Monthly Archives: March 2014

Reflections on our troubling times

The world’s most prestigious scientific institutions say we’ve got a problem. Why don’t our leaders believe them? [25 March 2014 | Peter Boyer] We’ve grown up to believe that scientists are reliable sources of information about us and our universe. … Continue reading

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What happens when the buzz goes away?

Will Hodgman has achieved his life’s ambition, but we know little about what he has in store for us. [18 March 2014 | Peter Boyer] At last, Australia’s most experienced opposition leader has won the prize for which he’s been … Continue reading

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Wishful thinking can’t prevent global warming

Maintaining that global warming has stalled since 1997 is pure delusion. [11 March 2014 | Peter Boyer] “Seventeen and a half years. Not a flicker of global warming.” That was Christopher Monckton’s take on satellite temperature data released last week … Continue reading

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