Our Uncertain Future

Climate Change (Image: Tumisu/Pixabay)

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Welcome to my personal blog covering my adventures in and opinions on homesteading/smallholding, self-sufficiency, climate change and related issues.

Trevor Larkum, January 2020

At risk: 10 ways the changing climate is creating a health emergency

Diseases will spread faster and further, and kill more people, as the effects of record heat, floods, drought and storms escalates The lives of billions of people are being threatened by the climate crisis, experts from around the world warned in the annual Lancet Countdown report this week. No one will escape the consequences of

Five Kinds of Survival Gardens

There are a bunch of books titled or subtitled "Survival Gardening" or generally about gardening to survive in difficult times, and they all focus, slightly differently on the idea of garden to get through a crisis. [ed note: Read all the way through to find out which one is Sharon's favorite! - Moriarty] A salad

The scientist who raised dangers of carbon dioxide in 1950s

Physicist Gilbert Plass predicted climate change, blaming fossil fuels for rising temperatures It’s often assumed that most people in the 1950s were blissfully unaware of climate change, but in fact there were already alarm bells ringing. In 1953, the Canadian physicist Gilbert Plass talked to a scientific meeting about the dangers of carbon dioxide pollution.

FASTER THAN EXPECTED …why most climate scientists can’t tell the truth (in public)

One of the clichés of climate change reporting is climate scientists claiming to be ‘surprised’, ‘shocked’ or ‘baffled’ by extreme events happening so much faster than predicted by their models and research studies. These consistent underestimations are often explained by their ‘cautious’ approach which sounds reasonable, until you realise this has led the Intergovernmental

Climate risks have made California uninsurable. When will we wake up?

State Farm will almost entirely stop issuing new policies in California – with climate-exacerbated wildfires and bad public policy a large reason why State Farm, the country’s largest property insurer, announced this week that it will almost entirely stop issuing new policies in California, the country’s largest property insurance market. The reasons for forgoing all

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