Watch Fox News? You’re Less Likely to Believe in Global Warming.August 23, 2013
Global warming isn’t happening. That’s what you’re more likely to believe if you watch Fox News, according to a study published in the journal Public Understanding of Science.
Louis CK Reinforces Awesomeness; Criticizes Global Warming DeniersJuly 19, 2013
Louis C.K. is just awesome. He’s already earned several awesome points for his positive comedy regarding feminism (Source). Now he’s come out attacking global warming deniers in this excellent video.
Music Monday: Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines”July 8, 2013
Today I opened up my email to get the latest updates from the Billboard Top 40 (yes, that’s a thing I do), and was disheartened to see that Rob Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”, a repulsively sexist, and somewhat rape-y song, is now sitting at the Number 1 spot on the charts. The song went from fourth to first place (a gain that good hasn’t happened since 2009) suggesting that this song with its awful lyrics and even worse video is seriously enjoyed by many.
Henry Morgentaler: Abortion Rights HeroJune 25, 2013
Abortion-rights activist, and doctor, Henry Morgentaler died on May 29 at the age of 90. Through his career Morgentaler fought for women’s access to safe abortions, and for this he will be remembered as a controversial figure, but one for who those that believe in women’s rights: A hero.
CFCs responsible for global warming? Not likelyJune 7, 2013
A University of Waterloo study is claiming that CFCs, not carbon dioxide, are causing global warming. In a press release put out by the University, Qing-Bin Lu, a professor of physics and astronomy, biology and chemistry at Waterloo states:
“Most conventional theories expect that global temperatures will continue to increase as CO2 levels continue to rise, as they have done since 1850. What’s striking is that since 2002, global temperatures have actually declined – matching a decline in CFCs in the atmosphere,” Professor Lu said. “My calculations of CFC greenhouse effect show that there was global warming by about 0.6 °C from 1950 to 2002, but the earth has actually cooled since 2002. The cooling trend is set to continue for the next 50-70 years as the amount of CFCs in the atmosphere continues to decline.”
On Dominique VennerMay 24, 2013
Trigger warning for discussion of suicide
My reaction to the suicide of Dominique Venner, the right-wing French historian who committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at the altar of the Notre Dame cathedral, has been one of incredibly mixed feelings. Venner’s views were hateful and downright repulsive; I find it difficult to mourn his loss. Yet he was still human and no one should be driven to take their own life.
Religion and Climate ChangeMay 10, 2013
There are number of reasons people refuse to take action on climate change. It isn’t happening; it would damage the economy; it is happening but humans aren’t the cause so there’s nothing we can do about it; Country X isn’t doing anything about it so why should we?—these are some of the common excuses given for inaction. Now we can another one to this list: Belief in the end times.
National Day of Reason: Canadian EditionMay 3, 2013
The National Day of Reason, which took place on May 2nd (yesterday), offers a chance to reflect on secularism. Admittedly, this day doesn’t have the same impact up here in America’s hat (also known as
Mooseland Canada). Tensions between those who want a more secular society and those who want a society based on religious law aren’t as strong in Canada as compared to the U.S.