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John Oliver’s right on science – until he’s really wrong!

John Oliver

John Oliver is a British comedian with the immensely popular show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO and usually available to watch on YouTube. Each week he gets down to the facts behind many diverse subjects that effect Americans. On May 8, 2016, he attacked science in the media and the famous mantra parroted by many TV presenters ... Read More »

Rethinking the response to the Middle East

Blue Sky

ISIS. Terrorism. Fanatics. Iraq. War. Oil. Muslim. The above words are all words that are associated with a perceived threat from the developed world about the unrest in the Middle Eastern countries. Terrible atrocities have been committed by people who have an extremist viewpoint of the Western World, and the Western World, led by the U.S.A. has turned around and ... Read More »

Why are there still global warming skeptics?

The Carbon Cycle

James Lawrence Powell reviewed 2,258 papers on climate science published between November 2012 and December 2013 and said that of all those papers, only one rejected man was the cause of warming on Planet Earth at this time. The science is settled! Or is it? Despite this exhaustive review of papers, there is still a very stubborn contingency of scientists ... Read More »

Why the irrational hatred for perceived ‘vicious dogs?’

Pit Bull. Just mention the words “Pit Bull” in North America and many people’s lips will curl up with hatred. This particular breed of dog is immediately associated with wild, barely tamed, vicious dogs. And undoubtedly, there have been people and animals attacked by pit bulls. Horribly so. And, there have been people and animals attacked by German Shepherds, Doberman ... Read More »

Would you work for free?

Which of the following best describes how much you love your current job?” This was apparently a question asked by the international employment website, Monster in a recent survey. They provided 5 answers which ranged from “Love it, would do it for free” to “Hate it – but it is a necessary evil.” The Canadians topped the survey with 24% ... Read More »

Let’s be clear – cutting CO2 emissions won’t prevent natural disasters

Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines (NOAA)

Blame Canada’s Carbon Complacency for the Philippine Typhoon …Anyone who thinks that this typhoon is not due to the atmospheric disruption and rising sea levels resulting from our changing climate has their head firmly planted in the comfortable soil of ignorance, ideology or both. And so starts Kevin Grandia, President of Spake Media House, in an article on Huffington Post, ... Read More »

A murderous marine mystery off the west Canadian coast…

For the people of Vancouver, British Columbia, the summer of 2013 will probably go down in the history books as one of the nicest summers ever. The temperatures were always mild, and never rose above 30oC, the sky was always blue, the ocean was slightly chilly but sparkled playfully, and the famous Pacific Coastal rains stayed away. But in those ... Read More »