If you should get ill, there are two options. You will either be cured and survive, or you will die. When the disease is over and everybody is either cured or dead, we can talk about an absolute mortality, defined as (no. of dead) / (no. of dead+ no. of recovered). However, during an epidemic it is not always easy to figure out what the absolute mortality will be. Calculating […]
Denmark and other countries are closing down to avoid the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Harvard professor Miguel Harnán do instead encourage world leaders to make partial shut down by exposing certain groups of young and healthy people to the virus, for thereby generating a “safety” shield for the elderly and weak. In theory a very nice thought, if just the Covid-19 had been a predictable disease which was harmless […]
There appears to be some people who have not quite understood the danger in the new Corona virus. We have examples from Denmark, where the doctors are telling potentially infected people that they should just go to work as if it is an ordinary flu. The first person in Denmark which caught Corona was told exactly that. The result was that 16 of his colleges afterwards were requested to work […]
Today, I am following up with a new post in a series, which is delving into the foundations of modern-day capitalism. We have already seen how the accumulation of wealth is built into the very structure of the system, and how the incessant call for privatisation – far from being a way of making the public service sector more efficient – is generally merely an excuse for further concentration of wealth and power. Now, let us dig one level further down again. Into the world of the science behind it all…
Greta Thunberg to World Leaders …. ‘🌎 How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood’ 🌎 …. “!!
Originally posted on It Is What It Is:
~~September 23, 2019~~ GRETA THUNBERG A child doing the work of adults! Fighting for the rights of humans on this planet to have a ‘clean home’. Strong words! A ‘much-needed’ message. Will those in positions to change this listen? HortyRex© UN Climate Action Summit 2019 Greta Thunberg excoriates inaction on climate change at?#UNGA?summit: “We are at the beginning of a mass extinction…
“So yes, we are not experiencing the best times, but there is reason to hope that we will see a better day.”
We live in the age of reason. The gods have fallen and turned to dust and science has taken their place. We no longer worship at alters lit by candles and the uncertain flames of burning offerings, and we no longer heed the advice of mystic oracles or those who claim to speak for the gods.
Or so we think.
The debate about global warming is raging hot these days, and no wonder. Not only is the weather more volatile than ever, but the topic is apparently tricky enough that even scientists are getting lost trying to traverse it. So how is the rest of us going to have a chance of finding out what is up and down? A case in point. Recently there was a scientist who appeared […]