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Is that a little BBC bias I spy?

On the subject of hydraulic fracturing of shale gas formations (fracking if you must), one of the main objections seems to be the possibility of groundwater contamination from the chemicals involved in the water injection process. Whilst the proportion of chemical additive to water is very low, there are large amounts of water involved […]

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Compare and contrast – warmist alarmism of 2000 vs snowbound reality of 2013

A reminder of what we were warned of back in 2000 from the infamous Independent article – it is still online but a bugger to get to load so here is the text I grabbed a couple of years ago :

Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past

Britain’s winter ends tomorrow […]

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Parents think it is too dangerous to let their kids play in the snow. I wonder why that is …

We seem to have become a timid race here in the UK.

From the Torygraph, we have this :

Nearly a third of parents believe it is “too dangerous” to let their children play outside in the snow, in case they slip on ice or get hit by a snowball, a survey has shown. […]

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I would not want to be fishing off Denmark later …

Not very often you see Hurricane Force 12 mentioned in a met office forecast along with some stomach churning seas (phenomenal definition here) :

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What do you do when a tornado is heading for your apartment? Why film it of course!

A tornado in Portugal recently scoring a direct hit on a football stadium and apartment block.

Filming it through a glass window may not have been the brightest thing in the world, especially when you see the strength of the wind but it gives a great impression of what they are actually like. I […]

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Pictorial Interlude – A day in the park, slap me, slap me more, why you shouldn’t rely on your kids in the event of an accident and the nature of bees and wasps ..

Apologies for the lack of anything other than the odd dust kitty and tumbleweed around here lately – work has taken a turn for the rediculous it seems.

In the mean time, amuse yourselves with this little selection ..

I liked this one as soon as I spotted it – very nicely drawn and […]

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Doublethink is alive and well at the Department of the Environment.

Doublethink according to Orwell in 1984 :

The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them… To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for […]

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Demonstrating earthquake power using sound – a brilliant video of all the quakes of 2011 …

First spotted at Zerohedge over the weekend, I thought I would share this one too as it’s a great example of how to make something abstract clearly understandable.

The method used in the video is sound, with the volume being related to the earthquake magnitude (all quakes over mag 4.5 shown) and the pitch […]

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For your education – The IMF and US Corp, the Euro endgame leading to the SDR, exponential equations and a front row at the freak show …

There are some excellent articles and videos around at the moment which, between them, provide some thought provoking visions of where the world may be headed and, more importantly, why we are in this mess in the first place.

The first one is a post by the Robert Denner writing over at ZeroHedge […]

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A very tired baby sloth …

Now I am not usually one for the “cute” animal pictures but this one … well …

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More selective reporting at the BBC.

Given the BBC’s newly exposed lack of impartiality on green matters it doesn’t really surprise me that they would put a positive spin on a poll about nuclear and renewable power.

The impartiality bit comes out in one of the newly released Climategate emails :

date: Wed Dec  8 08:25:30 2004 from: Phil Jones […]

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UK government to make pensioners work for their winter fuel allowance …

Hey, it’s an idea …

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A damned good reason to ban cigarettes …

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Amazingly expensive “green” jobs.

Having heard a lot of hot air from our very own Huhne about the vast numbers of new jobs that will be created by taxing the buggery out of energy consumers to fund a green employment utopia, I hope the end result will be somewhat better than the US experience where each new job […]

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The last refuge of the loony green – gas fracking causes sexually transmitted diseases.

How long before we see this kind of idiocy on these shores as the greens fight against anything that will prevent us living in mud huts?

A liberal democratic politician in Pennsylvania claimed in an email that fracking causes venereal disease in women. Penn Live reported:

A state lawmaker is explaining his remark that […]

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