Posts filed under ‘ethical & philosophical’
Instead of a tropical rainforest of diverse perspectives, the environmental conversation is an arid, dogmatic desert.
Condemning people to grinding poverty is evil.
Will the American president throw thousands of US coal miners out-of-work in an utterly futile climate-change gesture?
The noble, beating heart of science is no more. Peer pressure, conformity, orthodoxy – these remain.
The New York Times publishes pablum about the IPCC.
Greenpeace isn’t anti-establishment anymore. Now it’s just another arm of the authoritarian, UN green machine.
In Berlin this week, environmental activists were allowed to attend a four-day meeting that journalists were denied access to. This is normal IPCC procedure.
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, the marine biologist who led the IPCC’s Ocean chapter, is a full-blown environmental activist. He recently wrote a politicized foreword to a WWF brochure, and has a long history of employment with both the WWF and Greenpeace.
In one chapter alone, IPCC personnel relied on unpublished studies 21 times to make their case.
An IPCC document produced for its meeting in Yokohama uses emphatically activist language. What happened to the scientific body delivering a scientific report based on scientific research?
The IPCC’s Chapter 7 was not written by neutral, dispassionate scholars. Three UN employees are among its authors.
As a journal guest editor, IPCC lead author Andrew Challinor approved the publication of 9 research papers that are now being cited as evidence in his IPCC chapter.
The upcoming Working Group 2 report wasn’t thoroughly scrutinized by hundreds of external reviewers. Those people saw only early versions of the report. Unpublished research findings were still being incorporated months later.
Ordinary people don’t care about climate change. How many times do they have to say so?
If someone was systematically writing to journals that had published your work, making false allegations against you, would you be concerned?
A UK parliamentary committee. A Canadian journalist. A rat snake.
A fake Nobel keynote speaker played an embarrassingly minor role in the IPCC.
A press release issued this week falsely describes economist Woodrow Clark as a Nobel Peace Prize winner.
20 years ago, scientific superstar Carl Sagan urged us to use our brains – to be actively skeptical.
A climatologist urges her community to stop defending Michael Mann.
Ontario energy minister says we should wear sweaters in winter.
In a 23-minute interview, filmed in the UK last month, I talk about activists and the UN’s climate process.
Government-mandated wind project meetings are supposed to be about two-way communication. But no questions from the public are allowed, and the notice period is ridiculously short.
From 1948 to the present, environmental activists have declared that the sky is falling.
15 months ago, it was a sin to declare out loud that the global temperature was no longer rising. Today, the IPCC, the UK Met office, and mainstream researchers are all admitting the obvious.
Having touched down in London, I’m chuckling over a Charles Krauthammer column titled Stop Jerking Canada Around.
Rockstar’s rhetoric about Canada’s oil sands is intemperate, offensive, and ill-informed.
Why doesn’t the World Wildlife Fund argue for its vision based solely on that vision’s merits?
My first thoughts about the climate change debate were written five years ago today.
At the heart of the climate change movement is the belief that we will be punished for our sins.
Rather than bringing pine logs to the poor, 21st-century energy policies do the exact opposite. More children now shiver in the cold.
When did “Question Authority” stop being applicable?
In California, low-income car buyers are subsidizing the top 1% who purchase Tesla electric vehicles.
The editors of Foreign Policy magazine inhabit a fairy tale world of planet-saving superheroes and wicked climate deniers.
UN climate panel leaders don’t behave in a “policy-neutral, never policy-prescriptive” manner.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change describes itself as a “scientific body.” Where in its multi-year, multi-thousand-page bureaucratic report-writing process is science actually practiced?
In the National Post today I argue that the extreme anti-coal stance of UN officials and green activists harms both people and the environment.
Greenpeace makes a show of rejecting government and corporate money. But it’s close pals with the WWF – which gets enormous funding from exactly those sources.
According to Ban Ki-moon, the latest IPCC report vaporized climate skepticism.
There should be spaces in our communities where climate skeptics can speak freely. A group in Norway is an excellent example.
After frisking us for explosives, the UN repeatedly assures us that we’re good people.
Media outlets remain oblivious to the IPCC’s tainted-by-activism personnel.
Kirsty Duncan no longer describes herself as a “Nobel Peace Prize laureate” on her Facebook page.
As the gap between its models and reality has grown, the IPCC has become more adamant that its conclusions are correct – rather than more cautious.
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.
Does a responsible organization make videos in which children call adults enemies?
Kirsty Duncan’s Facebook page says she’s been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Being 1 of 39 people involved in one chapter (out of 11) of an obscure report is apparently all it takes.
It is improper for a UN official to criticize Australia’s 6-week-old election results.