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Frozen Planet’s look at our warming planet

No Comments 08 December 2011

Last night saw the final instalment of Frozen Planet air on BBC One here in the UK.

This final episode has caused controversy across the world because of its moving visualisation of the rising temperatures of the North and South Poles – and what this means for everyone and everything on our planet. Continue Reading

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The Code, the Nautilus and the human race

No Comments 04 August 2011

The other night I was watching The Code on the BBC which, as a non-mathematician, was something of a revelation. Essentially the programme concerns how numbers shape the natural world. In essence The Code is to Mathematics what the Wonders of the Universe is to Astronomy. It simplifies the science, or the maths, in this case, and is hosted by an equally eloquent presenter, in the form of Marcus du Sautoy. Continue Reading

Arnie will save us from global warming

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Arnie will save us from global warming

1 Comment 23 December 2010

Apparently Arnie has gone green and is going to save us from the ravages of global warming. I’m not kidding: it’s true!

Just look at the image again. Can you see him delivering us from global climate change? When someone mentions his name, I tend to think of consumption on a large and somewhat unnatural scale. Remember his fleet of Hummers. The huge explosions. The big muscles. He doesn’t immediately spring to mind when one thinks of a green hero, does he?

What it does show, when someone like Arnold Schwarzenegger decides to jump on the bandwagon, is that green really has gone mainstream.

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How to solve climate change with your PC

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How to solve climate change with your PC

No Comments 22 December 2010

For a long time I was depressed and guilt-ridden by the thought that mankind was responsible for global warming and that we had set in motion an unstoppable chain of events that would result in Armageddon: rising sea levels, one half of the world covered in desert and a permanent downpour in the other half.

Over the past year, however, I’ve changed my mind. I’ve done a complete 360.

In fact I am rather optimistic about the future, at least with regard to global warming.  Whether you believe we are responsible for it or not, I am comforted by the realisation that we humans are finally doing what we do best:

Solving problems using technology.

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