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Time To Stop Oil & Gas Industry Gaslighting Environmentalists

By |2021-01-27T16:54:07+11:00January 27th, 2021|The Fly|

It's Time To Stop The Oil & Gas Industry Gaslighting Environmentalists They need to use all their energy to clean up their millions of leaking sites! Lynn Johnson  27 January, 2021 While I, like many, am breathing slightly easier now that the Trump years are over, I was disappointed that the Biden administration only signed an executive order placing a temporary moratorium on oil and gas activity in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This falls short of permanently protecting the refuge, as promised on the Biden-Harris campaign site. The Biden executive order states, “the Interior Secretary shall review the program and, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law, [...]

Christmas Wishes 2020 From Nature Needs More

By |2020-12-20T09:03:21+11:00December 19th, 2020|Blog|

Reflecting on a year, like no other in living memory, I felt drawn to Charles Dickens’ story A Christmas Carol, first published on the 19 December 1843. With the many versions, for both stage and screen, and the continued popularity of the book, why does this haunting tale still resonate with so many people? Dickens’ wrote the book to voice his concern about injustice and the treatment of the poor. The greed and neglect of the most vulnerable in society by the rich, as symbolised by Jacob Marley. The ghost of Marley, who in life was described as a 'good man of business’, appears as a warning to his partner [...]

Hiding The True Intent

By |2020-12-21T07:59:34+11:00December 17th, 2020|The Fly|

Image mastersky Hiding The True Intent Lynn Johnson 17 December, 2020 A new report by Swiss Re, the world's second-largest re-insurer, confirms a fifth of countries worldwide are at risk from ecosystem collapse, as biodiversity declines. Of the G20 countries, Australia is ranked in second (worst) place, after South Africa, for failing and fragile ecosystems. The Swiss Re report, and corresponding index, has been created to analyse Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BES) and the risks associated with BES collapse. It includes the ecosystem services necessary for food provision, water security and the regulation of air quality, all of which are considered vital to maintaining the health and [...]

Viet Nam Loses Face With Formula 1 Cancellation

By |2020-11-17T07:21:10+11:00November 16th, 2020|Blog|

In recent days Formula 1 unveiled its 2021 calendar, calling it the ‘biggest ever F1 season’ but there is a glaring omission in the schedule. Where is Viet Nam? Now, Vietnamese organisers have said their race, originally scheduled for April, may never take place. Why? Doubts about the Viet Nam event arose after Nguyen Duc Chung, the then Chairman of the City of Hanoi, and a major supporter of the F1 event, was arrested on corruption charges. F1 has only announced that the Hanoi race will be cancelled for the 2021 calendar. Formula 1 is a global spectacular, an elite event and brand that cannot afford its reputation to be tarnished. Given its global profile and media [...]

War, Revolution or Taxes?

By |2020-11-07T20:00:11+11:00November 7th, 2020|The Fly|

Image jentakespictures War, Revolution or Taxes? Eliminate tax evasion and secrecy jurisdictions, invest in the natural world. Lynn Johnson,  7 November, 2020 In 2015 a small, but growing, number of the world’s billionaires got together to discuss how a tiny percentage, 0.1% of the 0.1%, of the world’s wealthy are raiding the world’s spoils. While they discussed that it was unfair and not sustainable, creeping under the surface of the conversations on philanthropy and corporate social responsibility was a shared understanding of the risk of the growing divide and overexploitation. One of the people who spoke was Paul Tudor-Jones, an American billionaire hedge fund manager, conservationist [...]

The Magic Money Tree Really Does Exist

By |2020-10-31T14:41:19+11:00October 31st, 2020|The Fly|

Image red-feniks The Magic Money Tree Really Does Exist. COVID-19 just proved it! Lynn Johnson 31 October, 2020 The global pandemic has once and for all destroyed the post-2008 narrative that ‘there is no magic money tree’ and that austerity is ‘required to balance the budget’.  In practically all Western countries, so wedded to austerity prior to the pandemic, money started flowing into supporting ‘the economy’ as soon as the first lockdowns were enacted. Different countries have taken different approaches, some putting funds directly into the pockets of citizens, while others have primarily (yet again) bailed out the big end of town, the fact remains that [...]

Not the Smartest Guys In The Room

By |2020-11-09T11:06:00+11:00October 29th, 2020|The Fly|

Image Gutzemberg NOT the Smartest Guys In The Room! Lynn Johnson 29 October, 2020 The business world likes to portray itself as the smart kid on the block, best placed to keep the global economy ticking, as long as governments and regulators don’t interfere with its activity. And because in the main they get what they want, modern-day industrialists buy into the delusion that they are the smartest guys in the room. COVID-19 is the best evidence yet showing just how much the business mindset is lacking. While in recent decades MBAs have taught future leaders to read profit and loss statements, they have haven’t [...]

Was Peak Conservation Caring in 1978?

By |2020-11-07T12:53:54+11:00October 29th, 2020|The Fly|

Image Google Books Ngram Viewer Was Peak Conservation Caring in 1978? It would seem so. Lynn Johnson 29 October, 2020 Did we really reach peak interest in conservation in 1978? If we go by the published written word, it appears so. Firstly, the graph – what are you looking at? Google Ngram Viewer uses data from its ambitious book-digitizing project which started in 2002; to-date the project has digitized at least 30 million books from major university libraries. This means the frequency of keywords as displayed in the graph is slanted towards scientific and non-fiction books. In the case of wildlife and conservation this slant towards [...]

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