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Remember the NGO woman who also works for the BBC as head of social outreach and did SoICanBreathe season
"Emily Kasriel‏ @ekasriel
People don't like solutions handed down to them by people who know. We need co-creation of solutions #socsent #whatworks2017 "

Apr 26, 2017 at 1:57 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Times: "Google pledging to ensure that results from reputable sources appear above conspiracy theories and racist material."
We know where that one is going
tricky blogpost
\\Google is asking for your help to spot fake news results.
On Tuesday, Google will have new feedback tools in its search results so users can flag content that appears to be false or misleading. (Facebook launched similar tools earlier this year ...) This will help teach Google's search algorithms to weed out hoaxes and, in theory, keep them buried in search results.

**Google also says its algorithms have now been trained to demote "low quality" content based on signals like whether the information comes from an "authoritative" page.//**

Apr 26, 2017 at 1:42 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Caliche - that was the word used for the top soil of the desert when I worked in the Nitrate mine in the Atacama
zero % daytime humidity

Apr 26, 2017 at 1:34 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Stewgreen. Interesting gardening predictions, but would have to see if they are based on projected trends or climate change model fantasies. We in Eastern England already live in semi-desert rainfall conditions (25 inches or less per year) and the only thing that saves us is that rainfall is distributed over the whole year. What may happen in the near future is that rainfall may become more seasonal, being concentrated in the winter with droughts in the summer. This would return us to conditions prevalent during past interglacials when carbonates accumulated in our soils (calcrete or caliche) something currently not happening. Is a projected 5 degree temperature increase even reasonable? I am, however, prepared with a largely gravel garden in the back, and brickweave in the front!

Apr 26, 2017 at 11:53 AM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

The Westminster Environmental Audit Committee have squeezed out a "devolpement" report - months in the making (2 years actually).

The foundation for all the hundreds (thousands?) of hours work put in ...? Yes, The Global Goals - the obvious intent of their work being to gold plate those goals.

The Government should start a national conversation about implementing the Goals, working with the BBC and other national media, and provide the public with ways to get involved. This could take place as part of Red Nose Day and Comic Relief, and link with charities working in the UK and overseas.

Your taxes at work - we're doomed.

Apr 26, 2017 at 11:52 AM | Registered Commentertomo

Stewgreen: The RHS is another organisation from which I've just cancelled my subscription and membership! I shall send the RHS a suitably worded email. Well done the BBC and the RHS!!!!

In fact I have suffered from an awful lot of damage in the garden overnight, resulting from severe frost brought on by man-made global warming.

Apr 26, 2017 at 11:43 AM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

Something just tacked on end of news - Phil a (Gardeners Question time old timer) saying weather is more important to Gardens than climate change ..and recently places were running dry
(well there seems plenty of rain these days) ..raining now ..hailstones yesterday

Must be a reply to Shukmanns new piece Climate change could transform gardens

Apr 26, 2017 at 11:15 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Clipe, Ross, SandyS, This must stop. Stewgreen will be forced, as previously, to castigate us "old granddads" from cluttering up his precious "Unthreaded".

Apr 26, 2017 at 10:29 AM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

short BBC WS prog "So I Can Breathe: What Difference Did It Make?
The season So I Can Breathe explored some of the ways the world is seeking to reduce air pollution. How much of an impact did it have. Head of the project Emily Kasriel joins Rajan in the Over To You studio to explain the impetus for the season and listeners from around the world share their thoughts on its efficacy."

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People don't like solutions handed down to them by people who know. We need co-creation of solutions #socsent #whatworks2017

Apr 26, 2017 at 10:26 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Good luck with the operation when it comes, I have other problems with my eyes which will eventually so the doctors tell me need an operation. I'm sure it will improve things no end.

The wisdom of age has long been discarded as nonsense, the energy, experience and knowledge of youth has taken its place. I don't think things have improved as a result. My youngest (30 this year) was talking about his "young" trainee (a late teens young man) who thinks he knows everything and tells my son how it should be done. I said it's a sign you're getting old when you realise teenagers don't know everything!

Apr 26, 2017 at 10:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterSandyS

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