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Primal Instinct

Then into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning. Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before. "Surely," said I, "surely that is something at my window lattice; Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore -...

Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne Scam

Looks like there is a scam going round the email for this grand marque champagne. If you get an email like the one below, ignore it unless you want to lose a lot of money (Cristal 2002 is approx £175 per bottle): To: <undisclosed recipients> Subject: Louis Reoderer Crystal Champagne Order Hello , We are interested in ordering 24 bottles of Louis Reoderer Crystal Champagne 2002 vintage (In Gift Boxes if available) for an event On MAY 25th but we

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It’s not about the Polar Bears anymore

Polar Bear

There is an interesting video over at Vimeo by Leo Murray in the UK that talks about environmental tipping points and the fact that we COULD be headed for a much hotter world and widespread civil war as people fight for habitable land, water and other scarce resources. The video is excellent at explaining what is happening in the environment and should be watched to gain an understanding of where we are today and how we got here. It’s one

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The global warming jigsaw: The Sun

Solar Prominence

Sun’s Shifts May Cause Global Warming; from DISCOVER Magazine Most leading climate experts don’t agree with Henrik Svensmark, the 49-year-old director of the Center for Sun-Climate Research at the Danish National Space Center in Copenhagen. In fact, he has taken a lot of blows for proposing that solar activity and cosmic rays are instrumental in determining the warming (and cooling) of Earth. His studies show that cosmic rays trigger cloud formation, suggesting that a high level of solar activity—which suppresses

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The problem is of course the humans

While I am in no doubt that global warming is a very real phenomenon, and that its dramatic shift over the last 20-30 years is having major impact on the world around us and will continue to do so with quantum changes in how we live and survive over the coming decade, I think the true underlying nature of the problem needs a little more investigation.

Global Warming – Natural or Not?

Sky Blue aka Wonderful Days

The reason why temperatures shot up during the PETM are unclear; but carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere appear to have been extremely high, about a thousand times higher than currently. And then today, we get another news story that US scientists think that a good way to deal with the build up of CO2 is to capture it any bury it at the bottom of the ocean. Surely this is asking for trouble?