Climate Change – it is not our fault and it is not happening

Although the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have not yet published their latest report, governments are getting nervous about climate change. The recession has caused many governments, including that of the United Kingdom, to ask scientists to explain why global warming appears to have “paused” in the last decade. Can this “pause” be consistent with the theory of global warming? Is the planet really warming up, or are all those scientists simply wrong? Continue reading

Sometimes we need to have a lazy day

Sometimes we need to have a lazy day. Our personal energy for physical activity or mental strife is not limitless. Each night we sleep because we need to rest but sleep in itself is not enough rest. Our dreams will stir our minds, perhaps making sense of our waking hours or a memory, half remembered and long lost. Continue reading

Laxatives do not make you thin

A few years ago in the United Kingdom every Energy Minister appointed by the then Labour government could not refrain from talking about carbon capture and storage as a way of declining the rapid onset of climate change. Government time was spent talking about the concept and taxpayers’ money was spent on the idea. I have always thought that investing in carbon storage and sequestration was a bit like an obese person trying to cure obesity by taking an emetic once a year and taking a powerful laxative twice a year. By these means the obese person would remain obese, but still have the pleasure of claiming that something was being done about his obesity. Continue reading

Plus cas change…

The World’s largest bank is J P Morgan. It makes on average around US$460 million every week. On the fifth anniversary of the collapse of another large bank, Lehman Brothers, regulators announced that J P Morgan had been fined $920 million for violating US laws about security trading and for attempting to cover up those criminal actions. In essence they pretended portfolios were worth more than they were worth to cover up massive losses they had incurred. Continue reading

What Higher Energy Prices Mean to A Prosperous Economy

Many people who do not consider that rapid climate change is a threat  argue that those measures taken to prevent or slow down rapid climate change are damaging to our economy, because they would make renewable energy more expensive and add a burden of cost to our economy. Continue reading

Chemical Weapons: Missing the Point

It is interesting to see the huffing and puffing about chemical weapons. However, can we honestly claim that chemical weapons are any worse than conventional weapons? Continue reading

The Right to Bear Arms

Once again we have woken to news that there has been another slaying of people in the United States, this time in Washington DC when when people were killed for no apparent reason, by a man with a gun. Despite the regularity of this kind of event the United States finds it impossible to enact laws which prevent the widespread availability of arms. Its Constitution protects the “right” of its people to bear and keep arms, and this “right” is doubly protected by a powerful group that lobbies to enable arms to be freely available to American people.  Continue reading