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Boiling Frogs Blog

Local Solutions to Global Problems

By calling on fifty years experience in Environmental Campaigning and with a touch of his own blend of silliness, the almost-but-not-entirely unheard-of, non-award winning environmentalist John Booth with the help of his family have developed Boiling Frogs Blog. Its purpose is to challenge the business as usual approach to the Climate and Ecological Emergency from all aspects of community. It’s also a call to action by raising awareness with a smorgasbord of stories about local grassroots environmental activism to inform, inspire and motivate people to join in or even start their own project.

Welcome Message
Hello, my name is John Booth! Thankfully, more and more people are waking up to the horror of man-made climate change and the Catastrophic impact our societies are having on our own health, our children’s and the health of the natural world that sustains us all. Some have leapt into action locally and are working with others from their community to raise awareness and develop practical projects which benefit the local and global environment. Some, however, are not leaping anywhere. This blog is intended to be a celebration of positive action taken by local people making the impossible possible. A chronicle for future generations to identify those of us that refused to go quietly into that good night but instead through deeds raged raged (peacefully) against the providers of the light. We chose the name Boiling Frogs because (a) it is often used as a metaphor for the inability or unwillingness of people to react to or be aware of sinister threats that arise gradually rather than suddenly....
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BFB Categories so far....

We have prioritized Community Action into several categories below. Each one will give you some basic information on the topic. Our News From The Front section further below will give you regular updates on all these topics.

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Problem what problem❓
Above photo: myself with my son, my son with my grandson Why BFB? Since I can remember I’ve been totally flabbergasted that so many people are simply ignoring the truth about the drastic...
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"Averting the Insect Apocalypse"
Things we can do in our homes, our gardens and our communities to help nature heal. This #BeeTheChange section of BFB is all about the plight of those pesky insect species and how...
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International Days, what are they and why do we have them?
This section’s purpose? To promote international days and show how people can get involved in awareness raising either in the real world or by supporting online campaigns. It seems...
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#WhenTheLastTreeIsCut
“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” This is the most...
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#EcoChurch and #WildChristian
Some People believe that Faith can move Mountains when in reality it’s chemical high explosives, high pressure hoses and bulldozers that are literally moving Mountains. I believe we...
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Growing the Transition Network in Essex
Time is running out! I have no idea how many protest rallies I have been on over the years. Our family rejoined the fray back in 2018 at the Cambridge Rise For Climate March. We definitely...
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If you still believe in homemade placard waving and the power of petition signatures
I would love to have a photo album dedicated to the homemade placards that I have either made myself or with my family and friends, and back in the day with Greenpeace. Banners, such...
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#TheLastRiverPolluted
Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink! In fact not a drop to swim in or use for cooking or watering crops. Fresh water contaminated with a deadly cocktail of everything from...
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#CommunityEnergy
#TakingBackOurPower Our societies’ energy requirements which some may identify as more of an addiction is a major global problem. There is no better example of how local solutions...
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#Rewilding
EXTERMINATED I love that word reminds me of Dr Who and the Daleks. How scared I was as a boy literally hiding behind the settee for every episode and ducking down when it got too scary....
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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

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#BeeTheChange #BanUrbanPesticides
As l write: Saturday was named the hottest day of the year so far, with 32.7°C recorded in Heathrow. Forecasters predict that Sunday could be the seventh September day in a row where temperatures reach above 30°C. You could say that we have got off lightly compared to the summer experience in mainland Europe and the Mediterranean. Climate change is real, it’s happening and, of course, we are all still just seeing it as a beautiful Indian summer and more time on the beach. Already decimated insect species cannot slap on factor 50 and enjoy the chance to top up their tan. Climate changes are effecting...
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Late summer 2023
#WhenTheLastTreeIsCut BFB is all about sharing stories about communities coming together to take action for the environment and the fight for Coton Orchard is one hell of a great story. It’s good to see some celebrities are giving their support to the cause. This is a fine example of a community making a stand or in their words “fighting for their ragged patch where nature clings on”. They have organised a crowdfund to help with the next phase of action details of which are below. If you can’t afford to donate then please support them by doing your thing on social media. #TheLastRiverPolluted Imagine...
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Mid Summer 2023
More about me and BFB It’s taken a lot longer to build the foundation to our blog than I thought and it’s not really happening in real time yet. It’s the beginning of August as I write this and we are just about to edit and publish lots more categories to the blog and give you some ideas about how our News From the front will keep you updated with information from these areas of environmental activism. So bare with us and read on. #BeeTheChange So how was #WorldBeeDay and #NoMowMay for you? I have seen signs that our local parks department and highway maintenance people here in Sunny Southend are...
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Snail's progress on Swift Bricks
The homelessness plight of some of our aerial fast mover friends came up a few months ago in a petition that we signed and shared with our social media networks. Like all good campaigns it is a collaboration between highly motivated individuals and organisations championing what little Biodiversity we have left. On Monday 10th July I spent some of my very valuable time watching the debate on #SwiftBricks in Parliament. What are Swift Bricks I hear some of you asking? Well, if you are fortunate enough to have Swifts, Swallows or House Martins living either in the eves of your home or in other homes...
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