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
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?
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
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.
Well – it’s Monday – and I have survived from being attacked by a three-year-old, my grandson, Ben. His mother tells me that Ben weighs in at 2 Stone – that’s 28 lbs (12.7 kilograms). I can testify that he is 28 lbs of solid bone and muscle. What a sturdy little chap! As I … More Can Trump survive a 28 lb attack?
This morning, my daughter, three-year-old grandson and my wife’s publisher and her daughter are coming for coffee. At 73, I now have to go and crawl around the floor as creche minder, playing with Lego and avoiding impact from fantastically heavy and strong infants. I will probably be too stiff to move tomorrow. So, I … More Will the White House Kill Trump?
Trump has pledged, for good social reasons, to re-open America’s coal mines and to burn American oil and gas, to create jobs in The Rust Belt that have been lost to progress. But if he does this, it will take us beyond 400 parts per million (PPM) of CO2 and average temperatures will inevitably rise by +3C or +4C. … More Trump wins – & bans global-warming