No Award (Part One)

The following is a guest column by Chris Chan, the first of eight parts, to be published in this space over the next few weeks. The topic is a tidbit of inglorious Science Fiction fandom history in which I played a small part, known of old as the Sad Puppies Kerfuffle, and hence might be of interest to my readers.

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This article first appeared on the now-defunct NerdHQ blog. “No Award” The Hugo Awards, Sad Puppies, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy Literature Part I: What’s Happening with the Hugos?

Source: No Award (Part One)

No Award (Part Two)

WaPo Rehashes Tired Allergy-Climate Change Connection, Misses the Bigger Good News The Washington Post (WaPo) published…

WaPo Rehashes Tired Allergy-Climate Change Connection, Misses the Bigger Good News The Washington Post (WaPo) published a story today, titled “Climate change is making pollen season even worse across the country,” claiming the modest warming experienced over the past century is worsening allergy seasons.

Source: WaPo Rehashes Tired Allergy-Climate Change Connection, Misses the Bigger Good News The Washington Post (WaPo) published…

Among articles cited:

Study Finds Warmer Climate Periods Didn’t Lead To More Conflict
An analysis of 1,000 years of European wars finds that more war and conflict are not linked to warm climates.

Since people tend to be richer, and better fed because crops grow better, maybe there’s less of an incentive for war?

Climate Change Benefitting — Not Harming — Health
The London-based charitable foundation, Wellcome, published a report claiming climate change poses a global public health threat. This is false. Contrary to the Wellcome’s report, data show deaths related to extreme weather events and non-optimum temperatures have declined substantially during the recent period of modest warming.

And conditions are healthier, and death rates are lower, in warmer climates.