The game may be changed

The game may be changed

Climate sceptics, feast your eyes on two brilliant and appropriately passionate articles in best-selling UK tabloids this morning: Now that’s an inconvenient truth: Report shows the world isn’t as warm as the green doom-mongers warned. So will energy bills come down? Fat chance in the Daily Mail by Labour MP Graham Stringer How scientists got … Continue reading

Gove and The Blob

Today is a month exactly from the UK general election as well as the last day of the G20 summit in Hamburg. Michael Gove is a UK politician who was not expecting to return to the cabinet after his sacking last year. The Blob is a 1958 American science-fiction horror film, according to Wikipedia. And … Continue reading

Gove meets Trump

A day before his inauguration I thought it’d be good to take a fairly lighthearted look at the president-elect, as seen by the UK’s archetypal political egghead, Michael Gove, together with Kai Diekmann from Bild, on Sunday. The charm of being there This is from the full transcript of the interview (sadly, as with the … Continue reading

Memories 1975-2016, 1917-2017

Memories 1975-2016, 1917-2017

This is part personal highlights of 2016, and the first few days of 2017, part leftovers of my narrower Christmas Eve post. It looks back, just a little, in the hope of historical perspective. It also covers one foreign policy issue with profound links to so-called climate policy. Whatever else, there’s some recommended reading. It … Continue reading

Two views of good science

In this message for Christmas 2016 we go back seven years. Once we’ve taken a look at our two protagonists it’s likely to get us into matters of history, science and philosophy going back a hundred, then an odd reflection at the end of a far-from-normal year in the new century. London newspaper-wise we’re talking … Continue reading

Trump and the impact of social media

In her excellent summary of the lessons of Donald Trump’s victory in the US election that morning, on 9th November 2016, Judith Curry wrote: Apart from the obvious political/policy implications of the election, there are massive social implications: •  a triumph for U.S. democracy, in spite of those that have tried to break it … • … Continue reading