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Skepticism Used to be a Scientific Virtue

20 years ago, scientific superstar Carl Sagan urged us to use our brains – to be actively skeptical.

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Continue Reading February 24, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Climate Skepticism in Norway

There should be spaces in our communities where climate skeptics can speak freely. A group in Norway is an excellent example.

Continue Reading November 25, 2013 at 9:19 am

The Three Languages of Politics

People see the world differently. If we’re going to do more than preach to our respective choirs in the climate debate, we need to recognize this.

Continue Reading October 27, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Canadian Thanksgiving

I’m feeling especially grateful for a recent book review in the Tuscon Citizen – and for the ones left by readers on Amazon.com and it’s related websites.

Continue Reading October 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm

The Bad Novel and the New Climate Report

Pachauri’s 2010 work of fiction and the credibility of the IPCC’s 2013-2014 climate report are now inextricably linked.

Continue Reading September 29, 2013 at 11:42 am

My ‘Wall Street Journal’ Op-Ed

There are many reasons to distrust the UN’s climate panel. Let’s start with political meddling and authors linked to green lobby groups.

Continue Reading September 25, 2013 at 10:12 am

Into the Dustbin (my new book)

My new book takes a close look at Rajendra Pachauri, the man in charge of the UN entity that will release a new climate report later this month. It’s available as a paperback, a Kindle e-book, or an instantly downloadable PDF.

Continue Reading September 10, 2013 at 7:38 am

See You in September

The (fully-searchable) electronic version of my book, The Delinquent Teenager, will soon cost $7.99 rather than $4.99. This is the only book-length evaluation of the IPCC by an independent journalist. The IPCC will release Part 1 of its new climate assessment in late September.

Continue Reading August 7, 2013 at 10:35 am

The IPCC, UFOs & Pseudoscience

The head of the IPCC has written a novel in which the central character is infatuated with pseudoscience and in which UFO enthusiast Shirley MacLaine is presented as credible. The final installment of the Nobel Laureate Summer Reading series.

Continue Reading July 31, 2013 at 11:08 am

Nobel Laureate Summer Reading – Part 4

Girl spurns boy, marries someone else, and is anally raped on her honeymoon. Girl comes crawling back to boy, begging for forgiveness, and pleading for one more chance.

Continue Reading July 29, 2013 at 10:22 am

Nobel Laureate Summer Reading – Part 3

There’s nothing wrong with writing a sex-saturated novel. But IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri says this book is “all about spirituality.”

Continue Reading July 27, 2013 at 8:09 am

Nobel Laureate Summer Reading – Part 2

Between the ages of four and six, our hero is judged to be the smartest, gets “revenge against the whole world,” and is preferred by the girls.

Continue Reading July 25, 2013 at 10:47 am

Nobel Laureate Summer Reading – Part 1

Tidbit #1 from Rajendra Pachauri’s 2010 novel. HSBC, the huge multinational bank, has linked its brand to this strange, stilted prose.

Continue Reading July 24, 2013 at 11:23 am

More on Stephen Emmott, Author of ‘Ten Billion’

A new book appears to be a rehash of 40-year-old environmental scaremongering endorsed by that era’s men of science.

Continue Reading July 3, 2013 at 12:56 pm

The Coming Hellhole – Exhibit #7 of the Drama Queen Files

Emergency! Catastrophe! Earth is turning into an unprecedented hellhole – according to an Oxford professor and Microsoft official.

Continue Reading July 2, 2013 at 11:40 am

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

The Way Nature Intended

The natural world is heartless and cruel. Yet we humans equate ‘natural’ with ‘good’.

Continue Reading May 12, 2013 at 7:26 am

David Suzuki: All Mining Must Stop

According to Canada’s most prominent environmentalist, the mining of gold, silver, copper and other minerals poses an unacceptable risk to the planet’s atmosphere.

Continue Reading May 2, 2013 at 8:57 am

How Climate Scientists Think

Nobel-winning work about self-delusion and flawed judgment applies to all of us – even climatologists.

Continue Reading April 26, 2013 at 11:52 am

Earth Day an Oil Industry Scam?

According to 1960s radicals, the environmental movement has been funded and orchestrated by fossil fuel interests.

Continue Reading April 23, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Earth Day 1970 (The Drama Queen Files, Exhibit #4)

The language being used in 1970, the year Earth Day was born, hasn’t changed much: Crisis. Catastrophe. Endangered. Extinction.

Continue Reading April 22, 2013 at 9:28 am

New Beginnings

It’s springtime. Here’s hoping that our eyes are opening along with the blossoms.

Continue Reading March 29, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Speaking of the Children

Half of children perish in pre-industrial societies. Take your pick: a bucolic, green fantasy world – or one that’s safe for kids.

Continue Reading March 26, 2013 at 12:54 pm

For the Sake of the Children

Climate crusaders urge us to Think of the children! But that can be used by anyone to advance any argument under the sun.

Continue Reading March 25, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Seeing Polar Bears

Most polar bear info is filtered through an activist lens. Here are some alternative views.

Continue Reading March 17, 2013 at 9:29 am

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

Writing About Climate Change

Is a new academic network just a cover for climate activists?

Continue Reading February 8, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Happy New Year!

The German translation of my book is now in bookstores, readers of this blog are generous souls, and a troubling examination of free speech on university campuses sheds light on the climate debate.

Continue Reading January 2, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Celebrating Human Life

A searing critique of environmental thought has emerged from an unlikely source – contemporary French philosophy.

Continue Reading November 6, 2012 at 10:11 am

Australia, I’m Looking Forward to Meeting You

Reserve your spot on my four-city speaking tour – or purchase the brand new Australian edition of my book.

Continue Reading June 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm

The Activist Economist & the IPCC (Part 2)

The author of a 2007 book on climate change failed to mention his own IPCC involvement while pointing to that body as an authority. This is called an undisclosed conflict-of-interest.

Continue Reading May 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Bob Carter: A Geological Perspective

A climate debate that includes Al Gore’s climate ideas – but not Bob Carter’s – is no debate at all.

Continue Reading February 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm

German-Language News

It’s official. The Delinquent Teen is being translated into German and will be for sale in German bookstores later this year.

Continue Reading January 14, 2012 at 10:10 am

What Financial Meltdowns Teach Us About the IPCC

When I describe the surreal world of climate science to people who are strangers to that world I know it sounds fantastical. But there are strong parallels with the recently destroyed economies of Iceland, Greece, and Ireland.

Continue Reading January 5, 2012 at 6:02 pm

‘Delinquent Teen’ Press Clippings

Reviews of my book continue to appear in Switzerland, South Africa, the UK, and the US.

Continue Reading December 12, 2011 at 1:16 pm

My Own Josh Cartoon

The IPCC has, so far, ignored my book. But perhaps I’m having an impact nevertheless.

Continue Reading December 3, 2011 at 2:04 pm

News & Reviews

At the end of 2011 Treehugger.com continues to portray IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri as a saint.

Continue Reading November 14, 2011 at 6:08 pm

When the IPCC Makes an Error, Is it the Journalist’s Fault?

I trusted the IPCC’s website when it listed the lead authors of one of its chapters. If that list is wrong am I the party who hasn’t been careful?

Continue Reading November 4, 2011 at 9:52 am

Book Sightings & an Invite to Germany

Some book reviews, an excerpt in The Huffington Post, and an invitation to speak at a climate change conference in Munich.

Continue Reading November 3, 2011 at 6:14 pm

A Paperback is Born

My book is now available as a paperback. Thank you for your patience.

Continue Reading October 28, 2011 at 5:58 pm

I’m Interviewed About Peter Gleick & Other Matters

I’ve not commented on Peter Gleick’s one-star review of my book on Amazon.com prior to this interview.

Continue Reading October 28, 2011 at 9:27 am

Paperback Update

The paperback edition of The Delinquent Teenager will make its debut within the next 48 hours.

Continue Reading October 26, 2011 at 2:17 pm

WWF Issues Press Release About My Book

The World Wildlife Fund says the charge that scientists affiliated with its organization have infiltrated the IPCC is “ludicrous.” Surely it can do better than that.

Continue Reading October 24, 2011 at 3:29 pm

National Post Excerpt & Review

Canada’s National Post newspaper is running an excerpt of my book this weekend. It may be the only newspaper on the planet employing three climate skeptic journalists.

Continue Reading October 21, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Book Review in an Arizona Newspaper

The Delinquent Teenager has been reviewed in the Tuscon Citizen.

Continue Reading October 20, 2011 at 6:17 pm

You Folks Are Fantastic!

Thanks so much for the purchases, the reviews, and the growing momentum! See a sample of the PDF edition here.

Continue Reading October 19, 2011 at 9:59 am

Please Review My Book on Amazon

Please consider leaving a review of my book on the Amazon store websites. These reviews really do matter.

Continue Reading October 15, 2011 at 7:16 pm

A Book is Born

Digital editions of my book can now be purchased from Amazon.com, as well as Amazon outlets in the UK, Germany, and France. An instantly-downloadable PDF edition is also available.

Continue Reading October 13, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Of Footnotes & Factchecking (book update)

My book-length exposé of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will be available soon.

Continue Reading September 7, 2011 at 11:28 am

About My Book

My book has a new title – and will be available in September.

Continue Reading July 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm

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