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Obituary on climate alarmism, new face of global warmingFirst word To help this event unfold and achieve maximum scare effect on humanity, climate alarmists and their supporters will step up their forecast of climate apocalypse and unveil new claims that the world is hurtling irrevocably to its doom. I want to publish today my own reply to this unending fearmongering by the alarmist movement: an advance obituary on climate alarmism, climate crisis and climate apocalypse.Dr. Patrick Moore, the Canadian climate skeptic and a Greenpeace co-founder, told me in a comment on one of my columns, that he believes the collapse of the alarmist movement is nearing. Signs of collapseThe writing is on the wall. Among the unmistakable signs are: 1. Climate action totally flopped at the G-7 summit in France just last month. The world’s leading economies refused to take up climate alarm in its agenda.2. When the Climate Action summit opens in New York City on Monday, a teenage Swedish climate … [Read more...] about Obituary on climate alarmism, new face of global warming
By Merran Smith Opinion Dan Woynillowicz Thu., May 2, 2019 Electric cars will take over roads in Canada and around the world. This is not simply the opinion of environmentalists, but a reality echoed by most analysts and automakers. It’s why Volkswagen is betting everything on a fast-approaching electric future. It’s why Ford just dropped a cool $500 million into electric truck startup Rivian with an eye toward electrifying its F-series (the bestselling trucks in Canada). And it’s why there’s a combined US$300 billion being invested by 29 global automakers into electric vehicles. Here in Canada, sales of new electric vehicles nearly doubled last year. In Norway, there were more electric cars sold than gas ones last month. One of the more pessimistic outlooks for electric cars, courtesy of ExxonMobil, sees the number of electric cars growing from two million to around 160 million in just 20 years. But perhaps, more than any factoid, what … [Read more...] about Will Conservative climate plan embrace electric cars?
By Kathy English Public Editor Thu., May 2, 2019 Why does journalism matter? I asked. You answered. In anticipation of today’s World News Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the power of journalism to make a difference in people’s lives, I asked for your perspectives on why journalism matters to you. The responses, as always when I reach out to Star readers for your views were (for the most part) thoughtful and constructive, showing tremendous insight into the value of the public service mission of journalism and deep appreciation both for journalism’s purpose in our democracy and for the work of journalists who aspire to journalism’s highest ideals. Thank you to all who participated. Here is some of why you believe #NewsMatters: Good journalism speaks truth in the face of lies, without fear or prejudice. When the public is confused by those with powerful self-interest, then the duty of the journalist is to lay bare the facts as (s)he … [Read more...] about ‘Great journalism holds the mirror to our souls’
Former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are producing for Netflix an adaptation of Michael Lewis's book The Fifth Risk, a critique of Donald Trump's rise to power. The video-on-demand platform announced a year ago that the former first couple had entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series with Netflix. On Tuesday, Netflix unveiled the initial projects for Higher Ground Productions, Obama's production company in partnership with the streaming service. Among them is the adaptation of Lewis's book in "non-fiction" form, Netflix said in a statement. The series "will aim to portray the importance of unheralded work done by everyday heroes guiding our government and safeguarding our nation," it said. Several of Lewis's books have already been adapted for cinema, including The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. Read also: Barack and Michelle Obama sign Netflix production deal His latest work, published last year, describes the … [Read more...] about Obamas producing Netflix project critical of Trump