Category Archives: anthropocene

The human interaction evidential impact on Planet Earth

Agricultural solutions

I have just watched a Euronews coverage of how enterprising solutions have enabled Algerian farmers to utilise the water table below the desert and renewable electricity to grow potatoes and other foods in specially cultivated areas. Watch at: https://www.euronews.com/2022/06/27/from-sand-to-spuds-how-algeria-galvanised-its-agricultural-sector This … Continue reading

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Does history tell us anything?

I read this recently in Ruth Ben Ghiat’s book, Strongmen: “The Cold War made Mobutu’s long rule and luxurious lifestyle possible. The age of decolonization marked a shift in the economic order, with the end of European empires bringing the … Continue reading

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When we rebuild

Bertrand Piccard says we must develop wisdom and respect. He is collecting 1000 solutions which exist already, but then will promote them to attract greater investments. We can rebuild whilst not recreating the harmful environments of the past centuries. https://bertrandpiccard.com/articles/the-1000-solutions-callContinue reading

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‘You play with our world, like it’s your little toy’

Dylan put it into words. I am singing it now. I cannot believe we are seeing a beautiful land and its people being attacked in the 21st century, with the most cruel weapons. The industries that made these weapons are … Continue reading

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Battle for Resources

In Ruth Ben-Ghiat’s book ‘Strongmen’ she says geopolitics is when authoritarian regimes have a …. conception of the state as an organic entity with the right to defend itself from threats to its safety and the right to expand into … Continue reading

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Recycling Plastic and Thinking Disassembly

This planet is drowning in plastic, the forever chemical made from oil. Peak oil production was during the 1970s. If we assume that consumption patterns continue at their current rate, we will need three times as many natural resources by … Continue reading

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A to Z of Synthetic Fibers for Fashion

A fiber is defined as any product capable of being woven or otherwise made into a fabric. (See educational site). Fibers created for the textile industry through: Agricultural products: cotton or wool Units: such as nylon or polyester manufactured in … Continue reading

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B for Bamboo. When is Bamboo clothing not Bamboo? When it is Viscose.

I have quoted Owlcation for some of the following details. China and India are the main sources of this grass, which can grow tall, looking like trees in a forest. It does not attract pests, so does not require treatment … Continue reading

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A for Acrylonitrile and a move to Circular Fashion

Due to raised awareness of brutality to animals in order to provide us with clothing, we have sought alternatives. Vegans demand no animals be used to make Fashion Industry products, but non-vegans, whilst enjoying eating meat, have also become aware … Continue reading

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Fast Fashion Fuelling Extinction

A few years back I wrote about climate and how the lives of the Inuit had to change as a result. They have been major users of animal skins since they first arrived after generations of travel from Africa, as … Continue reading

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