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Global Warming

The new politics of global warming

The 2020 election is both very different and very familiar when it comes to the politics of global warming and the stakes of the outcome.What's new: Democratic voters are more concerned than in prior presidential cycles, polling shows.“It became one of the top priorities for the base of one of…
bubmag
September 19, 2020
Global Warming

The False Logic behind Science Denial

Those who argue that COVID-19 isn’t a real threat are mirroring bogus attacks on global warming and evolution Credit: Jay Bendt In college, I learned about the myriad logical fallacies that pervade our world. Good logic, it turned out, was pretty restrictive. It consisted primarily of modus ponens—“If A is…
bubmag
August 23, 2020
Global Warming

“This Is a Paradise, but a Temporary One”

Hurricane Dorian slammed into Grand Bahama island on September 1, 2019. The storm’s 200 mph winds and torrential rains stalled over the island for more than 40 hours as water levels rose 18 to 23 feet above normal. 70 people lost their lives, and property damages were estimated at about…
bubmag
August 20, 2020
Global Warming

Indigenous activists clash with UN over proposed park

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — When farmer May Cho Win learned that a conservation project proposed by the U.N. Development Program in Myanmar would include the land she’s worked for over a decade, the 28-year-old wondered how she and her husband would be able to support their three children. “Without our…
bubmag
August 19, 2020
Global Warming

Self-Interest, Wrongly Understood

Back in April, when New York City was the epicenter of the Covid-19 crisis, The New York Times’ Bret Stephens published a column entitled “New York Rules Can’t Apply to All.” The inset quote that Stephens’s editor had pulled out to summarize the column was, “A national lockdown is bad medicine…
bubmag
August 13, 2020