Gaia Reading Challenge 2023: I Know This to be True – Greta Thunberg

" People always tell us that they are hopeful. They are hopeful that the young people are going to save the world. But we are not. There is simply not enough time to wait for us to grow up and become the ones in charge." Greta Thunberg Greta Thunberg hardly needs any introduction. As a … Continue reading Gaia Reading Challenge 2023: I Know This to be True – Greta Thunberg

Gardening in a Wet Season

Queensland Floods, December 2010 This summer has been quite a weather event with flooding across many Australian states. In Western Australia, not usually a state that we associate with flooding, they have recently experienced their worst flood on record in the Kimberley Ranges. As a by-product of Cyclone Ellie, the Fitzroy River Bridge has almost … Continue reading Gardening in a Wet Season

Climate Change: Australian Frustration at Government Inaction

Image courtesy of Rod Long - Unsplash “These crises present us with the need to take radical decisions that are not always easy. At the same time, moments of difficulty like these also present opportunities that we must not waste.”Pope Francis COP26 has come and gone and it has not been the best of times … Continue reading Climate Change: Australian Frustration at Government Inaction

Gaia Reading Challenge – Diary of a Young Naturalist

“I have the heart of a naturalist, the head of a would-be scientist, and bones of someone who is already wearied by the apathy and destruction wielded against the natural world.” Dara McAnulty,2020 From Goodreads... Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of 15-year-old Dara McAnulty’s world. From spring and through a year in … Continue reading Gaia Reading Challenge – Diary of a Young Naturalist

#BookSnapSunday – The Weather Makers

What does climate change mean? How will global warming affect our lives? Is it the cause of wilder storms and more frequent drought? Are these events inevitable? Tim Flannery makes these urgent issues completely accessible. He tells the fascinating story of climate change spanning millions of years to help us understand the predicament we face. … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – The Weather Makers