Doom Mongers: the Quiz
Activists have predicted environmental catastrophe for decades. In addition to a poor track record, they share similar arguments, language, and metaphors.
Hoesung Lee: New IPCC Leader
The new IPCC chairman is an economist who, ironically, began his career with oil giant Exxon.
Asking the Wrong Question
The climate scare rests on predictions produced by mathematical modeling. Freeman Dyson, one of the world’s finest scientific minds, says prediction isn’t what those models do – and that the climate conversation is ignoring important facts.
‘Carbon Pollution’ Jargon is Sick and Twisted
If carbon dioxide is pollution, every human being is a perpetual pollution factory. Every toddler in their sandbox generates CO2 every minute of every day.
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.
Why Fossil Fuels Improve the Planet
A free, shortish book defends – and celebrates – oil and coal.
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.
Young Greens Say the Darndest Things
Students in the fossil fuel divestment movement employ venom and vitriol, but little persuasive argument.
The Divestment Dreamworld
The campus fossil fuel divestment campaign may be stylish, but it’s short on substance.
They Call This Higher Education?
Civilized debate appears to be an endangered species.
Oil Spills By the Numbers
Opposition to oil pipelines has led to sharp increases in train transport. Not only is that method less safe, it costs significantly more.
Papering Over Sappy Bill McKibben
A new, 73-page paper about America’s “most visible environmental activist” doesn’t mention that he’s an emotional basketcase.
The Drama Queen Files – Exhibit #2
An oil pipeline is described as a “carbon bomb” that will impact the “children of all species forever.”
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.
The Pipeline, the Jobs, & the Media
Why do journalists never doubt green groups?
Bill McKibben Says It’s Urgent
In the world inhabited by this environmental crusader, climate change is “a crisis that’s breaking over our heads at this moment,” ExxonMobil peddles petroleum the way drug dealers peddle heroin, and we “have no choice” but to turn our backs on fossil fuels.
Bill McKibben’s Bad Example
Those seemingly nice people brimming with such concern for the planet are actually profoundly intolerant.
David Suzuki’s Five Kids
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.
If We Are Not Free to Disagree, We Are Not Free
If we are not free to disagree, we are not free. Period.
A Bogus 21-Year-Old Climate Prediction
21 years ago, environmental guru Bill McKibben said we’d “burn up” in “a few more decades” if we didn’t stop using fossil fuels.
James Hansen Drags NASA into His Personal Politics
Activist scientist James Hansen is entitled to his personal political views. But he should not be citing his employer in order to advance them.
Science Says: Hop on One Foot
Scientific investigation produces facts. But even when we have full confidence in the accuracy of these facts we must still choose how to respond to them. When activists insist there’s only one possible response they’re attempting to preempt important democratic discussions, to silence our voices, to substitute their own views for those of the community.
Bill McKibben: Extravagant Emotional Excess
Smart, thoughtful people value dispassionate investigation, careful analysis & logical arguments. Eco guru McKibben seems to think we should listen to him because he cares. Because he cries.
Roy Spencer is a bona fide climate scientist who disagrees with the dangerous global warming hypothesis. I review his book Climate Confusion – and also discuss Bill McKibben’s The End of Nature.