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  • Latest Data Demonstrate The Complexity Of Climate Science

    Satellite data collated by the University of Illinois Polar Research Group and released on 29 June shows a record sea ice extent anomaly in the Antarctic - some 2.074m sq. km. above the long term average measured between 1981 and 2010.

    Meanwhile computer forecasts predict above average sea ice cover in the Arctic from August for the first time since 1996.

    All this despite record breaking global temperatures reported in May.

    What is going on?

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Antarctic Sea Ice Chalks Another Record Despite Record Temperatures

Antarctic sea ice extent has set a new record as computer forecasts predict that Arctic sea ice extent will be above average this Summer even though global surface temperatures are at record levels. Sea ice extent in the Antarctic reached a record level for June with an anomaly – the variation from the long term … Continue reading

Letter from nine leading medical experts to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt that questions NICE guideance on statins.

Statins Row – A Debate Over Drug Efficacy Or A Symptom Of NHS Sclerosis?

A row rumbling on within the medical profession in the UK has erupted into the news again this week over the role of statins – the blood cholesterol lowering drugs that can cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes. By dramatically reducing cholesterol levels in the blood, statins can lower the risk of premature … Continue reading

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Prepare For Weird Weather! An El Nino Is Bubbling Up…

California’s long drought may be about to end as Australia gets much drier and the rest of the world experiences some decidedly odd weather – as well as excitable press headlines – all thanks to a huge bubble of warm water that is building up in the Pacific Ocean. This periodic warming of the surface … Continue reading

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Thirty Five Years To The Day After Thatcher Was Elected: Where Is Our Modern Leader?

Thirty five years ago today Margaret Thatcher became British Prime Minister, taking the helm of a country in a deep economic and social crisis following several years of mismanagement under the successive stewardships of Edward Heath, Harold Wilson and James Callaghan. The world was different in so many ways back then. There were no mobiles, … Continue reading

UK Deputy Prime Minister Clegg disputed UKIP leader Nigel Farage's claims about the the need to build a city the size of Manchester to cope with population growth. Yet ONS data shows we shall need to build the equivalent of a country the size of Belgium over 25 years...

Politicians Must Be Open About UK Population And The Need For More Infrastructure

There was a moment in the BBC debate between Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and UKIP leader Nigel Farage that touched on a massive issue for the future of the UK that our politicians seem reluctant to confront: the rate of our population growth; our ability to build and, crucially, to pay for the infrastructure that … Continue reading

“Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change,” IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri, told the news conference held in Yokohama, Japan, to launch the report, entitled “Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability”. Courtesy: BBC.

Climate Change: Effective Adaptation Versus Costly Curbs – The Dilemma For UK Policy Makers

The four horsemen of the apocalypse make an appearance in today’s report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). “Increasing magnitudes of warming increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive, and irreversible impacts” warns the report which makes for scary reading, highlighting the risks of food shortages, floods and the extinction of many … Continue reading

George Osborne: 3.2 million people will pay no income tax by 2015. But is this such a good idea?

Skin In The Game: Why Taking People Out Of Tax May Not Be Such A Good Idea

A philosophical thread ran through yesterday’s UK Budget linking the historic changes to pension rules with the increase in the amount that workers can earn before they start paying income tax. It is better for people to have control over their own money rather than it is to let insurance companies do it through pension … Continue reading

This is an image showing the changing polarisation of microwave radiation left over from the Big Bang in different parts of the sky. The Antarctic telescope discovered a faint but distinctive swirl pattern in the polarisation of cosmic microwaves left over from the Big Bang. This is evidence of cosmic inflation.

The Fingerprints Of God Are Found Imprinted On The Sky

News of a major breakthrough in physics emerged yesterday (Monday, 17 March, 2014) and is reported widely across the press today; and rightly so, for this is one of the most important scientific discoveries of our time. Scientists using a special radio telescope in Antarctica have found evidence that ancient waves of gravity rippled through … Continue reading

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Would You Want To Know If You Had Alzheimer’s?

Would you want to know if you were going to get dementia? That is the frightening question posed by new research published online in Nature Medicine this week. A new blood test that looks for tell-tale signs of Alzheimer’s in the fat composition of your blood has been developed by researchers at the Georgetown University … Continue reading

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The Big Question: Is It Our Moral Duty To Stand Up To Russia Over Ukraine?

Is it our moral duty to stand up to Russia? This was the first question debated on this morning’s edition of The Big Questions on BBC1 television in the UK. And the question cuts to the heart of the Ukrainian problem: what is the right thing to do when faced with illegal actions by a … Continue reading

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