Being Constructive about Climate and Environment

I’ve been pretty clear that I reject a lot of what Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion do with their environmental climate emergency agendas. And I’m not coy about the fact a large part of my working life has been in or related to fossil-fuel and plastics businesses – my Dad worked for ICI too. But, I … Continue reading “Being Constructive about Climate and Environment”

Climate Change Wisdom

George Monbiot lamenting that mainstream media is still failing to recognise the reality of climate change and that real life has already moved-on to adopting significant¬†changes in behaviour is pulled-up by Nick Maxwell. It’s not just “cultural amnesia”. Nick’s letter in the Grauniad points out that whilst academic institutions are commercial knowledge machines they are … Continue reading “Climate Change Wisdom”

Climate Change Latest

Good to hear the latest climate change publication – heavily vetted and verified before publication. My position remains totally unchanged – Anthropogenic Global Warming is common sense, so anything we can do to minimise our negative impact on the cosmos the better, so recycle, reuse, minimising resource waste, minimising energy degradation, etc is good – … Continue reading “Climate Change Latest”

Climate Change Denial ?

Talking of healthy debate, the AGW debate is a debate – a debate about what to do for the best hopefully, rather than a debate about whether it’s “science” and whether it’s “proven” – I refer to my previous post – what a waste. George Monbiot has been blogging on the recent backlash, so I’m … Continue reading “Climate Change Denial ?”

Pranay Sanklecha – New Philosophy Contact

The thing I find most immediately fascinating about Pranay Sanklecha is the title of his 2013 PhD Thesis at the University of Graz, Austria: “Climate Change, Theories of Justice, and The Ethics of Ontology” “The Ethics of Ontology” sounds a good fit with my “Epistemological Ontology” – there is no absolute ontology independent of what … Continue reading “Pranay Sanklecha – New Philosophy Contact”

So, this is 2024

After a large family Christmas and a few days away over New Year, just the two of us in Ireland, I’m back at the desktop using more than my thumb-sized brain system. The Divine Comedy were excellent in Dublin, outdoors on Friday 29th, on form with strings and brass backing to a great selection of … Continue reading “So, this is 2024”

Measured Testimony

Watched the famous 15 minutes of Carl Sagan’s 1985 testimony to US Congress on the Greenhouse Gases effect of Global Warming / Climate Change. Everything is there from ~40 years ago – well calibrated evidence by concensus – and we see Al Gore, of later “Inconvenient Truth” fame, listening intently. I would maintain that the … Continue reading “Measured Testimony”

Rory Stewart – Realising the Future.

I¬† mentioned Rory Stewart just yesterday for his foreword to one of my library of unread books. What I hadn’t noticed until yesterday was he’d been one of the virtual guests at “Realisation2023“. I’ve almost attended Realisation a couple of times now – a mixture of conference and retreat, with a focus on … reinventing … Continue reading “Rory Stewart – Realising the Future.”