• Ben Pile: Science Is Now Just Another Wing Of Politics

    • Date: 24/09/20
    • Ben Pile, Spiked

    When science so readily attaches itself to politics, policies and candidates, it loses all claim to objectivity. Earlier this month, Scientific American broke with what it claims is its 175-year history of political neutrality to endorse US presidential candidate, Joe Biden. According to the magazine’s editorial: ‘The evidence and the science show that Donald Trump has badly damaged the […]

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  • Now Facebook Is Censoring Environmentalists

    • Date: 22/09/20
    • Spiked

    Greenpeace and other eco-activists have had their accounts suspended. Facebook has suspended the accounts of a number of environmental organisations, reports the Guardian. Facebook says this was a mistake and that suspended accounts have now been restored. In truth, some are still blocked. Elizabeth Jardim, senior corporate campaigner for Greenpeace USA, told the Guardian: ‘The recent bans… show us […]

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  • Climate Change Apocalypse: “Permanently Immunized From Falsification”

    • Date: 19/09/20
    • Francis Menton, Manhattan Contrarian

    With the grand foretellings of doom, it is nearly impossible to pin the seers down to anything you might try to falsify. In last Saturday’s post, I provided a quote from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy that encapsulated the gist of the scientific method: “[T]heories that are permanently immunized from falsification . . . can […]

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  • What the U.K.’s Target of Net Zero Emissions Would Really Entail

    • Date: 11/09/20
    • Gautam Kalghatgi, National Review

    Vast sums of money and resources would be spent for little gain and perhaps great environmental harm. In 2019, Britain’s Conservative government toughened existing climate-change legislation by setting the country the target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 (the previous target had been 80 percent). There are other yet more ambitious proposals, providing for full decarbonization at […]

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  • New Electric Cars Perform Wonders In Towns, Rural Roads, But Run Out Of Puff On Highways

    • Date: 08/09/20
    • Neil Wilton, Forbes

    Electric car sales are accelerating in Europe, led by the well-off who buy pricey Teslas and Audis. But as “cheaper” versions hit the market, consumers are in for a shock because the latest products are really city-cars and are hopeless on the highway. Some experts say this should persuade car manufacturers to produce a cheap and […]

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  • Cult Reawakening: An Extinction Rebellion Post-Mortem

    • Date: 06/09/20
    • David Zaruk, Risk-Monger

    Cults cannot survive the mainstream scrutiny while maintaining zealot dogma. Radicalism amplified turns quickly into ridicule and leaves any mass movement open to internal collapse. When a cult loses its grip on a person, a form of reawakening takes place. It involves having to return to a society not managed by guru slogans, children chanting […]

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  • Fatal Polar Bear Attack Unfairly Blamed On Alleged Lack Of Sea Ice

    • Date: 29/08/20
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science

    A fatal polar bear attack in Svalbard, in the early hours of 28 August 2020 just outside the main town of Longyearbyen, is being unreasonably blamed on lack of sea ice. Details of the attack show it was made by a three year old male: such subadult bears are historically responsible for most attacks on […]

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  • A Revolt Against Road Closures

    • Date: 25/08/20
    • Niall Crowley, Spiked

    Protesting Londoners have had enough of their councils’ war on cars. All across London a quiet, little-reported ‘war’ is raging. Barricades and roadblocks have been erected. Neighbourhoods are hemmed in and cut off. In some neighbourhoods, social and commercial life is grinding to a halt.  Those responsible for the chaos are not young rioters or […]

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