Posts filed under ‘ethical & philosophical’

The IPCC, the Police & Greenpeace

Greenpeace isn’t anti-establishment anymore. Now it’s just another arm of the authoritarian, UN green machine.

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Continue Reading April 14, 2014 at 5:10 am

The IPCC: Bar the Media, Welcome the Activists

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.

Continue Reading April 12, 2014 at 6:55 am

The WWF Activist in Charge at the IPCC

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.

Continue Reading March 30, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Bleeding Edge Research in the New IPCC Report

In one chapter alone, IPCC personnel relied on unpublished studies 21 times to make their case.

Continue Reading March 27, 2014 at 2:02 pm

The IPCC: Providing ‘Hope for Our Earth’

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?

Continue Reading March 26, 2014 at 1:18 pm

UN Employees as IPCC Authors

The IPCC’s Chapter 7 was not written by neutral, dispassionate scholars. Three UN employees are among its authors.

Continue Reading March 23, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Conflict-of-Interest in the IPCC’s New Chapter 7

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.

Continue Reading March 21, 2014 at 11:58 am

The Supposedly ‘Conservative’ IPCC Thwarts its Own Safeguards

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 Unpublished research findings were still being incorporated months later.

Continue Reading March 18, 2014 at 5:08 pm

The Climate Change Express: Ignoring Your Views at Every Meal

Ordinary people don’t care about climate change. How many times do they have to say so?

Continue Reading March 14, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Bob Ward’s Despicable Harassment Campaign

If someone was systematically writing to journals that had published your work, making false allegations against you, would you be concerned?

Continue Reading March 7, 2014 at 11:13 am

Rat Snake Bob

A UK parliamentary committee. A Canadian journalist. A rat snake.

Continue Reading March 5, 2014 at 11:09 am

Woodrow Clark: Thin Nobel Gruel

A fake Nobel keynote speaker played an embarrassingly minor role in the IPCC.

Continue Reading March 1, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Green Energy Trade Show Hires Fake Nobel Laureate

A press release issued this week falsely describes economist Woodrow Clark as a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Continue Reading February 27, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Skepticism Used to be a Scientific Virtue

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

Continue Reading February 24, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Judith Curry, Free Speech Champion

A climatologist urges her community to stop defending Michael Mann.

Continue Reading February 23, 2014 at 11:39 am

Government Tells Public They’re Morons

Ontario energy minister says we should wear sweaters in winter.

Continue Reading February 11, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Video Interview: Activists & the UN Climate Process

In a 23-minute interview, filmed in the UK last month, I talk about activists and the UN’s climate process.

Continue Reading February 9, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Wind Energy Meeting Silences the Public

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.

Continue Reading February 7, 2014 at 2:36 pm

A Historical Perspective on Hysterical Rhetoric

From 1948 to the present, environmental activists have declared that the sky is falling.

Continue Reading February 4, 2014 at 3:39 pm

The Church of Global Warming’s Changing Catechism

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.

Continue Reading February 2, 2014 at 12:17 pm

UK Adventure

Having touched down in London, I’m chuckling over a Charles Krauthammer column titled Stop Jerking Canada Around.

Continue Reading January 24, 2014 at 6:33 am

Neil Young’s Hiroshima – Exhibit #10 in the Drama Queen Files

Rockstar’s rhetoric about Canada’s oil sands is intemperate, offensive, and ill-informed.

Continue Reading January 20, 2014 at 7:07 pm

The WWF: Still Donning the Science Costume

Why doesn’t the World Wildlife Fund argue for its vision based solely on that vision’s merits?

Continue Reading January 15, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Five Years Later

My first thoughts about the climate change debate were written five years ago today.

Continue Reading January 10, 2014 at 2:49 pm

The Global Warming Prophecy

At the heart of the climate change movement is the belief that we will be punished for our sins.

Continue Reading December 30, 2013 at 11:14 am

Warmth: Another Word for Well-Being

Rather than bringing pine logs to the poor, 21st-century energy policies do the exact opposite. More children now shiver in the cold.

Continue Reading December 24, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Doubt is Not a Sin

When did “Question Authority” stop being applicable?

Continue Reading December 18, 2013 at 9:37 am

Doubting is Thinking – a Blog from Spain

In California, low-income car buyers are subsidizing the top 1% who purchase Tesla electric vehicles.

Continue Reading December 17, 2013 at 12:05 pm

IPCC Called a ‘Global Thinker of 2013′

The editors of Foreign Policy magazine inhabit a fairy tale world of planet-saving superheroes and wicked climate deniers.

Continue Reading December 14, 2013 at 10:54 am

IPCC Officials Keen to Remake the World

UN climate panel leaders don’t behave in a “policy-neutral, never policy-prescriptive” manner.

Continue Reading December 11, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Does the IPCC Do Science?

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?

Continue Reading December 7, 2013 at 2:17 pm

That Silly Coal Speech – Part 2

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.

Continue Reading December 4, 2013 at 11:54 am

Independent Greenpeace? Never Mind

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.

Continue Reading December 2, 2013 at 10:39 am

UN Climate Fanatics

According to Ban Ki-moon, the latest IPCC report vaporized climate skepticism.

Continue Reading November 29, 2013 at 2:33 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 Creepy Climate Conference

After frisking us for explosives, the UN repeatedly assures us that we’re good people.

Continue Reading November 20, 2013 at 1:36 am

Ad Featuring Roger Pulwarty Withdrawn

York University is no longer running an ad that mistakenly implied that one of its graduates is a Peace Prize laureate.

Continue Reading November 14, 2013 at 7:47 am

IPCC Author Stars in Sleazy, Fake Nobel Ad Campaign

A York University advertising campaign falsely implies that Roger Pulwarty has won a Nobel Peace Prize.

Continue Reading November 9, 2013 at 12:56 pm

IPCC Summary: The Real Story

Media outlets remain oblivious to the IPCC’s tainted-by-activism personnel.

Continue Reading November 4, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Canadian MP Withdraws False Nobel Claim

Kirsty Duncan no longer describes herself as a “Nobel Peace Prize laureate” on her Facebook page.

Continue Reading October 31, 2013 at 11:31 am

The IPCC: Looking 95% Foolish

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.

Continue Reading October 28, 2013 at 5:43 pm

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

Greenpeace’s Menacing ‘Angry Kid’

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

Continue Reading October 24, 2013 at 4:07 pm 1 comment

Kirsty Duncan: Canada’s Fake Nobel Laureate Member of Parliament

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.

Continue Reading October 23, 2013 at 3:01 pm

What Is Christiana Figueres Thinking?

It is improper for a UN official to criticize Australia’s 6-week-old election results.

Continue Reading October 22, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Think You Know Greenpeace? Look Again

An urgent public health crisis exists. An effective, humanitarian response is available. But rather than pitching in and helping to save lives, Greenpeace is attacking the aid workers.

Continue Reading October 20, 2013 at 11:38 am

Fake Nobel Laureates & the White House

What happens to people who claim to be Peace Prize winners even though they aren’t? They get a job at the White House.

Continue Reading October 17, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Official Launch of FakeNobelLaureates.com

Michael Mann’s boss at Penn State University – Dean William Easterling – falsely claims to be a Nobel laureate on his CV.

Continue Reading October 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm

The IPCC Report as Ink Blot Test

What do Greenpeace and the Natural History Museum have in common? They both employ people with impaired reading comprehension skills.

Continue Reading October 15, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Greenpeace & the IPCC Report

Greenpeace says 95% certainty is the same as 100% certainty. Tell that to people who die on the operating table.

Continue Reading October 9, 2013 at 12:46 pm

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