Record heat in the oceans

from The Guardian 16 i 19 Consensus - the 97% Climate change Our oceans broke heat records in 2018 and the consequences are catastrophic Rising temperatures can be charted back to the late 1950s, and the last five years were the five hottest...

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A theological blog No 1: Facts and meanings

Atheists commonly take the view that only science is trustworthy because only science follows the rational procedures of unprejudiced gathering of data, hypothesis, experiment and peer review.  Everything else is imaginary and mythological illusion.  This is a grievous error...

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How could one not hate Tony Blair. But he’s right on Brexit

You may hate Blair - how could one not? - but on this he's right.  We were all conned by the leave campaign which made us dream of a Brexit that is undeliverable.  I'm a remainer but I have...

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Brexit the political oxygen sucker

The extraordinary muddle over Brexit only underlines what a tragedy Brexit is.  Not necessarily because a no deal may be an economic disaster, that would remain to be seen, but because it is sucking all the political oxygen away...

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Pooh Experts!

Pretty much every competent economic authority in the world is telling us that a hard Brexit would be a disaster for Britain. "Pooh experts! what do they know about it? These are the people who told us that not...

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A Catastrophe So Vast It Will Engulf Every Person in the World

The scientists are now solemnly warning us that we have only a few years to avoid an environmental catastrophe so vast it will engulf every person in the world. But people don't believe them. It is as if every...

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Is science the myth of western capitalism?

Is science the mythical narrative of western capitalism?  Well yes and no.  It is not, at least in the sense that science discovers facts about nature and they are true whether the reigning economic system  is capitalism or  primitive...

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electric food

from George Monbiot writing in the Guardian 31/x/18 It’s not about “them”, it’s about us. The horrific rate of biological annihilation reported this week – 60% of the Earth’s vertebrate wildlife gone since 1970 – is driven primarily by the...

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