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A Neolithic Industrial Revolution

What was the difference between paleolithic (old stone) tools and neolithic (new stone) tools? …paleolithic used mainly knapped (chipped) stone tools, as well as bone and wooden tools, the Mesolithic showed an increasing number of microliths (tools made from tiny … Continue reading

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Pollution

Gary K first drew attention to this: THE air pollution that city dwellers are exposed to is as bad for the health as smoking a packet of cigarettes a day, a shock report warns. Maybe city air pollution is not … Continue reading

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The Playthings of the Gods

Hat tip to Rose for this: Air pollution is being blamed for soaring numbers of non-smokers who are developing lung cancer. Doctors at leading cancer centres in London warned that high levels of pollution are causing a spike in cases of lung cancer. … Continue reading

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Not by Fire but by Ice

A new book arrived in the post yesterday. Not by Fire but by Ice by Robert Felix. And it seems to be signed copy too, unless they’ve taken to printing the author’s signature on the flyleaf. I started reading it … Continue reading

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One Day They’ll All Be Forgotten

There seem to be more and more of these reports. Example 1: Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont teamed up with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Oregon’s Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Tuesday to unveil a new resolution that would … Continue reading

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Ice Ages Are Not Fully Understood

Yesterday I read in Wikipedia: Based on past estimates for interglacial durations of about 10,000 years, in the 1970s there was some concern that the next glacial period would be imminent. Back in the 1070s was when I spent much … Continue reading

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Natural and Paid Research

I made a breakthrough yesterday. I finally managed to figure out how to get Milankovitch cycles working in my terrestrial heat flow model. I’ve been working on this model for the past 18 months, and I’ve always known that I … Continue reading

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