May 2013

Motorist in hit and run incident with cyclist, foolishly brags on Twitter

In a remarkably foolish admission, a motorist bragged on twitter about knocking a cyclist off his bike, justifying her actions by her payment of road tax. Ignoring the fact that she apparently failed to stop after an accident and was quite possibly driving without due and attention, this individual is clearly ignorant of the status of ‘road tax’ which for starters was abolished in 1937 and is now referred to

While Britain shivers, Australia swelters and climate change consensus confirmed

Snow has fallen in parts of the UK during May 2013 as the unseasonably cold weather has kept our heating on and ducking for cover to avoid rain, hail and anything else the elements see fit to throw our way. It has also led to the usual suspects trying to make the same ill-informed link between unexpected cold weather in the UK and scepticism about climate change. This ignores the

Atmospheric carbon dioxide level reaches historic high of 400 parts per million

The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) gas in the in the Earth’s atmosphere passed 400ppm (parts per million) according to the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean, where researchers have been recording levels of CO2 in the atmosphere since 1957. Climate scientists are worried that increasing levels of CO2 will cause average global temperatures to rise which will have a significant impact on the planet’s climate system.