Extinction First
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Extinction First

Having agreed with a few other Cliscep founders to post up Ben Pile’s excellent Twitter thoughts on Extinction Rebellion before the early hours of Thursday had – yawn – expired, I took First Bus out of Weston-super-Mare towards home and was greeted by this on the top deck. Someone had decided that XR was more … Continue reading

Greta

Educating Greta

Three weeks ago, on 15th February, Greta Thunberg burst onto the world scene with the Student Climate Strike. Next Friday she and her collaborators aim to do the same but bigger. Whatever else you think of the operation, and its many adult cheerleaders, this instance of Google My Maps showing the global extent is both colourful and … Continue reading

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Project Fear

pic.twitter.com/OX3PlC9QwM — Matt Cartoons (@MattCartoonist) January 15, 2019 A hundred years ago this evening, in Berlin, things weren’t going so well for Rosa Luxemburg. Captured by the Freikorps, who tortured her in a luxury hotel then killed her and dumped her body in a canal. All under the orders of her fellow-leftists, the SDP or … Continue reading

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Environmental Eichmann

Today is the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the state of Israel. Last week, on 12th April, Israel and other parts of the world marked Holocaust Remembrance Day. One Jewish writer in New York decided an appropriate way to remember was to invent a Twitter hashtag #EnvironmentalEichmann to denigrate and demonise Trump’s head of the … Continue reading

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Meteorological Spring

It began today. But never forget, the irony’s in the UK weather, not the climate. Let the Met Office make everything clear, thoughtfully updating six days ago: Astronomical seasons refer to the position of Earth’s orbit in relation to the sun taking into account equinoxes and solstices. Meteorological seasons are instead based on the annual temperature … Continue reading