compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
Summer has remained mostly the same for a millennium or more. Around the year 900, Old English speakers were already using the word sumor for the warmer months. Some say the word summer is probably close to the version heard 4,000 years ago, when people spoke the prehistoric Indo-European language believed to be the ancestor to many languages spoken across Europe and India today. But summer isn’t what it used to be. The season is getting so hot that it might be time for a new name: “danger season.”
The phrase, part of a new campaign by the Union of Concerned Scientists, refers to the period from May to October marked by a drumbeat of disasters in the United States. During these months, people across the country still splash in pools and head to the beach, but increasingly, they also suffer through heat waves, flee from wildfires, breathe smoky air, and board up homes as hurricanes approach.
Posted by Michael Grove on June 18, 2022 at 22:00
There is a stark gap between what governments have promised to do to protect the climate, and the measures and policies needed to achieve the targets. At the Cop26 summit last November, countries agreed to bring forward plans to limit global heating to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels – the limit of safety, according to scientists. They have so far submitted pledges that would limit temperatures to under 2C.
BUT the policies and measures passed and implemented by governments would lead to far greater temperature rises, of at least 2.7C, well beyond the threshold of relative safety, and potentially as much as 3.6C. That would have “catastrophic” impacts, in the form of extreme weather, sea-level rises and irreversible changes to the global climate.
Posted by Michael Grove on June 6, 2022 at 9:30
Buckminster Fuller's concept of VECTOR EQUILIBRIUM &
my creation of a NEW MODEL of THE UNITED NATIONS
I would propose that every aspect of "Bucky's" IDEAS
pertaining to the equanimity of the balance twixt point,
line, surface and structure, were significantly influential
during my time spent at BorehamWood Grammar whilst
studying 'A' Level Maths Pure & Applied, Physics and Art
during which [TIME] I began to understand the concept
of geodesics and geodetic structure, whist building a
model of a WWII Wellington Bomber.
Fuller's concern with fine-tuning…
Democracy around the World
and as Gideon Rachman has so lucidly proposed: "Authoritarian leaders have become a central feature of global politics."
Since the beginning of the millennium, when Vladimir Putin took power in Russia, authoritarian leaders have come to dominate global politics. Self-styled strongmen have risen to power in Moscow, Beijing, Delhi, Brasilia, Budapest, Ankara, Riyadh and Washington.
Gideon Rachman's details • in his The Age of the Strongman classic • of Putin's rise to power and his time spent in Dresden, have most certainly filled in the gaps for me so to speak, as to how and why Canon got the inside track to the potential opportunity of utilising my Interactive Multimedia Bureau System, in Eastern Germany after…Continue
THE World Wide Web [IS] COMPLEX to the degree of requiring those Lords & Masters who are supposedly in[CONTROL] • [BE]ing AWARE of the consequences of THEIR ACTIONS of allowing HM STAFF to continue working from home, without any access to the “tools of their trade” so to speak, whilst [BE]ing exposed to the complete lack of security that the World Wide Web [IS] today exposed to on a second by second basis. Thank …Continue
[IT] was during the time I spent doing my Art/Maths/Physics GCE 'A 'levels at Grammar School, that I first became aware of THE works of Bridget Riley, and particularly her Blaze 1 emulsion on board, which very much sowed the 'seed of understanding', so to speak, of my own Spiral Art of the POSSIBLE spirituality.
STARTED THE WAR IN UKRAINE and is responsible for
how it is being waged. But why he did so is another
matter. The mainstream view in the West is that he is an
irrational, out-of-touch aggressor bent on creating a
greater Russia in the mould of the former Soviet Union.
Thus, he alone bears full responsibility for the Ukraine crisis. But that story is wrong. The West, and especially America, is principally responsible for the crisis which began in February 2014. It has now turned into a war that not only threatens to destroy Ukraine, but also has the potential to escalate into a nuclear war between Russia and NATO.
The trouble over Ukraine actually started at NATO’s Bucharest summit in April 2008, when George W. Bush’s administration pushed the…Continue
The unprecedented wave of expulsions of Russian diplomats from European capitals – now close to 400 – is not just a symbolic, if reversible, act of revulsion at the war crimes for which Russia stands accused. It is part of a decades long battle to police the dividing line between espionage and diplomacy, one in which the west of late has been accused of too often ignoring a resurgence in Russia’s clandestine activities, either because of an excessive focus on domestic terrorism, or excessive reliance on intercepts.
Sir John Sawers, the former head of M16, last year said he suspected the west was picking up only 10% of Russia’s espionage.
The current scale of the exodus of alleged Russian spies – probably the largest single set of such expulsions in history according to the distinguished former French diplomat François Heisbourg – may also raise questions about why the west came to indulge so many Russian “diplomats” working on European soil. By Friday, among the EU member states,…
Posted by Michael Grove on April 16, 2022 at 10:30
and even the CHIEFS ARE NOT FIT TO BE INDIANS !!!
A man has said he is willing to starve himself to death if the energy minister, Greg Hands, does not offer all MPs the same climate crisis briefing that Boris Johnson has described as his “road to Damascus moment”.
For 17 days, Angus Rose, 52, has gone without food. Each morning he goes to Westminster to sit at the gates of parliament on a wooden folding chair, by a blown-up copy of a letter to Hands, in the hope the minister will meet him to talk. So far he has lost 10.9kg (1st 10lb) in weight but Hands has not shown up.
“I have said to him that I will continue not eating until he arranges a briefing where Sir Patrick Vallance will brief parliament and the cabinet and make the recording available to be televised,” said Rose. “So all of the pressure is on his shoulders. So he can’t escape it. He can’t just kind of continue. He can’t escape that pressure. He can’t deflect it. It’s ever-present.”
Rose has eaten nothing containing calories…Continue
1. These files are in the recommended reading order for a very good reason.2. In The Milk Is White read from the very first page viz. the title page.3. Most, perhaps all, questions that arise in the…Continue
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