Tuesday, 9 December 2008

There's no need for language!

First of all - a fond farewell to Oliver Postgate, creator of Noggin the Nog and more

George Monbiot has something to say about talking bollocks and the road ahead.

Things continue to deteriorate to such a point that lawyers may soon be rubbing their hands in anticipation of a nice little earner.
Personally I don't think this is a sensible road to go down, as those worst affected can't exactly afford the price of law.

DECC Press Release


LONDON (8 December): Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1),
Ed Miliband, today announced the scrapping of all proposed nuclear and
coal-fired power stations in the United Kingdom. Britain's energy
security will instead be augmented by a massive array of renewable energy
sourced from his own back-pedalling.

In a retrofit indicative of the government's ongoing commitment to
insulating against power loss from both its houses, Mr Miliband stated
that people- especially the Plane Stupid activists who occupied a taxi-way
at Stansted this morning (2)- had misconstrued what he told the
Environment Agency (3) and the Gaurdian (4) about the necessity of “people
power” to pressure politicians. “That is not what I meant at all. That is
not it, at all” he said. “I've always been considered one of the dynamos
of the Cabinet, and with this new back-pedalling generating scheme, I have
the chance to show just how much I can achieve.”

DECC plans to have Mr Miliband chained to an exercise bike (possibly a
tandem with his brother the Foreign Secretary). The bike will then be
hooked up to the national grid. The Chief Scientific Adviser, John
Boddingtons, has calculated that the energy produced by their collective
back-pedalling should generate approximately 24MW, enough to avoid the
construction of the controversial coal-fired Kingsnorth power station.(5)


Complex and novel problems require complex and novel solutions from a trans-disciplinary perspective. Prof Stuart B Hill at Celsias has some useful suggestions.
Another bunch of pertinent suggestions HERE

An afterthought - For anyone unfamiliar with the narcissus reference (due to the steady improvements in our education system) this will explain.

Thanks to Niel Bowerman of ClimaticoAnalysis for this most amusing link


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