Category Archives: Anthropocene

President Trump should avoid taking tea with strangers

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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 LearningFromDogs.com, 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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We do indeed live in interesting times

A giant effigy of Donald Trump holding Hillary Clinton’s head to be burned at Lewes bonfire night festival.* Image: Tony Kershaw/SWNS.com “May you live in interesting times” – it is an ancient Chinese curse. Victoria Coren-Mitchell summarised the situation well … Continue reading

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‘Climate Inaction Figures’ campaign to combat Anti-Science Absurdity Posted on July 22, 2016

With my thanks to DeSmog Blog for alerting me to this. http://www.desmogblog.com/2016/07/19/climate-inaction-figures-campaign-launches-combat-anti-science-absurdity No prizes for guessing who would feature prominently if such a campaign were to be launched here.

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Will it matter 100 years from now?

Here in the UK, I have spent a lot of time trying to decide how to vote in the Referendum on our membership of the EU. Working away from home, I had to apply for a postal vote. Having sent … Continue reading

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The post-1998 pause in warming is over

Last month was the warmest February on record; 1.6 C above its pre-industrial average. The post-1998 pause in warming, which has also included the warmest-ever decade, is almost certainly over. Therefore, I hope the ideologically-blinded, not-at-all-like Galileo, pseudo-sceptics will now … Continue reading

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It’s ‘Game Over’ for Fossil Fuels

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. After all, it is almost 4 months since Mark Carney said … Continue reading

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