On June 7th, the University of Alberta will lionize someone who rejects freedom of thought.
He decries over-population, but fathers 5 kids. He’s against economic growth, but his once-tiny foundation now has offices in 3 cities.
For eight years, this environmental leader has called for the imprisonment of those who disagree. Why is he still welcome in polite society?
Some people really do care more about “Mother Nature” than human beings.
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.
David Suzuki’s idea of a “truly sustainable future” is one in which freedom of the press doesn’t exist.
23 years ago, David Suzuki declared science “fundamentally flawed.” These days he delivers speeches to naturopath conventions.
A Quebec school refuses to say whether David Suzuki’s student bodyguards spent time alone with him.
When David Suzuki visited a school in Quebec, why was he assigned attractive, female, student bodyguards?
Would a scientifically rigorous organization have the owner of a PR firm as its chairman?
My book is discussed in the Canadian Senate – and the David Suzuki Foundation behaves like a rabid dog.
While the rest of us approach challenges with determination, optimism, and faith in ourselves as problem solvers, drama queens see only worst-case scenarios. They exaggerate. They emotionalize.
People are surprised to learn that eco icon David Suzuki (who insists there are too many humans on the planet), has himself fathered five children. But his autobiography reveals this to be the case. It also tells us he began dating his second wife when she was 22 – and he was 35.
David Suzuki thinks women are capable of saving the world. I agree. But before we support him financially and in other ways, shouldn’t we spend a few minutes looking closely at the kind of world he wants us to fight for?
David Suzuki has been asked a series of softball questions by a mainstream newspaper reporter. My own list of questions begins with:
1. You think there are too many human beings, that our numbers over-burden planet Earth. Why, then, did you yourself father five children?
Saving the planet: the all-purpose, never-ending justification for more taxes, control, and deprivation.
Ecology professor’s political opinions published repeatedly in scientific journals.
It’s absurd to say scientists are only now speaking up. Reuters publishes egregious climate propaganda.
Long the whipping boy of environmentalists, the Industrial Revolution lifted humanity out of misery and squalor.
Green groups are not David with a slingshot. They are Goliath. Please support the scrutiny & skepticism I bring to environmental issues.
In person, David Suzuki is reportedly foul-mouthed and rude.
For the past 30 years, carbon-footprint-warrior David Suzuki has considered Australia his second home.
Nothing we do to protect the environment will ever be good enough. Like the Nazgûl in The Lord of the Rings, green lobbyists are relentless.
20 American academics think unorthodox climate views should be subjected to an organized crime investigation.
The European Environment Foundation doesn’t make it easy to analyze the names of the 160 individuals who signed last week’s climate declaration. Part 4 of 4
Rather than persuading us with reason and logic, the World Meteorological Organization has recruited TV weather presenters to deliver pretend weather reports from the year 2050.
Environmental activists have been declaring that the sky is falling since at least 1948. We aren’t the first generation to care – or to be raised on eco scare stories.
A fictional UN climate body exists in the minds of the gullible. And then there’s the real IPCC.
The UN’s Climate Secretariat will get free PR advice so it can inspire politicians to take action. But the UN’s own survey says the public ranks climate change last among 16 priorities.
Environmentalists think Australian states can’t be trusted to make their own decisions. They want them overruled by bureaucrats thousands of miles away.
It isn’t your imagination. You’ve been hearing that the world is “running out of time” for years.
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?
Canadian economist Mark Jaccard is falsely described as a Nobel laureate in the headline of a press release – and then on the front page of a newspaper.
Much of what we hear about climate change has been carefully crafted by PR firms and ad agencies.
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.
Climate crusaders urge us to Think of the children! But that can be used by anyone to advance any argument under the sun.
Why don’t polar bear activists recognize a success story when they see one?
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?
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.
Affordable, reliable energy – a big reason most children now make it to adulthood.
Why does the climate debate elicit so much partisan sneering from the media?
For half a century green activists have insisted that their historical moment – and a particular generation – are the planet’s last hope.
British taxpayers spent £165,937 in recent years on climate change projects here in Canada.
People who want to save the planet are fond of more laws and more red tape. They talk of silencing their opponents and sending people to prison.
Media coverage of climate change has a great deal in common with how the press covered the Y2K scare. There’s little evidence that news outlets learned much from that embarrassing episode.
Regarding James Hansen’s (tax-payer funded) salary, David Suzuki’s despair, and Ross Gelbspan’s professional activism.
Before the IPCC was even founded, the Worldwatch Institute had already declared that global warming was caused by fossil fuels. Surely that makes the IPCC chairman’s decision to fraternize with this activist organization a bit awkward.
David Suzuki says the planet is in “far worse shape” today than 50 years ago. But a growing library of exhaustively researched books claim the opposite.
Dan Kellar is a geography student at the University of Waterloo. He is writing a doctoral thesis under the supervision of an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change author and already teaches climate change courses to impressionable undergraduates.
Last week Kellar prevented a journalist from speaking to a campus audience about her new book. He says that because (he thinks) she’s lying free speech doesn’t apply to her.
To a large degree the climate change story is a media story. Journalists are supposed to be guard dogs, not lap dogs. Instead, they’ve become arbiters of scientific truth – refusing to report on non-conformist perspectives.
Last of a five-part series.
As Vice President of PEN International, Margaret Atwood has pledged to oppose “any form of suppression of freedom of expression.”
But she sits on a board directors with a man who says some people have no right to free speech. She has written the foreword to a book by David Suzuki – who thinks politicians should be jailed for their climate change views. She has also encouraged her Twitter followers to visit a web page that says a TV station that hasn’t even begun broadcasting should be stopped.
What kind of company invites you to be part of a bold new television station and then, a few months later, shrugs and mumbles that it was all a practical joke?
Invited in May to join a new Canadian television station, I was supposed to be a contrarian voice on topics such as global warming and David Suzuki. By October, the broadcaster had lost its nerve.
I’m a bit player in this drama. The bigger picture is that Canadians will continue to be fed the same old pablum.
Please nominate Steve McIntyre and Ross McKitrick as “Transformational Canadians.” Help a Canadian newspaper understand the enormous contribution these gentlemen have made to the climate debate. Nominations close November 26th.
Climate change activist Bono now appears in Louis Vuitton ads – a $1200 bag slung over his shoulder. How exactly does extreme conspicuous consumption fight global warming?
The relationship between Greenpeace and the IPCC is so close that not only are the activist group’s documents cited by the climate bible, the IPCC chairman has written a forward for a Greenpeace publication. Meanwhile, a senior Greenpeace official (whose entire career has been devoted to political activism), has served as an IPCC “scientific expert reviewer.”