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Fabricated news

This post isn’t directly climate-related, but it’s about a tactic used in the news media where considerable scepticism is warranted. I’m not sure if its use is increasing, or if I’m just noticing it more. Here is the top BBC Radio 4 News headline presented at 7am this morning on the Today Programme: Two EU … Continue reading

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Monsieur Hulot’s Mid-Life Crisis

The resignation of the French Ecology Minister made waves not only in France, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/29/macron-minister-environmental-credibility-nicolas-hulot-shock-resignation and rightly so. As number two in the government, and its most popular member by far, Hulot’s resignation, announced spontaneously during a radio interview, has given Macron’s government its biggest shock since July, when the president’s most trusted adviser was filmed … Continue reading

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Up Lewandowsky’s Memory Hole without a Paddle

Here we are, with the unlimited resources of the Fossil Fuel Lobby, and we haven’t even noticed (at least, I hadn’t) what Professor Lewandowsky has been up to: (apologies to anyone who may have already blogged on this) http://www.shapingtomorrowsworld.org/hello-world.html Welcome back to Shapingtomorrowsworld.org April 24, 2018Stephan LewandowskyStephan Lewandowsky The Shapingtomorrowsworld.org blog experienced unexpected and unresolvable … Continue reading

Bad News For Anthropocene Fans – It’s All Over Because The Holocene Officially Isn’t (Over)
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Bad News For Anthropocene Fans – It’s All Over Because The Holocene Officially Isn’t (Over)

    The climate change convinced dared to dream a dream: that human beings, single-handedly, uniquely, in the 4.2 billion year geological history of planet Earth, had, some time within the last few hundred years, initiated a new geological epoch they dubbed the Anthropocene. They have lovingly nurtured their dream for nearly two decades now, … Continue reading