The 2018 Freedom of Thought Report is now available

freedom of thought

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 more The 2018 Freedom of Thought Report is now available

Catholic Sexual Abuse on an Industrial Scale

catholic abuse report

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 more Catholic 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 more UK 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 more Global 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 more Explaining the Extreme Weather events of 2016

2017 Freedom of Thought report

Freedom Of Thought report

Each year the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) issues an updated version of their Freedom of Though report. The latest edition is now available. What exactly does the term “Freedom of Thought” mean? The right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief protects the individual conscience of every human being. This right was first stated … Read more 2017 Freedom of Thought report