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Fact Checking

In this era of post truth politics, today is International Fact Checking Day, you can read more about this here. Also the Ferret, Scotland’s award winning platform for investigative journalism has published its annual summary of facts checked. It is

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, Journalism, News, Politics, Post Truth

COP 23 early thoughts.

On the Marrakech initiatives. The initiatives are being implemented in nearly all countries of the world indicating that climate action is fast becoming global affair. Initiatives that responded to the survey also indicate that Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America

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Posted in Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Comment, COP 23, News, Sharing, USA

Climate Change

Now here’s a thing, my son found this page on Snopes.com. It is from the Rodney & Otametea Times dated the 14th of August 1912. 105 years ago. The link to  Snopes.com. gives more details and further articles written at

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Posted in Climate Change, Coal Mining, Comment, History, News, Rage, Waste, Weather

OPHI Lecture

An interesting take on the democratic process here from Nobel Laurate Professor Amartya Sen of Harvard University. The professor spoke at an event at Oxford University’s Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) in January. There is also a fair commentary

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, Economics, History, India, OPHI, Politics

Ponder this, if you will.

How odd, nothing on the BBC news or web at 11am on 12th of July. This is from © The ferret. Backed by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, but boycotted by Westminster, 122 countries have agreed a treaty for the “irreversible

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Posted in CND, Comment, News, Nuclear Disamament, Politics, Rage, The Ferret, United Nations, Westminster

The view from abroad

This article in a Swiss newspaper today is so ruthlessly clear-sighted in its assessment of just how screwed we are. Much thanks to Duncan Tudor THE LAUGHING STOCK OF EUROPE [Translation by Paula Kirby] If it weren’t so serious, the situation

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Posted in Brexit, Comment, Journalism, Politics, Tories, Westminster

Fact Check

No matter what you think of Brexit we deserve at least to be told the truth. Try this for size https://theferret.scot/brexit-eu-deal-britain/  

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Posted in Brexit, Comment, Journalism, News, Politics, Tory Party, UK, Westminster
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