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All your favourites in one tweet from the UN Food & Agriculture Organization
@FAOKnowledge
\\ Climate disasters are displacing one person every second.
We need to act now. #climateaction #InternationalMigrantsDay //

Dec 18, 2017 at 4:24 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Settled science
Nobel genetics laureate did a new paper about RNA replication.
- Later assistant shows effect is an illusion.
..so paper retracted.

Dec 18, 2017 at 3:55 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Robert Christopher
Historically very few mass migrations have been stopped. Usually because those migrating had greater numbers, better technology and were better organised than the populations already in place, if there was an existing population at all. Nor have many migrants ever "gone back". There hasn't really been a period in human history when there hasn't been a mass migration going on somewhere globally.

So what Dimitris Avramopoulos is saying is backed by history, where you and I might want to disagree with him is that it is inevitable that the current migration into Europe is unstoppable. The coming financial demise of the EU and Europe will make it less attractive to economic migration, how you make non-financial physical barriers work is complex and liable to unexpected breaches as the Romans discovered when the Vandals, Alans and others crossed a frozen Rhine in the early 5th century, and the Vandals then took a circuitous route to sack Rome 50 years later. Wealth leads to reasonably stable populations, apart from "brain drain" issues, so my take is the only way to go is to encourage wealth creation in the developing world, but I can't see that happening any time soon as exploitation is more usual

Dec 18, 2017 at 3:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterUibhist a Tuath

Pg 3 Times : Greenvert : Ditch teabags to save the planet.
"Most people don't even know they contain plastic"
Well that's cos they don't except a coating to glue the seal , so its not going to make a difference to your compost.

Dec 18, 2017 at 3:22 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Yorkshire Post claims : "£271m worth of green house gas savings" by electrifying Sheffield to London line", DfT numbers. (20 times more than another forecast)"

Well you could theoretically get electric over diesel EFFICIENCY savings..but GHG saving is a different thing.

Dec 18, 2017 at 3:14 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

So the elites wall themselves in to expensive communities (where they DO keep undesirable people out) but open the gates of the country to anybody. no matter how vile. The 'need' for migrants is pure pyramid selling and the inability to keep them out is due to the weird sense of right and wrong that the over paid develop. There ought to be a 'guilty white westerner' tax, where people can voluntarily pay for what they think their culture owes the rest of the planet. We can then see how much they mean it.

Farage needs to stop whining about Mrs May and the Tories and keep reminding people why Brexit is important.

Dec 18, 2017 at 3:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Sheee....

The United Nations invites the Dear Leader to address the assembled multitude.....

Well and truly boggled at that - having seen him about the place in the late 1970s - I'd have expected him to now be a shop steward for some municipal litter pickers in an obscure London borough.

While he's busy travelling - can we send him for a month or so in Venezuela? - he can take McDonnell and Abbott with him ... please?

Dec 18, 2017 at 2:44 PM | Registered Commentertomo

@Robert Christopher: “human mobility will increasingly define the 21st century” (from the Greek Eurocrat)

Surely this is all to do with the socialist doctrine of destroying nation states so that people will only show allegiance to the 'party', not the state.

Dec 18, 2017 at 2:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterHarry Passfield

@stewgreen: I don't listen to the twit Vine but I'd be interested in what you mean by their discussion on RF radiation. If I know Vine, he either thought it was dangerous or therapeutic.

@all. Am I late to the game about plastic pollution, which is all over the news at the moment, and this tale? I heard a story that Tesco (maybe other supermarkets) tried out new biodegradable plastic carrier bags. All well and good, except that some people started to put them in the recycling bins and, further down the recycling chain, the biodegradable plastic started to cause failures in recycled plastic structures. Urban myth?

Dec 18, 2017 at 2:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterHarry Passfield

Robert Christopher 2:00 PM

No further native/indiginous Europeans to be employed by any EU body.

All present EU employees originating within the EU to be placed on zero hours contracts.

No indigenous individuals to be allowed to stand for election to EU Parliament.

Thought not.

Why is all the pillockery emanating from EUcrats simply left mostly unchallenged in our media? As somebody whose work has taken them to many of the source countries for the migrants I feel that sorting out those places would actually result in net migration from the EU.

Dec 18, 2017 at 2:22 PM | Registered Commentertomo

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