COP 21 In a Few Pictures

COP 21 in pictures

1 This is what they want you to see;

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This green and pleasant land, blue skies, green grass, carbon free energy, what’s not to like? But where are all the people and why are the blue birds rocket powered?

2 This is more like it;

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Ask yourself how many light bulbs can you see illuminating what is basically a useless metal phallic symbol? And how much CO2 does it pump out?

3 This is what they are there to do;

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4 And if it doesn’t work;

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5 Also in the run up to the COP 21 jamboree in Paris, I found this scary thought, 400PPM is history;mlo_two_years

http://blogs.agu.org/mountainbeltway/2015/11/09/the-final-days-of-sub-400-ppm-carbon-dioxide/

6 The players.

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While this lot are not waving but drowning, Angela Merkel’s thinking, “what does this mean for VW sales.”

 

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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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