Flooding and how to manage it

Here in Worcester we’re used to flooding. However, exceptional floods in 2000, 2007, 2012 (wettest year on record) and now 2014 (wettest winter on record) tell us more about our changing climate than attempts by Eric Pickles to blame the flooding on the...

Will More Evidence Convince Climate Change Sceptics?

Ben Goldacre, on his Bad Science blog, discusses some research into the effect of corrections on formerly held beliefs. The worrying outcome of this research is that for some people a correction, rather than changing their mind, actually makes them firmer in their...

One benefit of the volcanic ash cloud

With planes over most of northern Europe grounded due to the Icelandic volcano sending ash into the sky, this may be a good time to reassess our relationship with flying. With predictions of up to a week of no planes, people are having to find alternative ways of...