Climate Change

Just have a think!

Dave Borlace opened a YouTube channel in 2018 to review the science behind climate debates and discover what is being done to avoid catastrophe. In the first minute of his first video, Borlace declared he was not a scientist and not a climate expert, just a person wanting to learn and share information.

If one reads academic journals, it is clear most scientists do not write to please lay people. As an aside, I reviewed a family member’s paper written for his master’s degree program at UBC. My few suggestions to improve readability were quickly rejected. Something about information density and academic precision ranking above clarity.

Perhaps Borlace’s strength in sharing knowledge about climate and energy is that he is not a scientist. Nor is he a spin doctor advancing financial interests of paying clients. Like my website, Dave’s Just Have a Think! is funded by individual supporters who appreciate the content. Dave says he has never monetized his videos and promises he never will.

Independence allows content providers to pursue subjects of personal interest and the results of research can be reported without being affected by commercial or political loyalties.

Subscribers to Just Have a Think! have more than doubled in the past year and now number about a quarter million. Check out the channel. There a broad range of information and you don’t need a degree in bafflegab translation.

This was the channel’s first video, posted in March 2018.

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  1. I always assumed that Borlace WAS a scientist — the kind with the good fortune of being uber smart AND a great communicator, like Neil deGrasse Tyson.

    Now I’m even more impressed with Borlace!

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  2. Dave Borlace’s show is a real gem. I would like to support it, but my policy is to make one time donations to retain control of my financial situation. There doesn’t seem to be any way to do this with patreon.

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    • I will forward your comment by email to Dave Borlace. I am certain there will be ways for readers to offer one-time payments to support his excellent channel. As you say, it is a real gem. Dave aims to educate his steadily growing list of followers, which now measures over 300,000.

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      • Dave Borlace responded:

        Hi Norm,

        Thanks so much for forwarding such positive feedback. I really appreciate it.

        I’m also very conscious that many people do not want to get embroiled in monthly commitments on sites like Patreon. I can completely understand that.

        There are a couple of ways to make a one off donation in the way that Ed Rivera mentioned in your comments thread.

        The first is via Paypal at this link

        The second is via a site called Buy Me A Coffee, at this link

        I hope that’s of some help to Ed.

        Have a great week.

        All the best

        Dave

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