Ronnie Cohen writes about the muddle of measurement units he has found on public signs in London, particularly those related to public transport and cycling. If two measurement systems were not bad enough, he has found there are now three.
One of our regular readers, John Frewen-Lord, offers this contribution to the festive fare:
On 12 November, Voice of America reported as follows:
“President Barack Obama has announced that the United States and eight other Pacific nations have reached the broad outlines of an agreement to create a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to liberalize trade.
At the time of writing we do not know the composition of whatever government may emerge from the current Parliamentary arithmetic. However, we can note the results of a number of supporters and opponents of metrication.
Scientists often complain that they are much misunderstood and they worry that they are failing to get their message across to the general public. At the same time, most scientists refuse to get involved in the campaign to persuade the Government and the general public to complete the metric changeover. Could there be a connection?
If you are thinking of visiting the moon, you will now need to take only one set of spanners. (News item reported by two UK Metric Association members). Continue reading “NASA opts for a metric moon”
Welcome to ‘Metric Views’, a UK Metric Association website. This website aims to provide information and comment about the UK’s transition to the global metric system of measurement, and to show why the UK should complete the changeover as quickly as possible.