The WMO’s Macabre Climate Fiction
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.
Countdown to Disaster – Exhibit #11 in the Drama Queen Files
A chief scientist, a statesman, and an heir to a throne all say climate disaster is imminent. But their schedules don’t agree.
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.”
Neil Young’s Hiroshima – Exhibit #10 in the Drama Queen Files
Rockstar’s rhetoric about Canada’s oil sands is intemperate, offensive, and ill-informed.
Rich Guy Rubbish – Exhibit #9 in the Drama Queen Files
Musician Bob Geldoff says climate change is going to wipe us out. By 2030.
Climate Holocaust – Exhibit #8 in the Drama Queen Files
It’s 2009 all over again – when people got hysterical prior to the last-chance-to-save-ourselves Copenhagen climate summit.
More on Stephen Emmott, Author of ‘Ten Billion’
A new book appears to be a rehash of 40-year-old environmental scaremongering endorsed by that era’s men of science.
The Coming Hellhole – Exhibit #7 of the Drama Queen Files
Emergency! Catastrophe! Earth is turning into an unprecedented hellhole – according to an Oxford professor and Microsoft official.
The Drama Queen Files – Exhibit #6
Carbon dioxide, superstition, and protecting the oceans.
The Drama Queen Files: Exhibit #5
Based on a press release and a brochure, the media says hunters are “gasping for life” in the Arctic.
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.
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.”
The Drama Queen Files – Exhibit #3
The Sierra Club is “outraged” by a Keystone pipeline report. This is as newsworthy as saying the Pope is Catholic.
The Drama Queen Files – Exhibit #2
An oil pipeline is described as a “carbon bomb” that will impact the “children of all species forever.”
The Drama Queen Files – Exhibit #1
As a writer, I think it’s important to pay attention to the language and the imagery being used in the climate debate. Today I’m launching a new, regular feature on this blog – The Drama Queen Files.