Monthly Archives: December 2012

Best wish for Christmas and New Year

Normal service (whatever that may be) will resume here in January.

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Why we are all still here

Thanks to NASA for clearing up this “mystery”…! See also some truly nutty comments on the Guardian page where the above-linked video was embedded: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/us-news-blog/2012/dec/13/nasa-end-of-the-world-december-21 For more commentary from NASA see: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html

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Music for 21 December 2012

Following on from yesterday’s post of an R.E.M. classic (It’s The End Of The World As We Know It), here is more of my choice of music inspired by the fact that the World is NOT going to end today… … Continue reading

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Is it the end of the World as we know it?

No it is not; but thanks to R.E.M. for the inspiration! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0GFRcFm-aY

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Reality dawns on people ignoring scientists

I would hereby like to draw together two separate pieces of research published last week: 1. Why Climate Deniers Have No Scientific Credibility – In One Pie Chart (Desmogblog); and 2. AP-GfK Poll: Science doubters say world is warming (Associated … Continue reading

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Greenpeace responds to end of UK fracking moratorium

Thanks to Twitter, I was alerted to an online discussion on the Guardian website yesterday, prompted by statements of opinion by Mark Lynas (freelance journalist/author) and Dr David Santillo (Greenpeace Scientist). As discussed with a commenter on this blog (Lionel) … Continue reading

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Arctic 1, Shell 0

I know I did not post anything about this particular facet of Greenpeace’s campaign against Shell drilling in the Arctic (and any company associated with Shell). However, I did post it on my Facebook page. After Greenpeace launched just such … Continue reading

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Views of Doha

The 18th Conference of the Parties (COP18) to the UN’s Framework Convention on climate Change (UNFCCC), ended in Doha (Qatar) last weekend. Sadly, this event was not considered newsworthy in the mainstream media in the UK. Irrespective of the outcome … Continue reading

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Please help save the Internet

This just in from Avaaz (i.e. yesterday) – action required immediately (i.e. today): ————————– Dear Avaazers, Authoritarian regimes are pushing for governmental control over the internet in a binding global treaty. If they succeed, the internet could become less open, … Continue reading

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The frack-heads are dangerously deluded

Yesterday, in the UK’s Observer newspaper, Andrew Rawnsley highlighted an important delusion currently infecting a large proportion of – the senior partner in the UK’s coalition government – the Conservative Party. In his article, entitled ‘The fracking dream which is … Continue reading

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