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3 September 2017

Hurricane Harvey, August 24, 2017. Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterWe have all heard lots about Hurricane Harvey and the devastation it has caused. Meanwhile in South Asia, heavy monsoon rains and massive floods have caused the deaths of over 1000 people. Around 40 million people have been affected in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. This sort of extreme weather is what climate scientists have been predicting for some time and now it's coming true. Fortunately, there are many things that people can do to slow or stop climate change. But at present, not enough is being done. There are two problems. One -- the big one -- is climate change itself; the other is people who won't accept that the planet is getting hotter or that it is caused by humans using enormous quantities of fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas). Climate change is already seriously affecting millions of people (not to mention other animals and plants) and will soon be affecting billions unless people take big steps to tackle it. And yes, it will likely affect you, your family and friends in the near future so if you want to understand what's happening and what you can do, a good place to start is my Hot Earth guide.

They are usually called 'climate change deniers'. They claim that the all the world's climate scientists are wrong and the mass of evidence that it is happening is false.

28 July 2017

North of the Arctic Circle: Trollfjorden, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Dear me, how quickly the time passes. I've been away in Norway. Wow, fabulous scenery with trolls everywhere (so I was told).

Whoops! I don't think this troll IS real
And this was the first time I'd ever been north of the Arctic Circle where there is 24-hour daylight in mid-summer and where the sun never rises at all in mid-winter. And no, I didn't see any polar bears. If I had, I'd have scarpered pretty fast, I can tell you. Anyway, I don't suppose a polar bear has ever even seen a penguin, let alone eaten one! Why? So now it's back to work, struggling to keep this website up-to-date and trying to find enough money to keep it going. Groan!

Oh come on, you're kidding me! You know that polar bears only live in the Arctic and penguins only live in the Antarctic and southern oceans. So they never meet. Just as well. It's bad enough having leopard seals trying to eat us...

22 May 2017

Well, I got there. I finally finished my Eating the Future guide. I brought it all up to date including two quizzes. Do take a look!

16 March 2017

I've never done a blog before so this is all new to me. Anyway here goes…

Today, after hours and hours of work, I've finally got my new scrolling tab ready to roll. If you look at any of the homepages of my guides, you'll find a tab like the one on the right. Hover your mouse over it and see what happens. If it works (and it should!), you will see scrolling links to some of my regularly updated stuff. I do hope it does all work and you find it useful and fun!