The real danger of misinformation and disinformation is much less from incorrect information than from the political misuse of these labels by governments and social media organizations to suppress opinions they dislike. […]
The Product is Panic
Canada’s ‘Leave it in the Ground’ Energy Policy Recently, the heads of government of Germany and Japan each came, cap in hand, to beg Prime Minister Trudeau to supply them with Canadian […]
Slowing or Avoiding “The Long Goodbye” of Alzheimer’s
The memory loss and personality changes brought on by Alzheimer’s disease have been described as “the long goodbye” until death. Alzheimer’s is an irreversible disease with no known cure. It slowly steals […]
The Abortion Debate Needs More Thought and Less Emotion
By now the US Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs, which overruled Roe, is common knowledge. But what these two decisions actually decided is often misunderstood or misrepresented. And the problems they are […]
Russia’s War Has Started The Great U-Turn
The West’s net zero policies, pursued too rapidly, with the wrong technologies, and without regard to energy security, has financed Russia’s war on Ukraine. The Great U-Turn back to fossil fuels has […]
Russia, Ukraine and NATO: What Now?
If you ask the average person on the street in any Western democracy, chances are they will blame only Russian President Vladimir Putin for the war in Ukraine, now in its fourth […]
The ‘Climate Emergency’: Another Apocalyptic Prophesy?
Introduction Public anxiety about climate change does not arise from scientific study of the Earth’s centuries-long cycles of ice ages and global warming. Rather, that anxiety arises because so many people assume […]
Our “Made in China” Climate Policy
The main beneficiary of our climate policy is not the climate. It is China. China couldn’t do better if it had written our climate policies. We couldn’t do worse if China had […]
If Canada’s Justice Minister Can Legally End the Extradition Proceedings Against Huawei Executive Meng Wanzhou, Should He?
On December 1, 2018 Canadian authorities, at the request of the US government, arrested Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou at the Vancouver International Airport. The US wanted her extradited to the US to […]
Corona Virus and Climate Change Models: How Scary Would You Like it to Be?
I was recently reminded of a joke from the days when I was an ad executive (before I became a lawyer). Client: What time is it? Ad Exec (looking at watch): […]