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138 Articles by Marc Roberts

Throbgoblins: More Noblesse Oblige

        Prince Charles continues to use his position a lot more wisely than the rest of the anachronistic rabble from which he hails. Frank may have been manning the anarchist barricades for 40 years but he now, somehow, finds himself in bed with Chuckles. Life, eh?   This cartoon is a modestly ... keep reading

Written by Marc Roberts in May 2009, about Celebrities, Climate Change, Green energy, Industry & Business

Throbgoblins: Once More Unto the Beach, Dear Friends

Once more unto the beach, dear friends. As a recent poll shows that even those who profess concern about climate change have no intention of cutting down on the jet-fuelled beanos, and as Portugese Men-o-war swarm into the Med' in the latest incursion by the jellied masses, I am ... keep reading

Written by Marc Roberts in May 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Environment & Wildlife, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Pollution, Transport, Travel

Throbgoblins: Surface Reflections

Whilst the world's media squeal about Swine-flu and worry about the sex lives of the rich and famous, some other stuff has happenedAl Gore has been talking about Black Carbon particulates, whilst temperatures at the top of the world soar. The Himalayas enjoy L.A. like pollution levels ... keep reading

Written by Marc Roberts in May 2009, about Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Economics, Environment & Wildlife, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Nuclear, Pollution

Elephants in da house

I didn't have room for the elephant. We're going through the housekeeping like there's no tomorrow, borrowing ourselves into the middle of next week, whilst the tabloids bark nonsense. Oh well, what's the worst that can happen? Some interesting background to the swine flu pandemic, from ... keep reading

Written by Marc Roberts in April 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Air Quality

Throbgoblins: Power Play

The UK Government's chosen sites for nuclear reactors include one already occupied by a wind farm. Another will be sited on the already over-crowded grave of satire.Meanwhile, the rush to palm oil and biofuels receives some small knock-backs, and Shell seem to be up to their old tricks ... keep reading

Written by Marc Roberts in April 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil

Throbgoblins: From each according to their ability?

        The wealthy in the UK are throwing all manner of hissy fits at the very idea of paying their fair share to help pull our collective fat out of the fire. They are once again threatening to leave the country in droves unless we all pucker up. Perhaps a concerted ... keep reading

Written by Marc Roberts in April 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife, Finance & Money, Lifestyle & Behavior

Throbgoblins: Equality and Diversity

As indigenous peoples worldwide are variously disenfranchised, de-iced and supplanted by agrobusiness and rip-offsets, their representatives gather to ask for some justice.Meanwhile, great rivers turn to wadis worldwide whilst others are dammed to a future of post-glacial dribbling.  Oh - and the land's turning to shit.Should anybody soaked ... keep reading

Written by Marc Roberts in April 2009

Throbgoblins: The Lotto Way of Life

                  No time to piss about.  Slim down. More stuff on Celsias you'll like:EPA Finds Carbon Pollution a Serious DangerPlanetary Skin: Monitoring Climate Change TWEET TWEET TWEET!  Get Celsias headlines on Twitter: Celsiastweets keep reading

Written by Marc Roberts in April 2009, about Climate Change, Lifestyle & Behavior, Philosophy & Religion, Population, Poverty & Development

Throbgoblins: Long Term Plan

                  The brain seems ill-equipped to deal with what it has to deal with. Oh dear.No wonder we forget the maths about electric cars and ignore sinking islands and bury our heads in disposable trash. No wonder we hold our breath for "clean" coal and look on the bright side ... keep reading

Written by Marc Roberts in April 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Consumerism, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government

Throbgoblins: Any Questions?

                  Nuclear sites are posited and arguments are made and consumption of electricity continues to expand, replacing one problem with another.Carbon trading and carbon offsets turn out to be less than the panaceas they were sold as. I for one am deeply shocked.Two takes on coral evidence of rapid ... keep reading

Written by Marc Roberts in April 2009, about Carbon Trading, Emissions, Energy Saving, Lifestyle & Behavior, Nuclear, Politics & Government

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