Posts filed under ‘ethical & philosophical’
The World Wildlife Fund has organized an event this week in the United Arab Emirates. You know, one of those countries in which political parties are banned.
An economist who insists he’s never described himself as a Nobel laureate did, indeed, do so. In written testimony.
Press releases, event posters, news stories & speakers’ bureaus have all falsely described economist Mark Jaccard as a Nobel winner. He says it isn’t his fault.
The natural world is heartless and cruel. Yet we humans equate ‘natural’ with ‘good’.
Why are female leaders rarer than rubies in green organizations?
Canadian greens say lake-destroying research is all about science – but how do we know for sure?
An academic paper funded by two National Science Foundation grants bears no relation to the intended purpose of that money.
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.
Mining the iron ore needed to build wind farms entails ripping mountains and valleys “to shreds.”
Confronted with what some believe is a house on fire, Canadian Members of Parliament retire to the shadows and whisper to each other in secret.
Scientists who step into the political arena deserve to be challenged. This isn’t an attack on science – it’s an exploration of competing political perspectives.
The language being used in 1970, the year Earth Day was born, hasn’t changed much: Crisis. Catastrophe. Endangered. Extinction.
Why weren’t the profound limitations of the ZENN car the butt of a comedian’s jokes?
What happens when you slice half a pie into 9,000 pieces? You get a few crumbs of pastry.
Canadian economist Mark Jaccard is falsely described as a Nobel laureate in the headline of a press release – and then on the front page of a newspaper.
Much of what we hear about climate change has been carefully crafted by PR firms and ad agencies.
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society represents a return to humanity’s violent past.
It takes chutzpah to accuse other people of something you yourself are peddling.
Is British Columbia’s carbon offset scheme really just a green slush fund – one in which the well-connected receive money that should have been spent on sick people?
A Canadian province brags about becoming North America’s first carbon neutral government in 2010. But its own Auditor General says this “is not accurate.”
Greens who believe that the rules don’t apply to them are now part of government itself.
It’s springtime. Here’s hoping that our eyes are opening along with the blossoms.
Half of children perish in pre-industrial societies. Take your pick: a bucolic, green fantasy world – or one that’s safe for kids.
The behaviour of green NGOs in the developing word resembles foreign adventurism: arrogant, reckless, and exploitative.
A Nobel laureate says people who question climate dogma deserve to be “punished in the afterlife.”
We all care about the environment. But now we’re going to foolish extremes. And real people are getting hurt.
For Earth Hour’s eco-campaigners, barbaric oppression in North Korea is merely a talking point, something to casually make use of.
Which remarks were uttered by the heir to the British throne – and which were delivered by Venezuela’s late president?
Canadian students are so jazzed about Earth Hour they need to be bribed to do volunteer work.
If climate change is a reason to oppose immigration, where else does this logic take us?
Conditioning kids to make meaningless sacrifices for Mother Earth isn’t the purpose of public education.
This blog came into existence because the greens have done their job too well. Their message saturates everyday life to the point where people like me feel compelled to push back.
Where’s the scholarly press release highlighting Al Gore’s “longstanding ties to tobacco companies?” Where’s the study announcing that WWF’s tobacco ties extend back to the 1960s?
If the IPCC had done the sensible thing and banned activist publications, would the institute run by its chairman still be receiving activist cash?
A Quebec school refuses to say whether David Suzuki’s student bodyguards spent time alone with him.
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?
When David Suzuki visited a school in Quebec, why was he assigned attractive, female, student bodyguards?
Persecuted for decades? Poor? Green groups will still kick you when you’re down.
The Sierra Club took fossil fuel money. Lots of it. How dare it falsely accuse other people of doing this.
For some people, environmentalism has become a religion. With its own hellfire-and-brimstone preachers.
Greenpeace thinks President Obama should destroy lives now. Because of an ill-defined, generalized risk of climate change sometime in the future.
Green energy is expensive energy. In Europe, prices are rising and unintended consequences have followed.
The head of the IPCC thinks “a large part of the human species” is endangered by climate change. Apparently that makes him an optimist.
Climate change is, indeed, a moral issue. Because the green plan for fighting it amounts to a war against the poor.
Months before authors were even selected to write an upcoming IPCC report, its chairman was telling a live audience what conclusion that report would reach.
Green activists want to restrict your ability to fly, but they themselves remain addicted to the UN’s pointless annual beach party.
UN officials say we should listen to science. Don’t be fooled. It’s a rhetorical ploy, a cover for their own agenda.
A searing critique of environmental thought has emerged from an unlikely source – contemporary French philosophy.
Scientists often claim to know what the future holds. In such a milieu, some people will want revenge when science gets it wrong.
A new report argues that alternative perspectives are vital to the scientific process. Expecting dispassion from individual researchers is probably a lost cause.