Mike Robinson, Vanessa Beeley and guest Kevork Almassian with today's UK Column News.
UK Aiming For New Leadership With… Synthetic Biology
00:19 GOV.UK: First meeting of UK science champions to cement UK leadership in safe, responsible biology breakthroughs
Society of Chemical Industry: New Council looks to put UK at forefront of responsible engineering biology use
UK Research & Innovation (UKRI): Synthetic Biology for Growth
UKRI: Engineering Biology Missions Hubs and Mission Awards
The Trouble In Libya Isn’t Climate Change
03:10 BBC: Libya flooding: CCTV shows cars swept away in Derna
David Miliband (on X):
The devastation from Storm Daniel in Libya has been enormous: at least 5,000 killed and 30,000 displaced. Years of conflict have eroded the country’s ability to respond to increasing climate disasters.
Sky News (YouTube): Libya floods: Drone footage shows widespread destruction
Sebha University Journal Of Pure And Applied Sciences: A research paper published in November 2022 by Omar al-Mukhtar University by hydrologist Abdelwanees A.R. Ashoor warned about the dams holding back the seasonal waterway
The Ecologist (2015): War crime: NATO deliberately destroyed Libya's water infrastructure
Nina Byzantina (on X):
This is so enjoyable: the BBC got slapped with a community note about Libya.
The Trouble In Greece Isn’t Climate Change, Either
11:25 ThesaliaTV (Greece): Storm Daniel hit the Municipality of Palamas with fury, the situation is difficult
Vanessa Beeley (Telegram):
Aerial view of Libya devastation. UK promises funds for victims. There would be far less victims if UK and other murderous NATO states hadn't bombed the sh*t out of Libyan infrastructure including dams and water reservoirs.
902 (Greece): They were inundated in water and are being asked to pay to compensate them[selves]
Al Jazeera: After slew of disasters, Greeks wonder what is happening to their democracy
ASHTROM Group LTD: Home Page
Power Technology: Ashtrom Renewable Energy to co-develop solar projects in Greece
Seetao: Ashtrom Renewables will jointly develop solar energy projects in Greece
The Press Project: Hotels are not mobilised—they are "having a ball" with movement of refugees and flood victims
To Vima: Big US plans for Thessaly
Parallaxi Mag: Thessaly—fears of food crisis, general disaster
The Press Project: Human limbs found in burned train carriages, six months after tragedy
The Press Project: Flood victims being asked to pay for their compensation
The Press Project: Government legitimises "blackwashing" of water for those affected, says KKE [Communist Party]
The Press Project: Copernicus—New satellite image reveals scale of disaster in Thessaly
Kosmodromio: Trikala—Residents launch class action over floods: "They broke the dam on purpose"
To Pontiki: Agorastos—New revelation about bursting of dams: The only concern was for [the village of] Karditsa
IMF Occupation Greece (Blogspot): IMF vs. Greece—From organised arson to organised floods ... the Greek lockdown junta becomes the EU's poster boy for "climate change"
From Ukraine To Azerbaijan—Explained By Kevork Almassian
27:09 Radio Free Europe: Is Armenia Turning To The West?
TASS: Pashinyan changing country's politics to align with West
Syria: US War Rules Hypocrisy
38:41 Reuters: U.S. officials visit Syria's Deir al Zor in bid to defuse Arab tribal unrest
Al Mayadeen English: Syria condemns US delegation's illegal visit to Northeastern Syria
Send Non-ULEZ Compliant Cars To Ukraine?
45:07 GOV.WALES: Introducing default 20mph speed limits
BBC: 20 mph: Wales speed limit sat-nav warning ahead of change
Euronews: Paris cuts its speed limit to 30 kph in bid to protect climate
CrowdJustice: STOP ULEZ EXPANSION
Judiciary UK: Mrs Justice Cockerill—Courts and Tribunals Judiciary
Car Dealer Magazine: London used car dealers urged to send non-ULEZ compliant part-exchanges to Ukraine
SIREN 2.0—Know What That Means?
51:39 GOV.UK: SIREN study expands surveillance of respiratory pathogens ahead of winter
SIREN 2.0 will recruit participants from our original cohort of 45,000 healthcare workers, which remains the largest study of its kind globally
MHRA Yellow Card: Yellow Card centres
Lights Seen Before Or During An Earthquake
Jerusalem Post: Mysterious flash illuminates Moroccan sky moments before earthquake
Daily Mail: Mysterious lights were spotted in the sky before Morocco's devastating earthquake hit last week—and scientists don't know what caused them
ScienceDirect: Piezoelectric effects in quartz-rich rocks
Full Fact Does Full-on Irony
57:00 Full Fact (on X):
Freedom of expression is at risk, while lessons from the pandemic are forgotten in the Online Safety Bill.
Too much power is being left with internet companies.
Decisions about freedom of expression should be made openly and democratically.