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  • A tokamak or two

    I hope you've not gotten carried away with the nuclear fusion hype last month from California that was credulously lapped up by the MSM.  Here's a sobering quote in case you did: “If these developments prove ultimately successful, we should...

  • Wheezy, Sneezy, Freezy ...

    In October 1793, the French Revolution replaced the old Gregorian calendar with a new secular, republican one.  In this, the twelve months of the year were named after our experience of the seasons, and each day was named for a seed,...

  • Appeasing the climate?

    In Hothouse Earth (Icon Books 2022: 160) Bill McGuire writes: “The truth is, playing down the potential worst effects of global heating and climate breakdown is far worse than raising the alarm and amounts to what I like to call climate appeasement....

  • The Elimination of Harmful Language

    It is good to see that Stanford University is looking out for us.  The efforts of the University's IT department to further protect its delicate student body from the threats of imagery in language has been made available for all...

  • One School at a Time

    I've been reading Leadership for Sustainability: saving the planet one school at a time, written byDavid Dixon, and published by Crown House Publishing, 2022: 250pp, paperback, £18.99, ISBN 978-1-78135-401-8.  The comments which follow will appear as a review in the Spring 2023...

  • Happy winter to you

    I noticed last year just how many 'Christmas' greetings messages from NGOs failed even to mention Christmas.  "Season's greetings", "Festive greetings", "Happy holidays", "Merry yuletide", etc were common themes.  I even had a "Happy winter" email.  It said: "Dear ... Colleague, 2022...

  • At one with Nineveh and Tyre?

    The Times on July 17th 1897 published Kipling's poem Ressional.  This includes the lines: ... The tumult and the shouting dies; The Captains and the Kings depart: Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice, An humble and a contrite heart. ... Far-called,...