19th Jan 2017 – The years 2015 and 2016 are the hottest years on records going back 11,000 years. Be afraid; Be very, very afraid. Climate change: Data shows 2016 likely to be warmest year yet. BBC News Temperature data for 2016 shows it is likely to have edged ahead of 2015 as the world’s … More ANTARCTIC MELTDOWN
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
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?
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…
Mr Trump’s beach properties will submerge long before our major cities and farms go under, and his empire will be bankrupt, but unless global-warming is stopped – unless we hold at 400 parts per million of CO2 in the upper atmosphere – most of the coastal margins will be flooded and the whole human race will have to adjust. We might move to higher-ground, migrate to newly liberated, ice-free polar lands, or build floating cities, but we cannot live underwater. We are not adapted to it. OR – maybe the Mini-Ice-Age cometh. … More Trump’s Underwater Empire
I really don’t like to brag – anymore than do most other human beings – but as a “distinguished futurist” looking at the far future, I rarely get an opportunity, or expect to live long enough, to see the quantum wave forms of my forecasts collapse into tangible reality. But now, …such a far fetched … More Zero-Tax in Zero-Gravity
A few nights back, to improve my sombre mood, induced by the shocking Trump win, my good wife took me to to see Arrival – an alien Sci-Fi movie; described in the Guardian as: … More The Aliens Are Here.