Virtue Signalling – Here Be Dragons

A short post to explain why I think that we need to have empathy with the people we hate. Me At The Centre One of the things that I find disturbing about the debate on racism is the way it often centres around ‘me’. I think this brings up a number of issues (perhaps the […]

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Running Away From Racism

This is mainly about racism and some problems that I have with a few anti-racists and parts of the anti-racist movement. However, some points I would like to make also apply to many other issues such as sexism. Please note that I think anti-racism is an important topic and I fully support its aims. It […]

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George Floyd, Racism and Police Violence

The death of George Floyd at the hands of the police in the USA has produced a wave of outrage and protests across the world. This post is not intended to be a complete analysis of the issues, but to bring up some points that I think are important to discuss. Such waves of outrage […]

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This Is Not The Time To Talk Politics?

I am writing this because I will get many people saying “this is not the time to talk politics”. In a certain way I agree because ‘politics’ for many people is not how we work together to build society. They see politics as about identifying with and supporting their team, about petty point scoring over […]

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Agricultural Work

Some people may argue that “this is not the time to talk politics” which I have covered here. This post is not saying that the effects of the pandemic on agriculture is not important. In fact I am probably more worried about food production than most people, not just because of the pandemic but because […]

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The Problem With Trend Lines

This is just a quick post to highlight some of the problems with over interpreting trend lines. These problems can occur in various place but I will use the trend lines drawn in the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership’s Action Plan1. I have a strong feeling that the trend line was generated not as part of […]

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Plastic – A Waste Of Energy

One of the reasons for doing this calculation is because many people do not realise the energy they use by ‘consuming’ various products and their packaging. The Calculation The UK throws away over 3 million tonnes of plastic every year1. Some estimate are 5 million tonnes2. I am not going to worry too much about […]

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The Climate Change Emergency

The following was written by Emma Bateman as part of our response to Lowestoft Council declaring a Climate Emergency1. Most of the information in it is from the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Evidence Report from the Committee On Climate Change2. There is a growing understanding among the public that climate change is having […]

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Air Travel Adverts On Facebook

I quite often get adverts for air travel on my facebook page so I post comments about the impacts of flying has on the environment. I occasionally get people liking my comments and some other people have done similar posts. I also get people arguing against me. However, at least it has made them think […]

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The Science Of Climate Change

A short talk by Peter Lux to give you a better understanding about the science and some of the effects of climate change. This will be followed by questions/answers and discussion. Topics covered will include: • Light emission/absorption and the greenhouse effect • Global atmospheric and ocean currents • Why heating things up does not […]

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