Nuclear energy? An African perspective

Ntogo tells me that at the recent Green conference he attended in Matabeleland there were fisticuffs between the pro- and anti-nuclear factions. The pro-nuclear attendees, led by two Finnish authors, initiated the turmoil by throwing chairs at the Chair, whom they accused of being in the pay of his anti-nuclear overlords, the Bodongo brothers. The […]

Change it climb

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, was pronouncing recently on climate change, as was the Pope. Little-known fact: The Pope prefers his title to be pronounced in the manner of Inspector Clouseau – ie Perp.  (This leads to some confusion amongst American crimefighters, for whom “perp” means perpetrator (of a crime)). Carney opined […]


What worries me about greens is that when you eat them the flavour that they release and the texture are both icky beyond description. I mean, I’d just as soon eat the spoon.

The Bibble: Thank you, Bronze Age

Erich Fromm, in To Have Or To Be?, contrasts the two following works. The first is by Tennyson: Flower in a crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies, I hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower—but if I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in […]

Climate change is UN hoax to create new world order

The Guardian drew my attention to this alarming fact recently revealed by Maurice Newman, advisor to the Australian Prime Minister. It would appear that somewhere off-limits to the non-Illiuminati there are, gathered together, evil characters plotting to enslave humanity by the simple expedient of trying to prevent greenhouse gases rendering the planet uninhabitable. If ever […]

A layperson’s observation about global warming

I have a layperson’s observation about global warming.  The projections, unless governments and scientists really get to grips with the issue, are alarming, it seems. Do you think that it’s the case that people like me tend to dismiss such a scenario as millennial (or whatever the 2015 equivalent is) and therefore too terrible to […]