Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Friday, 29 January 2016

Global survey: Britain among least concerned in the world about climate change


A survey by YouGov has shown that we in Britain are least concerned about climate change of those questioned from seventeen nations throughout the world.

Climate Change was shown to be a concern for 12.8% in those countries surveyed, with 10.8% in Britain - third from bottom with only the USA (9.2%) and Saudi Arabia (5.7%) with less concern.

Global terrorism is of greatest concern, worldwide, based in the nations surveyed - with 25.1% and population growth sixth on 7%. In Britain concerns over population growth are significantly high at 12.4%.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Peter Wadhams Conference: Global Warming and Collapse of Civilization

From YouTube:

COULD MODERN CIVILIZATION COLLAPSE?

Peter Wadhams Conference:
Global Warming, Methane Crisis and Collapse of Civilization (November 2015)

Conference with Peter Wadhams at UCL London (Institute of Archaeology)
November - 2015

This conference was carried out last November 23th at the Institute of Archaeology (IoA) of UCL. This event was sponsored by the World Archaeology Section of the IoA.

Conference Link:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/cale...

Monday, 18 January 2016

Billionaires who own the same wealth as half the world

From Oxfam:

"Pre-Davos report shows how 1% now own more than rest of us combined

Runaway inequality has created a world where 62 people own as much as the poorest half of the world's population, according to an Oxfam report published today ahead of the annual gathering of the world's financial and political elites in Davos. This number has fallen dramatically from 388 as recently as 2010 and 80 last year.

An Economy for the 1%, shows that the wealth of the poorest half of the world's population - that's 3.6 billion people - has fallen by a trillion dollars since 2010. This 38 per cent drop has occurred despite the global population increasing by around 400 million people during that period. Meanwhile the wealth of the richest 62 has increased by more than half a trillion dollars to $1.76tr. Just nine of the '62' are women.

Although world leaders have increasingly talked about the need to tackle inequality, the gap between the richest and the rest has widened dramatically in the past 12 months. Oxfam's prediction - made ahead of last year's Davos - that the 1% would soon own more than the rest of us by 2016, actually came true in 2015, a year early."