Population Doomster Paul Ehrlich’s New Forecast: ‘Biological Annihilation’ – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Ronald Bailey explains that Ehrlich’s latest doom laiden prediction is likely to be wrong.

Human population will peak this century at perhaps as few as 8.2 billion people. The United Nations projects that 80 percent of those will be living in cities by 2100, meaning that fewer than 1.6 billion people will be living on the landscape, down from 3.2 billion now. Humanity may already be at peak farmland. If biofuel subsidies are stopped, some researchers project that as much as 400 million hectares of land would be returned to nature by 2060; that is an area double the size of the United States east of the Mississippi River./

Fully story here:

http://reason.com/blog/2017/07/12/new-predictions-of-animal-population-doo

Peter Sissons and the BBC Approach to News

An inspiring article by Peter Sissons on the Mail Online called “PETER SISSONS: I drove out of Television Centre for the final time last month… and I don’t have a pang of regret” was recently brought to my attention by TallBloke.

Peter Sissons

It’s quite an old article, published in 2009, but I hadn’t yet started taking an interest in climate alarmism or the BBC bias at that time. It really is a worth the 10 minutes it takes to read but if you are a staunch defender of auntie you might find it somewhat uncomfortable. If Sissons is to be believed, and there seems to be no reason to doubt, then the BBC approach to news is deeply flawed not least by its public sector blame culture and cowardly editorial approach. It is clear that 24 hour news, blurring the lines between news and entertainment, has had a fundamentally negative impact on the quality of news produced.

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“What’s wrong with you?” – a critique of the Medical Model of Disability

This blog was an eye opener for me, making me think about “disability” in a completely new light. Well worth a read.

The London Freewheel

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“What’s wrong with you?”

I get asked this question most days, occasionally prefaced with a “if you don’t mind me asking…” or a “no offense, but…”

More often than not, the asker of this question truly means no harm, and would probably be horrified to know the damage caused by their words. People are naturally curious, and etiquette and rudeness aside (it’s not very polite to demand personal information from a stranger) I am always willing to enlighten those who ask. *

However, I do take issue with that question. Not in what it seeks to ask, but the specific choice of words. “What is wrong with you?” To my mind, I’m afraid there is absolutely nothing at all wrong with me. In fact, as you’re asking, I happen to have really quite a nice life. I have loving parents, wonderful friends; I am well educated and well fed. I…

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