Category Archives: Nature

Is It Downhill From Now On?

Today’s Guardian has a sobering article on what the environment could be like in 2050. The most worrying aspect is not the environment itself, but the impact it will have on human society. It’s perhaps not such a stretch to … Continue reading

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Climate Crisis

I see that the Guardian has updated its style guide to introduce terms that more accurately describe the environmental crises facing the world, using “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” and “global heating” instead of “climate change” and “global warming”. All … Continue reading

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Wise Words and Sad Leaves

Raoni Metuktire, chief of the indigenous Brazilian Kayapó people, has a few words of advice for us. Unfortunately, I doubt that we will listen.

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Bird Strike

At the moment, we’ve got a variety of nests in the garden. The fledglings are now leaving the nest for the first time. This young Blue Tit knocked itself out by flying into one of our windows. Nothing seemed to … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Now?

The Guardian review of “The Uninhabitable Earth” by David Wallace-Wells has the subtitle “Enough to induce a panic attack…” I can attest to that. I started reading the book today on the train to Amsterdam, and got thoroughly depressed. Considering … Continue reading

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Just Dropping In…

We’ve noticed a new visitor in the field next to our house in the past few days; a Great Egret… It’s probably looking for a mate, but I think it’s going to be out of luck around these parts.

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Wolves on the March

Interesting article in the Guardian about the return of the wolf into Western Europe – they’re creeping into the Netherlands as well. Cue for impassioned debate about whether, as a protected species, they should be subject to controls. It’s also … Continue reading

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