Bad News For Anthropocene Fans – It’s All Over Because The Holocene Officially Isn’t (Over)

Bad News For Anthropocene Fans – It’s All Over Because The Holocene Officially Isn’t (Over)

    The climate change convinced dared to dream a dream: that human beings, single-handedly, uniquely, in the 4.2 billion year geological history of planet Earth, had, some time within the last few hundred years, initiated a new geological epoch they dubbed the Anthropocene. They have lovingly nurtured their dream for nearly two decades now, … Continue reading

More surveys – look at my face

More surveys – look at my face

Following on from the previous post, showing that most people in the UK seem to adopt the Catherine Tate approach to climate change, here are three more new surveys. University of Michigan A report from the University of Michigan announces that a record 73% of Americans now think that there is solid evidence of global … Continue reading

Brits Lukewarm on Climate

A new version of the British Social Attitudes Survey is out. There’s a summary of the key findings of the whole survey, which says in its first bullet point,  • The British public are not as worried about major global challenges as the experts who work on them. Public concern about the threat of climate … Continue reading

Black Swans and Barber Shops

Nassim Taleb has published a chapter from his recent book “Skin in the Game” at  According to Amazon, in this book: Taleb challenges long-held beliefs .. Among his insights: – For social justice, focus on symmetry and risk sharing… – Ethical rules aren’t universal. You’re part of a group larger than you, but it’s … Continue reading

Poison in the Air

Who said this? Scientists are an interesting bunch. More than willing to ascribe whatever properties fit the government’s ever more implausible stories, in exchange for an MSM appearance fee, 5 minutes of fame and the fond hope of a research grant. It could have been any of us, but it wasn’t. It was Craig Murray, … Continue reading

Don’t Trust a Fox in a Green Meadow

Bereft of gainful employment, I now find myself spending more time than is good for me plucking at the internet for morsels of entertainment. Thus engaged, and being a sucker for the allure of an intriguing title, I recently settled upon the following article, written by a certain Michelle Nijhuis, and posted on Vox,1 the self-proclaimed … Continue reading