Category Archives: Gaia

A Carbon Fixation.

[This is another slightly older text – 2009 – now updated, combed through and, I hope, broadening the contexting of present goals] Anthropogenic atmospheric carbon is spoken of as released annually on a 60:20:20 basis, as close as we seem … Continue reading

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Is it Gaia or Apollo?

Lovelock and  Gaia – a love lost? James Lovelock named his autobiography “Homage to Gaia” and so continued the process whereby the theory has been clouded in controversy, scorn and ridicule. The naming was not even his, but was chosen … Continue reading

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Show us yer Carbon

As a good environmentalist looking to see how money can be persuaded to restore the global ecology rather than degrade it further, I spent all day yesterday at the Carbon Show. This annual shindig is run by Michael Heseltine’s Haymarket … Continue reading

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The Need for Trees

I have some friends who are deeply involved in the developing ideology of Non Violent Communication, which sounds very touchy feely, user friendly, wholesome and the like to me. By and large I think that it mostly is but I … Continue reading

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