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by PaulS
Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Current Oil Price
Replies: 3616
Views: 662233

Oil has jumped nearly a dollar, so am wondering if we have now seen the bottom? Unlikely I think. First we need a few high profile bankruptcies to reduce production. Once the price starts going up it may quite high quickly, i.e. above $100, as the losses may restrain investors for a while. Admitted...
by PaulS
Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: The South West
Topic: The great move west !
Replies: 14
Views: 25725

Flooding maybe?

Come and see us sometimes in East Cornwall
by PaulS
Sun May 18, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bank of England warns about house prices
Replies: 35
Views: 6557

Good points, I also believe we will all live in multi-generation houses in the future - and some are rather unwillingly doing that now.

My point was about the price of houses and the relationship to credit availability
by PaulS
Sun May 18, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bank of England warns about house prices
Replies: 35
Views: 6557

These are not solution, these measure just tackle the symptoms. What is needed are measures to ensure that houses cost only as much as it costs to build them. The only way I know would be to allow unlimited house building - anywhere, anytime. Not an entirely appealing prospect. Or return all freeho...
by PaulS
Sun May 18, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Only 5 years UK fossil fuels left !
Replies: 71
Views: 12243

vtsnowedin you should checkout http://www.cottagefarmorganics.co.uk/blog/. I run a farm, house, lifestyle, water supply, heating, farm machinery and transport exclusively on renewables. In addition we export enough electricity for an estimated 50 additional houses. It is definitely possible, even i...
by PaulS
Sun May 18, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Only 5 years UK fossil fuels left !
Replies: 71
Views: 12243

Since we've exceeded our carbon budget with respect to global warming it doesn't matter whether it's gas, fracked or unfracked, coal, British or Polish, or any other form of fossil carbon. It all has to stay underground. But that will never happen. Do you seriously believe that any government will ...
by PaulS
Sun May 18, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bank of England warns about house prices
Replies: 35
Views: 6557

These are not solution, these measure just tackle the symptoms. What is needed are measures to ensure that houses cost only as much as it costs to build them. The only way I know would be to allow unlimited house building - anywhere, anytime. Not an entirely appealing prospect. Or return all freehol...
by PaulS
Sun May 18, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Only 5 years UK fossil fuels left !
Replies: 71
Views: 12243

vtsnowedin you should checkout http://www.cottagefarmorganics.co.uk/blog/. I run a farm, house, lifestyle, water supply, heating, farm machinery and transport exclusively on renewables. In addition we export enough electricity for an estimated 50 additional houses. It is definitely possible, even if...
by PaulS
Sun May 18, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Companies going bankrupt/into administration
Replies: 752
Views: 142516

That's a point. In days of yore you could argue, well if it's a UK AgriCorp it's subject to UK laws and paying tax to the UK. These days that's no longer the case: transnational corporations aren't answerable to anybody, except their shareholders. If the TIPP goes through, they won't even be answer...
by PaulS
Sun May 18, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: Only 5 years UK fossil fuels left !
Replies: 71
Views: 12243

Since we've exceeded our carbon budget with respect to global warming it doesn't matter whether it's gas, fracked or unfracked, coal, British or Polish, or any other form of fossil carbon. It all has to stay underground. But that will never happen. Do you seriously believe that any government will ...
by PaulS
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Transition Initiatives
Topic: TBH has completely imploded...
Replies: 18
Views: 31453

This all sounds very familiar, speaking from a personal experience. Here in Cornwall we have some 20+ Transition groups of which perhaps 3 are still functioning on some level. It makes me think that perhaps the whole concept is unsustainable. The problem is human nature. We are, like it or not, natu...
by PaulS
Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smallholding land for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 928

Smallholding land for sale

Hi We are selling a 8.3 acre organically farmed piece of land with a large lake (30x45m) in Cornwall. Here is the link to further details: http://www.stags.co.uk/properties/6125841/sales As it happens, there is also an unrelated house for sale right next to the land: http://www.stags.co.uk/propertie...
by PaulS
Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shattering the PS myth... Greeks ditching their children
Replies: 57
Views: 9882

There are some counter-examples to your proposition: wolves, for example, limit their own procreation to the alpha pair and do not allow (usually) sub-alphas to procreate. The same applies to other species, often those with no natural predators. It does not however apply to humans, as we are all wit...
by PaulS
Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: So like Biff: talk your way out of this one...
Replies: 62
Views: 8950

Interstellar travel is basically impossible assuming our understanding of physics is anywhere near correct. But we haven't heard anything either - radio waves travel in straight lines at the speed of light, but neither radio astronomy nor seti has detected anything that could be an organised signal....
by PaulS
Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: So like Biff: talk your way out of this one...
Replies: 62
Views: 8950

I'm fairly pessimistic about whether their is any point in the UK trying to control CO2 emissions. We humans will eventually burn all the extractable fossil fuels (including peat) anyway and then eventually the CO2 levels will then reach some much higher equilibrium level. Whether that level means ...