Canadian Truckers: Fighting for Freedom
Truck drivers have kept our supermarkets stocked & hospitals supplied during this pandemic. The Canadian government is now threatening their jobs.
COVID Vaccines, Heart Attacks & Pharma Funding
Are COVID-19 vaccines damaging hearts? Cardiologist says some researchers are keeping quiet for fear of jeopardizing their pharma funding.
News Story Relies Solely on Pharma Funded Doctor
When a doctor has financial relationships with 4 vaccine manufacturers, every word he utters about vaccines is suspect.
Awash in Big Pharma Funding, Expert Urges COVID Vaccines for Kids
Canadian doctor James Kellner receives $3 million from pharmaceutical giants, but is portrayed as a neutral, disinterested expert by journalists.
Money, Medications & COVID
Experts with fewer financial ties to drug companies are noticeably more supportive of an inexpensive, off-patent drug.
How Climate Trickery Infiltrated the AGU
11 presentations – based on private, agenda-driven research – were delivered to the world’s largest gathering of climate scientists.
10th Anniversary Fundraiser
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.
Canada’s Carbon Tax Will Kill People
‘Winter mortality is lower when the price of heating is lower’: new research report.
Thanks for a Great Year!
Your moral & financial support has been a blessing.
UN Migration Pact: Normalizing State Censorship
Which parts of this agreement do our governments intend to implement? Which parts do they repudiate?
Third Quarter Report
The most smug, most self-indulgent, least curious journalists in history.
Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen
Why does the city of San Francisco need a full-blown Department of the Environment?
Second Quarter Report
Green groups are not David with a slingshot. They are Goliath. Please support the scrutiny & skepticism I bring to environmental issues.
Greens Are Pivoting, Plastic is Their New Obsession
Politicians & 10-year-olds think banning drinking straws in rich nations will address improper garbage disposal in poor ones.
Support the Sierra Club, Enrich the Lawyers
The Sierra Club is a lawsuit factory. Responding to its legal assaults wastes mountains of public money.
The Sierra Club’s Grassroots Deception
The Sierra Club is swimming in money from affluent individuals, wealthy foundations, and blue chip companies. This is not a grassroots organization.
First Quarter Report
Since relaunching this blog on January first, I’ve published 38 new posts – including one in Swedish. Please help me continue.
Suddenly Sick: The Foibles of Medical Science
Climate science and medical science have things in common. Including suspect behaviour on the part of the United Nations.
Medical Researchers vs the UN Climate Panel
An organization representing medical researchers believes unpublished work is too shaky to be included in grant applications, yet the world’s most important climate body has long relied on such research.
Hoesung Lee: New IPCC Leader
The new IPCC chairman is an economist who, ironically, began his career with oil giant Exxon.
Climate Secrets at the UK Supreme Court
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.
Greenpeace: Employer from Hell
Greenpeace canvassers say their workplace is no compassionate, supportive utopia.
Kofi Annan’s Infantile Climate Morality
The disgraced former head of the UN smears skeptics while ignoring the dubious motivations of green opportunists.
The United Nations’ Fake News Machine
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.
Do Joe Romm and Fellow Climate Scientists Think Sexual Misconduct is OK?
Climate science is a world in which people who donate money to museums are targeted and ostracized. Yet creeps who write about urinating on women get a free pass. Part 1 of 3.
How Much Did Greenpeace Pay van Ypersele?
Jean-Pascal van Ypersele became an IPCC official in 2002. Two years later he got into bed with Greenpeace. Part 2 of 2.
Health Care or Climate Change?
A health care system in crisis. A $300 billion debt. Yet this government is worried about climate change.
Fossil Fuel Funded Science Communication
Taking fossil fuel money is immoral. Says a science communicator who wore Shell logos to work.
More Dubious Eco Laureates
Green energy lobbyists pretending to be eco prize winners have signed a climate change declaration. Its real purpose is to secure more green energy funding. Part 2 of 4
‘No Culture of Accountability’ at Greenpeace
Environmental organizations are large, affluent, and secretive. Rather than being underdogs, they are now the establishment.
Thank you for your financial and moral support.
Five Years Later
My first thoughts about the climate change debate were written five years ago today.
Doubting is Thinking – a Blog from Spain
In California, low-income car buyers are subsidizing the top 1% who purchase Tesla electric vehicles.
That Silly Anti-Coal Speech
In the National Post today I argue that the extreme anti-coal stance of UN officials and green activists harms both people and the environment.
Independent Greenpeace? Never Mind
Greenpeace makes a show of rejecting government and corporate money. But it’s close pals with the WWF – which gets enormous funding from exactly those sources.
UN Climate Fanatics
According to Ban Ki-moon, the latest IPCC report vaporized climate skepticism.
Rare Bird Slaughtered by Wind Turbine
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds sacrifices today’s birds in the name of fighting tomorrow’s climate change. Not only does it provide cover for the wind industry, it cashes its cheques.
The Playing Field Isn’t Remotely Level
Climate skeptics don’t hire advertising agencies to help them manage their brand. Green groups do. So tell me again which side is lavishly funded?
Two Views on Science, Pollution & Pristine Lakes
Canadian greens say lake-destroying research is all about science – but how do we know for sure?
What Does Half-a-Million in Science Grants Buy You?
An academic paper funded by two National Science Foundation grants bears no relation to the intended purpose of that money.
WWF Takes Pre-Schooler’s Birthday Money
The world’s largest environmental organization celebrates 4-year-olds as a fundraising mechanism.
Earth Day an Oil Industry Scam?
According to 1960s radicals, the environmental movement has been funded and orchestrated by fossil fuel interests.
Latest from the WWF: Eco-Indoctrination of Slum Kids
In Pakistan, the WWF is enlisting university students to develop an “environmental conscience” among the poorest of the poor.
Where the Money Goes
Junkets abroad, handsomely-paid positions at home – no wonder government employees love the environment.
Good News About Polar Bears
Why don’t polar bear activists recognize a success story when they see one?
Why Taking WWF Money Matters
If the IPCC had done the sensible thing and banned activist publications, would the institute run by its chairman still be receiving activist cash?
Pachauri Takes WWF Money
Last week, a sustainability summit organized by the chairman of the IPCC was held in India. The World Wildlife Fund provided funding.
Suzuki: Money Doesn’t Matter, Here’s My $30K Invoice
In a speech to students, David Suzuki condemned society’s fixation with money. So why did he charge their school more for a day’s work than many Canadians earn in a year?
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 Secret Santa Leak
Thanks to a whistleblower, draft versions of most chapters of the IPCC’s upcoming report are now in the public domain. Among the new revelations: the IPCC has learned nothing from the Himalayan glacier debacle.
Holiday Cheer (blog donation button)
Please consider buying me a holiday cocktail if you think my IPCC-related journalism is important. A donation button is available for two weeks only.
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 World Wildlife Fund’s Rio+20 Press Release
A group that’s supposed to be saving animals thinks the global economy must be transformed.
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 Environmental Defense Fund & the CIA
Any group that’s wining and dining the Secretary of Defense – who just happens to be the former director of the CIA – is no grassroots operation.
The WWF’s Vast Pool of Oil Money
The World Wildlife Fund’s first corporate sponsor was Shell oil – which continued to fund it for the next four decades.
Thank You, British Taxpayers
British taxpayers spent £165,937 in recent years on climate change projects here in Canada.
The Enormous CEO Salaries Behind Earth Hour
Earth Hour isn’t a volunteer, grassroots operation. The World Wildlife Fund pays its US and Canadian CEOs so handsomely they are part of the economic elite – the top 1% of income earners.
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.
Write a Heretical Essay, Win £8,500
Write an essay that pokes holes in a green myth, submit it by June 30th, and you could be $13,000 US dollars richer.
Big Oil Money for Me, But Not for Thee
The Sierra Club takes fossil fuel money. So does the Nature Conservancy and Rajendra Pachauri’s sustainability conference. So why is the Heartland Institute being torn to pieces for the same behaviour?
The Royal Society’s Joyride
In recent years the world’s oldest science academy has been taken for a joyride. Three centuries of neutrality have been impulsively abandoned – in the name of fighting climate change.
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?
IPCC Scientists – Guests of the Environmental Defense Fund
A powerful lobby group supplied their meeting space, helped with their travel documents & subsidized their meals. Top IPCC scientists went along for the ride.
How the WWF Infiltrated the IPCC – Part 1
Between 2004 and 2008 the World Wildlife Fund recruited 130 “leading climate scientists mostly, but not exclusively, from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change” to help it heighten the public’s sense of urgency.
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.
Al Gore’s Money-Grubbing
Al Gore says climate change is a planetary emergency. But he’ll only tell a campus audience about it if the cheque is big enough.
Naming Names: Marine Experts Tainted by Activist Cash
The list of people who’ve accepted $150,000 from an advocacy organization is a long one. There are lots of PhDs here, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with full-blown political activists.
Pew, What’s That Smell?
An activist group has been funding a particular corner of scientific research to the tune of $1 million a year for more than two decades. Do we really think this hasn’t influenced how those working in that field see the world?
Oodles of Cash
Who knew that green groups – and those with business interests in renewable energy – have access to such obscene amounts of money?
Ka-Ching! More Greenpeace Money
One of the most senior authors for the upcoming climate bible has spent the past 17 years cashing cheques from Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund.
Citizen Audit Anniversary
A year ago a group of volunteers from 12 countries struck a blow for truth-in-advertising. Our audit revealed that 1 in 3 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report references are to non-peer-reviewed literature. For years we’ve been told the climate bible relies exclusively on peer-reviewed research.
You Doubt Monger, You
When environmentalists organize themselves, fund-raise, and try to spread their message this is considered legitimate democratic activity. Yet the minute climate skeptics do the same we’re accused of being doubt-mongers who manufacture uncertainty in order to mislead the public.
It Isn’t a Conspiracy – It’s Just Money, Fashion & Power
If much of the world were to snap out of it and realize that global warming has been over-hyped, large companies would lose hundreds of billions.
Greenpeace: Corporate Stocks & Noah’s Arks
Greenpeace spends its time trashing corporations. Yet it solicits donations in the form of corporate stocks. Any kind of corporate stocks, apparently.
The donation button on this blog will retire at midnight tomorrow (Monday, January 3rd).
I took some great photos today and it seems to me that nature is unendingly, searingly beautiful. But it should be respected – rather than romanticized.
Speaking of Holiday Cheer…
Please consider supporting this blog and my book-in-progress. Via a PayPal donation button, you can buy me a holiday cocktail, so to speak.
The Royal Society’s Big Oil Award
The UK’s Royal Society awarded an Esso Energy medal annually for 25 years. A short time later, when opinions on climate change diverged, the society began painting Esso’s parent company, ExxonMobil, as demon spawn.
BP, Greenpeace & the Big Oil Jackpot
It is frequently alleged that climate skeptics are being funded by big oil – and that their views should therefore not be trusted. In fact, green groups have received far more funding from oil interests. Really.
Money to Burn
The World Wildlife Fund raises half a billion dollars a year. What does it do with this abundance? Short answer: it behaves much like any other large corporation.
Independent Bloggers vs Corporate Environmentalists
30 years ago Greenpeace rented creaky fishing boats. These days it purchases $22-million custom-built mega-yachts. The shoestring voices in the environmental debate now belong to skeptical bloggers.
Slurs, Smears & Money
Skeptical climate scientists are often accused of being motivated by financial gain. So why does Al Gore charge $175,000 to deliver a speech? If global warming is really a planetary emergency, why won’t he deliver the same talk for $50,000?