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Where is the Rest of the Universe?

As you may or may not know 96% of the Universe is "missing". Please kindly check your cupboards to see if you are unwittingly hiding some of it. Thank you!



OK so scientists can't explain why the Universe is expanding at an accelerating rate rather than slowing down as you would expect, so they have come up with the idea of dark matter and dark energy to explain it.

There's no proof of either, but it's a nice idea and helps justify spending billions on Hadron Colliders that might… Continue

Added by Tony Kearney on December 20, 2009 at 8:20 — No Comments

Copenhagen - Success or Failure?

Having been in Copenhagen for some of the COP15 process over the last two weeks and watching like everyone else the - will they, won't they - charade played out by the world's leaders one is forced to ask the question - did the Conference end in abject failure or was it in fact a success?



It is hard to see the Conference as being any kind of success, but then that depends on how we define success and what eyes we use to look at the gathering with.



Yes, of course we all… Continue

Added by Tony Kearney on December 19, 2009 at 7:39 — No Comments

Are We Missing the Point Here?

OK so next week COP15 kicks off in Copenhagen and although Barack Obama is now attending the signs are that no binding agreements are going to be reached about lowering emissions. I hope I am wrong but the signs aren't looking great at the moment. So will it be another bout of rhetoric, protectionism, silo mentalities, reality denials and posturing?



Well maybe, because I am going for some of it so look out for me there! :)

See:… Continue

Added by Tony Kearney on December 1, 2009 at 9:17 — 1 Comment

UK Plays Ostrich

In the last few weeks the UK Government has announced that it has given the green light for 10 more nuclear stations to be built to help cover energy supply over the next 30 to 50 years and help lower its CO2 emissions. Or so they say.



Well done team, you have once again shown impeccable leadership where denial of the realities is concerned.



Firstly, the building nuclear power stations doesn't lower CO2 emissions because if one looks at the the amount of CO2 emissions… Continue

Added by Tony Kearney on November 20, 2009 at 9:02 — No Comments

Fast Food Ain't that Fast!

Feeling peckish? Don't fancy cooking something yourself, but rather prefer to pop out and get some fast food?

Well if so, best not go to the local fast food joint because the food they provide there just isn't that fast in all honesty.



Oh sure they may cook it up for your right there and then or maybe it's even already there for you pre-prepared for you and all you have to do is drive in, place your order, pick it up and pay for it and off you go.



Well what can be… Continue

Added by Tony Kearney on November 10, 2009 at 7:55 — No Comments

How Much Does Water Cost?

One of the things that gives a false impression about the true costs of things is that often the price of natural resources is not included in the bottom line. As an example, the use of water in producing a beef burger. Water is regarded as a free resource, which is just as well because it takes over 1000 litres of water to produce one beef burger by the time it has gone through the food chain. Imagine if you had to pay £1 for every litre of water within the food chain according to how much… Continue

Added by Tony Kearney on November 8, 2009 at 9:07 — 2 Comments

You Cannot be Serious FSA!!

So the British Foods Standards Agency (FSA) has deigned down upon us all their view that organic food has no health benefits over "ordinary" food. Funny how food that is produced by using chemicals and pesticides is now regarded as being "ordinary" food don't you think?

It's not natural, but thankfully and to much relief all round, the FSA has decreed it to be "ordinary". Phew!



It is even more funny (peculiar, not ha ha) that when you think about it that we are therefore the… Continue

Added by Tony Kearney on August 7, 2009 at 12:28 — No Comments

Beyond Teflon!

Following on from my last blog about NASA crashing a probe into the Moon, since the recent



return of the Space Shuttle one of the greatest space secrets of all time can now be



revealed. It could be as big as the mystery of the Holy Grail, the riddle of the Sphinx and



what really happened to Sheargar combined!



Now over time NASA has sought to justify the horrendous expenditure they have incurred by



claiming that numerous amazing inventions… Continue

Added by Tony Kearney on August 5, 2009 at 7:36 — 1 Comment

Is Organic Food More Expensive?

Classic reasoning suggests that organic food is more expensive to produce and buy than so called main stream food. But is it?

If you look at the strict production costs then yes, on average, organic food costs about 10 -15% more to produce.



But, that is not the whole story because you have to consider the side effects as well.



For did you know that the average Irish person consumes 7 kg of preservatives and additives each year? In fact it now takes human beings longer… Continue

Added by Tony Kearney on July 30, 2009 at 0:49 — 1 Comment

Space the Final Frontier

Apparently NASA in its infinite wisdom is about to deliberately crash land a rocket into the Moon to try and create a crater so they can find out more about the Moon.



What a great way to spend countless millions of dollars!

Never mind the other billions upon billions that have also been spent on numerous other programmes over the years.



However don't get me wrong, I do believe that we need to continue with a space exploration programme into the future, but perhaps one… Continue

Added by Tony Kearney on July 28, 2009 at 15:57 — 2 Comments

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