Bill Scott's blog

Thoughts on learning, sustainability and the link between them

Latest posts

  • Lomborg on Stiglitz on Lomborg

    You might think that Bjorn Lomborg’s new book False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet would be in the UK news more than it has been, given how interested...

  • Caste not the first stone

    Last week's Economist had a long article on the caste system in India – Hinduism's original sin.  I read this with the sustainable development goals in mind, although the author(s) did not mention them.  You can read the article here....

  • So, John Muir, human after all

    It appears that John Muir (1838 – 1914) was not a perfect human being after all.  Despite his huge contributions to conservation in the USA with lasting legacies to this day, it seems he was a product of his time.  He...

  • SARS-CoV-19 lockdown Haiku

    I've been writing limericks with my grandchildren.  Although I never find it easy to construct a good one where the story develops through the 5 lines, it's usually a fun process. [*] I was tempted to write haiku with them,...

  • The internalised wombs of Totnes, Glastonbury, Frome and Stroud

    Conformation, if it were needed, that XR is a well-heeled South of England phenomenon.  A study by the Universities of Exeter, Keele and Aston finds that those XR activists lying down for a week on Oxford Street last year were overwhelmingly...

  • Petroleum engineering – quo vadis?

    I listened into a conversation the other day about petroleum engineering courses in UK universities.  In this, one of the contributors expressed surprise – shock almost – that such courses still existed, given what we know about climate change and...

  • Well done Gavin Williamson

    I've never uttered these words before.  In fact, I'm not sure anyone has, and our benighted secretary of state for education is usually the recipient of criticism not compliment.  This has been doubly so in the last month or three...