Tag Archives: Belshazzar’s Feast

Now is no time for climate change scepticism

This graph, as compiled by Dr Ed Hawkins (Reading University/Met Office), featured in an article by Damian Carrington, on the Guardian website yesterday, which highlighted the fact that: 2014 will be the warmest year in Central England for over 300 … Continue reading

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Apologies for absence

… but this is no time for climate change scepticism! For me, the last 12 months have been something of an emotional rollercoaster; and the ride has not yet come to an end. However, if I have any regrets about … Continue reading

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Humanity will not be able to say it was not warned

This post is to mark the impending publication of the latest book from Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, entitled The Collapse of Western Civilisation: A View From the Future. The authors have already published a summary of this book’s thesis … Continue reading

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The radiating face of Gaia

I decided that my review of The Revenge of Gaia, as published by James Lovelock in 2006, was dragging on a bit, so have decided to finish it off. This is therefore the fourth and final part (and thus longer … Continue reading

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Help end 1 trillion USD of corporate tax evasion

In advance of the G8 Summit to be held in Northern Ireland, Avaaz is asking people to sign a petition to help encourage President Obama and Canadian PM Harper do the right thing. ——- Dear friends, In days, world leaders … Continue reading

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Irreversible but not yet unstoppable

With regard to ongoing climate change, this is currently an important distinction. However, as highlighted by Joe Romm on the Think Progress website on 17 March 2013, it is not one that will always be true. With the author’s kind … Continue reading

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Climate Change: First Wake-Up Call in 1910?

I was looking for something else in the Letters to the Editor section of the Geological Society website, when I came across this very short but massively powerful letter. I knew instantly that I must draw it to the attention … Continue reading

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