Category: Comedy Break

Against the Grain

Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts Russian president Medvedev puts unprecedented weather conditions down to Climate Change. The potential impacts on food supplies of this sort of occurrence are pretty clear. Further Reading: The Biology of Global Warming Rising Temperatures Raise Food Prices The Looming Food Crisis and the 2030 Report The Food Crisis: “A Perfect Storm” – and How to Turn the Tide Orchestrating Famine – a Must-Read […]

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The Caffeine Did It?

Warning: Irony alert. People without a sense of humour should proceed with caution. Some time ago the National Geographic did a piece on the connection between the introduction of caffeinated drinks into Europe and the Industrial Revolution. It’s hardly a coincidence that coffee and tea caught on in Europe just as the first factories were ushering in the industrial revolution. The widespread use of caffeinated drinks—replacing the ubiquitous beer—facilitated the […]

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Anaerobic Indigestion

Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts The Uk may have to import waste to burn as it builds more incinerators than we can use, whilst waste pickers in the majority world – the poorest of the poor – complain that their livelihoods as recyclers are being destroyed by incineration plans. Oh – and there’s a car that runs on shit.

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Whale Tale

Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts With phyloplankton levels crashing and the whole marine food chain going belly-up, perhaps marine life should follow this whale‘s example, and be a bit more pro-active.

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BP Target of “Irresponsible Act”

Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts Greenpeace shut down 50 BP flagged petrol station franchises in London in order to apply pressure on the incoming CEO, Bo Diddley, er… I mean Bob Dudley, as his predecessor heads for Siberia. I can’t see him giving a tuppenny shite, personally. He’s got a whole planet to fry and his paradigms ain’t for shifting. Nice try though.

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Troubled Waters

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How Small We Are

I had to cheer someone up the other day. In my bid to be imaginative and put their blues into perspective, I remembered Monty Python’s ‘The Galaxy Song’ from The Meaning of Life. Yes, that’s right, don’t put me at top of your list of those who might be there to lift you out of depression or save you from suicidal tendencies – it’s not in my repertoire of talents…. […]

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Everything’s Amazing & Nobody’s Happy

They say it’s good to laugh at ourselves….

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Cool Collage of the Ten-Week Internship Program

David Stockhausen, who is doing some cool work in San Francisco, recently came out to take our January-April 2010 Internship program, and went beyond the call of duty to also put together a rather cool collage of the experience. Nice one David! The April-July internship is now underway, and there are only a couple of seats left on the July-October program.

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PDC (Permaculture Design Course) Zaytuna Farm April 2010

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Many a slip…

Click for full view Courtesy: marcroberts.com The World Bank stores up trouble by chasing the bottom line. Thanks to TheMushyPea for his help on this one.

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Choosing Choice

Click for full view Courtesy: Throbgoblins Many folk are wondering just how to get the seriousness of this thing across to a willfully ignorant section of society: Monbiot Nicholas Kristof Randy Olsen

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