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Medical Journal Demands ‘Ecological Equity’

The Lancet is the world’s oldest and (once) most respected medical journals. Like most publications of this genre, it has gone totally woke. It is now so out in left field that it has editorialized that the planet deserves equity. Read More ›
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Multiple Coal Fossil Fuel Power Plant Smokestacks Emit Carbon Dioxide Pollution

Now, It’s Carbon ‘Net-Zero Healthcare’ to Fight Global Warming

With all of the wokeness and technocratic impositions the medical establishment is eager to impose on health care these days, why would anyone go to medical school or become a hospital administrator? Read More ›
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Sand dunes on the beach at sunset

Science Journal Claim: ‘Ocean’ Is a ‘Living Entity’ with Inherent Rights

I have been warning that the “nature rights” issue is moving very quickly now from the fringe to mainstream environmentalism. Now, a major essay in a prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journal argues that oceans are a “living entity” entitled to rights. Read More ›
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Red deer stag between ferns in autumn forest.

The Law Society in U.K. Endorses ‘Nature Rights’

The nature-rights movement continues to move from the fringe into decidedly establishment circles, with virtually no push back and a foolish, “It will never happen here,” shrugging of the collective shoulders. Now, the U.K.’s Law Society — the organization that represents solicitors, roughly equivalent to the ABA — has issued a report calling for the establishment of nature and non-human rights. Read More ›
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Spectacular view of the sacred Ganges river flowing through the green mountains of Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.

‘Nature’ Gets a Seat on the Board

The anthropomorphization of “nature” continues apace, this time with a corporation that sells beauty products called Faith in Nature naming “Nature” as a member of its board of directors. Read More ›
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Night view of the Supreme Court Building in Washington, United States

Nature Journal Attacks SCOTUS as Anti-Science

If anything is a “war on science,” it is publishing ideological articles like this in what is supposed to be a science journal — a trend that seems particularly infectious among establishment medical and scientific outlets. Read More ›
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Tractor cultivating field at spring

Stifling Food Production in the Name of Saving the Planet

Global warming hysteria now has some governments forcing cuts in the use of nitrogen fertilizers to “save the planet.” But that will mean less food for hungry people and collapsing farm economies. Read More ›
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Suwannee River, Gilchrist County, Florida

Local ‘Water Rights’ Law Invalidated in Florida

I have written here previously of several attempts to enact “nature rights” kinds of laws, specifically targeting water, in the State of Florida. The threat became so real — with Orange County passing a “rights of water” ordinance — that a law was enacted at the state level prohibiting granting rights to nature. Read More ›
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Spectacular view of the sacred Ganges river flowing through the green mountains of Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.

India State High Court Rules That Nature Is a ‘Living Being’ with ‘Rights’

The Madras High Court in India, which has jurisdiction over the state of Tamil Nadu, has declared that nature is a living being with rights. Read More ›