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Jumping the Pangolin

Time was when a popular history of our modern world would begin: “In Sarajevo, a fatal shot from a Serbian nationalist rang out, killing the Archduke Ferdinand…” Future histories of the 21stcentury will no doubt open with: “In a Wuhan wet market, a bat shat on a pangolin..” No, really. It’s been reported from the … Continue reading

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Nudging Towards Bethlehem

Lewandowsky has a new article out in Nature Human Behaviour co-authored with Cass Sunstein, [the Artful Nudger] lead author Philipp Lorenz-Spreen, post-doctoral fellow at the Berlin Center for Adaptive Rationality, (no, really) and the Center’s director Ralph Hertwig. Authors Stephan Lewandowsky and Ralph Hertwig thank the Volkswagen Foundation for their support (presumably financial, and not merely automotive.) It’s … Continue reading

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LancetGate

The Lancet, like the British Medical Journal, has been publishing fake news for years about climate change. [They also published a fake article about deaths caused in the second Iraq war. That one interested me because my political opinions would have naturally led me to lend credence to their absurdly exaggerated figures, yet somehow I … Continue reading

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Planet of the Humans

I don’t mean to upstage Tony’s post, which is a creative work involving thought, takes five minutes to read, and will make you laugh out loud, while this one is just a signpost to this film by Jeff Gibbs, produced by Michael Moore which is overlong, and may make you cry. It has already been signalled by Anthony Watts at … Continue reading

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Not the Pleasant Thacker

(h/t Willie Soon) I hadn’t heard of Paul Thacker, journalist at DrilledNews. An article he wrote for Environmental Science and Technology back in 2006 defending Mann from criticisms by McIntyre is archived at Realclimate – Gaia knows why, since it contains no information about Mann’s work or McIntyre’s criticisms, referring merely to “former mining executive” … Continue reading

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Have We Won?

By that I mean, has climate hysteria finally been defeated, and will it be replaced by sensible, rational, evidence-based policies for dealing with changes in the climate, or any other natural process which may or may not be caused by human activity? Richard’s article two weeks ago based on an article by Jason Bordoff, suggested … Continue reading