Risky business: How conservatives are rolling the dice on climate change

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Conservative symposium on climate change

 

 

To argue against the scientific conclusion that human activity is fueling climate change and that it will likely result in catastrophic consequences, is to put oneself in the same bracket of scientific credibility as flat earthers, young earth creationists, and Gwyneth Paltrow.  The overwhelming majority of the world’s climate scientists have determined that the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere will lead to more severe weather events, unprecedented droughts and floods, a rise in sea level, and record high temperatures.  It’s already happening, and it’s projected to get worse.  So how are conservative leaders dealing with the issue?  By hiding from it. Continue reading “Risky business: How conservatives are rolling the dice on climate change”

“If you liked my brother………” The ridiculous notion of Doug Ford as Premier

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Doug Ford is poised to become Premier of Ontario, Canada’s largest province.  And it’s not funny.

 

Back in 2014, Rob Ford was nearing the end of his term as Mayor of Toronto – a term that was, shall we say, chaotic, tumultuous, ridiculous.  Mayor Ford had become an international laughing stock, as a result of his erratic, bizarre behaviour both in and out of office, fueled by a not-so-secret fondness for alcohol and crack cocaine.  And Doug Ford was at his brother’s side during the whole sordid mess – as designated apologist, denier, cheerleader, co-sponsor of hare-brained ideas, and aggressive challenger to anyone questioning Rob’s ability to oversee North America’s fourth largest city while under the influence. Continue reading ““If you liked my brother………” The ridiculous notion of Doug Ford as Premier”