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Environment

Korea, Japan, and Sydney Australia: Real-time Air Quality Index

Tamara and I were looking at the Air Quality Index for various places, and just look at the terrible numbers for south-west Sydney because of the fires.

Air Quality Index tab 'hazardous' for south-west Sydney because of the fires.

But also look at the huge difference in air quality between South Korea and Japan. Anything below 50 (green colour tab) is considered good.

I wonder what accounts for the difference in air quality between the two countries?

Map showing difference in air quality between South Korea and Japan. Anything below 50 (green colour tab) is considered good.
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Photography

Happy New Year 2020

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Photography

Extinction Rebellion Cambridge Today

Conversation with one of the people handing out leaflets. I told him I was getting more and more conscious and felt more and more desperate when I put more plastic wrapping in the recycling bag.

He said at least it was recycled, and we talked about cutting out plastic at source so that the endless cycle wasn’t so endless.

I said my party piece about climate change masking the message to cut pollution. And that if the world’s authorities would suddenly declare that new evidence showed that climate change was not due to anything people did, it would still be a disaster to trash the planet with pollution. Stop pollution –

He said he didn’t want to be arrested, so he was one of those handing out leaflets. He said he had a small child and was just helping in a small way. I said he was helping, and that was a valuable contribution. We agreed that pollution was key to which way the world goes and he said he was feeling bad about the Nespresso machine he had bought and the capsules that he wasn’t sure were recyclable.

I said that my wife Tamara hated those little capsules, adding to the junk filling the world and thought they were an environmental blight even if they were supposed to be recyclable. I said she would never buy one, and she thought George Clooney, who advertises them, ought to speak out.

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Photography

TV Test Card

Normal service will be resumed.

TV test card mockup
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Photography

Grey crowned crane

The grey crowned crane (Balearica regulorum), also known as the African crowned crane, golden crested crane, golden crowned crane, East African crane, East African crowned crane, Eastern crowned crane, South African crane – photographed on the Eastern Cape in South Africa earlier this year.

(I updated the greeting card site about a week ago and used this for the hero image.)

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Photography

Colour Coordinated With The Art Gallery

iPhone photo in Tate Modern. This is the same woman who is sitting with her companion in the photo in ‘At Tate Britain