingly, New York, around the year 2140. With a range of interesting and compelling characters, each slowly introduc...

March 23, 2018

Cutting edge artists and musicians are often considered cultural leaders, able to see and express things the rest of us struggle to see. Given we are facing unprecedented disruption and challenges of climate change, I am keenly interested in what artists and musicians...

March 12, 2018

I read this book over the summer of 2017-18 (Southern hemisphere for all confused northerners) and these comment here are not really intended as a review (critique of writing style, narrative flow, its fit in the canon ...). I don't care too much about that. Rather, it...

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