The IPCC report last year stated that we need to cut carbon emissions in half in the next 12 years to have any chance of keeping under 1.5 degrees of warming. We’re at about 1.1 degrees of warming now and there is currently a record heatwave in Australia with temperatures nearing 50 degrees. There are … Continue reading Climate Change and Individual Action
One of my new years resolutions was to only order vegetarian food in restaurants and to learn more vegetarian food recipes so I could cut down at home too. I lasted about 3 months ordering only vegetarian food at restaurants, then 3 months of ordering vegetarian/fish dishes and then after that I gave up and … Continue reading Trying (and failing) to cut down on meat
https://medium.com/@JKSteinberger/an-audacious-toolkit-actions-against-climate-breakdown-part-3-i-is-for-individual-f510ee035e13 Julia Steinberger wrote a great article about the individual actions that you can take to counter climate breakdown: An Audacious Toolkit:Actions Against Climate Breakdown . Before I read the article I had been working on these two cartoons about the same subject. I think the first one helps to illustrate her article, and the … Continue reading Individual vs Collective Action
A cartoon I drew on my cartooning course, the assignment being that you drew something using flashbacks. Roll on quieter roads and quieter skies. Living through hotter summers while trying to use minimal energy for cooling I'm not looking forward to so much, but afternoon siestas and staying up late can't be so bad!
I've read quite a few books about work whilst I have been technically unemployed over the past five years, but none of them get so entirely to the heart of the matter as to why we make the distinction between work and play in the first place by allowing women control of the home and … Continue reading House people
I've been feeling a bit low on ideas and inspiration and general ability to sit myself down and actually do any art of any kind for the past couple of months. I kept thinking I should really be trying to go back to work and use my qualifications in engineering and sustainability instead of wasting … Continue reading Your dream holiday…..
As our one return flight per year for our family (I've written numerous blog posts on flying less and how important it is to combat climate change) we booked a trip to Piedmont in Italy so we could go to a friends wedding. It was absolutely beautiful there and this is my cartoon of the … Continue reading Italian summer
I live under a so-called 'emergency runway' that Brussels Airport abuses the use of. Once you've spent a few Sunday afternoons in the garden with 747s hurtling overhead deadening the possibility of conversation or relaxation, and have been woken up at 3am then 4:30am then 5:30am by the noise of cargo planes, you are no … Continue reading Air travel and internet giants
I drew this a while ago, but given that Piste 01 is in action today and woke me at 4:30am it's still relevant. It's mind-boggling that despite several court orders against Brussels airport planes are still flying this low over a densely populated residential area all through the night in the capital of the European … Continue reading Piste 01
Our first child was the result of an accidental pregnancy 6 months into knowing each other, so the deliberation phase went: ‘OHHHHHHHmygodthisisallgoingfasterthanithoughitwouldbutweloveeachothersoyesletsdothis’. She arrived 3 weeks early and it felt like she wanted to be born, that she had to be part of our lives. She’s a hilarious weirdo with a penchant for stripping and … Continue reading Should we have a second child?