Posts filed under ‘Bill McKibben’

‘Carbon Pollution’ Jargon is Sick and Twisted

If carbon dioxide is pollution, every human being is a perpetual pollution factory. Every toddler in their sandbox generates CO2 every minute of every day.

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Continue Reading June 23, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Have We Run Out of Time Yet?

It isn’t your imagination. You’ve been hearing that the world is “running out of time” for years.

Continue Reading June 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Why Fossil Fuels Improve the Planet

A free, shortish book defends – and celebrates – oil and coal.

Continue Reading June 6, 2013 at 5:42 pm

So You Want to Live in Harmony with Nature?

The WWF thinks we should all “live in harmony with nature.” Sounds great – except for the flies, wasps, venomous snakes, storms, and floods.

Continue Reading June 4, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Young Greens Say the Darndest Things

Students in the fossil fuel divestment movement employ venom and vitriol, but little persuasive argument.

Continue Reading May 27, 2013 at 5:16 pm

The Divestment Dreamworld

The campus fossil fuel divestment campaign may be stylish, but it’s short on substance.

Continue Reading May 26, 2013 at 1:09 pm

They Call This Higher Education?

Civilized debate appears to be an endangered species.

Continue Reading May 24, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Oil Spills By the Numbers

Opposition to oil pipelines has led to sharp increases in train transport. Not only is that method less safe, it costs significantly more.

Continue Reading April 15, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Papering Over Sappy Bill McKibben

A new, 73-page paper about America’s “most visible environmental activist” doesn’t mention that he’s an emotional basketcase.

Continue Reading March 12, 2013 at 3:02 pm

The Drama Queen Files – Exhibit #2

An oil pipeline is described as a “carbon bomb” that will impact the “children of all species forever.”

Continue Reading February 18, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Intermission (And Why Bill McKibben is an Utter Fool)

This blog will return in mid-September. In the meantime, here’s a video of a presentation I gave in Australia last month – and some thoughts on the bankruptcy of contemporary green analysis.

Continue Reading August 17, 2012 at 9:45 am

The Pipeline, the Jobs, & the Media

Why do journalists never doubt green groups?

Continue Reading January 20, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Bill McKibben Says It’s Urgent

In the world inhabited by this environmental crusader, climate change is “a crisis that’s breaking over our heads at this moment,” ExxonMobil peddles petroleum the way drug dealers peddle heroin, and we “have no choice” but to turn our backs on fossil fuels.

Continue Reading February 21, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Bill McKibben’s Bad Example

Those seemingly nice people brimming with such concern for the planet are actually profoundly intolerant.

Continue Reading February 11, 2011 at 3:33 pm

David Suzuki’s Five Kids

People are surprised to learn that eco icon David Suzuki (who insists there are too many humans on the planet), has himself fathered five children. But his autobiography reveals this to be the case. It also tells us he began dating his second wife when she was 22 – and he was 35.

Continue Reading October 13, 2010 at 12:37 pm

If We Are Not Free to Disagree, We Are Not Free

The video in which people are summarily executed for questioning the need for emissions reduction is being denounced by prominent global warming activists. Organizations that have aligned themselves with the 10:10 Campaign – such as Sony, Oxford University, and UK local governments – also need to distance themselves from it.

Continue Reading October 1, 2010 at 11:48 pm

A Bogus 21-Year-Old Climate Prediction

21 years ago, environmental guru Bill McKibben said we’d “burn up” in “a few more decades” if we didn’t stop using fossil fuels.

Continue Reading February 15, 2010 at 1:08 pm

James Hansen Drags NASA into His Personal Politics

Activist scientist James Hansen is entitled to his personal political views. But he should not be citing his employer in order to advance them.

Continue Reading February 9, 2010 at 11:04 am

Science Says: Hop on One Foot

Scientific investigation produces facts. But even when we have full confidence in the accuracy of these facts we must still choose how to respond to them. When activists insist there’s only one possible response they’re attempting to preempt important democratic discussions, to silence our voices, to substitute their own views for those of the community.

Continue Reading December 19, 2009 at 11:41 am

Bill McKibben: Extravagant Emotional Excess

Smart, thoughtful people value dispassionate investigation, careful analysis & logical arguments. Eco guru McKibben seems to think we should listen to him because he cares. Because he cries.

Continue Reading December 15, 2009 at 9:10 am

Climate Confusion

Roy Spencer is a bona fide climate scientist who disagrees with the dangerous global warming hypothesis. I review his book Climate Confusion – and also discuss Bill McKibben’s The End of Nature.

Continue Reading November 12, 2009 at 6:45 am


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