Allan Maynard is an environmental scientist with over 45 years of experience.
This site is devoted to providing information about environmental matters of concern to all,
and to communicating science knowledge directed towards evidence-based decision making.
I am passionate about the environment and greatly concerned about the future of our planet.
This site is my contribution towards informing and hopefully influencing towards a more sustainable future.
Optimism In The Battle For The PlanetSome Reasons For Optimism In The Battle For The Planet Let’s start 2023 with some positive news for a change. It’s amply clear that the current global economic systems are not at all sustainable. Business as usual is not an option. “It’s the economy stupid’ now seems to be the most unfitting of political statements in that the most common...
Climate Change - Are We Beyond HopeClimate Change - Are We Beyond Hope? “When we get our story wrong, we get our future wrong” – David Korten There is a saying that a pessimist is an optimist with years of experience. I have been following a variety of environmental issues for over 45 years now and this saying neatly sums up the degree of my frustration concerning the lack...
Science will often reveal a truth that causes humanity great discomfort. What do we do when discoveries go beyond a ‘wow’ moment (such space travel) and force us to re-examine what we have become used to or even the way we live?
The CoVid 19 pandemic presents one of the clearest examples regarding the critical need for evidence-based decision-making. Unfortunately, the presentation of scientific evidence has often been undermined by misinformation and divisive politics.