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.
It’s April Fools’, but this is no hoax. Report commits the sin it condemns.
News organizations have turned their own journalists into WWF cheerleaders.
A year-long BuzzFeed investigation accuses the WWF of horrific human rights abuses.
Journalists who specialize in the UN are rare; George Russell’s retirement is unhappy news.
An obscure UN body established to rebuild WW2 Europe, is now determining international automobile brake standards.
Economic migrants are distinct from refugees running for their lives. But the two are increasingly blurred.
Vilifying climate heretics remains socially acceptable.
Which parts of this agreement do our governments intend to implement? Which parts do they repudiate?
If a journal’s decision can make or break your career, its employees wield extraordinary power.
Yellow vests imposed on motorists become powerful anti-government symbol.
Attempting to understand why people vote the way they do is more useful than sneering at half a country’s population.
On what planet is it OK for politically-determined definitions to supersede those written by actual scientists?
The latest IPCC report was a setup – a cynical ploy to produce alarmist media headlines that succeeded beautifully.
November 2000 and December 2009 were both supposed to be our last, best chance to save the planet from climate disaster. This week, the media is once again spreading this message.
Hundreds of women insist the current US Supreme Court nominee is tremendously supportive of female equality. Why doesn’t every news story offer us a chance to believe them?
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.
The most smug, most self-indulgent, least curious journalists in history.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is essentially a law unto itself, an entrenched culture with no meaningful oversight mechanisms.
The BBC is a huge bureaucracy. The geniuses running it have declared another bureaucracy – the UN’s IPCC – a font of scientific truth. How pathetic.
A US government report about school shootings is riddled with errors.
How should women dress in public given the religious views of some immigrants? Jimmie Åkesson says men ‘who feel they can’t control themselves’ are welcome to wear blindfolds.
As a historic number of people were applying for asylum last year, journalists insisted nothing unusual was going on.
The Swedish political party that has been shouting itself hoarse about anti-Semitism is the one journalists keep describing as neo-Nazi.
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.
Journalists can’t seem to help themselves. Every blessed thing gets twisted.
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 covers of news magazines such as Time and The Economist used to tell the truth.
Iconic magazine admits it published fake news. Makes no promise not to do it again.
Journalists declaring something to be the case before it has actually happened is outrageous and unethical.
Powerful people construct amazingly inaccurate narratives about their own lives.
The media’s climate frenzy was sparked by a scientist who’s research was still unpublished.
A gang of 14 scientists attack a lone scientist in an academic journal. Erica Goode justifies & amplifies the assault in the Times.
No thinking person should hold strong climate opinions unless they’ve carefully considered a range of viewpoints.
Freedom of the press died in Sweden 25 years ago.
Journalists think their job is to shame ordinary people into silence lest they say something politically incorrect about the scale and pace of European immigration.
After the high-carbohydrate Food Pyramid was introduced, diabetes shot through the roof.
Politicians will pass laws – and regulators will issue bans – long before there’s strong evidence of harm.
Some news outlets still haven’t reported on the 3-year-old sexual harassment allegations against prominent climate official, Rajendra Pachauri.
The claim that human activity is triggering a climate apocalypse is based on expert opinion and best estimates.
Insisting that ‘climate change is real’ is like insisting that blood is red.
This blog is adopting a new format. Posts will appear every Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
Climate science and medical science have things in common. Including suspect behaviour on the part of the United Nations.
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.
Australia’s chief scientist falls for a fake news story, compares President Trump to Joseph Stalin.
How does encouraging scientists to criticize government policy enhance scientific integrity?
After promising the most transparent government in history, President Obama sharply curtailed press access, aggressively prosecuted leaks, and spied on journalists.
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.
The fairy tale about Nobel laureate climate experts demonstrates that just because you hear it on the BBC or read it in The New York Times doesn’t mean it’s true.
A shining beacon of how to lead by example, I am fortunate to have crossed paths with him.
Why did Kumi Naidoo leave Greenpeace’s top job before a replacement was found? The Guardian prints clichés and asks no hard questions.
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 many things, including a cultural spectacle wrapped in lightweight media fluff.
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)
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.
Government official urges television weather presenters to use loaded language to help the climate cause. When one writes a critical book instead, he’s suspended from his job at a government-owned station.
The new IPCC chairman is an economist who, ironically, began his career with oil giant Exxon.
For 15 years, we’ve been scolded and cajoled. As the December climate summit approaches, global warming rhetoric has grown seriously threadbare.
It is not the business of today’s politicians to decide which energy sources will be used 85 years from now.
The disgraced former head of the UN smears skeptics while ignoring the dubious motivations of green opportunists.
A Belgian activist scientist seeking leadership of the UN climate panel flies to Pakistan – and is fawned over by the media.
The Guardian newspaper once again wrongly calls Rajendra Pachauri a Nobel laureate. For good measure, it publishes a photo of him looking pious – while neglecting to mention the serious sexual offenses for which he is being investigated.
A UN official delivers a speech. An account of that speech is written up to look like a news story. It gets published on a website funded by the UN. Casual readers are unlikely to appreciate that this is 100% spin.
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.
The Indian media is examining the wider implications of Rajendra Pachauri’s resignation while Western journalists pretend not to see the sex scandal.
TERI women have summoned the courage to speak up about the nature of their workplace. Will TERI’s men step forward and do their part?
In his home country, the former chairman of the IPCC is being called ‘Dr. Lecherous.’ A female journalist says she was ‘repulsed’ by the vain, pompous Pachauri she once met in person.
Unlike most journalists, Matt Ridley has done PhD-level work in the sciences. He has served as science editor for the Economist. One would think his views on the climate debate deserve a fair hearing. Instead, he is pilloried by climate extremists.
The amount by which the global temperature record has allegedly been broken is minuscule. Two one-hundredths of one degree isn’t what the public imagines when reporters talk about surging temperatures.
The climate crisis is the latest in a long line of predictions about how bad things are going to be in the future. Let’s remember that while scary headlines sell newspapers, journalists have a terrible track record.
Recent articles about the Middle East and climate change published in The Lancet and the British Medical Journal demonstrate that even medicine is being contaminated by politics. This is dangerous and unprofessional.
The BBC – one of the world’s most venerable news brands – has substantially altered the direction and meaning of a news story without advising its audience that it has done so. This is straight out of Orwell’s 1984.
We’re told that fewer butterflies is something to be alarmed about – and to blame humanity for. But change is normal and natural.
Why are we not one-tenth as concerned about real children dying needlessly right now as we are about hypothetical future climate change?
Asking a group of climate scientists to comment on policy measures (as opposed to scientific questions) leads to some disturbing answers.
Help annotate the new IPCC report so that it’s more user friendly – and more informative about its authors and source material.
The New York Times publishes pablum about the IPCC.
Greenpeace isn’t anti-establishment anymore. Now it’s just another arm of the authoritarian, UN green machine.
In Berlin this week, environmental activists were allowed to attend a four-day meeting that journalists were denied access to. This is normal IPCC procedure.
The UN’s climate panel claims to be a ‘scientific body.’ But it’s actually in the business of writing reports that rely on thousands of judgment calls. It’s time to stop pretending that fallible human judgment is ‘science.’
A bona fide climate scientist tells US Senators we have no idea whether human-caused global warming will be a serious problem. The media doesn’t report it.
The distress call, the icebreakers, and the other scientific research.
The editors of Foreign Policy magazine inhabit a fairy tale world of planet-saving superheroes and wicked climate deniers.
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.
Activist media events are a shockingly institutionalized part of UN climate negotiations.
My work is being discussed in prominent newspapers and magazines – in Germany as well as the US.
The New York Times reports on the IPCC leak I publicized yesterday.
What do Greenpeace and the Natural History Museum have in common? They both employ people with impaired reading comprehension skills.
Cigarette packages come with warning labels. So should IPCC reports.
Like those sad souls who walk around with military medals they themselves didn’t earn on their chests, a forestry professor continues to bask in undeserved glory.
A news clipping from 1995 – concerning an earlier IPCC report – was hilariously wrong.
On the basis of a politically-massaged summary and a stack of press advisories, the media has blasted IPCC talking points around the world.
Scientific truth isn’t negotiated in the dead of night behind closed doors.
A fictional UN climate body exists in the minds of the gullible. And then there’s the real IPCC.
Rather than speaking truth to power, activists have been parroting claims by the establishment that the IPCC chairman is a Nobel Prize winner.
Journalists are supposed to be skeptical of everything and everyone.
The day after the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, the Office of the Prime Minister of Norway made false declarations about the head of the IPCC.
The Guardian‘s environment correspondent couldn’t be more one-sided if she herself were on the IPCC’s payroll.
Why has Yale University promulgated the fiction that the chairman of the IPCC is a Nobel laureate?
What journalism has now come to: calling industries you don’t like outlaws, rogues, and evaders of ‘climate justice.’
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.
A UN press release falsely describes those attending an IPCC meeting as “climate scientists,” In fact, these people are policy wonks, economists, political scientists, and UN advisors.
A new book appears to be a rehash of 40-year-old environmental scaremongering endorsed by that era’s men of science.
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.”
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.
News stories citing and quoting a single individual (a self-described non-climate-scientist) make declarations about climate change and atomic weapons.
What lessons will the rest of the world learn from Germany’s renewable energy disaster?
Eminent individuals are urging US educators to encourage a genuine campus debate about fossil fuels.
29 people have submitted a statement regarding the Keystone Pipeline. Purely political opinions are being camouflaged as ‘scientific judgment.’
If a government minister thinks the media is paying too much attention to something, look closer.
Based on a press release and a brochure, the media says hunters are “gasping for life” in the Arctic.
Scientists who step into the political arena deserve to be challenged. This isn’t an attack on science – it’s an exploration of competing political perspectives.
Why weren’t the profound limitations of the ZENN car the butt of a comedian’s jokes?
What happens when you slice half a pie into 9,000 pieces? You get a few crumbs of pastry.
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.
Don’t believe everything you read – especially about the supposed link between global warming and natural disasters.
Most polar bear info is filtered through an activist lens. Here are some alternative views.
A Nobel laureate says people who question climate dogma deserve to be “punished in the afterlife.”
Canadian students are so jazzed about Earth Hour they need to be bribed to do volunteer work.
Windmills and solar panels sound wonderful. Except that the UK wind isn’t blowing and the German sun isn’t shining.
David Suzuki’s idea of a “truly sustainable future” is one in which freedom of the press doesn’t exist.
The BBC African temperature exaggeration is worse that we thought. It also has an IPCC connection.
Persecuted for decades? Poor? Green groups will still kick you when you’re down.
The Sierra Club took fossil fuel money. Lots of it. How dare it falsely accuse other people of doing this.
The full text of an interview I recently gave to FoxNews – and a link to the story.
According to the editors of a prestigious magazine, Obama should pull a fast one. Even though he barely mentioned climate change on the campaign trail, they think it should now be his foremost concern.
When science departs from the scary-story script, journalists are the first to dismiss its importance.
I spoke in Calgary last week, was interviewed on television three times, and attracted some great newspaper coverage.
The key message of today’s environmentalists is: Accept our worldview, submit to our solutions – or else. This is, let us be blunt, a death threat. It is the voice of an extortionist.
How plans to run an entire Australian town on solar energy failed miserably.
Forget every media claim you’ve ever read about the IPCC being a “gold standard” organization. It now admits it’s just an ordinary UN organization following ordinary UN rules.
A new report funded by big oil and big tobacco has the chutzpah to complain about corporate influence on the climate debate.
A splendid and disturbing investigative feature in Der Spiegel explains why the WWF doesn’t deserve your charitable donations.
How can claims that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is objective be taken seriously when one of its authors has been arrested at an anti-coal protest?
The World Wildlife Fund is supposed to be saving endangered species. Instead, it’s writing reports about equality.
It’s no longer easy to locate the splattergate video on YouTube.
Why does the climate debate elicit so much partisan sneering from the media?
Newspapers used to think their job was to help keep wealthy and powerful institutions honest. Now they climb into bed with them.
When you dim your lights for Earth Hour, you’re protesting in a manner approved by multinational corporations. You’re allowing banks and insurance companies to tell you how to spend your Saturday night.
Earth Hour was brought into this world by corporations. Fairfax Media Limited – whose newspapers, magazines, and radio stations are supposed to report impartially on environmental issues – owns one-third of this annual green event.
Everyone thinks ground zero for climate change effects is somewhere different. Most of these claims, therefore, must be wrong.
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.
The head of what is supposed to be a neutral scientific body saw no impropriety recently in accepting an award that applauds his environmental activism.