Honeymoon in Sydney
|Honeymoon in Sydney can be described as a companion piece to The Greenhouse Effect, even though they were painted some fourteen years apart (Greenhouse in 1979 and Honeymoon in 1993).
As I mentioned in my notes accompanying The Greenhouse Effect, I was astonished to discover how soon a much-derided hypothesis could become the new pseudo-scientific Holy Writ. To my delight, I came across Professor Fred Hoyle's assertion that we could forget about the dire consequences of the Greenhouse Effect because the globe was heading towards a new Ice Age.
As an old-fashioned admirer of David Hume, the great Scottish Sceptic, I sometimes wonder if weather forecasting, or 'climatology', will ever be a proper science!
By the way, the 'honeymoon' in the title refers to the spot in Sydney Harbour where Japanese newlyweds come to have their photos taken with our Opera House in the background.