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Lew Flushed with Success

Professor Lewandowsky has been quiet on the climate front for a couple of years now. (I’ll come back to this at the end of the article.) But media coverage of the Royal Society gold-medal-winning professor has been picking up due to a new interest of his – Donald Trump. His current area of research has been mentioned recently by Paul Rosenberg at … Continue reading

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“Uggianaqtuq. We’re Going Climate Bonkers:” – Guardian

The Guardian has no less than three articles out this week claiming that climate change is driving us doo-lally, with headlines like: “Mental health at the heart of the climate crisis”  “Ecological grief” and “How the climate emergency could lead to a mental health crisis” The articles report “increasing social anxiety and trauma… connected to the climate crisis,”“unprecedented levels … Continue reading

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Guardian Style Guide

I’ve been on holiday, thinking about things more important than an utterly insignificant rise of average global temperature of several tenths of a degree – things like art and art history. I was reading an article about Afghan sculptures recuperated by British Customs in the London Evening Standard 8/11/19 with a photo of a lovely … Continue reading

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BBC Two

I don’t follow media in my native country, but by all accounts David Attenborough makes great documentaries. So did Leni Riefenstahl. Any errors of appreciation she may have made in making films of Nazi propaganda were compensated for by her later photographic work among the Nuba of Sudan. She was 98 when she suffered broken … Continue reading

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When Marxist Physics Professors do Climate Scepticism

We quite often quote physics professors here, but not often physics professors discussing “the key role of maintaining dollar hegemony and the importance of the petrodollar to US global dominance,”or who argue that “the US has an existential interest to ensure that opioid drugs are traded in US dollars” and who quote Albert Camus, professor Mike … Continue reading