Category Archives: Carbon Capture and Storage

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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Open Letter to David Cameron

29 March 2016 The Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP The Prime Minister 10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA Dear Prime Minister, Whatever happened to the greenest government ever? Given my experience of working in environmental consultancy or regulation, I understand … Continue reading

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BBC Panorama on the Energy Crisis in the UK

The BBC have very helpfully posted the recent Panorama programme ‘Energy Bills: Power Failure’ on YouTube (as embedded below). Presented by Tom Heap (who regularly does spots on CountryFile), it is very fair-minded and includes contributions from a wide range … Continue reading

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James Lovelock stuck between a rock and a hard place

Although much delayed and interrupted by other stuff, this is now the third part of my review of The Revenge of Gaia, as published by James Lovelock in 2006. The first and second parts were published on this blog last … Continue reading

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Only a fool says, “There is no Gaia!”

As promised earlier this month, this is the second part of my review of The Revenge of Gaia, as published by James Lovelock in 2006. Having been told by many people I should read it, I have now done so … Continue reading

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From Daisyworld to Crazy World – please do not blame Gaia

When he published The Revenge of Gaia in 2006, James Lovelock probably felt that he had finally been accepted back into the mainstream scientific community. If he was right to think so, then that is a major indictment of the … Continue reading

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My final word on Fracking?

(Probably not!) Herewith appended below is an email I sent today to Professor Iain Stewart (and copied to all those named in it). However, please note that I have just found the BBC TV programme to which it refers has … Continue reading

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Can technology save us?

I happened to stumble across a BBC TV Horizon special, entitled ‘Tomorrow’s World’ last Thursday. It begins with a fascinating review of humankind’s history of – and propensity for – invention. It also explains some truly fascinating – and inspiring … Continue reading

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Electronic toys of mass distraction

I must credit recent subscriber xraymike79 with apparently coining this term, in his recent post, entitled ‘Mankind’s Infantilism and the Death of the Planet‘. However, before clicking, please note that this contains adult themes that some might find disturbing. For … Continue reading

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Betting the Farm on low climate sensitivity

I know I said it was irrelevant but… Our politicians seem to be in danger of gambling the future habitability of this planet on it (climate sensitivity) turning out to be low… Low enough, that is, for us “to have … Continue reading

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