Friday, 30 April 2010

Wing walking is so passé

More outrageously pointless, but amazingly fun fun fun, antics


Monday, 19 April 2010

Earth Day

The first Earth Day in 1970, 40 years ago, brought 20 million together to protest what was being done to the planet. Now it’s time for another big rally. Taking place on the national mall in Washington D.C., where all the anti-Vietnam rallies were held, if people still care about doing something to protect their future, there will be the place to be.

Taken from

“The first Earth Day was a success because 20 million Americans demonstrated their outrage for the state of the environment. Together, we can make Earth Day 2010 a pivotal moment in the environmental movement.

On Sunday, April 25, Earth Day Network will organize a massive climate rally on The National Mall to demand Congress pass strong legislation. The Climate Rally will include notable speakers Reverend Jesse Jackson, film director, James Cameron, AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumka, Olympic gold medalist, Billy Demong, producer, Trudie Styler, author, Margaret Atwood, NFL player and television personality, Dhani Jones, environmental photographer Sebastian Copeland and many more.

The Climate Rally will also feature live music from Sting, John Legend, The Roots, Jimmy Cliff, Passion Pit, Bob Weir, Willie Colón, Joss Stone, Robert Randolph, Patrick Stump, Mavis Staples, Booker T, Honor Society and Tao Rodriguez-Seeger.”

EarthDay website


Sunday, 18 April 2010

Why is this volcano good for the planet?

With the Icelandic volcano still making the news, no doubt we might hear people regurgitating the old denier lie that one volcano puts out far more CO2 than the whole of humanity does. Here's a very simple, yet striking, graphic that puts the situation into perspective.

This effect of this volcano on international aviation means it’s currently being carbon negative!

Graphic courtesy of


Friday, 16 April 2010

Ridge skimming

Sailplane pilots are not normally as wild as hang glider or paraglider pilots - except this chap...

Ridge Running from Bo Lorentzen on Vimeo.


Saturday, 10 April 2010

At last! Packaged up Dihydrogen Monoxide revealed

All over the environmental blogosphere recently is the launch of “The Story of Bottled Water”. Slightly more relevant to the US than Europe it nevertheless holds up the relatively new industry of selling water to us, in a very expensive form, to ridicule. It dissects the way  marketing organisations twisted the public’s perceptions so that money could be extracted from them unnecessarily.

March 22nd is recognized as World Water Day, whose goal is “Clean Water for a Healthy World.” Sound simple? Well it’s not. If you live in a community where you have access to clean water at the turn of the tap, then you are lucky.
And if you do have access to clean potable water, then why are you buying bottled water?
Annie Leonard is famous for her 20 minute short videoThe story of Stuff”. Well here us her latest effort “The story of Bottled water (click this link for the bottle water website)

Jersey Climate Action Network has, as one of its campaign targets for the year, the reduction in the over-use of throw away container bottled water. For sustainable reason for waste reduction reasons and finally for litter reduction reasons (and finally, finally for B.S and ultra pretentiousness reduction reasons!).