Monthly Archives: February 2019

Beyond The Pale

Something I read yesterday: I simply do not see how there can be a happy ending to a situation where the political and media class chooses to write off a whole section of the population as being beyond the pale … Continue reading

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Climate Hyper-Alarmism

I’m beginning to think that the little climate simulation model I’ve been laboriously constructing for the past year may be becoming a bit more relevant than it was when I started on it. And it may be entirely due to … Continue reading

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UK February Heat Wave

We’re having a very warm February in the UK: UK weather today: Met office confirms it’s the hottest day in February on record The temperatures had got all the way up to nearly 15 17º C. It had me wondering whether … Continue reading

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Brexit, EU, and a Sunny February

I’ve been doing my level best to ignore Brexit, but it’s probably going to become impossible to ignore once we get to March. I’m still inclined to think it won’t happen, because the British political class remains wedded to the … Continue reading

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Scott Adams’ Challenge

Scott Adams has asked climate sceptic Tony Heller for his top five reasons for disbelieving that there’s any real threat from global warming. He wants to be persuaded one way or the other about it. And he’s proposing a kind … Continue reading

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Fascism

50 years ago, as a 20-year-old architectural student, I got interested in energy conservation, and the idea what was then called “autonomous housing”, which was the idea of building houses that used very little expensive coal/oil/gas energy to heat them. … Continue reading

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Suggestions Please

Time was, not so long ago, when I never got nuisance calls on my home landline telephone. Now I get several every day. Calls to tell me that my internet connection has been compromised. Calls to tell me that my … Continue reading

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Au Revoir Papa et Maman

ZeroHedge: French Schools Replace “Mother” And “Father” With “Parent 1” And “Parent 2” In the latest example of political correctness run amok in Europe, the French National Assembly this week passed an education reform bill which included a controversial amendment to replace … Continue reading

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Delayed Reaction

Not being an antismoker, I often wonder why antismokers hate smoking (and smokers) so much. I tend to think that the rise of the antismokers was a response to the dramatic increase in smoking during WW1 100 years ago and … Continue reading

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The Fallout Hypothesis Revisited Again

The Fallout Hypothesis of lung cancer re-appeared in the comments yesterday, provoking an interesting discussion. The idea, in part, was that men got lung cancer more often than women because men spent more time outdoors under a rain of radioactive … Continue reading

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