Category Archives: Climate carbon history

Forest Gump and the Skepsies

Sometimes they just write themselves. I’m concerned about misinformation, short sightedness and unclear thinking in any debate. Certainly the climate issue is not uncommon in having background support for agents working to muddy the waters but $100,000,000 can buy a … Continue reading

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“Carbon is at a historic low”

OK, this is essentially just raw conversation, drawn down from Linkedin. I’ve just done a scant edit for flow and added references to clarify terminology. Chat’s still ongoing – I’ve not joined in yet! But it’s skirting around a lot … Continue reading

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Quid Pro Quo

Offsetting isn’t working and the carbon market is a farce. Sometimes I feel I have the patience of a saint. I have for so long been able to wait whilst the new systems “bed down” and discover whether they work … Continue reading

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Sanctuary in the Welsh Upland Oak Rainforests

Back in the days of Julius Caesar, as, for example, vividly recreated by  Robert Graves in “I Claudius”, the Welsh landscape was very different from its present stark, sheep reduced panorama. Read the chapters on druidic initiation training to take … Continue reading

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Carbon Raining on Forests – but The Prince’s Rainforest Trust Ignores Wales

So I was browsing recently, looking at the immense amount of information nestling in our Global knowledge cloud. For all that he is a pillar of a deeply conservative and frankly outdated and socially backward institution I still rather like … Continue reading

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Is this the second time this has happened?

You have these conversations. Been a quiet evening, tinkering. Daughter lounging on the couch, exhausted after over tiring school day, heightened by ever-increasing examination pressure. I walked into the room and a hackneyed film of a flock of Tyrannosaurus rex … Continue reading

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The way we were – Doggerland, Ice Age and Celts

Doggerland and Cantre’r Gwaelod – The Way We Were. But Who Were We and Who Are We Now? School  history was “1066 an all that” – kings and queens in the middle ages – and recent wars and events like … Continue reading

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Green facts, follies and futures

Climate summary,  16 11 10. I’d long followed the adventures of the climate change campaigners and their ilk. They had my full sympathies and I quite envied them the freedom to travel recklessly around the country setting up camps to … Continue reading

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The Need for Trees

I have some friends who are deeply involved in the developing ideology of Non Violent Communication, which sounds very touchy feely, user friendly, wholesome and the like to me. By and large I think that it mostly is but I … Continue reading

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Historical Aspects

The media have been awash with considerations of the ramifications from careful, scientific measurements taken in the last few decades showing a steady increase in the concentration of carbondioxide gas in the Earth’s atmosphere. It shows such a clear and … Continue reading

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