Israel Government Still in Deadlock – No Progress in Forming Unity Government

President of Israel Reuven Riblin at the 22nd inaugural meeting of the Knesset said that Israeli Democracy is in a state of emergency and a government must be formed as soon as possible. Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein addressed the long period of political uncertainty from April since the 21st Knesset was dissolved without making a government. They both called for a unity government. They said that Israelis will not forgive the leaders of the two major parties if a third election is held within a year.

The Assault on Science – Believe Our Prestigious Scientists

When I was a young girl, there was a great respect for people of science (doctors, scientists etc.). We trusted them and felt that the contributions of all of our world scientists had made our lives healthier and better. Therefore I was very surprised and disappointed when in 2019 after 50 years of warnings from 97% of our most prestigious scientists that we are still living in a dangerous time of climate change, our legislators have as yet not taken the actions they need to take to protect us from this life-threatening calamity.

Cease Fire at the G20: Trump and Xi Declare Truce on Trade

It’s said that nothing ever really gets done at the G20, which is currently meeting in Osaka, Japan.  Nineteen member countries and the European Union agreed to a new deal to tackle climate change.  Guess who was the lone holdout.  President Trump was harshly criticized, at home and abroad, for praising Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who ordered the killing of Washington Post columnist (who had legal residency in the U.S.) Jamal Khashoggi.  There was one cautiously positive development to emerge from the summit, however.  Trump and Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed to restart talks and temporarily de-escalate the trade war.

We Need Energy Hour, Not Earth Hour

Earth Hour will be held around the world between 8:30 and 9:30 pm local time on Saturday. If it is anything like past Earth Hours, we are going to hear a lot about reducing ‘carbon pollution,’ ‘carbon emissions,’ and our supposed ‘carbon footprint.’ Indeed, the Earth Hour Australia webpage, “Choose your climate future,” starts:

“Global warming, caused by carbon pollution from burning fossil fuels…”

The Sun Dominates Climate Change

Why are the public generally unaware of the important research that connects variations in the output of the Sun with climate change? They should know about it, since the Sun is responsible for far more climate change than anything we cause.

The reason for this ignorance is that the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the source of most people’s understanding about the field, was deliberately directed to study only the human causes of climate change.