Writer’s block

Dedicated to the memory of my brother Anders, and my colleague Simon R. Leather. As long as I can remember, I have been writing. Not an author as such, but someone who loved writing down my thoughts. In my early teens after my parents and I moved to the small northern town of Piteå in Sweden, I would write massive letters to my late brother Hans, who had remained with his wife in birth-town Norrköping.…

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Le véhicule électrique ne nous sauvera pas

Dans le dernier article de mon blogue, j’ai indiqué au départ que je n’allais probablement pas commenter le récent rapport du GIÉC, tellement il ne faisait qu’insister sur les tendances dramatiques qu’il met en relief depuis plusieurs rapports maintenant. Ici, je note presque en passant que je ne commenterai pas non plus l’élection fédérale au Canada où les quatre ou cinq partis tournaient autour du pot (en dépit des feux qui ont fait rage pendant…

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Will a merger save SEG, AAPG and SPE?

Earlier this year AAPG and SPE announced that they are considering a merger.Read the PRESS RELEASE and FAQs about the AAPG and SPE merger considerations at: https://t.co/9tAQFKeERt. pic.twitter.com/2RwJCTjjnh— AAPG (@AAPG) May 25, 2021 There’s now a dedicated website to help members follow the developments, but it looks like no decisions will be made before next year, following a member vote on the issue.In a LinkedIn post from SEG President Anna Shaughnessy earlier this week, I…

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What I learned from The Cougar Conundrum, by Mark Elbroch

This summer I read The Cougar Conundrum, by Mark Elbroch, ecologist, author, accomplished wildlife tracker, and lead scientist for the Puma Program director for Panthera. Having a particular love and passion for the puma, I knew the book was going to be good, and provide perspectives I hadn’t considered before. But I really didn’t expect to learn so much, to take away so many points, and to continue to mull over topics months later. I…

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