It happened again this week; one of the most infuriating misuses of English language reared its ugly head. However unlike just about every other political scandal to have coined this vile term, this one actually had some bearing on my life. By attaching the word “Gate” to the end of a sentence this in some way helps create a higher level of panic, spreads fear at a greater rate and has Daily Mail readers reaching for their shot guns across the country.
Whether this particular scandal started in a small hidden town in Russia or with a scientist in East Anglia one thing is very apparent- IT did NOT start in the Watergate Hotel. Continue reading “One swallow does not a summer make’’, nor mark the end of climate change- Aristotle (384 BCE – 322 BCE)
As the Conference of Parties in Copenhagen approaches next week, 192 nations of the World prepare to meet to solve the global pollution problem and find a workable replacement to the Kyoto Protocol. Being something that the US has still not signed up to, what was desperately needed to add weight to this gathering was an official emissions-reduction target from the United States. However the US and China, the 2 largest polluters in the World responsible for 50% of global pollution, have given us nothing more than a cheap publicity stunt. Continue reading One more American publicity stunt
With the climate change conference in Copenhagen less than 1 week away, these may unknowingly be the most important time of all our lives. Officials from over 190 countries are charged with the simple task of agreeing how to continue the global fight against climate change, and take over from the Kyoto Protocol. With many of the most fundamental issues still in dispute, we await with baited breath. Continue reading Copenhagen less than 1 week away, the UN highlights accelerating climate change.