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Category Archives: Australia & South Pacific

Climate Refugees

There is no agreed definition of a climate change refugee, according to Future Floods of Refugees, a Norwegian Refugee Council report, but there is a long history of displacement due to environmental degradation.  In his Guardian blog, editorialist George Monbiot and others have picked up on the planned movement of the population of the Carteret […]

Of eels and everyday life

If you’re looking for some holiday reading, here’s an intriguing description of Greg Day’s The Patron Saint of Eels: The narrator, Noel, and the rest of the rural town of Mangowak, wake one morning after heavy rain to find the ditches around the roads of the town full of eels that had been caught up […]


(via Kevin Kelly’s Street Use) – Anne