Windfall tax must change in face of ‘excessive’ oil profits, Alok Sharma says

Outgoing head of climate talks says UK needs to encourage investment in renewables, not fossil fuels and calls for tax on ‘excessive’ oil profits. By Fiona Harvey https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/oct/28/windfall-tax-must-change-in-face-of-excessive-oil-profits-alok-sharma-says Environment correspondent

What the Health?

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Biden Declares the Pandemic ‘Over’ September 22, 2022 Podcast reproduced by permission, courtesy of KHN. DISCLAIMER: The republication of this podcast by the curator of ‘Curious About Behaviour’ is not an endorsement of the opinions expressed by any of the contributors. Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen onContinue reading “What the Health?”

Misinformation

This post shares the WHO advice on misinformation. As the world responds to the  COVID-19 pandemic, we face the challenge of an overabundance of information related to the virus. Some of this information may be false and potentially harmful. Inaccurate information spreads widely and at speed, making it more difficult for the public to identifyContinue reading “Misinformation”

Food, Diets and Dieting

Inequities The world is full of contradictions, inconsistencies and inequities. On the one hand, it has been reported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO, 2015) that 805million people are estimated to be chronically undernourished. Yet, it has been estimated that the volume of food produced is more than one andContinue reading “Food, Diets and Dieting”

Cochrane Catastrophe

Peter Gøtzsche’s Expulsion Triggers Mass Resignation The Board of a prestigious scientific organisation, The Cochrane Collaboration,  recently suffered a mass resignation.  This post documents the reasons why, using the words of the organisation itself. The board has been reduced from 13 to 6 members, following a vote to expel a founding member  for the first time inContinue reading “Cochrane Catastrophe”