If we’ve heard only one side of a debate, we can’t claim to be fully informed.
Saving the planet: the all-purpose, never-ending justification for more taxes, control, and deprivation.
Forget the shallow, conformist media narrative. There’s plenty of sound, perceptive analysis.
Peer-reviewed science is contradicted by the real world.
Are activists and academics so committed to a non-existent polar bear shortage they’re willing to sacrifice Inuit lives?
Refuse to talk to the reporter. Afterward, accuse her of ‘multiple factual inaccuracies.’ Isn’t academia grand?
There’s no guarantee scientific research is credible or accurate just because it has been peer-reviewed. Why is Facebook promoting this lie?
The University of Victoria receives hundreds of millions of tax dollars, yet refused to answer a single question about the firing of Susan Crockford.
Polar bear expert purged from the University of Victoria.
A new UN report relies on discredited research – and on academics who conceal vital information.
Many of the talks being provided to the community are one-sided, activist, and controversial.
If the crisis is real, why don’t prominent individuals act like it?
There’s unicorns, fairness & equity. Then there’s what’s possible.
Recycling programs should make sense and be boring.
The media fosters intellectual conformity. Is Google taking the same path?
Google pampers the already pampered at $20 million climate extravaganza.
Dutch journalist maligned by TED head office.
The Aztecs practiced human sacrifice. So do we.
How can zero deaths be a ‘health emergency’?
Censorship is gaining traction in Canada. To a frightening degree.
Rabid dog climate enforcers will destroy you without conscience or regret.
When a journalist thinks for herself about climate change, insults & fabrications follow.
Anonymous allegations are republished by an allegedly respectable website.
The rural/urban divide is as pronounced in Australia as elsewhere.
Allegations that mining threatens wildlife rely on activist ‘evidence.’
Once again, the ‘world’s leading scientists’ provide cover for UN machinations.
Don’t you listen to the street preacher. He ain’t nothing but a false teacher.
A powerful bureaucracy bullies, berates, isolates & intimidates a lone critic.
James Cook University took 28 separate actions against Professor Ridd. Each of them, including his termination, has been declared unlawful.
Reputable media outlets routinely mislead the public when reporting the latest scientific discoveries.
If I’ve helped you better understand the climate debate, the IPCC, the shortcomings of academic research, or that Borg-like entity known as the United Nations, please let me know.
Climate change good intentions are causing grave harm.
‘Winter mortality is lower when the price of heating is lower’: new research report.
Carbon dioxide is not pollution. Our planet would be a wasteland without it, bereft of both plants and animals.
Two days. Two alarming statements about power.
2 days after lawyer is sentenced to 33 years, Iran appointed to women’s rights committee.
News organizations have turned their own journalists into WWF cheerleaders.
How many birds should we slaughter in the name of saving the planet?
Everyone’s standard of living drops as daily necessities become more costly.
An obscure UN body established to rebuild WW2 Europe, is now determining international automobile brake standards.
Instructs UK to stop assisting parent-financed schools – under the guise of enforcing the International Convention on the Rights of the Child.
If I were trying to parody intrusive UN behaviour could I have invented a more absurd document?
Nations have been demoted; on the top level of the org chart we now find the Borg.
Lecturing democratic nations. How dare they.
Goodbye self-determination. Hello authoritarian conformity.
Medical journals are supposed to be the opposite of fake news.
Good intentions aren’t enough. Once broken, some things cannot be mended.
A nation’s voters decide their own fate, but only their own.
A report outlines a dystopian future in which EU citizens find themselves outnumbered 7 to 1 by recent arrivals. This is cultural genocide.
Economic migrants are distinct from refugees running for their lives. But the two are increasingly blurred.
Vilifying climate heretics remains socially acceptable.
Jack Crompton, the mayor of Whistler, has damaged his community but gained nothing.
Let us rejoice. Let us be grateful.
Presidents and Prime Ministers come and go. The smug, bloated, out-of-touch UN machine persists.
Norway champions free speech, firmly rejects migration as a human right.
Ordinary people loathe carbon taxes – and might bring down your government.
Which parts of this agreement do our governments intend to implement? Which parts do they repudiate?
A historic agreement to ‘strengthen migrant rights’ doesn’t explain who qualifies.
Concern about global warming is dead last amongst 16 priorities.
Spending scarce resources on a separate collection system for material no one wants isn’t sensible.
Attempting to understand why people vote the way they do is more useful than sneering at half a country’s population.
Scientists score lower than chimpanzees when quizzed about basic, state-of-the-world facts.
Scores of scientific minds. So much tomfoolery.
No matter how undemocratic, impoverished, sparsely-populated, or terrorism-promoting a nation might be, a sentence written by scientists will not survive if that nation objects.
Last week, in a sickening spectacle, grownups behaved as though a vague, wholly unproven story involving teenagers 30+ years ago is relevant to whether a candidate is fit to be a US Supreme Court judge.
‘Social justice’ is an extremist, left wing political analysis many consider repellent and infantile. It’s as though academics have no idea the rest of us think they’ve gone insane.
Entities explicitly committed to social justice: Yale’s School of Nursing, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, School of Art, religious organizations.
Reading Heather Mac Donald’s new book is like stepping into a bad dream.
Every time the media mentions the Sweden Democrats, we’re reminded of sins decades in the past. But there’s no parallel, incessant reminder of the Green Party’s documented links to the Nazis.
Sweden’s population: 10 million. France and UK total population: 133 million. Sweden has accepted more asylum seekers than France and UK combined.
There’s a world of difference between denouncing media bias and sending in the military to close television stations.
When Donald Trump rails against fake news he speaks for millions of people who are tired of being silenced and smeared.
The people who removed InfoWars content from Facebook, YouTube, and iTunes this week need to re-read the fifth Harry Potter book.
Online jokes about plastic straws provide welcome comic relief.
If we want to protect the ocean from plastic, we need to think strategically.
Green activists are in the business of taking away choices.
A webpage vetted by Oxford is misleading the public about a fake geological era.
Only one person has been held accountable. To this day, Greenpeace refuses to identify the full list of culprits.
The most reputable publishers imaginable are misinforming the public about basic geology.
Journalists declaring something to be the case before it has actually happened is outrageous and unethical.
Green groups fantasize about a world in which everything is virtuously recycled. They’re prepared to use other nations as refuse heaps in pursuit of that fantasy.
Powerful people construct amazingly inaccurate narratives about their own lives.
Causing real harm with no realistic chance of improving the world makes no sense.
People with 8 kids should be told they “surely would not behave that way today.” Those considering a third should be accused of self-indulgence.
Saving the world = demonizing alternative visions
Paul Ehrlich advocated the use of US helicopters so that Indian peasants could be kidnapped & forcibly sterilized.
Threats of famine, dead children, bombs, nuclear war, and oblivion.
We regularly urge young people to think outside the box. Hughes is doing just that.
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.
Emotionally attached to ideas, some of us have little interest in how they perform in the real world.
Naive compassion for some people endangers the safety of others.
Full-fledged racism is being practiced by the very institutions that claim to abhor it.
A gang of 14 scientists attack a lone scientist in an academic journal. Erica Goode justifies & amplifies the assault in the Times.
For well-funded green groups (and a growing list of governments), lawyers are weapons and courtrooms are a political battleground.
Some discoveries are easy to measure and easy to verify. But much of science is about groping in the dark.
Greenpeace tells a court that everyone knows its campaigns are based on opinions & interpretations rather than hard facts.
Elites make immigration decisions, while the working class lives with the consequences.
While the rest of us are playing hopscotch, he’s battling humanity’s demons.
Taking a fresh look at some fundamental moral ideas.
University activists now behave like fascists: stifling unpopular perspectives and denying others the opportunity to hear those perspectives firsthand.
It is immoral to deny needy people access to fossil fuels because experts have made dire predictions about the future.
Young people are told incessantly that everything they might want to do with their lives harms the planet.
History’s most momentous climate decision was based on research so preliminary it wasn’t published in a scientific journal until seven months later.
Some news outlets still haven’t reported on the 3-year-old sexual harassment allegations against prominent climate official, Rajendra Pachauri.
The bees and the butterflies have their own story, their own rhythms.
The natural world isn’t kind or pristine. We need to stop telling children that disturbing it is sinful.
Whether it’s climate science or medical science, a fake crisis leads to bad decisions that harm real people.
A headline on a news story falsely claims that ‘9 countries outspend the US on science.’ In fact, America spends more than all nine combined.
I’m aware of two occasions in which the Science Guy has misled the public. But the New York Times says he’s saving us from misinformation.
Many messages emanating from the world of science are entirely bogus.
The US government says it’s a violation of scientific integrity for political officials to alter scientific findings. But political revision is central to how IPCC reports get produced.
How does encouraging scientists to criticize government policy enhance scientific integrity?
In the dying days of 2016, three serious wind turbine malfunctions occurred in a small corner of Europe.
We humans consistently miss the big picture. The world is improving dramatically, but our brains are addicted to worry and fear.
UK Labour Party veteran says climate policies that hurt the poor must be abandoned.
Carbon taxes at the gas pump are just the beginning. Oxford University researchers think we should pay carbon taxes on food.
Some inhabitants of the Ivory Tower are using peer review – a process that helps scholarly journals decide what to print – as a shield to hide behind. Delegitimizing public input about publicly-funded science is arrogant and counterproductive.
A tax that will take an extra $1,250 from the pockets of struggling Canadian families is applauded by corporations.
No matter what voters say in the upcoming US election, a coalition of Attorneys General intends to push for ‘even more aggressive’ climate action.
No one wants to confront scientific fraud. Not managers, not journals, and not lab colleagues. So the system isn’t designed to prevent it.
Since the early 1980s, grave concerns have been raised about the process by which scientific evidence gets produced.
The former head of the world’s most important climate body has been charged with a long list of sex offences.
The WWF may have a friendly panda for a logo, but amongst the poorest of the poor it’s known for something else: violent thugs called ecoguards.
Carbon taxes aren’t merely pointless, they’re regressive. Politicians earn ‘green’ cred by making life worse for the poor.
A shining beacon of how to lead by example, I am fortunate to have crossed paths with him.
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.
Why aren’t we celebrating last week’s Paris climate deal? Where’s the joy and the gratitude – the dancing in the streets and the fireworks?
IPCC official Chris Field claims the latest IPCC report set the stage for a Paris climate deal. An e-mail he sent colleagues three days ago is pure politics.
Rich countries that try to meet their Paris commitments will spend huge amounts of money replacing cheap, higher-emissions energy sources with expensive, lower-emissions sources. This will harm the poor and do nothing for the climate.
A US Senate committee hears that climate science is so intolerant and close-minded, the integrity and reputation of science itself is threatened.
The Paris climate summit is a gigantic photo op – where ineffectual political leaders will pretend to be environmental superheroes.
(includes details of my Dec. 2 talk in Paris)
Millions of children perish each year, but world leaders think a problem that’s unlikely to become worrisome for decades is the world’s most pressing concern.
(photo credit UNICEF: http://tinyurl.com/pekcx2g)
French weatherman Philippe Verdier is a free speech hero, a heretic whose livelihood has been stolen by the intolerant Church of Climate Change.
A polar explorer is falsely described as a climate scientist in a news story; his activist connections aren’t reported.
December’s climate conference is being held on the grounds of Europe’s busiest private jet airport. If we were serious about fighting climate change, wouldn’t private jets have been banned long ago?
What lessons does the environment arm of the United Nations intend to learn from the Chief Justice of Malaysia – whose court has been condemned by Amnesty International?
(includes links to other voices on the proper role of courts in the climate debate)
Why is a Supreme Court judge part of an unsavoury UN advisory panel?
A sitting UK Supreme Court judge took part in a Rio+20 event that said the UN (a political body) should be given more scope & authority.
Organizers of a climate conference co-sponsored by the UK Supreme Court won’t reveal who attended, how much the event cost, or how many participants had their airfare paid by the United Nations.
The institute that published a letter demanding mobster-style investigations of non-mainstream climate views has removed it. But the letter was archived in at least three other places.
A British academic wants an international court to declare climate skeptics wrong, once and for all.
20 American academics think unorthodox climate views should be subjected to an organized crime investigation.
Climate activists have redefined the venerable concept of free speech. According to them, it means the polar opposite of what John Stuart Mill famously wrote about.
Climate activists are behaving like tyrants. If my four-year-old acted this way, I’d be worried.
Slides and text of my presentation to the World Federation of Scientists, 20 Aug. 2015.
New material won’t be added to this blog until Autumn. You are invited to explore the six-years-worth of content already published here – as well as my two books.
The environmental movement routinely demands accountability from third parties. When will it acknowledge the creepy sexual misconduct of one of its leaders?
The former head of the IPCC has long posed as a saviour of the planet. In reality, he’s been a systematic sexual predator – the kind of boss no young woman should have to endure.
People who once worked at Rajendra Pachauri’s TERI aren’t surprised by the sexual allegations leveled against him.