Author Archives: Rick Altman

About Rick Altman

Possibly just another 'Climate Cassandra' crying 'Wolf' in cyberspace. However, the moral of the old children's story is that the Wolf eventually turned up!

President Trump should avoid taking tea with strangers


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Happy New Year and Brain-teaser

I’d like to wish everybody a Happy New Year but, first, I’m going to give your brain a quick workout! Are the potential benefits of scientific research now limited only by political correctness and epigenetics? However, before giving you my … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Mr Trump

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Is this ‘Game Over’ for climate change mitigation?

Last January, I posted It’s ‘Game Over’ for Fossil Fuels because… “I’d really like to think oil companies will soon admit the game is up: The extraction of fossil fuels is going to become increasingly financially uneconomic and socially unacceptable.” However, … Continue reading

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Troubling times indeed

This mini-post has been prompted by a recent post on, entitled Troubling Times. I often wish I were not so well-informed because, whereas power without knowledge is very dangerous, knowledge without power is very frustrating. However, as Leonardo Di … Continue reading

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The two most terrifying graphs ever?

2016 is on track to be the warmest year on planet Earth since reliable records have been kept; and comes at the end of the warmest ever decade.  Furthermore, if and when the World’s under-developed economies get their industrial pollution … Continue reading

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Iceland has found the solution

I am almost ashamed that I had not heard of this until today but, this truly is a potential game-changer. All that is needed is to roll-out the technology to every country where suitable bedrock exists and the whole problem … Continue reading

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