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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 »

Why is it so hard to trust science today?

It’s getting hard to trust science nowadays. There are all sorts of problems cropping around reporting scientific studies: Scientists are bullying other scientists who don’t tow the line Government and Academic institutions threatening legal and other blocking action if scientists wish to publish something that questions the reigning political point of view on a subject Peer-review of science is breaking ... 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 »

Do Professional Science bodies speak for ALL their membership?

Crowd

On August 5th, 2013, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) released a ‘Position Statement’ on Climate Change, rather bluntly blaming humanity. The full Position Statement on their website requires a PDF reader and can be read here. The bottom of the AGU news release announcing their Position Statement makes mention that they are “a not-for-profit, professional, scientific organization representing more than ... Read More »