Category Archives: Mass Extinctions

Merry Christmas Mr Trump

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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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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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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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Peak carbon by 2025 or mass extinction of species

I have been looking back at some of my earliest posts on this blog; and have decided that now would be a good time to pull together some of the key points I have highlighted over the years – regarding … Continue reading

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Why the World Bank says we must decarbonise now

Must the World Bank now be added to the supposed list of environmentally-alarmist institutions seeking to use the perceived threat of climate change as a pretext for imposing global authoritarian government via the United Nations? This is essentially the position … Continue reading

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