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Chinese philosophy describes the yin and yang as apparently opposing forces that are just as likely to be complementary. It applies to the claim that if you have God you must have a devil. Dostoevsky underscores the idea in his book “Crime and Punishment.” Crime without punishment effectively means there is no crime. Of course, […]

Climate and Popular Revolution

by Dr. Tim Ball on December 29, 2016

in Government,Political,Politics,Theory

My major research interest in climatology is historical climate, but particularly the impact of climate and climate change on human history and the human condition. Climatology was always part of geography because it studies the climate of a region and the change over time. This was subsumed by the growth of climate science in which […]

Crisis of Leadership.

by Dr. Tim Ball on March 19, 2016

in Politics

This article first appeared on www.therebel.media There is a global crisis of leadership. Mass migrations are underway because people are leaving badly run countries and entering equally badly run countries. It is not surprising because of the social situation in play at all levels. It is the result of living in Marshall McLuhan’s global village […]

Environmentalism of the Left is Religious Socialism

by Dr. Tim Ball on March 19, 2016

in Politics

This article first appeared on www.therebel.media The entire world needed the new paradigm of environmentalism. The problem is that a few grabbed it for a political agenda. They used it as a vehicle to take the moral high ground, to claim only they cared about the environment. They argue that everyone else was guilty of […]

This article first appeared on www.therebel.media Global warming was the topic of a hearing before both houses of Congress in March 2007. Representative John Dingell (D-MI) chaired the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing with former Vice President and Academy Award winner Al Gore as the star witness. Gore is the person who said “The […]

This article first appeared on www.therebel.media All the actions of the Federal government under Justin Trudeau resurrect the hostilities his father provoked. His policies of increasing and centralizing power in Ottawa angered western Canadians. Justin Trudeau is a child who inherited all his father’s narrow socialistic views of the vast diversity that is Canada. Like […]

The Complacency Of Superabundance

by Dr. Tim Ball on March 18, 2016

in Politics

This article first appeared on www.therebel.media I am tired of people in developed countries complaining about anything. Sure, there are problems, but most of them are created and exploited by doomsayers with political agendas who claim they want to save the planet. As H.L. Mencken said The urge to save humanity is almost always only […]

Negotiators in Paris achieved an agreement that they could all sign. It was simply about that, getting an agreement to save face and make it appear they were doing something. For example, John Kerry said the agreement was non-binding and blamed the Congress for making it necessary because they would not approve a binding agreement. […]

The Heartland Climate Conference in New York in 2008 was one of the first that presented the skeptics view. I was privileged to hear the keynote by Vaclav Klaus former President of the Czech Republic. His opening remark was, “We have just gone through 70 years of communism, why the hell would you want to […]

The Daily Caller headline said, Russia’s Putin Says Global Warming Is ‘A Fraud.” What Putin is doing and saying is nothing new. He always knew that the IPCC climate was wrong he simply changed his political position as the situation dictated. Soviet and latterly Russian climatologists are far better than most in the west. I […]