Monthly Archives: October 2018

Nearing High Noon Again

You have to visit places to make them real. You have to see them with your own eyes. Only then do they solidify, and become distinct from imaginings. The Barra da Tijuca in Brazil is a very real place for … Continue reading

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A Political Earthquake

Two weeks ago, Angela Merkel was dealt a severe blow in the elections in Bavaria. And last Sunday she was dealt another severe blow in the elections in Hesse. She then announced that she would step down as leader of … Continue reading

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The Possessed

From time to time I get possessed by ideas. And throughout 2018 I’ve been possessed by a new idea. It’s an idea about ice ages. And my idea was that when, as periodically happens, the Earth gets covered in ice, … Continue reading

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A Never-Ending Debate

I watched a rather remarkable video yesterday. What was remarkable about it was that it saw arch-global warming alarmist Michael Mann sharing a platform with arch-global warming sceptics Judith Curry and Patrick Moore. I was amazed that they were all … Continue reading

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Frost

I’ve spent all year thinking about ice and ice ages. And so when I woke this morning to find that there was frost on the ground outside, I examined it with unusual interest. And one thing I noticed was that … Continue reading

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Intrepid Smoker Climbs 662 Feet For A Smoke

Public Health activists were outraged, and stunned Londoners watched in horror as an intrepid smoker climbed the Heron Tower: “There was nowhere else to go for a smoke,” he said, once he’d got to the top, lit up a Marlboro, … Continue reading

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Adapting Solzhenitsyn

I was watching a short video about the wisdom of Alexander Solzhenitsyn yesterday. And in there I read: I’ve never experienced Communism, but I have experienced Tobacco Control. And I think that Tobacco Control is a disease. And it’s been spreading … Continue reading

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