Tag Archives: climate change

Before humans there were many forms of life

Timeline: Pre-human evolution The earth is about 4.54 billion years old and the first life dates to at least 3.5 billion years ago. I found the following useful https://dinosaurpedia.wordpress.com I have referred back to Scotland (where I live) as this … Continue reading

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Out of Africa

Title: A San (Bushman) who gave us an exhibition of traditional dress and hunting/foraging behavior. Namibia. (IDBeatty_002219) Perhaps the biggest long-term strength of the hunter-gatherers’ lifestyle was that it provided an inbuilt control on the overall level of human population. … Continue reading

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Spring Equinox

In the last week of February our single snowdrop plant, bearing about 8 stems of flowers, appeared outside our room window. The nearest other snowdrops to be found are 5 miles from our cottage. They grow in abundance where the … Continue reading

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Ice and its significance

In 1816, headlines in newspapers read: “The Year Without a Summer” (also known as the Poverty Year, “The Summer that Never Was”, “Year There Was No Summer” and “Eighteen Hundred and Froze to Death”. Climate abnormalities caused average global temperatures … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Tree Deaths

I was reading an article in the ScienceDaily.com dated December 2012 entitled : “As Climate Warms, Bark Beetles March On High-Elevation Forests” As Scotland has mountain slopes upon which are many pine plantations, I was naturally interested. Here I quote … Continue reading

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The Twin Sycamore

When William the Conqueror transformed the nation in 1066, a follow on from his success was for future French families to decide to settle in Scotland. One example is the Maitlands, ( known as the Earls and Duke of Lauderdale),who … Continue reading

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