I’m beginning to wonder if I have slipped into an alternate reality.

Firstly, the resurrection of Sarah Palin reported in the Guardian. As John McEnroe so eloquently yelled, “You cannot be serious!”


Secondly and in complete contrast the USA Department of Defence says “Global Warming is a present security threat.”

Thirdly, it is one up for Germany as they report a new high in the country’s recent renewable energy output.

Fourthly, the ever quotable Jeb Bush is relying on a guy in a garage to save the planet.


I think my schizophrenia is getting worse.

My work background is in operational meteorology and in my career I have been involved in forecasting for everything from bananas to jumbo jets.I joined the Met Office 1974 as an observer at Glasgow Airport. After training as a forecaster, I worked as an Operational aviation forecaster at various defence sites and airports. In 1982, I moved to Glasgow Weather Centre as a forecaster and STV broadcaster till 1988. He then took up a post as Senior Forecaster London Weather Centre, then Senior Forecaster ITV where I qualified as a trainer in presentation techniques for the ITV Association. After being diagnosed with MS, he moved into management and became Head of London Weather Centre in 1997 followed by a period of front-line management for Southern England and Europe covering London and Cardiff Weather Centres and the Met Offices on defence stations from Akrotiri in Cyprus to St Mawgan in Cornwall. He took up the post of Met Office Chief Advisor for Scotland & Northern Ireland in March 2008 and moved to Edinburgh. I retired in September 2014. My one claim to fame is once performed a comedy sketch on TV with Manuel (Andrew Sachs) from Fawlty Towers in support of Comic Relief.

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One comment on “Confused?
  1. […] Other oddities to end the month include Mike Huckabee Republican Presidential hopeful who is quoted in the Huffington Post  as being open to the idea of using  the army and the FBI to prevent women from having abortions.  This from the man who refused to apologise for saying Americans have “blood on our hands” for failing to criminalize abortion and contended that reproductive freedom is much worse than the Nazi Holocaust.  I doubt that even the Donald would agree despite possibly teaming up with Sarah Palin for a run at the presidency. […]


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