Thursday, October 15, 2009
A theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong. A model has a third possibility: it may be right, but irrelevant.
A Theme Thursday topic that a man can really embrace: CLIMATE CHANGE!
All winter down here at the arse end of the world [Trademark former Australian PM P.J. Keating] it's been rain, snow, sleet, grey skies, runny noses, grumpy kids, cranky wives and tired husbands.
So, if you don’t mind sir, I’d quite fancy a spot of CLIMATE CHANGE thankyouverymuch!
I am sure that the fellow holed up on this little yacht in the centre of the Derwent this morning would agree. Indeed, if the sea levels rise, he’ll be set.
And if we’re jabbering on about CLIMATE CHANGE, let me get a quick word in about my two very favourite periods of it: the Medieval Warm Period (AD 800–1300) that saw the Vikings get out and about raping, pillaging and composing heavy metal rock songs. Of course, how can you talk about that without mentioning the Little Ice Age (on and off from AD 1500ish–1850ish)? Personally, I blame the Little Ice Age for the poor state of cricket in the Enlightenment period (amongst other things).