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Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise has been watching the climate world since 2009. What she sees isn't pretty.

Murder & Misinformation

Ordinary citizens have been force-fed a diet of dubious climate claims. Is it a surprise that some people now equate climate skepticism with murder?

February 4, 2015

Grandkids Deserve Living Grandparents

More people routinely die from excess cold than from heat waves. While we spend trillions attempting to avert a slightly warmer world decades hence, seniors who can’t afford to adequately heat their homes are perishing.

February 2, 2015

Screw the Poor, Our Eyes are Fixed on Tomorrow

Why are we not one-tenth as concerned about real children dying needlessly right now as we are about hypothetical future climate change?

June 8, 2014

Greenpeace’s Menacing ‘Angry Kid’

Does a responsible organization make videos in which children call adults enemies?

October 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

What Reuters Said About the IPCC’s 1995 Report

A news clipping from 1995 – concerning an earlier IPCC report – was hilariously wrong.

October 3, 2013

Obama Dresses CO2 in a Big Bad Wolf Costume

Why would a president who says he’s protecting our children use such odious language?

June 25, 2013

Young Greens Say the Darndest Things

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

May 27, 2013

The Way Nature Intended

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

May 12, 2013

WWF Takes Pre-Schooler’s Birthday Money

The world’s largest environmental organization celebrates 4-year-olds as a fundraising mechanism.

May 4, 2013

Latest from the WWF: Eco-Indoctrination of Slum Kids

In Pakistan, the WWF is enlisting university students to develop an “environmental conscience” among the poorest of the poor.

April 19, 2013

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.

March 26, 2013

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.

March 25, 2013

Stealing Valentine Candy from Babies

Conditioning kids to make meaningless sacrifices for Mother Earth isn’t the purpose of public education.

February 15, 2013

David Suzuki & John Abbott College

A Quebec school refuses to say whether David Suzuki’s student bodyguards spent time alone with him.

February 3, 2013

Suzuki: Money Doesn’t Matter, Here’s My $30K Invoice

In a speech to students, David Suzuki condemned society’s fixation with money. So why did he charge their school more for a day’s work than many Canadians earn in a year?

January 31, 2013

Greenpeace’s Vision for America: Unemployed, Broke, Miserable

Greenpeace thinks President Obama should destroy lives now. Because of an ill-defined, generalized risk of climate change sometime in the future.

January 22, 2013

Another False Alarm – ‘The Dying of the Trees’

A 17-year-old book about the state of America’s forests is similar to current books about climate change. Its analysis and predictions were wrong, wrong, wrong.

October 4, 2012

Energy Rocks Our World

Affordable, reliable energy – a big reason most children now make it to adulthood.

June 17, 2012

Get ’em While They’re Young

The World Wildlife Fund thinks its corporate logo should be plastered on children’s flesh.

April 24, 2012

Proselytizing to Toddlers

Many jurisdictions frown on advertising that is aimed at children. But UNESCO says nursery schools should teach kids about sustainable development.

February 3, 2012

Over-the-Top Climate Rhetoric

Emotional, over-the-top language doesn’t come from real leaders in a time of real crisis. Rather, it’s a sign that someone’s trying to stampede public opinion.

December 13, 2011

NASA, Climate Change, and Children

NASA used to be about the right stuff. It used to be about knowledge, human ingenuity, and the triumph of sheer brainpower in the face of unfavourable odds. Now, rather than seeking to inspire kids, NASA tries to frighten them.

February 4, 2011

Teachers: the New Green Police

Canadian teachers (who are employees of the state) are attempting to dictate how children’s lunchbox sandwiches get packaged. Intruding so intimately into people’s private lives is not an acceptable way to save the planet.

February 1, 2011

The UN’s Grim Fantasy: One-Child Laws

Ted Turner has fathered five children. But he thinks China’s coercive one-child policies should be exported to other countries. Why aren’t other UN officials scrambling to distance themselves from his remarks?

December 9, 2010

David Suzuki’s Odd View of Women

David Suzuki thinks women are capable of saving the world. I agree. But before we support him financially and in other ways, shouldn’t we spend a few minutes looking closely at the kind of world he wants us to fight for?

September 27, 2010

The Politics of Fear

According to many commentators, conservatives are now ascendant because they have invoked the politics of fear.

So where are the denunciations of the politics of fear employed by greens? They’ve played that hand for years – exploiting & targeting kids in the process.

September 24, 2010
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