Null Hypothesis Unlikely Science from Bristol University

March 1, 2007 at 9:55 pm | Posted in Climate change, Environment, Humor, Humour | 9 Comments

Hold your breath! (P.S. Forever … … …)

Latest climate change science news on Radio 4 this afternoon: ban exercise! In fact, while we’re at it, why not ban breathing?

Scientists from Bristol University are cracking up have cracked the climate challenge: stop breathing and we can all save the planet for future generations, of what? as we decompose. They are now preparing to claim their Virgin Earth Challenge prize from Richard Branson 😉

The Virgin Earth Challenge is a prize of $25m for whoever can demonstrate to the judges’ satisfaction a commercially viable design which results in the removal of anthropogenic, atmospheric greenhouse gases so as to contribute materially to the stability of Earth’s climate.

Bristol University scientists undergo media training in the hope of receiving their big prize from Richard Branson

Ed: did anyone tell them it is March 1st, not April 1st?!




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  1. Thanks for the link to Null Hypothesis. 🙂

    Now I have such a good reason to slob
    and watch relaxing programmes
    like football snooker or chess.

  2. Dear little indian,

    Yes, but only if you hold your breath the entire time!

  3. 😦

  4. I just added a picture of the Tesla Roadster. That is a real example to combat climate change and should cheer you up 🙂

  5. Call me the eternal cynic,

    I first looked at the size of the boot….
    My initial thoughts,
    Does it come with a free window sticker that says
    “My other car is a 4×4.” ?

    Then I looked at the price…

    Going back to practice breath holding. 😦

  6. My other car is a bike!

    Matt and I are waiting for version 3 (price point more suitable for the masses!)

    Looks cool, though.

  7. Bike? Will that not increase the CO2 I breathe out?

    I have the perfect idea that can win anyone the $25m.
    “Little Indian’s
    Chlorophyll© suncream,
    Splash it on and slob it out.
    and trap the CO2s like Brussels’ Sprouts.”

    Apologies for a thin attempt at humour, but it is Friday.

  8. Not if you sit at the top of your Himalayan mountain and hold your breath as you freewheel down!

  9. Friday? I was sent a good dose of Friday humour by Sarah yesterday: she was planning ahead! (Either that, or she thinks it is Saturday now hmmm … Sarah?)

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