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Under Macron, the French have decided that they have had enough of the EU's free ferry service too.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/25/aquarius-cannot-disembark-in-marseille-says-french-minister

"France is not ready for now to let the Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius dock and disembark dozens of migrants at the port of Marseille, the country’s finance minister has said.

“For the moment it’s no,” Bruno Le Maire said when asked on BFM TV if Paris was ready to respond positively to a request from charities for permission to dock with 58 people onboard in the southern French port."

After all the publicity for Spain's troubled Government when they welcomed a free EU ferry, why go to France and be turned away?

Aquarius has nowhere left in the Mediterranean Ports of the EU to go.

Will Jeremy Corbyn invite them to Liverpool?

Sep 25, 2018 at 10:51 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie
Sep 25, 2018 at 10:39 AM | Registered Commentertomo

The enduring consensus of Swedish politics is not quite as dependably comfortable and reliable as a Volvo or Ikea chair.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/25/swedish-pm-stefan-lofven-losing-confidence-vote

"The Swedish prime minister, Stefan Löfven, will step down after losing a confidence vote in parliament, but with neither major political bloc holding a majority it remained unclear who will form the next government.

Voters delivered a hung parliament in an election on 9 September. Löfven’s centre-left bloc won 144 seats, one more than the centre-right opposition Alliance. The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats, with 62 seats, also backed the vote to remove Löfven."

Sep 25, 2018 at 10:30 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Any journal would have rejected it immediately.

Sep 25, 2018 at 9:16 AM | Entropic man

Have you found any problems with Mann's Hockey Stick yet, or are you just keeping quiet about them?

Sep 25, 2018 at 9:24 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

"However, Friends of the Earth Scotland director Dr Richard Dixon said: "This exploitation of this new gas discovery off the coast of Shetland is incompatible with a country and a world that takes climate action seriously.
"This gas should stay where is it.""
Sep 25, 2018 at 9:08 AM | Mark Hodgson

I wonder whether the SNP will support Dr Richard Dixon's opinion, or take the genuine needs of Scotland and its inhabitants seriously.

Sep 25, 2018 at 9:19 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Mark Hodgson

I do so hope Dr Richard Dixon is alive and remembered by the angry mobs who'll crucify him on a stationary windmill

Sep 25, 2018 at 9:18 AM | Registered Commentertomo

It doesnt add up

I just read your link. So many problems. Any journal would have rejected it immediately.

Sep 25, 2018 at 9:16 AM | Unregistered CommenterEntropic man

So, is it climate change, or the ozone hole? Must be climate change (aka man-made global warming) - the headline says so...
Sep 25, 2018 at 8:58 AM | Mark Hodgson

You can't tax a "hole", until people fill it with rubbish, and it gets called Landfill Tax.

There are big holes in Climate Science, packed full of rubbish ......

Sep 25, 2018 at 9:13 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

"Total announces major gas discovery off Shetland"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-45625287

"Energy company Total has announced a major gas discovery off Shetland.

Initial tests at a site on the Glendronach prospect indicated there could be about one trillion cubic feet of gas which could be extracted."

"Deirdre Michie, industry body Oil and Gas UK's chief executive, said: "This is a major discovery by Total which demonstrates the exciting potential the West of Shetland frontier region holds."

Global energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie said it was the largest conventional gas discovery in UK waters since Culzean in 2008 in the North Sea. A trillion cubic feet of gas equates to 176 million barrels of oil equivalent.

Kevin Swann, senior research analyst, said: "Exploration in the UK has been a huge concern so far in 2018 with just five exploration wells spudded to date - on track for lowest levels of activity since the 1960s.

"So this discovery is welcome news, even if there is more work to do if the UK is to fill the project gap that is set to arise in the next few years. The cupboard is pretty bare beyond 2020.""

But guess what?

"However, Friends of the Earth Scotland director Dr Richard Dixon said: "This exploitation of this new gas discovery off the coast of Shetland is incompatible with a country and a world that takes climate action seriously.

"This gas should stay where is it.""

Sep 25, 2018 at 9:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

Headline:

"Climate change kills Antarctica's ancient moss beds"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45629395

Detail:

"That is according to a study of the small, ancient and hardy plants - carried out over more than a decade."

That's right - unqualified headline, apparently justified by a single study.

Curiously, the problem is not that it's getting warmer, rather that it's getting colder and drier, apparently:

"The scientists discovered evidence of a drying climate affecting the plants.

When their study started, the moss beds were dominated by a species called Schistidium antarctici, which can survive long periods under water. By 2013, many of the beds the team studied were being encroached by two other moss species that thrive in drier conditions and are less tolerant to being submerged.

East Antarctica, the researchers say, has become colder, windier and drier due to the combined effects of climate change and ozone depletion."

""The ozone hole has pulled the polar jet stream further south, increasing its strength," explained Prof Robinson. "These winds isolate Antarctica and help to keep most of it cold as the rest of the world warms.""

So, is it climate change, or the ozone hole? Must be climate change (aka man-made global warming) - the headline says so...

Sep 25, 2018 at 8:58 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

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