Monthly Archives: April 2009

Elephants in da house

I didn’t have room for the elephant. We’re going through the housekeeping like there’s no tomorrow, borrowing ourselves into the middle of next week, whilst the tabloids bark nonsense. Oh well, what’s the worst that can happen? Some interesting background … Continue reading

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Divine Interventions

The old sunspot chestnut raises its head again, threatening to give comfort to the denialists and maybe temporarily mask some of the unpleasantness so it can all crash down on us at once. We at Throbgoblins International all trooped off … Continue reading

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Creative Differences

Shock-horror. It seems that the big polluters actually suppressed evidence and denied the conclusions of their own scientific advisors! Who’d have thought it. Shocking and wholly unexpected. I, for one, am shaken to the core that such paragons of civic … Continue reading

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Equality and diversity

As indigenous peoples worldwide are variously disenfranchised, de-iced and supplanted by agrobusiness and rip-offsets, their representatives gather to ask for some justice. Meanwhile, great rivers turn to wadis worldwide whilst others are dammed to a future of post-glacial dribbling. Oh … Continue reading

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Industry Exhales

Ern is, perhaps, identifying a little too closely with his industry interests. He’s not alone.The US EPA paves the way for significant legislation by deciding that CO2 is hazardous to human health and well being, whilst The Uk gov’t promises … Continue reading

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When Fixes Need Fixing?

Grist provides these two links to reports of pending agricultural collapse in the Punjab due to (profit driven?) over-exploitation of resources. The Huffington Post posts this , by Lise van Susteran, on Moral Obligation

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Drinking for England

The director of WWF Scotland – Dr Richard Dixon – has suggested that energy wastage should be regarded in the same anti-social light as drink-driving, and should be punishable under the law. We are invited to stop passing the buck, … Continue reading

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