Monthly Archives: December 2015

Obama and Bear Grylls

I was going to write about something else but in my last post before Christmas had to write about Obama and Bear Grylls.  It was with some amazement I learned this programme with the two of them was being made, … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – volunteering

I heard a very interesting programme on volunteering this week.  This is something I have been mulling over for sometime and this programme covered much of what I have been mulling over.  Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane who … Continue reading

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Pelerins du climat part 3

In the last of my pelerins posts I will reflect on a mixture of what we did in Paris, what we may have helped in a very small way to achieve, what I have learnt from the experience and what … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – global emissions fall

As the COP21 talks enter their most critical phase the news has come that global emissions are set to fall this year.  To those of us that went to Paris with modest optimism this is good news.  This is despite … Continue reading

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Pelerins du climat part 2

Our “official” role as pelerins started at Newhaven ferry port on the 24th of November.  The weather was not good and the crossing was very rough and I was slightly sick on the ferry.   Nevertheless after the previous days cycle … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week -cities green pledges

As the climate change talks in Paris continue a number of cities have made green pledges.  Amongst those in the UK making green pledges include Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds, Nottingham and Glasgow.   They claim that by 2050 (why is … Continue reading

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Pelerins du climat part 1

Being pelerins* or pilgrims is a long standing Christian tradition.  In the bible the closest thing I can think of is the passover, although other pilgrimages existed.  You might remember Jesus went missing on the way back from Jerusalem celebrating … Continue reading

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