Climate and The Funnel


Last Wednesday (16th Oct 2019) the Guardian’s editor-in-chief published the following climate pledge … Today we pledge to give the climate crisis the attention it demands At the Guardian we believe the climate crisis is the most urgent issue of our times. And we know that Guardian readers are equally passionate about the need for … Read moreClimate and The Funnel

Science in Action – Correcting Mistakes


This is a story about what happened when a published peer-reviewed paper was discovered to be wrong. It is a great illustration of science being a process about the pursuit of truth. For some “Science” is perhaps viewed as a body of knowledge. For example in some educational systems it is a topic where you … Read moreScience in Action – Correcting Mistakes

Is there Life on MARS?

life on Mars

Various media stories have popped up this week concerning a NASA Scientist who worked on the Viking Lander missions back in the 1970s. They report that he asserts that their life detection experiment designed to detect life on MARS was positive and that NASA has simply ignored those results. Examples of such stories include these … Read moreIs there Life on MARS?

Climate: 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions

Guardian runs story on CO2 Carbon emissions

The UK’s Guardian ran the following revelation on 9th Oct regarding where all the CO2 carbon emissions are coming from … Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions New data shows how fossil fuel companies have driven climate crisis despite industry knowing dangers Half a century of dither and denial – … Read moreClimate: 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions