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Environment Matters

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.

Environment Matters

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.

Latest Blog

Some Reasons For Optimism In The Battle For The Planet

Some Reasons For Optimism In The Battle For The Planet

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...

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Climate Change – Are We Beyond Hope

Climate Change – Are We Beyond Hope

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...

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Environment Blogs

Climate Change

As forests burn and cities drown, as crops wither and people die – there is no longer doubt that climate change is dangerously impacting societies the world over. 

A Sustainable Future

We really can do better and there are some good news stories out there that can give us hope. Progress on many fronts is already occurring.


There’s no argument that plastics have greatly benefited humankind, but the benefits and convenience have come at a great price.

Footprints of Life

Everything we do has an impact or ‘footprint” on the environment. These articles address the environmental impact...


We are unnecessarily exposed to toxic substances, many of which are not adequately regulated. There are ways to lower the risk.

Trusting Science

 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?

CoVid 19

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.