Fake News is for amateurs; the real money is in Fake History

Fake News is for amateurs; the real money is in Fake History

  Think the global-warming wars are boring? Think climate science is a low-ante, “academic” debate? Think the never-ending, ever-impending trials of Rajendra Pachauri and Steyn/Simberg don’t really matter? Then the following post is for you. It doesn’t mention any of that stuff. Scepticus Augustus the Self-Introducing, Unique of my Name, King in the South-Southeast known … Continue reading

Honouring IIAWAM: ‘A social history of fear and loathing’

Honouring IIAWAM: ‘A social history of fear and loathing’

Welcome to International Islamophobia Awareness Week Awareness Month proper. Without any ado: a story that already had an introduction. Oh, and don’t let the masthead put you off. Give it a chance and we think you’ll agree that—for a Guardian article—this is 6-sigma, ‘I-Can’t-Believe-It’s-Not-Brad!’ good. Not great, but… you know. ■ “Fear and loathing: a … Continue reading

Red herrings in the desert

Red herrings in the desert

By Tim Hunter I grew up with David Attenborough. His programmes inspired awe, wonder and a thirst for knowledge. But now I find myself despairing every time a new programme is released as the underlying message that runs through every programme has become dogmatic and unscientific. However, I do try to watch with my 12 … Continue reading

Brexit and climate change policy

Guest post by Professor David Campbell, Lancaster University Law School. (First published in The Reporter: The Newsletter of the Society of Legal Scholars, Winter 2016.) An intriguing light is thrown on the implications of Brexit for domestic and transnational policy formulation by research into the way in which the 2°C target, now ‘adopted’ in Art … Continue reading