Lies, damn lies and polls.


Some time ago and in the context of climategate, I put forward the opinion that it would eventually produce two big losers and one big winner. The two losers were going to be climate science and the mainstream media (MSM), while the big winner was going to be the blogosphere. Climategate, important though it was, was just … Continue reading

There’s a killer in your house.


This year marks the final phase out of incandescent light bulbs in the EU, and their total replacement by what’s termed compact fluorescent lamps or CFLs. The reasons given for this move are that CFLs are more environmentally friendly, because they reduce CO2  emissions, and more energy-efficient. According to EU figures, these energy-saving bulbs can easily save you €50 a year, even … Continue reading

The sun is setting on solar power, the money’s gone and nobody’s asking any questions.


Update : Since this article is yet again getting a lot of hits and it’s five years old, I’ve been asked by several people on Twitter what are my thoughts on the subject nowadays. In response, I’ll be writing a follow up article for this coming weekend. If you keep an eye on the financial … Continue reading

About writing.


I do the thinking thing very well. For so much of my life and for so many things in it, I think very carefully before I leap and I’m good at it. Over the years, people have learnt to trust and depend on that and because I love them, that’s something special I can do … Continue reading