Tag Archives: climate

We are experiencing Extremes

Republished article: Extreme heat waves in a warming world don’t just break records – they shatter them July 23, 2021 1.14pm BST Updated July 26, 2021 5.15pm BST Author Scott DenningProfessor of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University Disclosure statement Scott Denning has … Continue reading

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Cowed by climate change 

Image of map of Peru In March 2017, Reuters reported ‘Abnormal El Nino in Peru unleashes deadly downpours; more flooding seen’ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-peru-floods-idUSKBN16O2V5 In the article it also says,”While precipitation in Peru has not exceeded the powerful El Nino of 1998, … Continue reading

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Obsidian and Power: Part One

One of the most fascinating subjects I personally keep returning to is the area around the Gulf of Mexico and that point in Earth’s history when she was hit by a massive asteroid and the millions of years of global … Continue reading

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Blueberries for my delight

The health value of blueberries have been promoted and I eat them  with relish.  Anyone who lives in Scotland is acutely aware that eating such luxury items comes at a high cost.  The supply is currently sourced from Peru.  Previous … Continue reading

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Bats around our cottage

As the winter draws in, Autumn having not been the golden wonder this year, we know our local Bat population will be in a state of near hibernation. Researching this topic, as I do each one I write about in … Continue reading

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Insects around me

Living in countryside with no living dwelling within sight of our cottage makes for an interesting life. Day and night we are presented with an array of insects. My favourite book as a child was ‘My Family and Other Animals’ … Continue reading

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Have gun will kill

Ornithologists do not recognise the pheasant as a UK bird, although it has the most beautiful plumage of any bird resident in these Isles. It was an Asian bird, finally domesticated and brought to Britain by the Romans adding to … Continue reading

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Glorious 12th

Yesterday was the ‘Glorious 12th’ and all grouse (lagopus lagopus scoticus ) in Scotland would have been finding themselves the target of many shooters had it not been a Sunday. No game may be shot on a Sunday. From today … Continue reading

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Land Use

10,000 years BCE there were around 1 million humans walking this planet. By 1800 AD there were around 1 billion. From Stone Age man, hunting and gathering a wide ranging diet we became farmers, and by 1800 we were dividing … Continue reading

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Iapetus Ocean

Drilling to the deepest parts of the Earth as possible has led scientists to infer the Earth is about 4.6 billion years old. A period of geological time known as the Archean ( 3.5-3.4 billion years ago) has been studied … Continue reading

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