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Thunberg on Science

Greta Thunberg is one of those hard-to-pin-down thinkers whose ideas are widespread and influential without being well-defined. Like Sigmund Freud, Michel Foucault, and Russell Brand. Of course, she has written them down. In a book, published by Penguin Science. With an average of six lines of writing on each page. Like a Noddy book, though without … Continue reading

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More Hate for Less Heat

The Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) is a non-governmental organisation devoted to “Strengthening communities and democracy by disrupting identity-based hate and dangerous misinformation in digital spaces.”It’s British based (despite the spelling of its name) and, since the setting up of its website blog in May, has been largely concerned with countering mis-information on the coronavirus … Continue reading

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Kangaroos hop to it on emissions cuts

Australia’s national broadcaster ABC and the green-riddled education system combine to foist fake history and climate nonsense from an “Aboriginal” claimant onto credulous schoolies Sixteen-year-old Fiona Snodgrass-Greencaper (not her real name) arrives home from Williamstown Terrific College and asks, “Mummy, what’s for tea?” Williamstown, for those blessed not to live in Melbourne, is a gentrified … Continue reading

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Peter Gleick Sticks Up for Malthusianism

2018 Sagan Prize winner, Peter Gleick, has written a  review of Michael Shellenberger’s new book, Apocalypse Never and it’s been getting a lot of links from Shellenberger’s critics. He starts out with a description of the two  opposed philosophies of Cornucopianism and Malthusianism and how they apply to environmentalism. The review is illustrated with side by … Continue reading

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Five Go Off The Planet

“Hooray for the Hols!”cried Greta, tossing her plaits joyfully over her shoulders: “No more Latin, no more Greek, / No more freezing my arse off sitting on a cold pavement holding a placard reading Klimastreik!” (It sounded better in Swedish, of course.) There were five of them. Greta, just seventeen, was the youngest. Then came the … Continue reading

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Greta Thunbergs Fan Club

How to link the panic in pandemic with the climate crisis? The Guardian (who else?) shows the way: Pandemic shows climate has never been treated as crisis, say scientists. Letter also signed by Greta Thunberg urges EU leaders to act immediately on global heating Greta Thunberg and some of the world’s leading climate scientists have written to EU leaders … Continue reading