Posts tagged ‘activist scientists’

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.

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Continue Reading March 30, 2014 at 2:28 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

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

Judith Curry, Free Speech Champion

A climatologist urges her community to stop defending Michael Mann.

Continue Reading February 23, 2014 at 11:39 am

The IPCC Official and the Loaded Gun

Chris Field – the head of the UN climate panel’s Working Group 2 – thinks the world “is staring down the barrel of climate change.”

Continue Reading February 13, 2014 at 5:31 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 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

That Silly Coal Speech

UN officials need to stop dressing up political arguments as science.

Continue Reading November 27, 2013 at 2:38 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

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

9,000 Nobel Pretenders

The unadorned truth was door number one. Cringe-worthy exaggeration was door number two. The IPCC made the wrong call.

Continue Reading September 27, 2013 at 5:15 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

The IPCC’s Political Chairman

It may not be wise to judge a book by its cover, but it’s entirely appropriate to judge an organization by its leader.

Continue Reading September 23, 2013 at 9:11 am

What Would a Bad Job Look Like?

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.

Continue Reading August 5, 2013 at 12:54 pm

The IPCC Chairman’s Fake Second PhD

Rajendra Pachauri holds only one PhD – not two, as his official IPCC bio claims.

Continue Reading July 18, 2013 at 12:09 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

David Suzuki: Canada is ‘Full’

Some people really do care more about “Mother Nature” than human beings.

Continue Reading July 11, 2013 at 9:49 pm

The Earth League: Self-Important, Self-Appointed Busybodies

Once again, people described as “leading scientists” turn out to be economists, UN officials, and those with links to activist organizations.

Continue Reading July 9, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Don’t Let Your Daughters Grow Up to Be This Kind of Scientist

A new essay in the peer-reviewed literature searches for the secret formula by which to manipulate public opinion.

Continue Reading June 9, 2013 at 10:47 am

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

The Royal Society Gets Radical

When the word “radical” is used four times in two sentences, something is amiss.

Continue Reading May 22, 2013 at 9:45 am

David Suzuki: All Mining Must Stop

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.

Continue Reading May 2, 2013 at 8:57 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

Earth Day 1970 (The Drama Queen Files, Exhibit #4)

The language being used in 1970, the year Earth Day was born, hasn’t changed much: Crisis. Catastrophe. Endangered. Extinction.

Continue Reading April 22, 2013 at 9:28 am

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

Where the Money Goes

Junkets abroad, handsomely-paid positions at home – no wonder government employees love the environment.

Continue Reading April 9, 2013 at 8:02 am

Rajendra Pachauri’s Conspiracy Theory

It takes chutzpah to accuse other people of something you yourself are peddling.

Continue Reading April 6, 2013 at 11:26 am

Greens Against Growth – Except Their Own

If “constant growth” is bad, why does the David Suzuki Foundation keep getting bigger and bigger?

Continue Reading April 4, 2013 at 2:10 pm

How We Know the ‘Climate Crisis’ Isn’t Real

People who believe there’s an urgent problem behave accordingly. Climatologist Michael Mann plays games.

Continue Reading March 27, 2013 at 2:07 pm

An Hour of Self Delusion

Earth Hour: 60 minutes of self delusion brought to you by IKEA.

Continue Reading March 23, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Prediction Failed Miserably? Just Make a New One

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.”

Continue Reading March 20, 2013 at 3:47 pm

It’s Always Something (the 1924 edition)

Drama queen scientists have been around for at least 89 years.

Continue Reading March 8, 2013 at 3:12 pm 1 comment

IPCC Invites In the Activists

When Greenpeace personnel are participating, a political process is underway – not a scientific one.

Continue Reading March 6, 2013 at 11:06 am

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 UN’s Food Police

According to a new UN report, your meat consumption is killing the planet.

Continue Reading February 19, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Watch the Al Gore Machine Manufacture Scientific ‘Facts’

Are climate change ‘facts’ so hard to come by that a not-yet-finalized draft report is considered evidence?

Continue Reading February 10, 2013 at 9:26 am

How Committed to Science is David Suzuki?

23 years ago, David Suzuki declared science “fundamentally flawed.” These days he delivers speeches to naturopath conventions.

Continue Reading February 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Why Taking WWF Money Matters

If the IPCC had done the sensible thing and banned activist publications, would the institute run by its chairman still be receiving activist cash?

Continue Reading February 5, 2013 at 2:50 pm

David Suzuki & John Abbott College

A Quebec school refuses to say whether David Suzuki’s student bodyguards spent time alone with him.

Continue Reading February 3, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Is Climate Change Like Gravity?

If climate change is as straightforward a scientific concept as gravity, why does the IPCC continue to produce multi-thousand-page reports?

Continue Reading February 1, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Suzuki: Money Doesn’t Matter, Here’s My $30K Invoice

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?

Continue Reading January 31, 2013 at 2:59 pm

David Suzuki, Dirty Old Man

When David Suzuki visited a school in Quebec, why was he assigned attractive, female, student bodyguards?

Continue Reading January 30, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Meet ‘One of the World’s Foremost Climate Scientists’

Andrew Weaver: climate modeler, Green Party deputy leader, Greenpeace promoter.

Continue Reading January 25, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Authors of ‘Extreme Misrepresentation’

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.)

Continue Reading January 19, 2013 at 9:53 am

Who is Hans Joachim Schellnhuber?

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.

Continue Reading December 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm

This Is Called Cheating (Part 1)

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.

Continue Reading December 20, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Logical Conclusion to Scientific Prognostications?

Scientists often claim to know what the future holds. In such a milieu, some people will want revenge when science gets it wrong.

Continue Reading November 2, 2012 at 8:52 am

IPCC Author Becomes Green Party Apparatchik

A lead author of the IPCC’s ‘hard science’ section is a Green Party candidate and deputy leader.

Continue Reading October 26, 2012 at 9:50 am

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