Browsing is a dying art

June 16, 2007 at 6:55 am | Posted in Books, Bookshop, Browsers, Covent Garden, England, Leisure, London, My photos, Signs | 2 Comments

Browsers encouraged.
Browsing is a dying art.
Help keep it alive.
A bookshop is a sanctuary for the mind.

Browsers encouraged.  Browsing is a dying art.  Help keep it alive.

A bookshop is a sanctuary for the mind.

Treadwell’s Bookshop in Covent Garden promotes peace of mind and encourages time well spent in the ancient nooks and crannies of old London. These signs are in danger of belonging to a bygone era themselves soon; I love the way they are hung.



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  1. Hey, inel. Have you seen this video?

    I thought you might find it interesting. It makes a really good case for taking action, regardless of one’s opinion on the likelihood of catastrophic climate change.

  2. Hi reasic,
    This is my response to that video:

    I think that spreading this video will only encourage people to continue the mistaken belief that global climate change may not be real and may not be happening. It is real. It is happening. There are no odds associated with that part of your argument; it is a certainty and the IPCC says it is unequivocal:
    <blockquote>Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global mean sea level (see Figure SPM-3). {3.2, 4.2, 5.5}</blockquote>
    So, you need to delete your False row. Or draw it in, then strike a horizontal line through it to make the point visually.
    Your True row is the only valid option in the real world. You can still have two columns for inaction and action, but they only contain one row.
    That should make it a powerful 2-minute video 😉
    There is no valid debate about whether climate change is happening; there is a debate about exactly how much of the current warming is caused by human activities and whether we should do anything about curbing our emissions or carry on the easier path of business-as-usual; the biggest bone of contention surrounds what actions to take individually, locally and globally and whether they should be voluntary or enforced through legislation. The sooner we can get more people involved in that part of the debate, the better.

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