Tag Archives: FUD

Greedy lying bastards

When I saw the trailer for a film called ‘Greed Lying Bastards‘ on Peter Sinclair’s Crock of the Week, my first thought that this was a joke mash-up. But the truth is, it’s no hoax; and I can’t wait to … Continue reading

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Lies, damn lies and climate deniers

Donald (thanks, Donald) pointed me to a highly illuminating post on Dogs of Doubt, entitled The Politics of Climate Warming. Don’t be fooled by the 2007 datestamp in the ‘Frontline’ PBS video documentary that site links to; although this isn’t … Continue reading

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Deniergate burbles on below the mass media radar

The fizzling of the scandal not yet formally known as ‘deniergate’ continues to fester in the murky fringes of reality, as revealed recently in Desmogblog, Huffingtonpost and Peter Sinclair’s Crock of the Week. That the devious deceptions, threats and prevarications … Continue reading

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It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it

As a phlyarologist, I understand that words matter. It’s often not what you say that counts, what’s far more important is how you say it (as a very good friend of mine is so fond of pointing out). Choosing one’s … Continue reading

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It doesn’t bear thinking about

Dismissed out-of-hand by some as merely another symbol, the polar bear is an apt icon of our times. Take, for instance, this story from Nature earlier this year. It begins in 2006 with a survey finding a number of polar … Continue reading

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It matters not whether you win or lose…

Once upon a time the crackpot libertarians held up the Dvorak keyboard as an illustration of how market forces will inevitably back the best product. Qwerty, so the circular argument goes, must be the best, or it would have been … Continue reading

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The priceless hypocrisy of Marcus Brigstocke

BEGIN transcript of the words of Marcus Brigstocke from the above (these aren’t my words — I wish they were!): Apparently, global warming is a liberal conspiracy. Erm, you know, because of all the stuff that we have to gain … Continue reading

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Risk Creep + Peak Oil = Big Trouble

Following on from Dr Bartlett’s seminal documentary, here’s another video report that should be mandatory viewing. Hell, this should be being shown on every TV channel every hour on the hour, so that even terminal couch potatoes get the message. … Continue reading

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Graped by a wunch of bankers

My hero Douglas Adams pointed out that when you have an infinite number of monkeys, someone’s eventually going to come through the door and talk about the script for Hamlet they’ve worked out. “We have to pay bankers vast sums … Continue reading

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Is innovation always a good thing?

Treehugger tells me: Intel announces revolutionary 3D transistors, 50%+ more energy efficient than previous generation. Wow, that sounds great! But… is it, really, that good? It’s my guess that the “50%+” is based on a comparison of some variety of … Continue reading

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