The danger of bogus science

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Believing what you want to believe (or pretending to believe in something because it’s in your commercial interests) has always been a problem.

But the stakes have never been higher than in the case of climate change. To yet again …

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I’ve got ten of these

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A report by the Hay Group on world pay, surprise surprise, concludes that the Middle East tops the world in terms of disposable income because of the region’s economic boom and the absence of income tax.

This has serious implications …

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Even the goldfish will get it

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Another great article in The New Scientist talks about a new system for mapping much more precisely the impact of climate change on eco-systems.

Designed by The Nature Conservancy, the system – linked with Google Maps – will enable conservationists …

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The river doesn’t just run black

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China and the environment might not be only about rivers changing colour several times a day and factories belching out air pollution that kills hundreds of thousands of people prematurely every year.

Elizabeth Economy outlined the extent of China’s environmental …

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Filled Up With Faith

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Only in America, surely.

If I had made this up you wouldn’t have believed me. Rocky Twyman (see picture above), Founder of the Pray For The Pump Movement, and his pals have been touring the US asking the big guy …

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Stop chewing on that now!!!

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I was driving to work this morning when I heard, for the first time, the re-broadcast of a BBC World Service from April. Reporter Mukul Devichand interviewed environmental activists in Beijing who quite understandably claimed not to understand his questions …

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Want a place on the Board?

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For us lesser mortals further down the slippery career pole, it is easy to stare up with envy and contempt at the CEOs of our own companies and other companies.

Many us at times feel (myself included) that we could …

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Slaves to market frenzy

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A consultant once told me a wonderful story – so wonderful I don’t even care whether it’s true or not – about how the monthly European benzene price in the 1950s was calculated based on the US price once the …

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Japan’s corporate hero

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Back in the 1980s, before Japan’s “Lost Decade” of stagnant growth, management gurus lined up to praise the country’s collective spirit as the basis of a sustainable economic miracle.

Since then, of course, the West has been consistently espoused as …

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