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Tinpany

Tinpany is the sound heavy rain makes on a tin or metal roof. The word has its origins in the Timpany, Tympani or Timpani, the kettledrum, and Pan, the Greek God of the wild and music.  

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Alcoalism

Alcoalism: a serious addiction afflicting politicians who cannot give up political donations from coal companies. Remedy: Alcoalholics Anonymous: “is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common … Continue reading

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Climate Calescence.

Climate Calescence: An increasingly warm climate. To be distinguished from a changing climate or a cooling climate. From: calescence, an increasing heat,  C19 from Latin calēscere to grow warm and, calēre to be warm.

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Cognalgia

Cognalgia = pain or distress in the mind caused by conceptual overload or the complete disruption of all previous forms of cognition-as-usual. From Latin cognitiō, cognitiōn-, from cognitus, past participle of cognōscere, to learn and algia = pain.

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Koalas: A Retrospective

The Koala and a native sense of place: the urgent need for  a distinctively Australian environmental ethic (Written in the year 2000 for a QLD Koala Conference; 17 years later, nothing has changed. See: The Guardian: Jan 16 2017, Koalas … Continue reading

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Tierracide

Tierracide = The deliberate desolation of the Earth such that it can no longer support life and life-support processes.

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Eating as a Sumbiovore

We need to replace the term ‘organic food’ with something new, a concept that does not have such bad press and confusing standards. It is clear that we need a term that cannot be used as an instrument of propaganda … Continue reading

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