Today’s Guardian (22 DEC 2016) reports Obama’s ban on Arctic drilling, sea-ice meltdown in Arctic Russian ports, killer coal-fired smog poisoning 460 million Chinese, and Demented Donald ranting against Scottish wind-power. Will he insist on coal-powered cars? With CO2 at 400 parts per million (Royal Society, October 2016) it is no longer if, but when, … More GREATEST THREAT TO MANKIND
Arctic temperatures are NOW, in December 2016, from 20C to 30C warmer than usual. The 3 km high ice-mountains on Greenland, Northern Canada, Northern Siberia, Northern Russia, around the Arctic Ocean – are melting. The permafrost is melting. The sea-ice is greatly reduced. The oceans are 1C warmer, which is a lot of extra heat. … More MELTDOWN – COMING SOON TO A CITY NEAR YOU
Reuters 17 Dec 2016: – Russian President Vladimir Putin supervised his intelligence agencies’ hacking of the U.S. presidential election and turned it from a general attempt to discredit American democracy to an effort to help Donald Trump, three U.S. officials said on Thursday. U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russia tried to influence the election by … More THE KREMLIN CANDIDATE
The Guardian 14 DEC 2016: Bank of England chief joins with Michael Bloomberg calling for disclosure to help capital manage risks and seize opportunities in global warming fight. The governor of the Bank of England has warned that the fight against climate change will be jeopardised unless companies with big carbon footprints come clean about their exposure … More SCIENCE OR TRUMP ON CLIMATE?
31 Jan 2017 – A diversion into dark-matter & dark energy. A note for later expansion. I am speculating that the 80% to 90% missing mass is the history of the object. e.g. A man is the sum of sub-atomic, atomic, molecular and chemical parts; but is also informed by his life and experience to … More Loop Quantum – Strings – Gravity
Christmas has many magical meanings of great importance and of hope for the human race. ‘Magical’ knowledge emerges from our imaginations, from our extraordinary ability to visualise and conjure up tangible and abstract, ephemeral and even invisible things – and thus to magically invent universal models, music, medicine, microchips and motors. If we lose our magic – our race will decline and die away. … More The Real Magic of Christmas
On the late afternoon low tide Alice slid her kayak into Hans Place, just behind Harrods, lifted the paddle from the dark, swirling waters, drifted to a half submerged first-floor window, floating twenty feet above street-level, checked as she always did that the darkened room behind the glass was abandoned and empty of decaying corpses and their unquiet ghosts, clung onto the window struts under the wide dark-red brick lintel, where she all but disappeared from view, stopped breathing – and listened. … More Polar Meltdown – Cities Flooded
Chapter 1 – Cold Comfort The last thing Sebastian Huggins felt, immediately before he fell in love with the most beautiful woman in the Universe, was very, very cold. Cold because Concorde, complete with its precious cargo of privileged New Years Eve revellers, landed not at Heathrow on the First of January 2000 AD as … More 500 years from now…