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- Mon May 19, 2014 6:53 pm
- Forum: News
- Topic: Bank of England warns about house prices
- Replies: 35
- Views: 6617
Saying we need more houses is wrong, we need more... homes? Houses aren't a good use of available land, it is nicer to live in one, but it's not very efficient. What we need are high quality flats, that continue to be well maintained after being built, possibly with a 'porter' type person to keep t...
Geoff Mulgan, the chief executive of Nesta, said “If you want to solve a scientific problem, one method is to go to top universities and top scientists and ask them to solve it. But over the years, and this was something pioneered by the Longitude Prize in the 18th Century, it's often better to ope...
- Fri May 16, 2014 12:34 pm
- Forum: Climate Change
- Topic: How America would look like after a 12 feet rise in water...
- Replies: 12
- Views: 2429
But an ice free Arctic in Summer months - which looks inevitable - might help to concentrate minds. Granted, that doesn't raise sea level, which is just as well...emordnilap wrote:The likelihood of all ice melting is extremely remote.
Rejoice, PowerSwitchers! The solution is affordable. IPCC climate change report: averting catastrophe is eminently affordable - Landmark UN analysis concludes global roll-out of clean energy would shave only a tiny fraction off economic growth http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/13/avert...
A bit like those food preparation room spammers?UndercoverElephant wrote:Total deglaciation is somewhere between possible and probable. Total extinction of life on Earth is almost impossible. 95% of it maybe, but eradicating the hangers-on is no so easy.
Is there a geologist in the house? Our present extreme fossil fuel driven carbon dioxide global warming is predicted to produce exactly the same methane release from the subsea Arctic methane hydrates and deep mantle methane from the Enrico Pv Anomaly Extreme Methane Emission Zone by the 2050's, lea...
In short, the food security forecast during 2013 was gloomy and troubling, with possible outbreaks of calamity. But not everything was misery and disaster. Because in London that fine company Pizza Hut (UK) Ltd had decided that precisely the right moment had arrived for the launch of a £17.25 pizza...
The really sad thing about Ukraine (unless something even sadder happens, which I hope it doesn't) is that there are hundreds, possibly thousands, of abandonned farms, but people are unable to take them on and get them up-and-running because of corruption. This place has some of the best farmland i...
The equivalent piece on Ukraine lacks the animation but is similarly variegated. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine I've always known it with the definite article and assumed that that reflected its geographical, rather than nationalistic, meaning. The definite article used to be applied to Argen...
- Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:47 pm
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: Fascism and the Future, Part Three: Weimar America
- Replies: 2
- Views: 1853
Ask any Pole...biffvernon wrote:National borders are often very temporary affairs.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territoria ... _of_Poland
- Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:11 am
- Forum: Government and Society
- Topic: Is it moral for the government to deny benefits?
- Replies: 9
- Views: 2934
The Liberation Theologians of South America came to the conclusion that stealing food, for example from supermarkets, is not immoral if the alternative for the thief (or their family) is starvation..because life is sacred. The main bit of the catholic church, who of course also think life is sacred...