I had a remarkable video call with one of my BIG Media subscribers the other day.
He started by thanking me for doing what I do – providing a trustworthy, transparent, and accurate source of news on the big issues – which is always nice to hear.
Then he said that we are not charging enough for our memberships.
I said, “I want to avoid being elitist. Currently, even at just 2 or 3 U.S. bucks per week, we are attracting mostly successful executives, business owners, and professionals. I want our site to be affordable to young people and, in general, to those who are not wealthy.”
His response floored me:
“Our world is doomed if young people do not get access to the truth. So I will pay for two additional subscriptions. Find two people who cannot afford a subscription, and give it to them for free.”
Wow – what an amazing gesture.
He then suggested that there are likely other BIG Media Ltd. supporters who are in position to sponsor subscriptions.
So, I am now looking to play matchmaker.
Also, please email me if you wish to nominate someone to be a beneficiary of a free subscription. Ideally, it is someone who has demonstrated curiosity and concern regarding the future of our planet … but cannot afford a membership.
It is okay to nominate yourself.
Of course, if a donor has someone in mind, he or she can select the recipient of the free subscription.
BIG Media Ltd. subscribers receive my BIG Bulletin newsletters and have access to all of our content. That includes fact-focused, data-driven coverage courtesy of our incredible editorial team (mostly accomplished scientists) regarding issues including:
Understanding science – Do you ‘believe the science’? How about starting with understanding the science?
Climate change and energy – Climate change and energy: context for the great debate
Energy transition and undeniable historic trends – Examining the real meaning of ‘energy transition’ in the face of undeniable historic trends
Causes of death during the pandemic – A look back at causes of death in the first year of COVID-19
Excess deaths during the pandemic – Analysis of excess deaths in 2020 reveals surprising deviations
Biomedical ethics – Mounting COVID frustration is no reason to abandon fundamental principles
The Emergencies Act – The Canadian prime minister’s emergency act