Monthly Archives: November 2013

Occam’s Razor works for me!

‘The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches From The Front Line’ by Dr Michael Mann, Professor of Meteorology at Pennsylvania State University, was recently published in paperback. I decided to purchase a copy. Here is my review of the … Continue reading

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Colin Russell is released on bail

Latest email from Greenpeace ——————- Hi Rick, Amazing news! Four minutes after I heard Colin’s appeal hearing had started, news came that he had been granted bail. I didn’t even have time to make myself a cup of tea. The … Continue reading

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120 years on – Nature is screaming louder than ever

I am a big fan of the ‘Great Continental Railway Journeys’ TV series presented by former Conservative MP, Michael Portillo. Therefore, having missed a couple of programmes, I have been catching-up on BBC iPlayer. Apart from 20th Century history, a … Continue reading

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Greenpeace petition to help get Colin Russell out of jail

Dear Greenpeace member, I’ve never written to you before, but I really hope you can help me today. My dear husband Colin Russell is one of the Arctic Sunrise crew members arrested at gunpoint for protesting Arctic oil drilling. Just … Continue reading

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It’s official – Arctic 30 protestors are not pirates

As Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director of Greenpeace International has said, this is an historic event. The actions of the Russian government two months ago – and the continuing failure of the UNFCCC to agree action to mitigate climate change … Continue reading

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Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains

This must surely be a contender for the most well-known opening line of a personal treatise on political theory. Written by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) in, possibly his most famous work, The Social Contract (first published in 1762). Is it not … Continue reading

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Greedy Lying Bar Stewards guilty of crimes against humanity

Last week, I finally got to see Craig Scott Rosebraugh’s brilliant Greedy Lying Bastards documentary about the industry-funded campaign to discredit climate science and scientists. Even for someone like me – familiar with the subject matter – there was a … Continue reading

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How many more must die because of climate change denial?

Warmer oceans cause more evaporation; leading to more moisture in the atmosphere more of the time. This results in more frequent storms of greater intensity than before. This email from Greenpeace therefore needs no further introduction from me: ————————— Dear … Continue reading

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Don’t panic about population (energy is the problem)

First broadcast in the UK on Thursday, ‘Dont’ Panic –The Truth About Population’ was the re-assuring title of an absolutely fascinating programme presented by Hans Rosling, a globally-renowned medical doctor and public health statistician. Amongst other things, Hans Rosling is … Continue reading

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A riotous assembly of data leads to a ground breaking conclusion

Or should that have been: ‘Ground-breaking data leads to riotous conclusion’…? One of the incidental benefits of being a Fellow of the Geological Society and a Chartered Geologist is that I get the society’s monthly Geoscientist magazine. This month’s edition … Continue reading

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