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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

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More Cambridge Climate Conspiracy Theory Theorising

I wrote about a major five-year project by Cambridge University on Conspiracy Theories and Democracy, financed by the Leverhulme Trust, here and here, noting how scepticism about the official version of climate science figured prominently in their research on conspiracy theorising. In another article I noted the existence of two other research groups based at British … Continue reading

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The Conversation or: “Does my Brain look Big in This?

Mark Maslin was one of the climate scientists interviewed in the Attenborough programme “Climate Change – the Facts.” He has a new article (his 24th) at the Conversation, “..in which a climate scientist interviews his climate striking daughter.” James Dyke, Senior Lecturer in Global Systems, University of Exeter also has a new article at the Conversation (his 44th) called … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Guardian Article

The article by Guardian Environment editor Damian Carrington on redefining the English language mentioned by Paul in his recent post led me to another article by Damian published just the day before, titled “‘Extraordinary thinning’ of ice sheets revealed deep inside Antarctica.” The subtitle says: “New research shows affected areas are losing ice five times faster … Continue reading