Australia’s humanitarian gesture to Fiji following the unprecedented Cyclone Winston may appear generous, but if the government was really serious about assisting Pacific Islands they would tackle climate change and stop expanding the fossil fuel industry. I wrote this poem nearly a year ago, before I started my blog. Read Fiji instead of Vanuatu, and Winston instead of Pam. The story… Continue reading Fiji needs genuine assistance, now.
People love discussing the weather. It’s the topic we reach for when there is an awkward gap in the conversation or when we are making smalltalk with someone we hardly know. The recent abundance of big weather stories in all parts of the world, from floods in Yorkshire and NSW to blizzards in New York, has kept weather reporters, newsreaders and small-talkers busy this summer.… Continue reading The Innocent Bystander