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Get off RCP8.5!

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783 days ago
What is RCP8.5 and why does it matter? When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published their Fifth Assessment Report in 2013 they included 3 scenarios (Representative Concentration Pathways - RCP) used to explain the impact of continuing to pollute the planet by burning fossil fuels. The scenarios considered what would happen to global temperatures: (a) if we took drastic measures to reduce CO2 emissions so that they peak in the 2040-50 time frame (RCP4.5); (b) if we...

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Brexit - a failure of the democratic process!

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264 days ago
1. The Brexit referendum was a failure of the democratic process: -- allowing such a momentous and complex decision to be determined by a simple majority was ridiculous . 62.6% of the electorate either voted remain or did not vote and yet the result is being presented as on overwhelming majority - the British people have spoken! -- the Brexit campaign was plagued by a mass of misinformation and outright lies on both sides, and the electorate was repeatedly told not to trust 'experts...

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Trump the bully

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255 days ago
In our schools we teach young people that bullying is unacceptable. Because it is. When the president of the United States bullies minorities and those around him we must make clear that this is not acceptable. We expect the leader of the United States to act as a positive role model, not an example of the behaviours we condemn. Here's an example of what we teach young people in UK schools: Bullying is an insidious social problem. It can affect everyone. It is the responsibility of ...