“I Accuse…” – Questioning Our Parliaments On Climate Change

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Reading Time: 5 minutes In September 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) produced a concise document explaining to all governments the necessary measures to combat climate change – assuming, of course, that the governments do believe in climate change.     I don’t know whether I was more impressed by the sheer brilliance of Montagne’s rant than […]

Climate Change: Run Rabbit, Run – Run From The Sun

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Yes, I know. Before you start accusing me of going all “ecological”, I am aware that the last “dreadful” summer we had, was back in 1976. Since those golden days, we have had widespread floods in Europe, a tornado in London’s Kensal Green, an erupting volcano in Iceland, earthquakes in Italy, no white Christmas for […]

Heat And The Willows – Stressing Your Local Oak Tree

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Reading Time: 4 minutes And just as the Brits thought that, after Brexit, cooperation with the EU over the environment didn’t concern them anymore. With temperatures soaring in the high thirties, forest fires raging left, right, and centre, this is really not the time to start acting as a bully in the classroom. It’s time to forget about perceived […]

Dikes, Bikes, And Perks – Holland’s Underwater Haven

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Reading Time: 7 minutes photograph © Raimond Spekking / CC BY-SA 4.0 (via Wikimedia Commons) The latest OECD report, focussing on the work-leisure balance – so important in stopping each one of us from giving up on life – puts the Dutch at the top of the class. This does compensate the dire results of the Dutch national football team, which […]

Pennies From Heaven – Trump Turns His Back On Humanity And Reason

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Reading Time: 5 minutes In order to fulfil my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord… – Donald Trump, June 2017   And every time it rains, it rains, pennies from heaven Don’t you know each cloud contains pennies from heaven You’ll find your fortune fallin’ all over […]

“Trump, You Big Bully – Leave The Little Bullies Alone”

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The television clip showing American president, Donald Trump, pushing aside the prime minister of Montenegro at the last NATO meeting, just about sums up the character of the man, and the nature of his presidency up to now. The clip caused a sensation on social media, and rightly so. I even saw a remix of […]