Monthly Archives: September 2015

Some Good News

Something many of us may have missed last week caught my eye.  In the1960’s during its war of independence and the subsequent civil war many thousands of landmines had been laid throughout the country.  Mozambique’s 15-year civil war claimed around

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Posted in Comment, Halo Trust, Mozambique, News, Scotland

Climate Change – The Ferret

Recent news from The Ferret, we should be doing better, articles like this should not be necessary! https://theferret.scot/revealed-1-7bn-invested-risky-fossil-fuels/ “Communities around the world are calling for an end the environmental destruction that comes with coal mining, fracking and deep-sea oil,” said

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Posted in Climate Change, Comment, News, Scotland, Sharing

Recent Climate Change News

It has not been a great week for climate change; the news has been at best mixed in the lead up to the Paris Conference. The Carbon Brief is tracking the pledges made so far by countries around the world.

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Posted in Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Comment, COP 21, News, Politics, Sharing

Scotland 2016

The Scottish Parliament has resumed for its final session before the 2016 election.  Eight bills are to be proposed, these are; Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm Bill Bankruptcy Consolidation Bill Budget Bill Burial and Cremation Bill Lobbying Bill Private Tenancies

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Posted in Comment, News, Politics, Scotland, Scottish Government

President Turns Up the Heat On Climate Change

This is taken from the latest summary from Carbon Brief. Back in June 2013, Barack Obama first signalled that he intended to make tackling climate change one of his key legacy issues. Under the brutal summer heat at Georgetown University,

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Posted in Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Comment, COP 21, Environment, Politics, Science, Sharing, USA

Neil Gaiman – Books Matter

Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite novelists. His books are witty and wondrous. He has written for children, adults, TV (including two Doctor Who episodes), the cinema and comics. Neil is also listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one

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Posted in Books, Comment, Literacy, Sharing
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