The Forgotten Monsters of Prehistory

My 12 year old son’s third book – The Forgotten Monsters of Prehistory – is now available to buy from Amazon and Lulu. Prepare to take a journey back in time to witness the most fearsome creatures ever to walk the Earth. Enter hostile habitats; from bug-filled swamps to dinosaur deserts, and meet everything from giant scorpions and More...

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By Tristan Fischer On Saturday, July 9th, 2016
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Brexit has highlighted those that were left behind by globalisation

HFN thinks that leaving the European Union would be a mistake.  It is likely, however, that it will happen.  So be it.  The world will not end. However, Brexit has highlighted a serious problem that threatens More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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Greenland’s ice caps are bigger than thought previously. So what?

Lots of interesting science coming out at the moment about the impact of global warming on sea levels.  A new report about Greenland claims that the ice that is trapped on land is much greater than previously More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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Antarctic ice loss is double what previously thought

Remember those climate change sceptics who claimed that while they agreed that Arctic ice cap loss was accelerating, the Antarctic was seeing an increase in ice.  They were wrong. From the Guardian: Antarctica More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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Why do we hate wind energy?

Great cartoon by Hellerton says a lot about the irrational fear of wind energy.  Look at all of the alternatives!    More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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Climate Change as a game of Tetris

TED has come up with a good explanation of Climate Change using the game Tetris as an analogy for carbon “blocks” building up in the atmosphere.  At 2:48 minutes it won’t take much time to watch More...

By Tristan Fischer On Monday, April 21st, 2014
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4700 AD – an unimaginably distant future

History Future Now spent the Easter break in Sicily amidst the ruins of Greek and Phoenician cities.  Agrigento, founded by Greek colonists in 582BC, contains one of the most extensive collections of Greek temples More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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The Holy Trinity: How to explain Climate Change to Conservative Christians

To the great surprise of most people living in North America, January 2014 was the fourth warmest January in recorded history, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. What is even more More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
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The rise of the West was based on luck. That has run out.

Many Westerners fret about the relative decline of the West. For over 500 years, since the successful conquest of the Americas by Atlantic Ocean facing European countries, the West has dominated the world in terms More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, January 31st, 2014
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“Team West” is worried about its decline. Don’t be. It is quite normal

Many Westerners fret about the relative decline of the West.  For over 500 years, since the successful conquest of the Americas by Atlantic Ocean facing European countries, the West has dominated the world in terms More...