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Browsing Posts published in July, 2011

Forest occupies about 30% of the land surface of the earth.  It is assumed that even in historic times it declined from about 50%. I met someone who heard a presentation from a speaker at a recent environmental conference in Abu Dhabi who claimed that our use of fossil fuels had been fine; that had we […]


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S. came to London from New Jersey at the end of the swinging sixties believing that the Beatles would provide the music for dancing in the streets and that she would meet one of them.  Instead she met me, lived with me, and travelled with me.  She was short, with a glowing lure of of […]

In London this has been an extraordinary week in which the successive waves of retreating defence of wrongdoing in the News of the World have collapsed, the paper has closed, and the cautious taunting of the bogeyman Rupert Murdoch has changed to open season. It is if the politicians have liberated themselves from their craven […]