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September 15, 2021

Climate breakdown in Shropshire

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  1. Bill permalink
    September 15, 2021 2:12 pm

    Enjoy a well earned break

  2. David V permalink
    September 15, 2021 2:12 pm


  3. T Walker permalink
    September 15, 2021 2:14 pm

    Have a good spin Paul. Enjoy, you deserve it.

  4. Harry Passfield permalink
    September 15, 2021 2:29 pm

    I guess you were just trying to log on….
    Nice bike, btw!

  5. September 15, 2021 2:52 pm

    I’ve just been doing the same thing in Devon and I haven’t seen any climate breakdown ether.

    • Graeme No.3 permalink
      September 15, 2021 9:34 pm

      Climate Breakdown is now permanently employed at the BBC and only appears in the countryside on very rare occasions.

  6. September 15, 2021 3:21 pm

    I imagine the bicycle is socially distancing?

    • Chaswarnertoo permalink
      September 15, 2021 6:32 pm

      You won’t get that firewood on a bike!

  7. David Pounder permalink
    September 15, 2021 3:24 pm

    Please take care, a freak whirlwind or weather bomb may strike at any time – evidence of the ‘climate emergency’ of course!
    Enjoy the lovely normal weather – perfect for a bike ride.

  8. Cheshire Red permalink
    September 15, 2021 3:25 pm

    Someone’s gone electric.

  9. Doug Shield permalink
    September 15, 2021 3:29 pm

    Looks desperate Paul, I don’t know how you’ll get through it. Might I suggest a tin foil hat and full hazmat suit!

  10. September 15, 2021 3:38 pm

    I pass such anti-“traveller” logs around here on my bike too.

  11. John Hultquist permalink
    September 15, 2021 3:51 pm

    [Seems that land owner doesn’t want anyone driving into that field.]

    Although not as fancy, I have a large landscape log.
    This summer (and now) a colony of wild bees decided it would make a good home.
    There is a small hole mid-length, and I think a second opening on one end.
    Whether by design or happenstance, the openings have a substance (wood particles?)
    plastered about. It is a light brown against the darker color of the log, as in Paul’s photo.

  12. Robert Jones permalink
    September 15, 2021 3:55 pm

    Take advantage of the surroundings before Extortion Rebellion arrives!

  13. JohnM permalink
    September 15, 2021 4:04 pm

    OT. National Grid site fire shuts down power cable between France and UK

    • AC Osborn permalink
      September 16, 2021 5:13 pm

      And the press is blaming the high prices on that 1Gw and absolutely no mention of the totally pathetic output by all those expansive wind turrbines.

  14. JonBak permalink
    September 15, 2021 4:29 pm

    Good job all those windmills are still turning to provide electricity for your bike (to help you get up the hills?)

  15. Nick permalink
    September 15, 2021 4:37 pm

    I’m sure I can hear the strains of, “Banks of Green Willow” when looking at this photograph.

    • Jack Minnock permalink
      September 15, 2021 6:28 pm

      Here’s myself with a vision of himself naked dancing round the the fields to “All around my hat”!

  16. sixlittlerabbits permalink
    September 15, 2021 6:09 pm

    Glad you are enjoying God’s creation. Have a great time.

  17. James Neill permalink
    September 15, 2021 6:24 pm

    Have you named your e-bike Climate Paul?

  18. Harry Passfield permalink
    September 15, 2021 9:20 pm

    Hope you are R4-free where you are, otherwise you may have heard, as I did, some hysterical woman on the XR/Insulation traffic Taliban blockade screaming at the reporter that, ‘We only have three, maybe four years left! Think about our children! What will happen to them in this emergency!?’
    BBC. You have a lot to answer for.

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      September 16, 2021 12:26 pm

      We used to pity these End of the World nutters, now we think they are righteous prophets. The young have no idea how lucky they are to ge young in this age.

  19. Luc Ozade permalink
    September 16, 2021 6:54 am

    Lucky you, Paul, to still be able to ride a bike. I haven’t ridden a bike for ~70 years. Always a petrol-head (and refuse to change).

    Enjoy your sojourn.

  20. cookers52 permalink
    September 16, 2021 8:06 am

    Obviously a faked photograph. Shame on you, you are a denier.
    The reality as portrayed by the BBC is that the countryside is an environmental catastrophe, if you open your eyes you can see that prickly pears are taking over.

    • September 16, 2021 8:56 am

      Yes, the countryside in now blanketed by Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam. There are no insects, mammals or birds anywhere to be seen. Wildfires and floods have destroyed everything else.

    • Pancho Plail permalink
      September 16, 2021 11:18 am

      Not in Shropshire, they aren’t!

  21. cookers52 permalink
    September 16, 2021 8:59 am

    As a nation we have just been traumatised by something we cannot control, a pandemic.

    I can see that everything we cannot control, that might harm us, is now causing panic. We cannot control the weather.

    Throughout human history it has always been this way, plagues come and go but our beliefs are what rules our behaviour.

    The sad truth is our greatest foe is our fellow human beings.

  22. Stonyground permalink
    September 16, 2021 10:05 am

    Does anyone know what became of a university, Bristol I think, touting for photographs depicting climate catastrophe? As I recall, the plan at the time was to bombard them with idyllic scenes such as this one. It is pretty pleasant up in Yorkshire at present. Yesterday I did a combination swim and bike ride. 12 miles of disused railway line and urban on bike, 1500 metre swim, 12 miles of urban and disused railway line on bike. A very pleasant outing. This weekend I’m off to Belvoir Castle to do a 24 hour race. See how far you can run or walk in 24 hours. The world record is 191 miles.

  23. Tim Spence permalink
    September 16, 2021 10:08 am

    I see signs of illegal logging activity and part of an ancient hedge has been ripped out. But the asphalt looks like a good place to situate a Stevenson screen.

  24. Carbon500 permalink
    September 16, 2021 4:23 pm

    Doesn’t anyone realise that the picture of the bike was taken in Antarctica?

    • John Hultquist permalink
      September 16, 2021 6:00 pm

      That’s funny.

  25. September 16, 2021 4:31 pm

    It’s worse than we thought. Enjoy

  26. September 16, 2021 9:53 pm

    BBC News website now has a Tab called “Climate”.

    It is worse than we thought!

  27. Harry Davidson permalink
    September 17, 2021 1:57 am

    In other news: according to the Graun the new Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, is apparently a climate heretic. She has described members of the Climate Cult as ‘fanatics’ – that must call for burning at the stake, surely? Does Her Majesty Princess Nut-Nuts know about this? Has Boris slipped the leash here?

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