Environment and Climate Change

Local Lockdowns Brought Fast Global Ozone Reductions

When lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic cut local nitrogen oxide emissions, the effect on ozone pollution was global and unexpectedly rapid. As the coronavirus pandemic slowed global commerce to a crawl in early 2020, emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) – which create ozone, a danger to human health and to [Read more…]

Myths, Quackery, Denialism, and Pseudoscience

Naomi Wolf banned from Twitter for spreading vaccine myths

Naomi Wolf banned from Twitter for spreading vaccine myths by David Connett, The Guardian June 5, 2021 The author Naomi Wolf has been suspended from Twitter after using it to spread myths about the pandemic, vaccines and lockdown. Wolf, who wrote the influential feminist work The Beauty Myth, holds staunch [Read more…]

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Environment and Climate Change

Big Blows for Big Oil

Big Blows for Big Oil by Ian Austen, New York Times May 29, 2021 For environmentalists, it was a week of victories. For the oil and gas companies they vanquished, as well as Alberta and the other parts of Canada that rely on the energy industry, the week brought new [Read more…]