Tag Archives: The Road to Hell

If global warming has stopped…

Can someone please explain why… Arctic ice is still disappearing. Biodiversity is still reducing. Coral reefs are still dying. Deserts are still growing. Experts are still worrying. Fisheries are still shrinking. Glaciers are still retreating. Heatwaves are still coming. Ice … Continue reading

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Past performance is not a predictor of future results

As it says on my About page, “The driver of an accelerating car about to hit a brick wall might well say ‘so far so good’ – but that does not mean that the wall is not there!” — John … Continue reading

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All that it takes for evil to flourish….

…is for good men to do nothing (Pretty much the same thing happens when bad men do nothing as well) Here’s a couple of tunes from great Antipodean bands of the 1980s for the senior management of Barclays to enjoy … Continue reading

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I think it is time to connect the dots, people!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzLA-r6eKdY Record-breaking rainfall in the UK, unprecedented storms and temperatures in Washington DC, record-breaking droughts, floods, landslides, and bush-fires all around the world… Will the fake sceptics admit they are wrong when we see 1-in-100 year floods every 5 years? … Continue reading

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Tragedies – Shakespearean and Greek

It’s the weekend so, to celebrate, here is a special offer: Two posts for the price of one (i.e. nothing). A Shakespearean Tragedy in the making Last night I stumbled upon the second and final part of the BBC’s Simon … Continue reading

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Heartland Institute’s idea of advertising

The Heartland Institute recently ran an insane and short-lived advertising campaign. This is my tribute: For more background please see: http://climatecrocks.com/2012/05/04/heartland-institute-poster-fail/; and http://climatecrocks.com/2012/05/05/unabomber-bombs-heartland-cuts-and-runs-from-disastrous-billboards/.

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Growthmania – a status update

In The Road to Hell (1989), Chris Rea questioned where our growth-obsessed country – with its often over-congested and gridlocked road network was headed. If he were writing this song today, I feel confident he would incorporate into it questions … Continue reading

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