Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Andy Skuce - you will be sorely missed

Sou | 8:52 PM Go to the first of 13 comments. Add a comment
Andy Skuce sadly passed away a short while ago on 14 September. He was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed by many. I was privileged to know him, if only online. He was thoughtful, wise and kind and a real gentleman in the true meaning.

If you haven't yet, do read his recent article where Andy let his readers know about his illness. That article is so typical of Andy.


Magma said...

Brief but right on the mark, Sou. Sad news.

Bernard J. said...

It's times like this where I realise how much I'd actually like to meet some of the names on the internet, and regret the absence of the physical that permeates too much of the virtual world.

Vale Andy. Another champion for the planet who will be sadly and sorely missed.

Tadaaa said...

Very sad news, I have one of his articles listed in my "favs" it was a great synopsis of where we are, what we know about AGW but also what we don't know

informative and well written

and I loved his article on sceptical science where he describes who he challenged his earlier assumptions regarding Climate Change

metzomagic said...

So sad to see Andy go. A sincere and selfless person.

Sou said...

I will leave it to others to write more. In many ways that article from Andy himself linked above stands as a tribute to him. I hope it stays on the internet. Just in case, here's a link to
an archived copy

We discovered we had more in common than climate. I lived for a short while on the island off Vancouver Island that Andy, some years later, called home. That was when I was much younger (on my "Grand Tour") and working as a builder's labourer! Such a beautiful place.

Dennis Horne said...

Thanks for letting us know. Seems Andy fought bravely on all fronts.

Bernard J. said...

This is not particularly on-topic, but given Andy's nature and especially the wisdom and sensitivity in his last post, I thought that some might be interested to listen to a conversation with Iain McGilchrist:


Listening to McGilchrist's description about how the two hemispheres of the brain complement each other, and what happens if the balance is lost, one cannot help but recognise elements of the disfunction in the example of climate change denialism and in the inadequate leadership shown by most governments and other of society's leaders. And perhaps in the general malaise in motivation shown by too many in the general community...

tonyb said...

Hi Sou

The last time you were absent from the blog for this length of time I seem to recall you had family issues.

I hope everything is well with you this time round.


Sou said...

Thanks for your concern, Tony.

I don't believe I've ever been away this long before.

I'm fine. It's my mother who is seriously ill, which has taken me away from blogging for now.

I shall return, in the not too distant future.

tonyb said...


I hope everything works out well for your mother, you, and your family.


Sou said...

Thank you Tony.

Tokodave said...

Likewise. While I've been missing your posts, family and friends come first. Best wishes in dealing with your Mom and family issues.

Sou said...

Thank you, Tokodave.