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The nonsense of “Sustainable Growth”*

* “Sustainable Growth” is a term invented by World Leaders last year at the Rio+20 Summit in Brazil. On a finite planet with finite resources, it is a physical impossibility; it is an oxymoron; to talk about it is as … Continue reading

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Can we stop talking about AGW now?

AGW = Anthropogenic Global Warming. But, let’s be honest! It just isn’t that simple, is it? Here in the UK, the weather is literally unbelievable. 100mm of rain falling in one day. At the end of June. It’s ridiculous. Just … Continue reading

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Rio+20 = A testament to human stupidity, arrogance and greed?

I have been alerted to the impending failure to agree anything substantive at the Rio+20 Summit, thanks to Christine’s latest post on 350orbust.com: ‘Health Warning Attached To Rio+20 Text: If You Care For The Future Of This Planet, This Document … Continue reading

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