Electric cars won’t stop climate change?

Electric cars are becoming a must-have Electric cars are one of the ways we can help reduce consumption of fossil fuels and hare strongly advocated by many. In a recent post, getting one was one of the options I said I needed to consider when thinking of ways I could...

Save the planet? Me? How?

Save the planet from what? Save the planet from climate change, of course, about which I wrote about recently. I said governments, businesses and individuals all need to act and act now. Although I have come late to this party, I can now appreciate the seriousness of...

Climate change – how late am I?

Climate change is not new. The climate has been changing ever since the end of the Ice Age, around 10,000 years ago. There have been ups and downs but on the whole the world has been getting gradually warmer. However, many people are just becoming aware of it. At...

Andrew Hoy has a lesson for us all

Andrew Hoy is who? Andrew Hoy is a member of the Australian silver medal winning team at the Olympic equestrian three-day event, who also  won an individual bronze. At 62 he is one of the oldest competitors in any event at the games and a veteran of eight Olympics....

Reading most urgently recommended for the PM

Reading is good for you Reading is good for your mind and your soul. It can benefit your finances and your body if you apply the lessons correctly, as I should. I hope you didn’t stop learning when you left school or college. There is a wealth of knowledge and...

Statistics don’t mislead, politicians do

Statistics have many uses Statistics can inform or educate us. They can correct misunderstandings. Their greatest value, often, is that they let us see things in proportion, which means we do not have to overreact to a few untypical events whether crimes, accidents,...