Dean Swift’s foresight – Energy in the 21st century

Guest essay by William York None of these projects are yet brought to perfection The chaos surrounding the management of this nation’s electricity supply had been anticipated back in the eighteenth century by Dean Jonathan Swift. How did he do it? Swift writing Gulliver’s Travels in 1726 made a long range forecast of such incredible…

Earth Hour supporters propose ‘Carbon Law’

From the UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE and “that ain’t gonna fly” department comes this wishful thinking for Earth Hour. A ‘carbon law’ offers pathway to halve emissions every decade, say researchers On the eve of this year’s Earth hour (25 March), researchers propose a solution in the journal Science (24 March) for the global economy to rapidly…

State of the Climate 2016 – based exclusively on observations

A report on the State of the Climate in 2016 which is based exclusively on observations rather than climate models was published yesterday by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). Video and full report follows. Compiled by Dr Ole Humlum, Professor of Physical Geography at the University Centre in Svalbard (Norway), the new climate survey…