Posts tagged ‘activist scientists’
When the word “radical” is used four times in two sentences, something is amiss.
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.
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.
Don’t believe everything you read – especially about the supposed link between global warming and natural disasters.
Junkets abroad, handsomely-paid positions at home – no wonder government employees love the environment.
It takes chutzpah to accuse other people of something you yourself are peddling.
If “constant growth” is bad, why does the David Suzuki Foundation keep getting bigger and bigger?
People who believe there’s an urgent problem behave accordingly. Climatologist Michael Mann plays games.
Earth Hour: 60 minutes of self delusion brought to you by IKEA.
The Sierra Club blogger who wrongly predicted that this winter would be “less wintery” & snowy than last now says Arctic sea ice won’t “survive this summer.”
Drama queen scientists have been around for at least 89 years.
When Greenpeace personnel are participating, a political process is underway – not a scientific one.
David Suzuki’s idea of a “truly sustainable future” is one in which freedom of the press doesn’t exist.
According to a new UN report, your meat consumption is killing the planet.
Are climate change ‘facts’ so hard to come by that a not-yet-finalized draft report is considered evidence?
23 years ago, David Suzuki declared science “fundamentally flawed.” These days he delivers speeches to naturopath conventions.
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.
If climate change is as straightforward a scientific concept as gravity, why does the IPCC continue to produce multi-thousand-page reports?
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?
Andrew Weaver: climate modeler, Green Party deputy leader, Greenpeace promoter.
A majority of the 13 senior scientists responsible for a US government report are also associated with activist groups. (Eight of them have an IPCC connection.)
The German government’s chief climate advisor is the furthest thing from an objective, dispassionate scientist. He thinks using fossil fuels amounts to “a lifestyle of mass destruction” – and that the UN should be put in charge of trillions of dollars.
IPCC officials are telling Working Group 2 authors about scientific papers that haven’t been written yet. These papers will appear in a special edition of a journal guest-edited by an activist scientist.
Scientists often claim to know what the future holds. In such a milieu, some people will want revenge when science gets it wrong.
A lead author of the IPCC’s ‘hard science’ section is a Green Party candidate and deputy leader.
I spoke in Calgary last week, was interviewed on television three times, and attracted some great newspaper coverage.
The head of research at a prominent UK climate facility believes that those of us who use refrigerators and drive cars will need to be coerced into altering our lifestyles.
I’ll be speaking in Calgary on Wed., October 17th at the Friends of Science annual luncheon. The scientific method needs all the friends – and defenders – we can muster.
A senior public servant thinks scientists should be passionate, engaged activists.
Concerned about climate change, coral reef experts say they can predict the future with startling precision.
Liberty. Freedom. These ideas inspire risk-taking and self-sacrifice. But the green movement offers the exact opposite.
A new report funded by big oil and big tobacco has the chutzpah to complain about corporate influence on the climate debate.
Ideas being promoted by ‘climate scientists’ look increasingly scary.
The author of a 2007 book on climate change failed to mention his own IPCC involvement while pointing to that body as an authority. This is called an undisclosed conflict-of-interest.
How can claims that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is objective be taken seriously when one of its authors has been arrested at an anti-coal protest?
Would a scientifically rigorous organization have the owner of a PR firm as its chairman?
For half a century green activists have insisted that their historical moment – and a particular generation – are the planet’s last hope.
Nine papers are being distributed by an upcoming save-the-world conference. They’re explicitly intended to influence the behaviour of world leaders at the Rio summit in June. But the claim that they represent the latest scientific thinking is a gross distortion.
The head of what is supposed to be a neutral scientific body saw no impropriety recently in accepting an award that applauds his environmental activism.
If it’s OK for scientists to lie to advance the fight against climate change what other bad behaviour is acceptable?
Eleven years ago Peter Gleick was declaring that the debate is over. Now he says other people are preventing it from taking place.
Iowa scientists have signed a letter about climate change. News reports don’t mention their activist leanings.
Peter Gleick issues a statement about the Heartland documents.
A Dutch professor has examined a draft of the upcoming IPCC report. He says it has been written by people who start from the assumption that dangerous, human-caused global warming has been proven.