No10’s Behavioural Insights Team deserves close scrutiny. So do its critics.
Ben PileSpot on from @jameswoudhuysen about the behaviourists complaints about the government's response to the outbreak.
They are disgruntled because they are not in power, and there is little more to their crisis-shrieking than that.
We need a referendum - The Net Zero CO2 policy was waved through parliament without any meaningful debate, proper costings or cost benefit analysis. There was no party in the 2019 general election standing in all 650 seats that was against net zero...
Ben PileYou should sign this, even if you think it will go nowhere, because despite that, it *will* do two important things.
1. at 10K signatures, the government will make a statement.
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Bezos's fund will pen grants to scientists, activists and other organizations in their efforts to "preserve and protect the natural world."
Ben Pile$10 billion in "grants to climate-oriented scientists and activists" is a big thumb on the scales, isn't it.
$10bn buys a lot of consensus, and a lot of consensus-enforcement.
It doesn't buy much academic rigour or transparent debate.
A WWF project in central Africa has been responsible for abuses and rights violations on a shocking scale
Ben Pile"A WWF project in central Africa has been responsible for abuses and rights violations on a shocking scale, according to a devastating new investigation by the UN."
Big green NGOs are *weird* and *sinister*, and operate as though above the law.