Posts tagged ‘activist scientists’
UN climate panel leaders don’t behave in a “policy-neutral, never policy-prescriptive” manner.
UN officials need to stop dressing up political arguments as science.
Media outlets remain oblivious to the IPCC’s tainted-by-activism personnel.
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.
The unadorned truth was door number one. Cringe-worthy exaggeration was door number two. The IPCC made the wrong call.
A fictional UN climate body exists in the minds of the gullible. And then there’s the real IPCC.
It may not be wise to judge a book by its cover, but it’s entirely appropriate to judge an organization by its leader.
A US official recently called Rajendra Pachauri’s leadership of the world’s most important climate body ‘extraordinary.’ But ‘inadequate’ and ‘inexcusable’ are more appropriate.
Rajendra Pachauri holds only one PhD – not two, as his official IPCC bio claims.
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.
Some people really do care more about “Mother Nature” than human beings.
Once again, people described as “leading scientists” turn out to be economists, UN officials, and those with links to activist organizations.
A new essay in the peer-reviewed literature searches for the secret formula by which to manipulate public opinion.
29 people have submitted a statement regarding the Keystone Pipeline. Purely political opinions are being camouflaged as ‘scientific judgment.’
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.