We know that the climate is changing – the evidence that it is warming is overwhelming – and there is now evidence that the weather is changing. A PNAS published study has shown there is a link between the increased emission of sulphides and other particulates from coal fired power stations in China and stronger cyclones and more precipitation in the mid-latitudes of this planet. Continue reading
It is Good Friday today, which is the holiest day in the Christian calendar but the day does not have the same feeling, as far as I am concerned (and I write without any religious conviction or prejudice) as Christmas Day. Every day has a different feeling. The feeling that good Friday engenders is to me not clear and does not enable me to wallow in the emotion and sentiment that Christmas Day brings.
Nevertheless I wish everyone a very good Good Friday.
As many people have expected the process of fracking releases much more methane into the atmosphere than official figures credit. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows how researchers used an aircraft to collect information about atmospheric methane concentrations and measured them. Continue reading
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It has taken the United Nations many years to reach the conclusion that I reached ten years ago: the people of the world must move away from fuels which when burnt emit large volumes of carbon dioxide. It seems odd to me that this simple and obvious statement has taken the UN many years to conclude, but obvious and universal truth can be hard to recognise, especially when the obvious conclusion of such truth requires people to change their behaviour. Continue reading
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It is good to learn that Britain’s beaches mainly have excellent water quality. There are two reasons why water quality at Britain’s beaches is now largely free from e-coli and other malignant pollutants. There are two reasons why the pollution that Britons have managed to get into its beaches and their waters have decreased; Continue reading
Nigel Adams is a Member of Parliament who was elected as Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons. He was recently accused of serious criminal offences and resigned as Deputy Speaker in order to concentrate on his defence. He was acquitted after a lengthy trial in which the jury quickly found him not guilty. Like many others, he did not qualify for legal aid and had to pay the costs of his defence out of his own savings. Continue reading
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