Posts tagged ‘World Wildlife Fund’
Civilized debate appears to be an endangered species.
Climate skeptics don’t hire advertising agencies to help them manage their brand. Green groups do. So tell me again which side is lavishly funded?
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.
Why are female leaders rarer than rubies in green organizations?
The world’s largest environmental organization celebrates 4-year-olds as a fundraising mechanism.
In Pakistan, the WWF is enlisting university students to develop an “environmental conscience” among the poorest of the poor.
It takes chutzpah to accuse other people of something you yourself are peddling.
Earth Hour: 60 minutes of self delusion brought to you by IKEA.
For Earth Hour’s eco-campaigners, barbaric oppression in North Korea is merely a talking point, something to casually make use of.
When Greenpeace personnel are participating, a political process is underway – not a scientific one.
Canadian students are so jazzed about Earth Hour they need to be bribed to do volunteer work.
The BBC African temperature exaggeration is worse that we thought. It also has an IPCC connection.
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?
Last week, a sustainability summit organized by the chairman of the IPCC was held in India. The World Wildlife Fund provided funding.
Persecuted for decades? Poor? Green groups will still kick you when you’re down.
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.)
Thanks to a whistleblower, draft versions of most chapters of the IPCC’s upcoming report are now in the public domain. Among the new revelations: the IPCC has learned nothing from the Himalayan glacier debacle.
This blog will return in mid-September. In the meantime, here’s a video of a presentation I gave in Australia last month – and some thoughts on the bankruptcy of contemporary green analysis.
A senior public servant thinks scientists should be passionate, engaged activists.
The World Wildlife Fund is reaching into new corners of your life.
The World Wildlife Fund’s praise for electric cars demonstrates its profound disconnect from reality.
The World Wildlife Fund is deploying anti-poaching surveillance drones in countries with spotty human rights records and non-existent oversight mechanisms.
Liberty. Freedom. These ideas inspire risk-taking and self-sacrifice. But the green movement offers the exact opposite.
A group that’s supposed to be saving animals thinks the global economy must be transformed.
A splendid and disturbing investigative feature in Der Spiegel explains why the WWF doesn’t deserve your charitable donations.
The World Wildlife Fund is supposed to be saving endangered species. Instead, it’s writing reports about equality.
Companies that cozy up to the WWF in order to enhance their public image may find that the plan backfires.
Since the 1970s UN officials have tried to frighten us. Repeatedly, their predictions have failed. Repeatedly, their time frames have been preposterously inaccurate.
The World Wildlife Fund thinks its corporate logo should be plastered on children’s flesh.
How are green groups different from yesterday’s colonial powers? Their global agenda is paramount, their lack of empathy for ordinary people breathtaking.
The World Wildlife Fund is using ordinary Mexicans as pawns in a geopolitical chess game.
For half a century green activists have insisted that their historical moment – and a particular generation – are the planet’s last hope.
The World Wildlife Fund’s first corporate sponsor was Shell oil – which continued to fund it for the next four decades.
Newspapers used to think their job was to help keep wealthy and powerful institutions honest. Now they climb into bed with them.
Mexico is crippled by corruption, violence, and poverty. But the World Wildlife Fund wants it to show leadership on climate change.
Earth Hour isn’t a volunteer, grassroots operation. The World Wildlife Fund pays its US and Canadian CEOs so handsomely they are part of the economic elite – the top 1% of income earners.
When you dim your lights for Earth Hour, you’re protesting in a manner approved by multinational corporations. You’re allowing banks and insurance companies to tell you how to spend your Saturday night.
Earth Hour was brought into this world by corporations. Fairfax Media Limited – whose newspapers, magazines, and radio stations are supposed to report impartially on environmental issues – owns one-third of this annual green event.
How many more reports highlighting the IPCC’s flaws will it take before politicians draw the obvious conclusions? How many additional scandals must surface before political leaders realize that this body doesn’t deserve their trust?
A collection of NGO brats, self-important rich folks, and UN bureaucrats have taken it upon themselves to be the voice of future generations.
When I describe the surreal world of climate science to people who are strangers to that world I know it sounds fantastical. But there are strong parallels with the recently destroyed economies of Iceland, Greece, and Ireland.
The blogosphere is putting professional journalists to shame with its investigations into, and analysis of, groups such as Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund.
There is now a small army of experts, activists, and bureaucrats whose economic lives depend on there being a climate crisis. Without such a crisis their jobs, their travel to exotic places, and their moments in the media spotlight would all disappear.
Most chapters in Working Group 1 of the 2007 Climate Bible contained at least one scientist who is affiliated with professional climate lobbyists. In one instance, four of the lead authors were tainted in this manner.
The World Wildlife Fund says the charge that scientists affiliated with its organization have infiltrated the IPCC is “ludicrous.” Surely it can do better than that.
40 people belonged to the IPCC’s 2007 ‘core writing team.’ 11 of them have documented links to either the World Wildlife Fund or Greenpeace.
The scientists on this list either played some role in the 2007 Climate Bible or are helping to write the next one expected to be completed in 2013. In many cases, they’re doing dual duty.
All of them have a documented, public relationship with professional lobbyists.
The erroneous Himalayan glacier prediction was based on a WWF report. The IPCC chapter in which that mistake occurred was led by two WWF-affiliated scientists.
In a single IPCC chapter we find an author affiliated the WWF, another with Greenpeace, and a third with the Environmental Defense Fund. Sure, this is a scientific document.