Climate Change: Run Rabbit, Run – Run From The Sun Even Aristotle and Claude Bernard understood global warming

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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… Continue Reading

Heat And The Willows – Stressing Your Local Oak Tree You won't miss trees...until you do

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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… Continue Reading

Veganism – A Religion For Vegetables I'm not a great fan of meat, but I do enjoy the odd piece of chicken

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Before you throw your pickled onions at me, let me get something straight. The last time I had a steak on my plate was about a quarter of a century ago. I’m really not into meat, anymore – apart from… Continue Reading

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

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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… Continue Reading

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

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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… Continue Reading

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

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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… Continue Reading