Music Time

The sun is shining and it’s Friday afternoon, so time for some tunes. I’m currently loving this track by Sunflower Bean, “Roll the Dice” I also wheeled out David Holmes’ brilliant 1997 album ‘Let’s get Killed‘, which still sounds great. It being the 90’s I had it on a taped copy that cut off part […]



“Ireland has conquered most of Britain’s major National Hunt races in recent years but like the Gaulish village in the Asterix series, one stable in Scotland continues to resist.”

Environment Society

Insufferable Heat

This is bleak: The human cost of the climate crisis will hit harder, wider and sooner than previously believed, according to a study that shows a billion people will either be displaced or forced to endure insufferable heat for every additional 1C rise in the global temperature. In a worst-case scenario of accelerating emissions, areas currently home to a […]


What happened to The Ocean Cleanup — the system that would rid the oceans of plastic? (ABC News)

This came to my attention recently: “[But] if the plastic density was a tenth of what it is in those [Ocean Cleanup] videos, they’ll just be sailing around at sea wasting fuel and everything else.” For their part, The Ocean Cleanup say they’re using computer modelling and sophisticated ship navigation technology to concentrate their efforts on […]