Posts tagged ‘WWF’

‘No Culture of Accountability’ at Greenpeace

Environmental organizations are large, affluent, and secretive. Rather than being underdogs, they are now the establishment.

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Continue Reading June 23, 2014 at 12:22 pm

3 Reasons Not to Trust the New Climate Report

The IPCC acts as investigator, prosecutor, judge, and jury. It has a long history of recruiting activist personnel, and is led by a man prone to exaggeration.

Continue Reading April 15, 2014 at 10:04 am

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.

Continue Reading March 30, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Government Tells Public They’re Morons

Ontario energy minister says we should wear sweaters in winter.

Continue Reading February 11, 2014 at 5:50 pm

The WWF: Still Donning the Science Costume

Why doesn’t the World Wildlife Fund argue for its vision based solely on that vision’s merits?

Continue Reading January 15, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Polar Bear Politics and the WWF

Norway sent eight people to a recent polar bear conference. The WWF sent 10.

Continue Reading December 12, 2013 at 11:45 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

Independent Greenpeace? Never Mind

Greenpeace makes a show of rejecting government and corporate money. But it’s close pals with the WWF – which gets enormous funding from exactly those sources.

Continue Reading December 2, 2013 at 10:39 am

That Silly Coal Speech

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

Continue Reading November 27, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Today’s Climate Summit Press Conferences

The WWF utilized UN press conference facilities yesterday. It’s doing so again today.

Continue Reading November 19, 2013 at 4:36 am

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

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

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

‘Nature’ Spin Elevates Third-Tier IPCC Official to Chair

With attention focused on the IPCC’s imminent Working Group 1 report, a prestigious science journal has published a misleadingly-headlined profile of Working Group 3 co-chair, Ottmar Edenhofer.

Continue Reading September 21, 2013 at 10:47 am

WWF Partners With Country Where Rape Victims Are Jailed

Any country in which a woman finds herself sentenced to 16 months after reporting a rape is barbaric and deserves to be shunned. Instead, the WWF is burnishing the image of this oppressive regime.

Continue Reading July 21, 2013 at 11:04 am

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

Some Kind of Narcissism: WWF Says It’s Saving Life Itself

When the World Wildlife Fund began, it aspired merely to ensure the well-being of particular species of animals. It now imagines that life itself would vanish without it.

Continue Reading July 10, 2013 at 12:16 pm 3 comments

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

Greens Bludgeon Democracy

Environmentalists think Australian states can’t be trusted to make their own decisions. They want them overruled by bureaucrats thousands of miles away.

Continue Reading July 6, 2013 at 11:34 am

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

Have We Run Out of Time Yet?

It isn’t your imagination. You’ve been hearing that the world is “running out of time” for years.

Continue Reading June 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm

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

WWF Derides ‘Vocal Minority’ Views

According to the vocal minority known as the World Wildlife Fund, governments shouldn’t be placating vocal minorities.

Continue Reading June 12, 2013 at 2:12 pm

So You Want to Live in Harmony with Nature?

The WWF thinks we should all “live in harmony with nature.” Sounds great – except for the flies, wasps, venomous snakes, storms, and floods.

Continue Reading June 4, 2013 at 12:24 pm

They Call This Higher Education?

Civilized debate appears to be an endangered species.

Continue Reading May 24, 2013 at 3:45 pm

The Playing Field Isn’t Remotely Level

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?

Continue Reading May 19, 2013 at 11:27 am

WWF Gets Into Bed with Oppressive Dictatorship

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.

Continue Reading May 18, 2013 at 9:24 am

The Male-Dominated Green Landscape

Why are female leaders rarer than rubies in green organizations?

Continue Reading May 9, 2013 at 2:07 pm

WWF Takes Pre-Schooler’s Birthday Money

The world’s largest environmental organization celebrates 4-year-olds as a fundraising mechanism.

Continue Reading May 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

Latest from the WWF: Eco-Indoctrination of Slum Kids

In Pakistan, the WWF is enlisting university students to develop an “environmental conscience” among the poorest of the poor.

Continue Reading April 19, 2013 at 12:59 pm

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

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

Indonesian Official Compares WWF to Thieves

The behaviour of green NGOs in the developing word resembles foreign adventurism: arrogant, reckless, and exploitative.

Continue Reading March 19, 2013 at 11:49 am

Earth Hour, Smog & Kim Jong Il

For Earth Hour’s eco-campaigners, barbaric oppression in North Korea is merely a talking point, something to casually make use of.

Continue Reading March 10, 2013 at 6:34 pm

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

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

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

About Those Tobacco Connections…

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?

Continue Reading February 11, 2013 at 11:17 am

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

Pachauri Takes WWF Money

Last week, a sustainability summit organized by the chairman of the IPCC was held in India. The World Wildlife Fund provided funding.

Continue Reading February 4, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Pity Poland

Persecuted for decades? Poor? Green groups will still kick you when you’re down.

Continue Reading January 29, 2013 at 12:25 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

The Secret Santa Leak

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.

Continue Reading January 8, 2013 at 9:55 am

Intermission (And Why Bill McKibben is an Utter Fool)

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.

Continue Reading August 17, 2012 at 9:45 am

US Official: ‘Activate Your Science’

A senior public servant thinks scientists should be passionate, engaged activists.

Continue Reading July 24, 2012 at 11:39 am

The WWF’s Supermarket Offensive

The World Wildlife Fund is reaching into new corners of your life.

Continue Reading July 9, 2012 at 9:50 am

Is the WWF Telling the Truth About Electric Cars?

The World Wildlife Fund’s praise for electric cars demonstrates its profound disconnect from reality.

Continue Reading July 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm

The WWF’s Surveillance Drones

The World Wildlife Fund is deploying anti-poaching surveillance drones in countries with spotty human rights records and non-existent oversight mechanisms.

Continue Reading June 25, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Liberty – the Missing Ingredient in the Green Analysis

Liberty. Freedom. These ideas inspire risk-taking and self-sacrifice. But the green movement offers the exact opposite.

Continue Reading June 21, 2012 at 3:07 pm

The World Wildlife Fund’s Rio+20 Press Release

A group that’s supposed to be saving animals thinks the global economy must be transformed.

Continue Reading June 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm

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