Monthly Archives: July 2015

Hope Springs Eternal

The following have written an open letter to the government on the need for swift action on Climate change. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/21/act-on-climate-change-now-top-british-institutions-tell-governments Signatories in alphabetical order: Academy of Medical Sciences, Academy of Social Sciences, British Academy, British Ecological Society, Challenger Society for

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Posted in Climate Change, Comment, Ecology, News, Politics, Science, Sharing

Quote – Unquote

Newspapers love a good quote; some to justify their position and others just to show how smart the journalist is. So I thought why not; here’s a few from the past couple of weeks that tickled my funny bone. While

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Posted in Comment, Fun, Humour, News, Sharing

Climate Zombies Need More than a Double Tap

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
In the movie  ‘ZombieLand”, a key plot device and running joke is that, when killing the undead, it’s always best to “double tap” – make sure with an extra shot or…

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Posted in Climate Change, Comment

Austerity has Failed – Reblogged from The Nation

Reblogged from The Nation Global campaign group Avaaz organized this open letter to Angela Merkel on the back of a petition, signed by over half a million Europeans, demanding an end to the failed austerity program in Greece. Austerity Has Failed: An

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Posted in Austerity, Comment, Democracy, Economics, EU, Greece, News, Politics

UK Government and Climate Change

Recent UK government environment policy announcements have driven, not just a coach and horses, but a huge articulated lorry through any hope of reducing the UK’s carbon footprint. In a budget redolent of hubris George Osbourne has taken the “greenest

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Posted in Budget, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Comment, Ecology, Environment, News, Tory Party, Westminster

New Pages

The following pages are extracts from my novel Unintended Consequences. Do an old guy a favour and buy the book please. https://alex101weather.wordpress.com/future-history-1/ https://alex101weather.wordpress.com/future-history-2/

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Shakespeare Addendum

Isn’t the internet just amazing? Access to real experts speaking on their chosen subject is truly wonderful. If like me you are a latecomer to Shakespeare and struggle at times to understand, there is a set of lectures here which may

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Posted in Comment, Reviews, Shakespeare
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