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Post by oftenwrong on Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:47 pm

A new quango is needed to help Britain brace itself against a once-in-a-century "solar superstorm", experts said.

Professor Paul Cannon, who chaired the Academy's working group on extreme solar weather, said: "The two challenges for government are the wide spectrum of technologies affected and the emergence of unexpected vulnerabilities as technology evolves. The Academy recommends that government sets up a Space Weather Board to oversee these issues across government departments."

PUT IN A PROPER JOB APPLICATION LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, PROFESSOR !


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Post by Phil Hornby on Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:10 pm

I believe that such an important position with such a taxing agenda requires somebody to make tea for them on a regular basis.

And I just happen to have my electric kettle with me...
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Post by skwalker1964 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:28 pm

Which, of course, wouldn't work if we actually had a superstorm.. Smile
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Post by Phil Hornby on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:20 pm

Thank heavens for my portable generator, which I thoughtfully packed, too... cheers
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Post by oftenwrong on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:51 pm

I consider myself a plausible candidate for a well-paid sinecure as a member of such a quango, having suffered quite a nasty sunburn in the summer of 1975.
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Post by oftenwrong on Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:24 pm

Spare a thought for those who sought shelter from such an occurrence in the sunny Caribbean.
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Post by oftenwrong on Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:33 am

Once again a light snowfall brings Britain to its knees.  In Scandinavia and Alpine nations they expect freezing conditions every winter, so have developed an infrastructure around that.  Here councils usually invest in snow-clearing machinery after a hard freeze, only to see it rust gently away in the depot during a succession of mild winters following.

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