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Clipe, Ross, SandyS, This must stop. Stewgreen will be forced, as previously, to castigate us "old granddads" from cluttering up his precious "Unthreaded".

Apr 26, 2017 at 10:29 AM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

short BBC WS prog "So I Can Breathe: What Difference Did It Make?
The season So I Can Breathe explored some of the ways the world is seeking to reduce air pollution. How much of an impact did it have. Head of the project Emily Kasriel joins Rajan in the Over To You studio to explain the impetus for the season and listeners from around the world share their thoughts on its efficacy."

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People don't like solutions handed down to them by people who know. We need co-creation of solutions #socsent #whatworks2017

Apr 26, 2017 at 10:26 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Good luck with the operation when it comes, I have other problems with my eyes which will eventually so the doctors tell me need an operation. I'm sure it will improve things no end.

The wisdom of age has long been discarded as nonsense, the energy, experience and knowledge of youth has taken its place. I don't think things have improved as a result. My youngest (30 this year) was talking about his "young" trainee (a late teens young man) who thinks he knows everything and tells my son how it should be done. I said it's a sign you're getting old when you realise teenagers don't know everything!

Apr 26, 2017 at 10:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterSandyS

Ross. Acknowledged, but even my old rheumy eyes [cataract operation due in one month] can tell the difference between an old wrinkly Minister for Health from my youth, and a modern young Canadian nymphette posing(?) as a Minister of Special Pleading.

Apr 26, 2017 at 9:49 AM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

Supertroll 7.19

There is a well documented phenomena, when the police, doctors etc look young we are getting old !

Apr 26, 2017 at 9:27 AM | Unregistered CommenterRoss Lea

Hadn't that guy heard of commercially available salt-licks for cattle, sheep, deer and pigs? Deliberate lie in my opinion. on that question I've always thought the fixation on salt in diet is over blown for the vast majority of people, the body is very good at balancing its chemistry most of the time.

I don't disagree about the stupidity of European time zones or the desire to integrate to a single zone. Just not sure that a free for all situation is best, although in these days of setting off in one local time and arriving at another local time is common place so going back to Bristol/Stornoway/Norwich Time should be easy.

Here in Rural France it's a like the 1970s, Sundays most big shops are shut, some open Sunday mornings, all DIY places are shut. Mondays are very quiet too. Local supermarkets have only just started opening at lunchtime (our Intermarche started last year) Virtually all small shops and offices have a 2 hour lunch. I quite like the way it is, but I'm retired and can go to the shops when I want rather than when I have to. Local supermarkets have just started one line click and collect shopping, home delivery isn't practical, no Deliveroo here yet!! I was surprised to see Deliveroo in Perth when visiting (StJohnstone v Aberdeen family bragging rights involved) last week. Having experienced both UK and France I'm uncertain that letting people choose holidays isn't actually let employers dictate holidays and for those with school age children and the current hard line approach to in term absence could cause problems for many families.

Apr 26, 2017 at 9:02 AM | Unregistered CommenterSandyS

@clipe But on the "good news" front ... I'm surprised you didn't mention (as you did at WUWT) that dedicated IPCC-nik and BC Green Party MLA Andrew <climate change is a barrage of intergalactic ballistic missiles> Weaver's $50,000 judgement against the National Post has been overturned.

According to the NP:

A British Columbia judge wrongly decided three National Post writers defamed a prominent climate scientist, and a new trial is required to fix the errors, according to the British Columbia Court of Appeal.
The decision overturns the 2015 finding of defamation, for which the Post was ordered to publish a retraction and pay Weaver $50,000. No retrial has been scheduled.

“Fair comment for columnists and opinion writers is a pillar of journalism and we feared the original judgment could have had a chilling effect,” said Anne Marie Owens, the Post’s editor-in-chief. “We are delighted with this ruling, and will continue to fight for important press freedoms.”

“We are very pleased with the victory and happy that the errors in the trial judgment will be corrected,” said Dan Burnett, a lawyer who represents the Post.

Haven't read the unanimous three-judge Court of Appeal's judgement, but the ever-green Globe & Mail reports Weaver's "response" in which he appears** to blame then newbie Judge Emily:

While campaigning Friday in the B.C. election, Weaver said it was the trial judge’s decision to take a combined approach to the articles.

“We did not ask the judge to look at the four together, we asked her to look at each of these cases as individual cases, she decided to put them together,” he told reporters in Victoria.

**I use the word advisedly! As I had noted in the course of my "assessment" of Judge Emily Burke's pastiche, the (now former) faux Nobellist Weaver is profoundly challenged in the 'say what you mean and mean what you say' department.

Apr 26, 2017 at 7:20 AM | Registered CommenterHilary Ostrov

Clipe, is it me, or are ministers getting progressively younger? This one looks just out of high school. Perhaps the cosmetics industry (what an oxymoron) have truly found the elixir of youth, but only the Establishment knows. "Global warming affects women more" - what a hostage to fortune. Imagine countless stand-up comedians dusting off all their old menopausal jokes.

Apr 26, 2017 at 7:19 AM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

As Canada’s Environment Minister pushes forward plans to dramatically cut carbon emissions, she is lashing out at “gender climate deniers” who fail to acknowledge that in a warming world, women fare worse.

Climate Barbie

Apr 26, 2017 at 2:59 AM | Unregistered Commenterclipe

Who needs help screwing in a light bulb?

Debunking “Climate Barbie’s” green energy claims (Canada)

Apr 26, 2017 at 2:20 AM | Unregistered Commenterclipe

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