Category Archives: Civilisation

Merry Christmas Mr Trump

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From Noah to Nordhaus via Inhofe

US Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) is a climate change sceptic primarily because he believes God has promised not to flood the Earth again; and the rainbow in the sky tells him it must be true. Such ideologically-driven wilful blindness is … Continue reading

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Are we all Britain haters now?

Here in the UK, the Daily Mail has got itself a lot of publicity for printing an article last Saturday entitled “Man Who Hated Britain”. The article was about the late father of Ed Milliband, who is the current leader … Continue reading

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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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Is there intelligent life on Earth?

I have signed-up as part of Bill McKibbin’s 350.org Social Media Team and, as such, have received my first mission objective – to share with you some important facts (numbers) that Bill thinks we should all be aware of… But … Continue reading

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What on Earth are people protesting about?

It seems to me that an awful lot of people are protesting about the wrong things: People protesting about solutions In the course of yesterday’s post, ‘Ignorance is the enemy of humanity’, I linked to an item on Climate Denial … Continue reading

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