In all the flurry of debate about how to control Carbon Emissions, it’s sometimes easy to lose sight of the goal : Carbon Control.
If we are to “keep our eyes on the prize”, we really need to check how we’re doing and where we are from time to time.
It’s no good submitting to the Uncertainty Principle.
If controlling Carbon is absolutely essential, we can’t put our efforts into policies that have fuzzy outcomes.
Continue reading Money Can’t Buy You Carbon Control
Professor John Beddington, the Daily Telegraph’s new favourite bearded authority, the Government’s Chief Scientist Adviser, has been talking up the risks of compounded crises from environmental stress.
I don’t know exactly why the Government has made this beard their new head geek. And I don’t know why the Daily Telegraph has adopted this beard as their new star. But it is definitely something about the beard in my view.
Are beards supposed to make a scientist trustworthy ? What about women scientists ? Do they need to have beards as well ? Or do women never make it to Chief ?
Continue reading Right on Perils – Wrong on Proposals