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Global Warming Increases Number of Intense Hurricanes

For years, there have been claims that global warming increased the chances of intense (category 3 or higher) hurricanes. Until recently, the NOAA had found no significant correlation between global temperature and intense hurricane frequency in the Atlantic, and only … Continue reading

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Call Out Overpopulation? Surprise: You’re a Racist

Writing in The Guardian, George Monbiot opines that Population panic lets rich people off the hook for the climate crisis they are fuelling. Basically, he says that calling out overpopulation is racist. Let’s have a look at this inanity. When … Continue reading

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Overpopulation: Government Won’t Save Us

Writing in the Guardian, Sonia Sodha opines that we’ve got to start thinking beyond our own lifespans if we’re going to avoid extinction. Is this hyperbole? In a biology lesson about the bacterial growth curve, the parallels with the climate … Continue reading

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Is Private School Worth the Money?

According to Zoe Williams of the Guardian, Soon there’ll be no reason for any parent to send their children to private school. While things are different in the UK, in Canada, the argument against sending your child to public school … Continue reading

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Ivory Tower Academic Shames Climate Science “Non-Experts”

I’m going to respond to the CBC opinion piece How the COVID-19 crisis exposes widespread climate change hypocrisy. In it, cognitive scientist Gordon Pennycook tells plebs like me who aren’t climate scientists to shut the fuck up. If you check … Continue reading

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Is the Climate Crisis as Urgent as Covid-19?

Far left UK Labour politician Owen Jones, writing in the Guardian, asks Why don’t we treat the climate crisis with the same urgency as coronavirus? Does he really not understand the difference between urgency and importance? Clearly, dealing with Covid-19 … Continue reading

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Is Birthrate Decline a Bad Thing?

I’m going to comment on the New York Times opinion piece The End of Babies by Anna Louie Sussman. In the fall of 2015, posters appeared around Copenhagen. One, in pink letters laid over an image of chicken eggs, asked, “Have … Continue reading

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The Truth about Sea Level Rise

There is a lot of misinformation out there about how much sea level will rise due to global warming. The current best information (from 2018) comes from the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s latest report in chapter 9, … Continue reading

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Salon Calls Climate Skeptics Sexist

Salon proves the point that Greta Thunberg is being elevated as an expert on climate change–testifying before the US congress–because she can’t be criticized. According to Salon, criticizing Thunberg or Ocasio-Cortez is sexist: Misogyny, meet hypocrisy: Climate deniers go after … Continue reading

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Environmentalists Continue to Lie and Cry Wolf

According to the Guardian, Adaptation isn’t enough: We’ve got to throw everything at the climate crisis. Is this really a crisis, or merely propaganda? I’m going to examine their claims. When we’re faced with threats of inundation, our reaction has … Continue reading

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