• Facebook Is Censoring Science And Journalism

    • Date: 31/08/16
    • Alex B. Berezow & Stephan Neidenbach, National Review

    Facebook removed the page of a pro-GMO microbiologist but allows the controversial Dr. Oz to promote miracle cures. One might have thought that the recent allegations by former employees that Facebook was manipulating its trending-topics feed to suppress news stories that appeal to conservatives would make the social-media behemoth tread more carefully. Apparently, though, it […]

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  • Matt Ridley: Ice Scares Aren’t All They’re Cracked Up To Be

    • Date: 29/08/16
    • Matt Ridley, The Times

    Doom-mongering scientists telling us that the melting Arctic is a disaster conveniently overlook vast chunks of history The sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is approaching its annual nadir. By early September each year about two thirds of the ice cap has melted, then the sea begins to freeze again. This year looks unlikely to […]

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  • In Memoriam Sir Antony Jay: ‘It’s Time To Drastically Slim Down Bias-Ridden BBC’

    • Date: 24/08/16
    • GWPF

    Sir Antony Jay’s foreword to Christopher Booker’s GWPF report The BBC and Climate Change: A Triple Betrayal GWPF press conference, 8 December 2011 (from left to right: David Henderson, Sir Antony Jay, Benny Peiser, Christopher Booker, Lord Lawson) The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has a duty of impartiality, as we all know. But what exactly […]

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  • Tom Hartsfield: Why The Public Should Mistrust Scientists

    • Date: 23/08/16
    • Tom Hartsfield, Real Clear Science

    Scientists have increasingly become overtly political rather than maintaining distance. Worse, they usually fight for one side only. Then they turn around and act shocked when the enemies they have unnecessarily made don’t trust them. This weekend RealClearScience ran an editorial bemoaning the public’s distrust of science. The author explains away the problem by insisting […]

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  • Can Science Be Saved From Self-Destruction?

    • Date: 20/08/16
    • Dan Sarewitz, The New Atlantis

    Science isn’t self-correcting, it’s self-destructing. To save the enterprise, scientists must come out of the lab and into the real world. Morgan Ray Schweitzer (morganrayschweitzer.com) Science, pride of modernity, our one source of objective knowledge, is in deep trouble. Stoked by fifty years of growing public investments, scientists are more productive than ever, pouring out […]

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  • ‘Pessimism Can Be A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy,’ Steven Pinker Warns

    • Date: 17/08/16
    • Julia Belluz, Vox

    You may think the world is falling apart. Steven Pinker is here to tell you it isn’t. If you think this has felt like the summer of sadness, you are not alone. Every week, sometimes every day, seems to bring more stomach-turning news. In June, there was the Orlando nightclub shooting, where dozens were killed […]

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  • FT: British Govt Should Seize Chance To Overhaul Energy Policy

    • Date: 15/08/16
    • Jonathan Ford, Financial Times

    There is a moment at the start of any new government when it has an opportunity to undo the mistakes of its predecessors. For Theresa May’s new administration, when it comes to energy policy, that moment is now. Mrs May has already shown commendable boldness in deciding to re-examine the wasteful Hinkley Point nuclear project. […]

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  • Christopher Booker: The Climate Change Brigade Are Wrong Again

    • Date: 14/08/16
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    Only when the Climate Change Act is repealed will we get an end to such childish absurdities. Source: Met Office A few weeks of not abnormally warm summer weather have prompted light-headed journalists to report not only that this could be the “hottest August for years” and “the hottest year on record” but that, thanks […]

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