Polar Vortex and the Cold snap in a warming world

It is quite natural wonder how it is possible to have record breaking cold snaps if the world is warming. You might expect record breaking heat waves because temperatures are rising, so how is it possible to also have record breaking cold snaps? I stated to address this in a posting yesterday with two observations … Read more

Who is not part of the Paris Agreement?

Not too long ago I was writing about the news that Nicaragua had signed up to the Paris Agreement. At that time that left only two nations outside – the US and Syria. That has now changed, Syria has signed up. #COP23 BREAKING NEWS: #Syria has announced it will sign the Paris Agreement! This will leave … Read more

Who represents the US at COP23?

we are still in

There is an official US delegation attending the Climate conference in Bonn, Germany (COP23). Given that they represent a climate change denying anti-science administration, their remit is as insane as you might anticipate. As explained by the New York Times recently … The Trump administration will promote coal, natural gas and nuclear energy as an … Read more

Picking a decent Healthcare solution … what would you do?


There is a healthcare game to play here via the New York Times, but first a bit of preamble. Because I live in the UK and have personally experienced the UK’s National Health Service I have a rather obvious bias. This perhaps also comes with strong feelings of hostility towards UK conservative political wet-dreams that … Read more