Posts filed under ‘media’

Tiny Imaginations, Big Egos

Instead of a tropical rainforest of diverse perspectives, the environmental conversation is an arid, dogmatic desert.

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Continue Reading July 9, 2014 at 11:23 am

Screw the Poor, Our Eyes are Fixed on Tomorrow

Condemning people to grinding poverty is evil.

Continue Reading June 8, 2014 at 11:38 am

Do Climate Scientists Approve? Who Cares?

Asking a random group of climate scientists to comment on policy measures (as opposed to scientific questions) leads to some disturbing answers.

Continue Reading June 4, 2014 at 2:44 pm

IPCC Wiki Launched – Volunteers Needed

Help annotate the new IPCC report so that it’s more user friendly – and more informative about its authors and source material.

Continue Reading May 11, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Delusions Climatic & Otherwise @ the New York Times

The New York Times publishes pablum about the IPCC.

Continue Reading April 22, 2014 at 5:02 am

The IPCC, the Police & Greenpeace

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

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

Where’s the Science at the IPCC?

The UN’s climate panel claims to be a ‘scientific body.’ But it’s actually in the business of writing reports that rely on thousands of judgment calls. It’s time to stop pretending that fallible human judgment is ‘science.’

Continue Reading March 11, 2014 at 12:33 pm

The Invisible Judith Curry

A bona fide climate scientist tells US Senators we have no idea whether human-caused global warming will be a serious problem. The media doesn’t report it.

Continue Reading January 17, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Professor of Climate Change, Chris Turney

The distress call, the icebreakers, and the other scientific research.

Continue Reading January 2, 2014 at 2:52 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

Anti-Democratic Green Activism

If the public is to be represented at climate negotiations by someone other than their own government, it has a right to elect and dismiss those representatives.

Continue Reading December 3, 2013 at 10:49 am

What a Nasty, Scandalously Rigged System

Activist media events are a shockingly institutionalized part of UN climate negotiations.

Continue Reading November 18, 2013 at 3:25 pm

The IPCC’s ‘Sharpest Critic’

My work is being discussed in prominent newspapers and magazines – in Germany as well as the US.

Continue Reading November 6, 2013 at 6:22 pm

NYTimes Calls this Blog ‘Hostile’ to the IPCC

The New York Times reports on the IPCC leak I publicized yesterday.

Continue Reading November 2, 2013 at 10:15 am

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

Quote of the Year: Climate Models Have Problems

Cigarette packages come with warning labels. So should IPCC reports.

Continue Reading October 10, 2013 at 11:12 am

Fake Nobel Laureate Steve Running

Like those sad souls who walk around with military medals they themselves didn’t earn on their chests, a forestry professor continues to bask in undeserved glory.

Continue Reading October 6, 2013 at 10:45 am

What Reuters Said About the IPCC’s 1995 Report

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

Continue Reading October 3, 2013 at 10:57 am

Fooling Reporters is Easy, Just Ask the IPCC

On the basis of a politically-massaged summary and a stack of press advisories, the media has blasted IPCC talking points around the world.

Continue Reading October 1, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Why the IPCC Meeting Isn’t Being Televised

Scientific truth isn’t negotiated in the dead of night behind closed doors.

Continue Reading September 26, 2013 at 10:05 am

The IPCC: Not What You Think It Is

A fictional UN climate body exists in the minds of the gullible. And then there’s the real IPCC.

Continue Reading September 24, 2013 at 7:21 am

Rajendra Pachauri, Fake Nobel Laureate (Part 5)

Rather than speaking truth to power, activists have been parroting claims by the establishment that the IPCC chairman is a Nobel Prize winner.

Continue Reading September 22, 2013 at 10:10 am

On Journalism, Skepticism & a Lawsuit

Journalists are supposed to be skeptical of everything and everyone.

Continue Reading September 18, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Rajendra Pachauri, Fake Nobel Laureate (Part 3)

The day after the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, the Office of the Prime Minister of Norway made false declarations about the head of the IPCC.

Continue Reading September 17, 2013 at 9:24 am

Suzanne Goldenberg: Eco Activist Disguised as a Journalist

The Guardian‘s environment correspondent couldn’t be more one-sided if she herself were on the IPCC’s payroll.

Continue Reading September 16, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Rajendra Pachauri, Fake Nobel Laureate (Part 2)

Why has Yale University promulgated the fiction that the chairman of the IPCC is a Nobel laureate?

Continue Reading September 15, 2013 at 7:18 am

When Name-Calling Passes for Journalism

What journalism has now come to: calling industries you don’t like outlaws, rogues, and evaders of ‘climate justice.’

Continue Reading July 19, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Dumb, Formulaic ‘Avatar’ Inspires WWF Leader

The US head of the WWF, when invited to choose a film to “help guide the way we think about the future,” selected the intellectually vapid Avatar.

Continue Reading July 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm

The UN’s Pretend Climate Scientists

A UN press release falsely describes those attending an IPCC meeting as “climate scientists,” In fact, these people are policy wonks, economists, political scientists, and UN advisors.

Continue Reading July 4, 2013 at 2:20 pm

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

Canada – Green Pariah or World’s Best Reputation?

Activists & journalists insist that Canada’s climate policies have destroyed our international good name. But survey results released yesterday indicate – for the 3rd consecutive year – that we have “the world’s best reputation.”

Continue Reading June 28, 2013 at 1:19 pm

‘Carbon Pollution’ Jargon is Sick and Twisted

If carbon dioxide is pollution, every human being is a perpetual pollution factory. Every toddler in their sandbox generates CO2 every minute of every day.

Continue Reading June 23, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Media Fail: John Cook’s Atom Bombs

News stories citing and quoting a single individual (a self-described non-climate-scientist) make declarations about climate change and atomic weapons.

Continue Reading June 22, 2013 at 10:28 am

Green Energy Quote of the Day

What lessons will the rest of the world learn from Germany’s renewable energy disaster?

Continue Reading June 15, 2013 at 12:38 pm

The Open Letter to American Universities

Eminent individuals are urging US educators to encourage a genuine campus debate about fossil fuels.

Continue Reading June 11, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Putting the ‘Activist’ in Scientist

29 people have submitted a statement regarding the Keystone Pipeline. Purely political opinions are being camouflaged as ‘scientific judgment.’

Continue Reading June 5, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Ed Davey, the UK’s Energy Bully

If a government minister thinks the media is paying too much attention to something, look closer.

Continue Reading June 3, 2013 at 10:09 am

The Drama Queen Files: Exhibit #5

Based on a press release and a brochure, the media says hunters are “gasping for life” in the Arctic.

Continue Reading May 8, 2013 at 11:20 am

Lab Coats Don’t Make You Infallible (Oliver vs Hansen)

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.

Continue Reading April 25, 2013 at 1:38 pm

What Rick Mercer Didn’t Tell Us About the ZENN Car

Why weren’t the profound limitations of the ZENN car the butt of a comedian’s jokes?

Continue Reading April 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm

A Few Crumbs of Pastry: More Nobel Nonsense

What happens when you slice half a pie into 9,000 pieces? You get a few crumbs of pastry.

Continue Reading April 18, 2013 at 10:01 am

Mark Jaccard, Counterfeit Nobel Laureate

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.

Continue Reading April 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm

A Normal Day in Climate Science

Don’t believe everything you read – especially about the supposed link between global warming and natural disasters.

Continue Reading April 11, 2013 at 3:33 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

Paul Krugman’s Old Time Climate Religion

A Nobel laureate says people who question climate dogma deserve to be “punished in the afterlife.”

Continue Reading March 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Manufacturing Earth Hour

Canadian students are so jazzed about Earth Hour they need to be bribed to do volunteer work.

Continue Reading March 4, 2013 at 5:51 pm

No Wind, No Sun, No Power

Windmills and solar panels sound wonderful. Except that the UK wind isn’t blowing and the German sun isn’t shining.

Continue Reading March 3, 2013 at 2:09 pm

David Suzuki Ejects TV Crew

David Suzuki’s idea of a “truly sustainable future” is one in which freedom of the press doesn’t exist.

Continue Reading February 27, 2013 at 12:49 pm

The Workshop Presentation that Never Was

The BBC African temperature exaggeration is worse that we thought. It also has an IPCC connection.

Continue Reading February 13, 2013 at 6:27 pm

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