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Montreal moratorium is bad news for horses and drivers
Thursday May 26th, 2016
Montreal is a great tourist town, but our tourism season is relatively short as compared to other North American cities of similar size. So entrepreneurs invested in those five profitable months don’t want to miss a single day of work once the trees are in bud. Nobody is a greater stakeholder in the fine weather than the calèche drivers of Old Montreal. Tourists like r...
AP offers a victory to us ‘doubters’ of climate change
Monday September 28th, 2015
The AP Stylebook editors are updating their nomenclature on climate change. Henceforth, people who have been described as climate change “skeptics” and “deniers” will now be referred to as “doubters” or “those who reject mainstream climate science.” This is welcome news, for it releases people like me from implicit mental alignment wi...
It’s amazing anyone still takes Paul Ehrlich’s doomsday predictions seriously
Tuesday June 23rd, 2015
was quite unnerved this morning to read that a scientist had predicted the earth might be once again coming to an end in a “mass extinction event.” (There have been five previous cataclysmic events, which are described in the article.) “We are now,” according to this scientist, “moving into another one of these events that could easily, easily ruin the li...
How utterly irrational faith-based global-warming theory is
Thursday May 22nd, 2014
In an April 30 article, “Climate change and health: Extreme heat a ‘silent’ killer,” Globe and Mail reporter Karen McColl cites the claim of an allegedly expert source, Kevin Behan, deputy director of climate-change non-profit Clean Air Partnership (CAP), that maximum temperatures in Toronto can be expected to rise 7 C over the next 30 years. Neither McColl nor, e...
Global Warning: How Gaia Replaced God
Tuesday September 18th, 2012
A thought experiment. You’re a jury member in a courtroom trial that will decide whether the defendant – man-made global warming advocacy – is, as it claims to be, a disinterested conduit of scientific truth, or, as the prosecutor will argue, guilty of perpetrating “the most powerful myth in human history” in the service of global political transformation. ...
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