Tag Archives: Nick Reeves

Nick Reeves – a tough act to follow

In the 20 years that I worked as a hydrogeologist, Nick Reeves was undoubtedly the most inspirational environmental professional that I never met. I am truly shocked to learn of his premature death last month. It seems to me, therefore, … Continue reading

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Nick Reeves says we’re all ‘Fracking Mad’

The Stone Age did not end because we ran out of stone! I know this has been said many times. Most recently it has been said by one of my favourite environmental commentators/campaigners, Executive Director of CIWEM (the Chartered Institution … Continue reading

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The nonsense of “Sustainable Growth”*

* “Sustainable Growth” is a term invented by World Leaders last year at the Rio+20 Summit in Brazil. On a finite planet with finite resources, it is a physical impossibility; it is an oxymoron; to talk about it is as … Continue reading

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Please help save the Ecuadorian Jaguar…

…and the Amazon jungle; and stop Ecuador’s President from being a total hypocrite! This courtesy of Avaaz: ———– Dear friends, There is one area of the Ecuadorian Amazon that is so pristine that the whole ecosystem has been preserved and … Continue reading


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