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25 Nov 2015

A good article on ozone depletion sent in by Robert Farrar - did we really save the ozone layer? The link is at ... by guest blogger Steve Goreham who says that over the last few years the ozone hole has reappeared and is still growing over Antarctica in spite of it being 30 years since the banning of CFCs.

24 Nov 2015
Glastonbury abbey

Well I never. The Glastonbury monks made it up. William Blake got it wrong.

24 Nov 2015
Tom Dillehay

Tom Dillehay is a controversial archaeologist as he was in charge of the excavations at Monte Verde in southern Chile. The controversy involved the dates for human activity he unearthed, unpopular at the time because Clovis First ruled the roost in North America. His dates, at the time, were 14,500 years ago, and humans had to get as far south as Monte Verde after the end of the Ice Age (around 15,000 years ago as far as melting ice was concerned).

24 Nov 2015
dendritic patterns

At ... starts with a dendritic pattern distinguished by vegetation near Ostia, the former port of Rome. The ridges can be clearly picked out. Along the Italian coast such features are said to be common. The author of the piece speculates these were formed by thunderbolt strikes (lightning) which sent massive shockwaves ripping through the Italian countryside.

24 Nov 2015
Homo erectus

At ... the Chinese have unearthed a well preserved skull of Homo erectus which will be invaluable to anthropologists and people specialising in human evolution. It was excavated in Dongzhi County in Anhai Province and it has already been named Dongzhi Man. It was buried amongst a number of stone implements, the teeth of other humans together with bone fragments, and some 6000 bones of animals that it is claimed, had been slaughtered and prepared by humans.

24 Nov 2015
temperature data shifting

At ... the title explains the contents of the blog report which is now a widely known problem, first aired at Tony Heller's blog some time ago, and climate scientists need to explain themselves in a clearly understandable manner (instead of shreiking blue murder). Dr Friedrich Ewert looked at the data behind the global warming claim after it was reported by the media that first 2014, and then 2015, were the warmest years ever - but the spring and summers were fairly cool.

23 Nov 2015
a deep breath of air

23 Nov 2015
co2 or sun

At ... is instructive in that it explains why climate scientists do not foresee the Sun playing a role in global warming. This is one of a sequence of posts by Dr David Evans and he says, it is not co2 - but climate scientists say it isn't this fellow.

22 Nov 2015
earthquake fire

Paul Devereux wrote a couple of books back in the 1980s on earthquake lights and electro-magnetic discharges associated with earthquakes which had a New Age slant but was an attempt to nudge people out of their inertia in respect of fringe science. He went on to investigate pyschology, psychodelia, and harmonic phenomena (stones that ring like a bell etc). As such, Devereux will always be a little on the sidelines - as his work on earthquake lights proved to be.

22 Nov 2015
religious peaks and troughs

Alfred de Grazia, in his book 'The Divine Succession' made a connection between catastrophic events, and peaks and troughs in religious experiences. We live in a pretty stable world as far as nature is concerned, with little activity in the cosmic zone, and religion in general is pretty quiescent.