A heat pump solution

Showers powered by the sun are delightful and the energy cost savings are significant. Sadly, our roof-mounted solar hot water system must come down. While the body corporate has not passed a by-law to prevent the installation of solar hot water systems, our motion to ratify our installed system was unsuccessful. At an extraordinary generalContinue reading “A heat pump solution”

So what is Australia’s Climate Policy?

We have failed the 1.5C challenge, an aspirational global warming target suggested in 2008 by vulnerable countries in the Alliance of Small Island States and subsequently adopted by the 2015 Paris agreement.  What hope do we have now? In the words of Ross Garnaut, a distinguished Australian Economist, “the best that we can hope forContinue reading “So what is Australia’s Climate Policy?”

The Right Time

Two firies died yesterday fighting bushfires as Australia suffered its second day this week of record breaking temperatures. Below is my brother David’s editorial piece. The Right Time The Prime Minister asserted now, in the death struggle to control devastating bushfires, was not the right time to discuss the potential impacts of climate change onContinue reading “The Right Time”

We’re out of gas

In the New York Times Bestseller Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming edited by Paul Hawken, I learned that heating water for showers, laundry and washing up accounts for a staggering quarter of residential energy use worldwide.  This prompted me to resume our efforts to replace our existing gas hotContinue reading “We’re out of gas”

Environmental worldviews

Human-centred Vs Stewardship Worldviews My environmental worldview aligns with stewardship. Many resources are finite and shouldn’t be wasted, humans have a responsibility (duty of care) to leave the earth in a condition similar to how they found it because earth and its resources are on loan from future generations. This requires finding sustainable ways ofContinue reading “Environmental worldviews”

Counting down to the last goodbye

I’m a grandmother who cares deeply about the state of the planet my grand children will inherit. I’m counting down to my own death which if all goes well will be when I am 90, so I have approximately 21 years left. I am also counting down the time we have left to rescue planetContinue reading “Counting down to the last goodbye”