Tuesday, December 09, 2008

RE:VIEW - Weather

Actually, another in a long list of 'pre'-reviews.

Just to acknowledge we got the thing and record a few first impressions before devoting a bit more serious time and effort to digesting it in totality

Title: Weather
By: The Met Office
Publisher: DK


Actually, it looks like a nice little reference tome. Each page is a mix of text, photography and illustration, and the chapters suggest a nice read from history to the latest science.

RE:VIEW - The Environment Equation

Title: The Environment Equation
By: Alex Shimo-Barry
Publisher: New Holland Publishers

pRE:view: At first blush, it looks quite simple, which may be a good thing.

Split into categories, it's essentially a page per 'action', with a carbon number attached.

To what extent one really gets a handle on what one is doing, the consequences and how to effect any changes, remains to be seen.

But it looks an easy, light read.

Junkk Rating: tba

AWARD - Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneur Awards

WHEN: 23rd February 2009
WHAT: Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneur Awards
WHAT... MORE?: Check URL.
URL: http://entrepreneurs.bankofscotland.co.uk/social/how_it_works.html
COMMENTS: Well, it seems worth a go. Lots to gain; little to lose.

Addendum - I did... plain forgot the deadline! Mind you, I was surprised they still had the money:)...;(

Plain foot in it?

Top anti-aviation activist secretly FLIES to airport protest in New York

A bit like the bowl of petunias in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, when this protest first broke, I thought: 'Oh no, here we go again'.

Frankly I think they achieve little more than giving the media a reason to get excited, those not involved breath a sigh of relief to have dodged a bullet, and those who very much are involved to err on being a tad miffed.

I was a little concerned when I heard this latest wheeze explained away by a senior activist (do they have 'ranks' like the military?) on the basis that they'd done a petition, had another protest and so it had become necessary to 'escalate'. Hmn. I wonder if there are any salaries, or at least donation-uses, that require a rather shorter timescale than in the past to satisfy the internal demands more than anything else?

So we come back to my eternal point about the right messengers for the message.

Not sure this has advanced the cause, really. A bit like causing vast disruption to a finely tuned system, which doubtless mainly resulted in many more emissions.

Hope she got some nice gifts in NY. It would have been a shame if the flight had been cancelled for such a critical trip.

Guardian - NEW - Lily savaged - The mouths of babes? A new media darling emerges. I just worry a tad about the allusions to taking things further if 'they' don't get 'their' way.

BBC - NEW - A distant climate - for a buffet of irony

From a blog (unconfirmed), to the news that the group is financed by the Lush founder: 'Yet, there is a Lush store at terminal 3, heathrow'.