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Paddy Morris's Blog (11)

Dried up rivers, desertification and plagues of snakes in Iraq

LINK

Added by Paddy Morris on June 15, 2009 at 21:53 — No Comments

Cities Shrink to Survive

Flint, Michigan plans to bulldoze up to 40% of the city, and return it to nature, to reduce costs....

LINK

Added by Paddy Morris on June 14, 2009 at 23:21 — No Comments

Powerdown Show: Transition Towns on Treehugger

Fantastic to see this idea spreading.... and great to see Ireland as the source of a good news story!

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/05/the-powerdown-show.php?daylife=1&dcitc=daylife-article

Added by Paddy Morris on May 28, 2009 at 0:11 — No Comments

Sustainable Energy without the hot air

This is the best book I have read on the various options available for decarbonising the economy I have read.. it is clear, informative and easy to read, could not reccomend it higher.....

http://www.withouthotair.com/

Should be required reading for everyone making decisions on this!

Enjoy....

Added by Paddy Morris on May 8, 2009 at 15:48 — No Comments

Dealing with Climate Change Skeptics (or deniers....)

I find this website very very handy, it gives the most common claims used by sceptics (and a rough % of how often they are used) plus the basic science refuting the argument....

http://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php

Really good;-)

Added by Paddy Morris on May 7, 2009 at 15:32 — 1 Comment

A Farm for the Future - Excellent Documentary

Howdy all,
This excellent documentary is available again on the BBC iPlayer, enjoy...

IPlayer Link

If anyone would like instructions on getting the iPlayer working in Ireland drop me a mail ;-)

Added by Paddy Morris on May 5, 2009 at 22:30 — No Comments

After the Oil Collapse

For those of you who might not have seen these, there are some amazing photo essays of Detroit at the moment.... how quickly a city can decay, Detroit has been on a slow decline since the 70's with houses now available for the princely sum of $1.



http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1864272,00.html…



Continue

Added by Paddy Morris on April 28, 2009 at 16:00 — No Comments

Transition Covered in Elle Magazine

I never thought I'd be posting a link from Elle.

Anyway, here ya go:
http://www.elle.com/Beauty/Health-Fitness/Do-Worry.-Be-Happy

It's quite positive coverage. I'm just shocked that a fashion magazine has covered it.

Added by Paddy Morris on April 28, 2009 at 15:30 — No Comments

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