Tag: environment

  • Is ‘Climate Change’ too nice?

    An interesting letter in New Scientist, suggesting that one of the the reasons we as a society have not done enough about climate change is the name ‘global warming’—it makes it sound quite nice, especially for us in northern latitudes. And some thoughts following the COP21 agreement in Paris.

  • Men of Rock

    Not music—but geology. I’ve been watching BBC Scotland’s recent series Men of Rock on iPlayer. Presented by Iain Stewart, it covers the history of geology, and how we have come to learn about the past, through the landscape of Scotland.

  • Changing the clocks doesn’t give more daylight

    It must be time to change the clocks again, the news is full of the biannual demand to mess around with the timekeeping system still further. 1, 2, 3… One of the proposals to it move to what is being termed “Single/Double Summer Time” (SDST) — why not just call it what it is — Central European Time. Although […]