SAVE THE PLANET: EAT MORE MEAT

Contrary to accepted wisdom, meat production is calorie-for-calorie, in terms of energy use, water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, more planet friendly than growing fruits and vegetables: Researcher Paul Fischbeck said eating lettuce was three times worse for greenhouse gas emission than eating bacon. “Lots of common vegetables require more resources per calorie than you […]

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Monkey sex

Apparent wildlife lover Clementine Ford attaches the following quote to a crotch-shot of a male monkey: Sure, there are monkeys with bigger balls out there. But it’s not the size that matters, right? It’s what inside that counts. And I’ve got 15 kids, so I’d say what’s inside these bad boys is pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty […]

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SKY RATS TAKE WING

An odd comparison from climate activist and associate professor of History Dr Clare Wright: One of the delightful things about grassroots activism is that, unlike cornflakes, it comes in a surprising array of forms. Hence we have the local band of merrymakers, with dead serious intent, called the Climate Guardians. This group of women – teachers, […]

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FULL SPEED ASTERN

Greens MLC Mehreen Faruqi knows why women are more likely than men to create and sign online petitions: “Women are disproportionately affected by issues of injustice, so they are more likely to speak out about them and online petitions do provide an easily accessible platform with a global reach,” she says.  “In the last few […]

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