“Sod the facts, it works for me.”

The title above is a summary in fewer than 10 words of what Guardian journalist and pop-psychology author Mark Rice-Oxley has said in 630. The subject of Rice-Oxley’s lifestyle article is a recent paper on clinical depression which shows that physical exercise does not alleviate the condition, or at least it does not do so […]

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Climate engineering could lead to less rain

Among political procrastinators of a technocratic bent, the favoured solution to climate change is geoengineering. For example, artificially reducing the amount of sunlight reaching Earth’s surface by mimicking the effects of volcanos which release large quantities of sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere. The thinking is that, if we fail to radically reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide […]

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Great Britain – normal service will resume shortly

Oh please let it be so, as I’m not sure how much more of this I can take. At least the Blessed Diana defused a bunch of landmines, and thus saved the lives of poor unfortunates in war-torn lands. This morning, on what I trust is the final day of the Jubilee celebrations, I cannot […]

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Green energy targets – more of the same

Yesterday’s Observer carried what purports to be a scoop about government attempts to “…water down key environmental regulations in Brussels despite trumpeting its commitment to green issues at home.” The story is based on leaked documents which formed the basis of a Freedom of Information request by Greenpeace that led to the release of a […]

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Unto NUJ a child is born

On Tuesday of this week, over a few beers in the Ravensbourne Arms in Ladywell, there was launched a new branch of the National Union of Journalists. The Lewisham Branch of the NUJ will represent the 500+ members resident in the London Borough of Lewisham, other than those who opt to stay within their traditional […]

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