Badgers and bTB

Here’s a head-ache for the new NFU President and his team, and also for Owen Paterson; one man in the first few days of his job and the other, if rumours are to be believed, in the last few weeks of his. An Independent Expert Panel was appointed by Defra to help evaluate the effectiveness,…

The new Clint Eastwood film

The NFU elections provided us with a the possibility of a new Clint Eastwood film  but whether it is a remake of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, or the Good, the Good and the Good, or simply the Bad, the Bad and the Bad remains to be seen.  I will try, very hard,…

Virtually good RSPB science

On Wednesday evening I attended the launch, at the Royal Society, of the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science.  In answer to the question ‘Where is this centre?’ the answer is ‘nowhere and everywhere’ – it’s a virtual centre (click here).  Have a walk around the virtual centre – I did and it’s a nice place,…

Climate change is real – get used to it!

If you were getting poorer and poorer, but last year you got poorer a bit more slowly than in previous years – would you be happy? The climate is warming – the 2000s were warmer than the 1990s (but not as much warmer as the 1990s were than the 1980s). This is the link to…

John Armitage’s successful e-petition

There have been 1011 e-petitions directed to helping Defra find its way to the sunlit uplands of truth and sustainability, launched, supported and closed on the Number 10 website.  John Armitage’s will, today, be the 1012th.  You have until 10:36 to add your name to his e-petition. Only 10 of those e-petitions passed the 10,000…