What does the Commons Facebook report tell us?

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The UK Parliament’s cross-party Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee published its final report on Disinformation and ‘fake news’ on Monday of this week, 18th February 2019. It is Titled: Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report While generic in nature regarding the issue of Fake News, it is rather damming regarding specific organisations such as … Read moreWhat does the Commons Facebook report tell us?

The 2018 Freedom of Thought Report is now available

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Each year the IHEU (International Humanist and Ethical Union) publishes a very comprehensive report that contains a worldwide survey of discrimination and persecution against humanists, atheists and the non-religious. In other words, it points the finger at nations that deem not believing ancient myths and fantasies to be a crime. It is quite frankly shocking that … Read moreThe 2018 Freedom of Thought Report is now available

Catholic Sexual Abuse on an Industrial Scale

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The Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has formally published a 1,400-page report into the sexual abuse of little boys and girls. It is such a common story from almost every corner of the planet touched by Catholicism that you might perhaps expect to be immune to shock, and yet the scale of this still delivers quite a … Read moreCatholic Sexual Abuse on an Industrial Scale

UK Met Office: The Climate in the UK is changing

UK Climate

The UK’s Met office has published a full scientific report on the state of the climate in the UK. The Press Release is here. The full report published within The International Journal of Climatology is here (open access). The report is a summary of the UK climate in 2017 and places it all within the … Read moreUK Met Office: The Climate in the UK is changing

Global Carbon Emissions are climbing, not falling

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) has issued a report that highlights the ongoing rise in CO2 within our atmosphere. As reported by Reuters … Global energy-related carbon emissions rose to a historic high of 32.5 gigatons last year, after three years of being flat, due to higher energy demand and the slowing of energy efficiency … Read moreGlobal Carbon Emissions are climbing, not falling

Explaining the Extreme Weather events of 2016

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The American Meteorological Society has issued a report that very decisively and clearly points the finger at humans as the cause of extreme weather events. That is a first. This latest version of the report examines 27 papers. Within the Abstract they clearly maintain their policy of having a neutral stance … As in past years, … Read moreExplaining the Extreme Weather events of 2016