Tag-arkiv: politics

Climate and carbon emissions

We will not reach zero carbon emissions by 2050. How do I know that? Well, carbon-free energy consumption has reached its highest point yet, with 14.4% of the global energy consumption in 2018. That’s great. Unfortunately, we have naturally taken … Læs resten

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Assange

Julian Assange is one of the people whom I simply dislike. That doesn’t mean that I think he should be treated unfairly, but a lot of people seem to think that he is either guilty or a victim of persecution, … Læs resten

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Science and politics

To followup on climate politics, this piece reminds us that The fundamental problem is that science can only ever be a point of departure for normative decision-making and political action. The language of the students’ activism […] treats science as … Læs resten

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Climate politics

With an increased pressure to make upcoming elections be on climate politics I found this thread instructive, after the failure of making the elections in Australia about climate (links added by me): The strategy of sowing fear, speaking of disaster … Læs resten

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Political compass

Last year I linked to a good political compass, which I found quite useful. We have our upcoming national election in Denmark, and as usual I take one of the which-candidate-do-you-agree-with online tests. I usually use Altinget’s. I only do … Læs resten

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The death of feminism

I just had to submit a plan to recruit more men to a school board. The reason is that the school is mostly financed by public funds, and as such the new Danish rules for gender balance in boards apply. … Læs resten

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Laziness as politics

A recent exchange on LinkedIn, of all places, fits nicely with this article by Brandon Shollenberger I recently found. I can see that I probably don’t agree much with Shollenberger, but these two sentences should be considered: This gives rise … Læs resten

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About that President

I think this is an interesting, and ultimately, positive take: (Youtube) I certainly agree about the festering… Disclaimer: Their channel is generally supportive of Trump and can, for me, be a bit hard to follow. I watched a couple of … Læs resten

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Please sign this petition today

Many people have written extensively why the proposed articles 11 and 13 of the upcoming EU Copyright Directive are bad, worse and the worst, myself included. Despite the opposition, the EU Parliament and EU Commission have decided on the possibly … Læs resten

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Remember, anthropogenic climate change is good news

Admittedly, it is hidden beneath a lot of really bad news, but still. Because anthropogenic (=caused by humans) climate change means that we can change it. And if we decide to do so, we can change it back. — Anthropogenic climate … Læs resten

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