Monthly Archives: March 2015

A Question of Democracy.

There are many and varied forms of democracy across the world, some more successful than others. It is a testament to the Westminster version’s durability that it has lasted so long. But the nature of  government in the UK is changing and

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Palace of Westminster

The Houses of Parliament is falling apart, not (just) the politics but the building itself is decrepit. The mock-gothic Palace of Westminster which hosts our parliament is past its sell by date. The Palace is no longer fit for purpose,

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Scotland in the United Kingdom: An enduring settlement?

Some election thoughts. https://alex101weather.wordpress.com/musings/scotland-in-the-united-kingdom-an-enduring-settlement/  

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Questions Questions

Young children ask the best questions; why is the sky blue or the trees green, where does the sun go at night or who makes the rainbow? With a modicum of science you can explain these various phenomena, and if

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Scottish Politics and Nuclear Weapons

Support among the voters for maintaining Trident has been on the decline in Scotland for many years. An opinion poll in 2013 showed support for a Trident replacement at a mere 14%. A more recent poll taken in 2014 showed

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Climate Change Science

Here’s another tale of woe http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/19/florida-employee-forced-on-leave-climate-change I leave you to come to your own opinion.

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Climate Change Science

So it’s not the sun’s fault. A new paper just published in the PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) in the USA puts another nail in the deniers coffin. It shows that while the sun’s output has an effect on

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