Thursday, September 30, 2004

Russia to ratify Kyoto

Those who had hoped that Russia might provide a stumbling block to implementing the Kyoto treaty look likely to be disappointed. The treaty may not make much sense - the science of global warming seems unproven to me, it is an expensive way of dealing with the problem and there are much more immediate problems that demand our attention - but looking to some bureaucratic failing to win the argument by default is not the answer.

BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Russia backs Kyoto climate treaty

The AANC: nothing to do with Mandela

Another installment in the continuing ridicule of Dr Gillian's qualifications. This time, an organisation called the American Association of Nutritional Consultants (AANC) which you can join for $60 even if (a) you're not human and/or (b) you're dead. There's plenty more about them on the Quackwatch website.

Guardian | Dr Gillian McKeith (PhD) continued

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Computer games and obesity

This new article argues that computer games aren't responsible for obesity. In fact, kids who play computer games are often more active than those who don't.

spiked-essays | Essay | Mashing the 'couch potato' myth