David Morton Rintoul
I'm a freelance writer and commercial blogger, offering stories for those who find meaning in stories about our Universe, Nature and Humanity. We always have more to learn if we Dare to Know.
COP 28: FRUSTRATION, SCEPTICISM, FAINT TRACE OF HOPE
When the Rio Earth Summit wrapped up 30 years ago, people like me, who belonged to environmental groups, saw it as a turning point. We knew the agreements reached at that gathering would be the templates for future progress.
REMEMBRANCE DAY REFLECTIONS ON PAST AND FUTURE
Remembrance Day in Canada commemorates the veterans who gave their lives in the First and Second World Wars, Korea and Afghanistan. Find out the topics on which I found myself reflecting during this annual moment of silence.
CARBON BUDGET DWINDLING – CLIMATE GOALS AT RISK
It will soon be eight years since the historic 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) meeting in Paris. I can still remember the jubilation when representatives from nearly 200 countries finally reached an agreement on climate change.
SPACE JUNK PARTICLES DETECTED IN EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE
We humans have transformed out attitudes about junk over the course of my lifetime. I can remember the kids on the street where I grew up comparing, and feeling quite competitive, about how much trash our families set out on the curb.
Indonesian Hunter Gatherers Sing Their Traditional Language
Borneo has always had an air of mystery for me, a synonym for an impossibly remote and inaccessible place, a bit like Timbuktu. Today, we call that kind of attitude “exoticism” and it has very little to do with actual geography.
EARTH SPECIES PROJECT TALKS TO ANIMALS USING AI
Growing up, one of the first movies I remember seeing at our local theatre was Doctor Dolittle. It was a musical starring Rex Harrison as a veterinarian who discovered how communicate with a wide range of animals.
Carbon Offsets Aren’t Working and Need Reforms
Probably the best thing I’ve ever done to reduce my own carbon footprint was to stop commuting. I was in a position to shift into semi-retirement and start writing for a living in my own home instead of commuting into the city for a 9-to-5 office job.