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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45944817

"Sir Paul Nurse, one of the signatories and a Nobel prize-winner for research into breast cancer, said: "The message is, 'take science seriously'."

Science can help tackle global challenges like treating disease, generating clean energy and guaranteeing food supplies, the letter says - but to do that it needs to bring together the most talented researchers."

Shukman doesn't ask Sir Paul Nurse why so much money is wasted on Climate Science, when real problems exist. Sir Paul Nurse should know about it, even if Shukman misleads the BBC.

Oct 23, 2018 at 12:15 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

EU remains united, by real fear of it all falling apart.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1033429/angela-merkel-hesse-election-germany-poll-bavaria-election-result-CDU-results-afd-seats?

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1035005/france-news-eu-migrant-crisis-france-migrants-emmanuel-macron

Oct 22, 2018 at 11:52 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

The possibility of a cold winter in the US to match 2009/10. There was quite a cold snap in the UK too. The rather frosty Copenhagen Climate fiasco was December 2009.

Two cold winters in a row would definitely be proof of Global Warming, for 97% of Climate Scientists.
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/10/22/weak-sun-and-el-nino-events-may-create-a-colder-and-snowier-than-normal-winter-season-in-much-of-the-eastern-half-of-the-usa/

Oct 22, 2018 at 11:18 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

" .. what is needed in the British Army is – you guessed it – more feminism .. "
Oct 22, 2018 at 8:50 PM | Pcar

I am sure the British Army would love to go out on duty wearing attention grabbing clothes designed by Posh Spice, make up by Madonna, and fragrance by Chanel.

Oct 22, 2018 at 10:55 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Mark Hodgson, the BBC article does include a picture of some GREEN Plastic crates. Where would specialist growers be without heated Green Houses, PolyTunnels, plastic plantpots, polystyrene insulation etc?

The article is further compromised by obtaining a quote from The Grantham Institute. Search the Web, including this blog! The name Bob Ward will crop up.

"Alyssa Gilbert, director of policy at Imperial College's Grantham Institute, which works on climate change and environmental action, said the popularity of the plastics issue proved there was enthusiasm for tackling environmental problems."

The "popularity of the plastics issue" was kicked off with a big fat lie in the Peer Approved literature, that has now been withdrawn. The Guardian reported it politely, the BBC must have forgotten, as they had footage for Attenborough in the can already.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/04/authors-retract-controversial-paper-on-dangers-of-microplastics-to-fish-microbeads

Oct 22, 2018 at 10:44 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Supertroll and Pcar - I have just read The Star. Thank you both.

Oct 22, 2018 at 10:02 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

@golf charlie, Oct 22, 2018 at 9:04 AM

British Armed Forces, demoralised and brought to their knees by PC con tricks.

According to this paper, which is published by a Major Tim Towler (Royal Regiment of Scotland. (Black Watch)) in a branch of the military calling itself The Centre for Army Leadership, what is needed in the British Army is – you guessed it – more feminism:

:facepalm

Oct 22, 2018 at 8:50 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

"Anti-plastic focus 'dangerous distraction' from climate change"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45942814

"The anti-plastic "fervour" sweeping across the UK is weakening the fight against climate change, the founder of an organic food company has said.

Guy Singh-Watson, a prominent green entrepreneur and campaigner, said more focus should be put on cutting carbon."

This, for me, is everything that is wrong with modern "environmentalists" - they don't give a flying ****for the environment; only their quasi-religious obsession with CO2 counts for anything. Which makes this quote from the article all the more ironic:

"But Mr Singh-Watson, founder of Riverford Organic Farmers, which supplies about 47,000 boxes of vegetables to homes in the UK each week, said demonising plastic could do more harm than good.

He said: "The fervour - the almost religious fervour - of some of our customers in (being) anti-plastic can actually create problems.

"Plastic is not in itself an evil material, it is the fact that we use so much of it.

"The biggest environmental challenge facing our planet is climate change - and anything that distracts attention from that is potentially dangerous.""

Oct 22, 2018 at 7:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

@AK: "It's bloody high and cold." Haha. (genuinely) I always knew you were in contact with the real world. Pity other scientists aren't - they seem to live in models.

Oct 22, 2018 at 7:55 PM | Unregistered CommenterHarry Passfield

Harry. If you ever go, take warm clothing. It's bloody high and cold.

Oct 22, 2018 at 7:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

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