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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Pathetic Prats, Presidents and Prime Ministers Alike

George W. Bush:

“I am announcing a new national goal: to stop the growth of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.”

So, what he’s actually announced is the US Government’s intention to continually increase greenhouse gas emissions until 2025.

A crime against humanity.

Joe Romm puts it better than I can.

Gordon Brown:

“Every day that I wake up is about keeping this economy moving forward, keeping stability in the economy and keeping growth…we will do everything in our power to keep the economy moving forward”

Infinite growth is a physical impossibility, Gordon, get over it!

Hats off to Keith Farnish for spotting this gem and demolishing it.

"Next time you hear Gordon Brown mention the environment, climate change or anything else vaguely green, just ignore him: he is just another cretin who thinks that money is more important than life."

I couldn't have said it better myself.

Posted by Phil at 6:36 PM
Edited on: Saturday, April 19, 2008 6:39 PM
Categories: Comment, Environment

Sunday, April 13, 2008

American papers do, British ones don't

A few weekends back, I deviated from my normal Sunday behaviour and purchased a copy of The Observer (the March 23rd issue, complete with 8 car ads in the special "Climate Change Issue" colour magazine).

Contained in the bundle of superfluous newsprint which characterises Sunday papers was a New York Times supplement.

Glancing through it trying to decipher the strange, almost chatty style of American newspaper writing led to the observation in this post's title.

I'll leave it as a riddle for my many readers to solve.

Posted by Phil at 4:43 PM
Edited on: Sunday, April 13, 2008 8:52 PM
Categories: Waffle

Sunday, April 06, 2008


"Global temperatures for 2008 will be slightly cooler than last year as a result of the cold La Nina current in the Pacific, UN meteorologists have said", the BBC reported on Friday. As if to emphasize this, most of the United Kingdom was covered with a good sprinkling of snow today.


Snowmen near the river Severn (click on pic to enlarge).

Photo Copyright © 2008 Phil Randal

Posted by Phil at 3:17 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 10:33 PM
Categories: Environment, Photos

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Milkbar's Open!

When I was a kid, many more moons ago than I'd care to admit, my dad used to take our family out into the countryside at weekends for picnics in the midst of nature, miles from civilisation. Whenever we saw sights like the above there was a universal cry of "milkbar's open!" from children and parents alike.

Lambs, Holme Lacy, this morning (click on pic to enlarge).

Photo Copyright © 2008 Phil Randal

Posted by Phil at 7:54 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 10:34 PM
Categories: Environment, Photos