The roof of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral may not be converted into a swimming pool or a greenhouse after all.
Why do we need armies in the modern world? Can’t everyone just enjoy the beautiful world in which we live?
Has there ever been a period where there was NOT a war somewhere in the world?
Not in modern times, that I’m aware of. Perhaps when we didn’t have almost instant communication, perhaps.
And so we need the military to protect ourselves, but the craft in buildings like Notre Dame is better.
The French National Assembly (the lower house of the French parliament) and the senators both have to agree on the text before the bill can move forward. So at present, the bill to restore Notre Dame is not complete.
This video news report is a useful summary of the progress on Notre Dame after the fire, so far.
The French Senate has voted to approve plans to rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral and added a clause stipulating that it must be restored to how it was before the fire.
When Christian Frenzel saw reports of Notre Dame cathedral burning last month, his first reaction was to get on the phone and call colleagues in France.
Climate change doesn’t effect Notre Dame’s restoration, except…
The roof needs a lot of excellent quality beams of wood to repair. Quality wood is now in short supply. As climate change bites the quality wood will only become more difficult to come by.
The simple thing is, it’s an easy excuse and if done in a certain way, can build armies easily.
I’ve said it before, I’m a scientist, so I don’t believe in religion, at least not in any traditional way. But there are certainly things we have yet to discover.
Perhaps some things should always be regarded as magic.
For example, analysing certain isotopes in the cathedral’s timber frame could provide insights about the medieval climate.
This is a Microsoft project and I’m not a fan of Microsoft but maybe it will have a chance. Theresa May should have more time now anyway as she’s announced today that she will stand down on the 7th June.