Greenpeace Is Complaining About Bananas Into The Pacific From Fukushima

That Greenpeace is more than a little crackers about radiation is something we all should know. They complain about trivia, things that are tiny fractions of addition to the radiation we all absorb every day. Levels of radiation that...

Stock Markets Reduce CO2 Emissions, Bank Finance Increases Them

This is an interesting finding. Sure, we know about the curve, developing countries get dirtier then cleaner as they get richer. But there is a connection between how that is all financed. A more Anglo Saxon economy, relying more...

The Degradation Of Academia Continues

So, super, the Labour Party has pledged to do even more to beat climate change. Huzzah! etc. And then we get a British professor - yes, one employed upon your and my tax pounds - musing that perhaps we...

Once Again, Economic Growth Cannot Continue Because Of Resource Limitations

We have another entrant in the argument over economic growth. It simply cannot continue because of resource use. There's a limited amount of Earth, a limit to the resources which can be used to feed economic growth, therefore economic...

The Flynn Effect Disproves The Notion That Air Pollution Rots Our Brains

We have a recent contention that air pollution is rotting our brains, making us all markedly dimmer. We also have observable reality which is that as populations become more urban and richer the average IQ rises- that Flynn Effect....

The Data Are In – Solar Roads Are A Ludicrous Waste Of Money

Anyone with a brain could see that they were going to be before anyone started. Whatever the benefits of solar electricity generation they're going to be lessened y having the panels flat, covered by enough glass to carry the...

Congrats To Renewable Energy – One Third Of US Households Struggle With Energy Bills

The US Energy Department has just released a report detailing how some one third of US households struggle to pay their energy bills. This isn't as much of a surprise as we might think given that energy policy these...

What To Do With Nuclear Reactors As Hurricane Florence Comes Ashore

A timely piece from The Conversation: Hurricane Florence may affect the operations of several of the 16 nuclear reactors located in the Carolinas and Virginia, raising concerns about safety and power outages. Ted Kury, director of energy studies at the University of Florida’s...

Questions From NPR We Can Answer – No

As with such newspapers as The Guardian, National Public Radio is prone to confirming Betteridge's Law. Which, roughly enough, states that any headline with a question mark can be answered with a "no." Thus the answer here is no: Could...

Food Waste Really Isn’t The Problem We’re Told It Is

From The Conversation: Seeing food wasted makes us mad – but should it? There is currently a grand consensus of academics, policymakers and food campaign groups that “something must be done” to reduce food wastage. Malnutrition is real, but so too...

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THE METROPOLITANS — Episode Seventeen

A saga of everyday life in the Big L and a wry look at contemporary culture Episode Seventeen   Previously, Anna has been on holiday to Corfu...