Is this called journalism?

16th September 2018: At Last…

Another journalist has discovered some bad news about Universal Credit, that the MSM ignored years ago: Universal credit ‘costs the self-employed thousands of pounds a year’

I read about this in 2015 on Making Workers Pay.

30th August 2018: Nonsense on Land Values

The Guardian and the Telegraph misunderstood ONS figures on land values.  The New Statesman was much better.

3rh August 2018: Population is a planet emergency but the MSM get it wrong.

The Independent, The Guardian and The Telegraph all miss the point that it is the children of the affluent that are the problem. Even then they get it wrong. See  Population is a planet emergency but …


Continuing to be shocked by the poor quality of the Main Stream Media, I’m starting this page. I will update it from time to time.

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Arctic Heating

Open Mind

News stories about the Arctic always seem to say either that the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the global average, or that it’s warming nearly twice as fast as the global average. That’s not correct.

Arctic warming is more like three to four times as fast as global warming.

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Global Warming: How Long Do We Have Left?

My thoughts on this…Just read it.

Open Mind

It’s already bad. But when will things get so bad that it is obviously — obviously — the worst problem in the world? How long until we go over the cliff? That depends on how much we’ve heated up already, and how fast we’re getting hotter.

We have already reached dangerous levels. The heat waves throughout the northern hemisphere this summer have cost plenty, to the economy, in human suffering, ill health, even lives lost. The wildfires in California this year were much worse than they would have been without global warming. Just last year we set a new record for the total cost (adjusted for inflation) of billion-dollar climate-related disasters. They cost the U.S. over $300 billion.

As bad as it is already, extremely bad is yet to come. Some say it’ll be when total warming since pre-industrial times reaches 2°C, others say — and I agree with…

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From an Agitating Cyclist. Pollution outside York Station.

I’ve missed the boat again. The consultation period for the new design for the front of York Station has passed. However, I looked at this video when I was in York Council’s West Offices:

A 3D virtual tour of proposals for
York Railway Station

This video made me remember the Agitating Cyclist twitter account. Sadly. No. Very, very sadly, Victoria Buckley has died.  She ran Agitating Cyclist. She also ran a brilliant twitter account, @DaintyBallerina, with well over six thousand followers. Continue reading From an Agitating Cyclist. Pollution outside York Station.

California Wildfires

Open Mind

With the devastating wildfires terrorizing California, climate deniers are doing everything they can to try to persuade people that it’s no big deal, and even the big deals have nothing to do with man-made climate change. To believe them, you have to believe some ridiculous things — like the notions that hotter temperatures and more drought have nothing to do with wildfires.

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