Birds in a gilded cage?

This week the New Zealand news headlines featured the IPCC climate change report and the Skegg report on reopening of Fortress New Zealand in a COVID world, together with the government’s related announcement on opening plans. The IPCC report, with its wealth of evidence of extreme climate events throughout the world compared with the 2013Continue reading “Birds in a gilded cage?”

Beating biases

This week my brain has kept on trying to warp my perception of English COVID figures. When Boris threw English doors to COVID wide open on ‘Freedom Day’ (July 19th), he was criticised in many quarters as ‘wildly’irresponsible‘. Projections were made by some epidemiologists that daily COVID cases might rise as high as 100,000 perContinue reading “Beating biases”