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Everything You Heard About Climate Change Is Wrong

TODAY’S the lovely day we all find out how we’re going to fry in that latest report from the IPCC. You know, the scientific consensus on how climate change is doing damage to the planet and what it is that we might do about it. And what we all get told about what we ought to do about it is entirely wrong.

I mean all of that stuff that comes from The Guardian, Green Party, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and so on. You know the damn mantra. we must grow more of our own food, stop this horrible market based economy, plan to make things better, stop doing all this globalisation stuff.

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Posted: 31st, March 2014 | In: Money, Reviews | Comments (2)

Pictures: Global Warming Caused Eyjafjallajokull Volcano

IN Iceland, the Eyjafjallajokull volcano has exploded. And global warming is to blame. (Just like it was to blame for that earthquke in Haiti.) Gaia has joned Plane Stupid to stop us from flying. Bill McGuire, of the Aon Benfield UCL Hazard Research Centre at University College London, author of Seven Years to Save the Planet and an invitation to…:

Imagine a volcanic blast so devastating it obliterates at a stroke the English county of Yorkshire or the US state of Connecticut; a detonation so titanic it buries a continent in ash and plunges the entire world into a bitter volcanic winter.

No, sorry. Can’t. No Yorkshire? But the kids might be able to imagine the horror – article continues after gallery of the volcano…


To accompany Playhouse Disney’s Playing for the Planet Awards for budding eco-warriors, Bill McGuire has drawn up a list of tips to help pre-schoolers and their parents reduce their own and the UK’s carbon footprint

The basic ideas is when the ice melts the land bounces back (it being free of weighty ice). Then the water in the seas is heavier on the sea bed. The floor of the oceans can’t take the impact and bends. And… Kapow! And then there are the “ice-quakes” that could trigger volcanic eruptions.

Periods of exceptional climate change in Earth history are associated with a dynamic response from the geosphere.” Responses include volcanic activity, earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis, glacial outbursts, rock-dam failure floods, debris flows, and destabilizations of gas-hydrates, which are crystalline solids consisting of gas molecules encaged by water molecules. According to McGuire, anthropogenic climate change doesn’t just affect oceans and the atmosphere.

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Posted: 19th, April 2010 | In: Key Posts | Comments (17)