Mrs Trellis of North Wales tweeted to challenge the science of my forecast of flooding due to a sea-level rise of 300ft (113 metres). Politically cautious scientists in 2008, using data collected in 2007, calculated in Scientific American magazine, partial melting as 231 feet (64 metres). I do not need to be so politically cautious, so I calculated the … More NOAH’S FLOOD – 2012-25
The only practical urgent question we need ask about global warming is “Are the ice-caps melting?” Who or what caused it, how, why and when? are interesting questions for leisurely academic research, analysis and discussion. The answer from the latest news today is YES. The ice-caps at the North Pole are melting, at an unprecedented … More FLOOD ALERT
UPDATE 16 Jan 2016 – New Scientist – Karin Ljubic Fister, University Medical Centre, Slovenia has encoded messages into the DNA of plants and seeds – which can be read-back. She foresees “A simple tree could provide all the educational data a child anywhere in the world could need”.I ask – Does DNA already carry the … More DNA STORES YOUR LIFE
THE HIGGS BOSON I have been asked several times “What does a Higgs weigh?” Here’s my attempt to measure it in normal, everday terms. HOW SCIENCE SEES IT – The Higgs Boson is thought to be the unit of energy in an approximately atom sized sphere of 70 trillionths of a meter. The Higgs boson weighs about … More HOW HEAVY IS THE HIGGS BOSON?
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/greenland-melt.html “July 2012 – For several days this month, Greenland’s surface ice cover melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observations. Nearly the entire ice cover of Greenland, from its thin, low-lying coastal edges to its two-mile-thick center, experienced some degree of melting at its … More MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND – CLIMATE CHANGE
It is little wonder that friends tell me to get a life and get out more. For our vacation I took five popular science books on the physics of the universe, including an old cartoon ABC version of Einstein’s Special & General Relativity in which I had once managed to scribble the maths of E=MC2 … More CREATURES OF LIGHT – DYNAMIC UNIVERSE