Archive for the ‘global crisis’ Category
As they filed in, Lord Monckton was chatting contentedly to a quaveringly bossy woman with messy blonde hair who was head of the college environmental faction. Her group had set up a table at the door of the auditorium, covered in slogans scribbled on messy bits of recycled burger boxes held together with duct tape (Re-Use Cardboard Now And Save The Planet). “There’s a CONSENSUS!” she shrieked.
“That, Madame, is intellectual baby-talk,” replied Lord Monckton. Had she not heard of Aristotle’s codification of the commonest logical fallacies in human discourse, including that which the medieval schoolmen would later describe as the argumentum ad populum, the headcount fallacy? From her reddening face and baffled expression, it was possible to deduce that she had not. Nor had she heard of the argumentum ad verecundiam, the fallacy of appealing to the reputation of those in authority.
Officials of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s leading Islamic group, have called for the establishment of a Saudi-style modesty police to combat “immoral” behavior in public areas in what observers say in another sign of a growing Islamic self-confidence in the post-Mubarak era.
In the political sphere, the Brotherhood led a successful drive to get voters to approve a package of constitutional amendments. On the street level, at least 20 attacks were perpetrated against the tombs of Muslim mystics (suffis), who are the subject of popular veneration but disparaged by Islamic fundamentalists, or salafis. After some initial hesitation, Islamic leaders have publicly praised the revolution.
“The frustrating part about writing on this stuff is that people don’t seem to have any middle setting between ‘everything is fine’ and ‘run in circles scream and shout’. So saying ‘no, it’s not Chernobyl’ is interpreted as ‘it’s nothing.’ So let’s go ahead and make this clear: no, it’s still not Chernobyl. But no, it’s not nothing.”
Bill Whittle, Scott Ott and Stephen Green reveal the “dangerous” levels of radiation that people are exposed to every single day. They also discuss the “harmful” levels of media hysteria.
“Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout” author Patrick Moore (one of the co-founders of Greenpeace) argues there is no scientific proof humans caused global warming.
Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore on what lead him to leave the organization.
Unfortunately it is very necessary (unless you prefer to watch Fox Business or Glenn Beck popularize the issue).
The Peterson Institute for International Economics is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy. Since 1981 the Institute has provided timely, objective analysis and concrete solutions to key international economic problems.
Business Insider says, “Here’s Niall Ferguson’s Complete And Definitive Guide To The Coming Sovereign Debt Crisis.” Niall Ferguson is a contributing editor for the Financial Times and a regular contributor to Newsweek. As a Historian and economic expert, he contributes often to television and radio shows in the U.K. and the U.S. He has authored multiple books, among them best-selling book “Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World”, published in 2008. He is a Professor of History at Harvard University and Professor at Harvard. Business School. He graduated from Magdalen College (Oxford University) in 1985. He was a Hanseatic Scholar in Hamburg and Berlin and a Research Fellow at Cambridge. He was then a Professor and Financial History at Oxford.
The lecture actually begins at the 8:45 mark after all the intro fluff.