Medical Journals Undermine Their Own Credibility
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.
When the Media Makes You Weep
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.
Tiny Imaginations, Big Egos
We’re told that fewer butterflies is something to be alarmed about – and to blame humanity for. But change is normal and natural.
Screw the Poor, Our Eyes are Fixed on Tomorrow
Why are we not one-tenth as concerned about real children dying needlessly right now as we are about hypothetical future climate change?
Do Climate Scientists Approve? Who Cares?
Asking a group of climate scientists to comment on policy measures (as opposed to scientific questions) leads to some disturbing answers.
IPCC Wiki Launched – Volunteers Needed
Help annotate the new IPCC report so that it’s more user friendly – and more informative about its authors and source material.
Delusions Climatic & Otherwise @ the New York Times
The New York Times publishes pablum about the IPCC.
The IPCC, the Police & Greenpeace
Greenpeace isn’t anti-establishment anymore. Now it’s just another arm of the authoritarian, UN green machine.
The IPCC: Bar the Media, Welcome the Activists
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.
Where’s the Science at the IPCC?
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.’
The Invisible Judith Curry
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.
Professor of Climate Change, Chris Turney
The distress call, the icebreakers, and the other scientific research.
IPCC Called a ‘Global Thinker of 2013’
The editors of Foreign Policy magazine inhabit a fairy tale world of planet-saving superheroes and wicked climate deniers.
Anti-Democratic Green Activism
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.
What a Nasty, Scandalously Rigged System
Activist media events are a shockingly institutionalized part of UN climate negotiations.
The IPCC’s ‘Sharpest Critic’
My work is being discussed in prominent newspapers and magazines – in Germany as well as the US.
NYTimes Calls this Blog ‘Hostile’ to the IPCC
The New York Times reports on the IPCC leak I publicized yesterday.
The IPCC Report as Ink Blot Test
What do Greenpeace and the Natural History Museum have in common? They both employ people with impaired reading comprehension skills.
Quote of the Year: Climate Models Have Problems
Cigarette packages come with warning labels. So should IPCC reports.
Fake Nobel Laureate Steve Running
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.
What Reuters Said About the IPCC’s 1995 Report
A news clipping from 1995 – concerning an earlier IPCC report – was hilariously wrong.
Fooling Reporters is Easy, Just Ask the IPCC
On the basis of a politically-massaged summary and a stack of press advisories, the media has blasted IPCC talking points around the world.
Why the IPCC Meeting Isn’t Being Televised
Scientific truth isn’t negotiated in the dead of night behind closed doors.
The IPCC: Not What You Think It Is
A fictional UN climate body exists in the minds of the gullible. And then there’s the real IPCC.
Rajendra Pachauri, Fake Nobel Laureate (Part 5)
Rather than speaking truth to power, activists have been parroting claims by the establishment that the IPCC chairman is a Nobel Prize winner.
On Journalism, Skepticism & a Lawsuit
Journalists are supposed to be skeptical of everything and everyone.
Rajendra Pachauri, Fake Nobel Laureate (Part 3)
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.
Suzanne Goldenberg: Eco Activist Disguised as a Journalist
The Guardian‘s environment correspondent couldn’t be more one-sided if she herself were on the IPCC’s payroll.
Rajendra Pachauri, Fake Nobel Laureate (Part 2)
Why has Yale University promulgated the fiction that the chairman of the IPCC is a Nobel laureate?
When Name-Calling Passes for Journalism
What journalism has now come to: calling industries you don’t like outlaws, rogues, and evaders of ‘climate justice.’
Dumb, Formulaic ‘Avatar’ Inspires WWF Leader
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.
The UN’s Pretend Climate Scientists
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.
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.
Canada – Green Pariah or World’s Best Reputation?
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.”
‘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.
Media Fail: John Cook’s Atom Bombs
News stories citing and quoting a single individual (a self-described non-climate-scientist) make declarations about climate change and atomic weapons.
Green Energy Quote of the Day
What lessons will the rest of the world learn from Germany’s renewable energy disaster?
The Open Letter to American Universities
Eminent individuals are urging US educators to encourage a genuine campus debate about fossil fuels.
Putting the ‘Activist’ in Scientist
29 people have submitted a statement regarding the Keystone Pipeline. Purely political opinions are being camouflaged as ‘scientific judgment.’
Ed Davey, the UK’s Energy Bully
If a government minister thinks the media is paying too much attention to something, look closer.
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.
Lab Coats Don’t Make You Infallible (Oliver vs Hansen)
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.
What Rick Mercer Didn’t Tell Us About the ZENN Car
Why weren’t the profound limitations of the ZENN car the butt of a comedian’s jokes?
A Few Crumbs of Pastry: More Nobel Nonsense
What happens when you slice half a pie into 9,000 pieces? You get a few crumbs of pastry.
Mark Jaccard, Counterfeit Nobel Laureate
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.
A Normal Day in Climate Science
Don’t believe everything you read – especially about the supposed link between global warming and natural disasters.
Seeing Polar Bears
Most polar bear info is filtered through an activist lens. Here are some alternative views.
Paul Krugman’s Old Time Climate Religion
A Nobel laureate says people who question climate dogma deserve to be “punished in the afterlife.”
Manufacturing Earth Hour
Canadian students are so jazzed about Earth Hour they need to be bribed to do volunteer work.
No Wind, No Sun, No Power
Windmills and solar panels sound wonderful. Except that the UK wind isn’t blowing and the German sun isn’t shining.
David Suzuki Ejects TV Crew
David Suzuki’s idea of a “truly sustainable future” is one in which freedom of the press doesn’t exist.
The Workshop Presentation that Never Was
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’s Broken Moral Compass
The Sierra Club took fossil fuel money. Lots of it. How dare it falsely accuse other people of doing this.
The FoxNews Interview
The full text of an interview I recently gave to FoxNews – and a link to the story.
Gutting Democracy to Save the Planet
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.
The ‘Screw Science’ Media and Super Storm Sandy
When science departs from the scary-story script, journalists are the first to dismiss its importance.
‘Climate Rebel’ Reporting In
I spoke in Calgary last week, was interviewed on television three times, and attracted some great newspaper coverage.
Green Death Threats: ‘Change or Die’
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.
IPCC Admits it Isn’t a ‘Gold Standard’ Body
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.
Masters of Hypocrisy: the Union of Concerned Scientists
A new report funded by big oil and big tobacco has the chutzpah to complain about corporate influence on the climate debate.
Der Spiegel Skewers the World Wildlife Fund
A splendid and disturbing investigative feature in Der Spiegel explains why the WWF doesn’t deserve your charitable donations.
The Activist Economist & the IPCC (Part 1)
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 WWF’s Living Planet Report
The World Wildlife Fund is supposed to be saving endangered species. Instead, it’s writing reports about equality.
Keeping the ‘No Pressure’ Video Alive
It’s no longer easy to locate the splattergate video on YouTube.
Naked Intolerance in the Media
Why does the climate debate elicit so much partisan sneering from the media?
Today’s News Media: Cheerleaders for the Establishment
Newspapers used to think their job was to help keep wealthy and powerful institutions honest. Now they climb into bed with them.
Earth Hour: Corporations Preaching Morality
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.
The Wealthy Corporations Behind Earth Hour
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.
Where Is Ground Zero for Climate Change?
Everyone thinks ground zero for climate change effects is somewhere different. Most of these claims, therefore, must be wrong.
The Authoritarian Impulse and Climate Change
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.
UN Climate Chief’s ‘Green Crusader’ Award
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.
Explosive Pachauri Profile in Australian Magazine
Five years before Rajendra Pachauri became chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a judge ruled that he had “sworn to false affidavits” – and that a non-profit organization was “not safe” in his hands.
Opinion Disguised as Science
Iowa scientists have signed a letter about climate change. News reports don’t mention their activist leanings.
Bob Carter: A Geological Perspective
A climate debate that includes Al Gore’s climate ideas – but not Bob Carter’s – is no debate at all.
Pachauri’s 5-Star Sustainability Summit
If you were hosting a sustainability conference that criticized energy-intensive lifestyles and over-consumption, would you do it at a five-star hotel?
Medical Journals Spearhead Climate Lynch Mob
Why are the editors of leading medical journals trying to suppress climate free speech? Since this isn’t their area of expertise how dare they harass those with a different point-of-view?
The Pipeline, the Jobs, & the Media
Why do journalists never doubt green groups?
Free Speech is Not Negotiable: Stop SOPA
The vibrant, international climate skeptic community owes its existence to the Internet. We must defend it.
The ‘Worst Hit by Climate Change’ Contest
According to a selection of links assembled by blogger Tom Nelson a long list of locales will be hit hardest by climate change.
Finally – Real Journalism on NGOs
The blogosphere is putting professional journalists to shame with its investigations into, and analysis of, groups such as Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund.
Over-the-Top Climate Rhetoric
Emotional, over-the-top language doesn’t come from real leaders in a time of real crisis. Rather, it’s a sign that someone’s trying to stampede public opinion.
Pachauri Interviewed by Pretend Journalist
The UK’s Guardian newspaper has published a fawning article about IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri. But the article is pure propaganda. It was written by the Natural Resources Defense Council – a green lobby group that fancies itself “the Earth’s best defense.”
National Post Excerpt & Review
Canada’s National Post newspaper is running an excerpt of my book this weekend. It may be the only newspaper on the planet employing three climate skeptic journalists.
Solyndra Solar Scandal Gains Traction
A now-bankrupt solar energy company flushed half a billion dollars of taxpayer money down the toilet – after President Obama said it was a poster child of the new green economy.
The IAC Report One Year Later
A year after a damning assessment was released, the IPCC continues to thumb its nose at key recommendations.
The Backstory to the ‘Fleeing Species’ Claim
Journalists aren’t telling you that the lead researcher behind the species-are-fleeing-global-warming story has come to questionable conclusions in the past.
Behind the Aliens-Will-Smite-Us News Story
The up-and-coming generation of scientific minds appears to assume that humans are a pox on the planet.
Why I Won’t Be Renewing my ‘Economist’ Subscription
Rather than helping to keep climate authorities honest, The Economist magazine now serves up a steady diet of green pap. When sound journalistic judgment leaves the building, I stop renewing my subscription.
The Y2K Scare, the Media & Climate Change
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.
How the IPCC Defines ‘Distinguished Scientist’
Where, on the CV of a person employed by Greenpeace for the past 17 years, does it say distinguished scientist?
Prof Condemned for Not Teaching IPCC Reports
Skeptical climate scientist Chris de Freitas has been savaged by a journalist who complains that 3,000-page IPCC reports aren’t on his Geography 101 reading list.
Calling Skeptics Stupid Doesn’t Convince Anyone
How does calling me stupid and equating me with a Holocaust denier advance the debate? Is the fate of the planet really at stake – or are we just playacting in a sandbox?
IPCC Bigwigs Spout Political, Childish Nonsense
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is supposed to stick to the science. But not only do its leaders make political pronouncements – these pronouncements are startlingly unsophisticated.
Chris Landsea and the Moral Midgets
The scientific community expects us to trust its judgment on the question of whether global warming is the fault of human beings. But its response to the Chris Landsea affair demonstrates that that judgment is impaired.
The Activists, the Media, and the Public
When activists hoodwink the media – and questionable environmental scare stories are the result – why don’t we care?
The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says responding to climate change is part of a larger goal: transforming the world economy.
Hansen, Suzuki & Greenpeace
Regarding James Hansen’s (tax-payer funded) salary, David Suzuki’s despair, and Ross Gelbspan’s professional activism.
Message From Australia
Australians are outraged by a Prime Minister who, prior to last summer’s election, said there’d be no carbon tax – but is now implementing one. At a recent protest rally, a scientist explained why he thinks the dangerous global warming hypothesis has been proved wrong.
The IPCC Mythology (direct quotes)
I’ve compiled a database of more than 160 quotes about the IPCC. Here are examples of journalists, government officials, and activists repeating the highly-questionable IPCC marketing message.
Earth to Scientists
Half a century ago, a science journalist discovered that anything less than reverential reporting was interpreted by scientists as hostility. It would seem that climate scientists who label critics ‘anti-science’ come from a long tradition.
Green Math: Let’s Spend a Billion to Save $8 Million
The person in charge of green energy projects for a group of Los Angeles community colleges wanted to cut down trees and obliterate playing fields so that $1 billion could be spent on alternative energy installations. Power currently costs these colleges less than $8 million a year.
All For a Nobel Cause
How often does the media imply that IPCC Peace Prize winners are scientific Nobel laureates?
The Uses and Abuses of a Nobel Prize
A news story tells us we should believe a report because a “Nobel Prize-winning climate scientist” is associated with it. But the Nobel turns out to be the same Peace Prize awarded to Al Gore – and the report’s findings are highly improbable.
Is a Meteorologist a Drought Expert?
Why does the media keep interviewing a meteorologist about droughts & floods instead of those with genuine expertise?
Does Global Warming Look Like Australia?
In early 2009 the Los Angeles Times said hot, dry Australia was a warning to us all – and that things would only get worse. The very next year, dry areas were flooded and snow fell during the summer.
World Wildlife Fund Infiltrates UK Government
Environmental advocacy groups strive to influence government. In 2006 a senior WWF executive simultaneously became chairman of a UK government body. Meet the Defence Ministry’s idea of propriety.
The Climate’s Gonna Kill Us (Circa 1974)
News reports from the 1970s said ocean temperatures were dropping, polar ice was growing, and the coldest temperatures in 200 years were being recorded at the Arctic Circle. We were told be worried. Very worried.
If the Science is So Persuasive, Why the Theatrics?
If climate change science is so convincing, why did Timothy Wirth schedule James Hansen’s historic 1988 testimony during the hottest time of the year? And why did he sneak into the hearing room the night before & open the windows so there’d be no air conditioning?
New York Times Reporter Spanks the UN
Andrew Revkin has identified a mistake in a UN climate negotiations document. This same “small error” has also appeared in the headlines of two UN press releases.
Kevin Anderson: The Ration Card Man
Kevin Anderson says additional nuclear power plants are unnecessary because climate change can be easily dealt with. Instead, he wants to establish a costly, intrusive, liberty-restricting bureaucracy to ration your access to energy.
Suzuki’s Children (The Political Kind)
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.
Monkeys Could Do This
Al Gore said global warming caused Hurricane Katrina and that hurricanes were going to get worse. This gave insurance companies an excuse to increase premiums by tens of billions. How embarrassing that US hurricane damage has since fallen to less than half the historical average.
Perhaps those who lost their properties because they could no longer afford to insure them will forgive & forget.
Splattergate – Six Weeks Later
An essay by an Australian writer attempts to answer the burning question: what were the environmentalists thinking? What sort of bubble does one need to inhabit to imagine that a video in which children are executed for insufficient carbon-cutting enthusiasm is funny?
Lest We Forget the Importance of Liberty
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.
Margaret Atwood Should Resign From PEN International
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.
Slaying the Unicorn
The campaign against ‘Fox News North’ threatens the intellectual freedom of all Canadians.
When is a Job Offer Not a Job Offer? (Part 2)
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?
When is a Job Offer Not a Job Offer? (Part 1)
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.
Still Clueless in Australia
Journalist Margot O’Neill has just completed an Oxford University sabbatical on climate change reporting, but her views aren’t much altered from a year ago – when she accused IPCC critics of embracing conspiracies.
Wind Power’s Double Standard
Wind power companies would never be allowed to set up shop in the first place – and could not remain in business – if they were penalized in the same manner as oil companies for the bird deaths they cause.
Message to Young Journalists: Connect the Dots
Invited to speak to journalism students, here are a few ideas I’ll try to communicate: First, large increases in heating bills are the result of green energy policies. Second, these policies are the result of our belief that carbon dioxide emissions are harmful. Third, that belief is the result of reports written by the IPCC. Fourth, much of what we’ve been told about the IPCC and how it works is not true.
Glimpses of Delingpole
New photos of UK blogger and climate skeptic James Delingpole. Taken in Chicago, May 2010.
The Media Messes Up
Journalists said Toronto’s mayoral race was too close to call. In fact, a winner was declared eight minutes after the polls closed. So go ahead, take their word for it when they tell you about global warming.
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.
The Politics of Fear
According to many commentators, conservatives are now ascendant because they have invoked the politics of fear.
So where are the denunciations of the politics of fear employed by greens? They’ve played that hand for years – exploiting & targeting kids in the process.
Seven (Real) Questions for David Suzuki
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?
Anti-Science Claim Is Devoid of Meaning
During the first half of this month, activist-scientist-blogger Joe Romm described other people as anti-science on 16 separate occasions. This is the equivalent of a toddler calling everyone from the babysitter to grandad a poopy head.
Canada’s weekly news magazine currently has a cover story declaring that extreme weather is “only going to get worse.”
Remember the 2008 story in the same magazine that said $200 per barrel oil was imminent, that commuters would become petroleum refugees & that the suburbs would shortly turn into ghost towns?
The Story That Should Be on the Front Page
Attempts to deal with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are being hampered by a foolish EPA regulation and other bizarre concerns.
Climate Bible’s New Authors Announced
831 people will help write the next edition of the climate bible. We’re being told their names and countries of residence but not much more. How do we know if they really are the world’s top experts?
Scientists & Science Journalists – Please Grow Up
The “screaming death spiral” scientist now admits he might have overstated the Arctic ice melt situation.
The Activists, the Poll & the Data
When the biographies of university-affiliated “researchers” talk about saving the world from climate change, the polling data they produce should be taken with a grain of salt.
How Many IPCC Scientists Say So?
The media frequently declares that thousands of scientists all agree that the planet’s slight warming in the late 20th century was due to human activity. In fact, only a few dozen people – working on one particular chapter of a much larger report – had a voice in that discussion.
The Media, Mother Nature and Oil Spills
Journalists go on and on about “fragile” Mother Earth. But the available evidence suggests she can bounce back quickly from oil spills.
James the Irreverent
British blogger James Delingpole is feisty and irreverent. In person, he exudes a joyful love of life. I took some photos of him in Chicago, June 2010.
Skeptics’ Conference – First Photos
Images from the press conference prior to a 700-participant climate skeptics’ conference in Chicago (May 2010).
Shielding Climate Orthodoxy from Free Speech
American professors are encouraging journalism students to suppress certain kinds of news so that the public won’t be confused by climate skepticism. This turns journalists into arbiters of truth and treats the public like children.
IPCC Falls for Press Release Masquerade
The climate bible bases its argument on a news article that’s really a press release in disguise.
Earth Day & the Media
A historian says that while “other social movements…were frequently ridiculed or dismissed…the mass media accorded considerable respect to the environmental cause” when Earth Day was founded 40 years ago.
The Water Cannon of the Climate Debate
The climate bible is the ultimate weapon in the global warming debate. Skeptics are told the experts have spoken and that carbon dioxide is the Great Satan.
Let There Be No More Scientific Consensuses
Science is about doubt – not certainty. Journalism is supposed to reveal – not conceal. When scientific organizations claim there’s a consensus, they step over the line into political advocacy. When media outlets trumpet said consensus they “disappear” highly-qualified, dissenting scientists.
Reuters’ Climate Change Fiction
One day entire books will be written about the mainstream media’s pathetic coverage of the climate change debate.
The Cult of the Expert
Experts have often been spectacularly wrong. Believing their predictions – rather than thinking for ourselves – isn’t smart.
Just One Cotton-Pickin’ Minute
How did the Toronto Star manage, within a period of 66 days, to go from telling us our very survival was at stake due to global warming to arguing that, well, fighting pollution is a good idea?
Audi’s "Green Police" Superbowl Ad
Talk about bringing one’s agenda to the party. A vegetarian green entrepreneur thinks the ad is an example of advertising that “casts environmentalists…as wack-jobs.” Someone else demonstrates his Christian beliefs by calling people with whom he disagrees a long list of names.
What She Said About the Climate Bible 3 Months Ago
If the climate bible includes significant mistakes, if it uses newspaper & magazine articles to make its case, if it relies on literature generated by activist organizations – then it is rather a different animal from the uber-respectable paragon of virtue so many journalists have described. Bamboozled by the PR machine that is the IPCC, they’ve passed along bad information to the public.
Weekend Roundup: Climate Boss Pachauri
Two UK newspapers call for the resignation of Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the IPCC. A third alleges that while he urges others to reduce their carbon footprint, he himself travels to work (one mile from his home) in a chauffeur-driven car rather than walking, cycling, or driving himself in an eco-friendly vehicle.
We’re Always Out-of-Touch with the Future
Scientists have made all sorts of predictions that never panned out. As this 1962 Popular Mechanics issue shows, the media has been hyping these predictions for decades.