Is the Harvard School of Public Health Afraid of Politics?

To no one’s surprise, the Lancet-Oslo Commission did not withdraw its disappointing recommendations on global governance for health. In an earlier blog, I criticised the Commission’s failure to act on its own analysis of the impact of politics and power disparities on...

The Science of Climate Denialism

In a previous posting, I argued that it is important for everyone to have some understanding of climate science – which is why Medact produced a summary and discussion of the latest UN report about the physical science of climate change. I also questioned the scientific understanding of Owen Paterson, Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs following his ill-judged comments on the UN report. But why is there is so much scepticism and denial about the evidence of anthropogenic global warming?