Rejoice! We Have Millions of Whales
Whales are at no risk of extinction. When 50,000-strong species are classified as ‘endangered,’ words don’t mean what we think they do.
Canadian Wildlife Federation: Lying With Pictures to Raise Cash
Humpback whales are thriving, but an activist fundraising campaign says they’re on the brink of extinction.
Environmentalism for the Non-Naive
Like colonialists of old, affluent green activists impose their will on poor people in impoverished countries who have no means of defending themselves.
Refuting the Smear Machine – Part 2
People tell themselves fairy tales about UN organizations – and disparage journalists who shine a light on what’s actually going on.
Parasite Green Lawyers Target Toilet Paper
Everyone’s standard of living drops as daily necessities become more costly.
What Happens When We Sign a UN Treaty?
If I were trying to parody intrusive UN behaviour could I have invented a more absurd document?
More Oxford University Fake News
A webpage vetted by Oxford is misleading the public about a fake geological era.
The ‘Balance of Nature’ Myth
The natural world is more sophisticated than we imagine.
Banning Plastic Straws, Harming Real People
Causing real harm with no realistic chance of improving the world makes no sense.
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.
Why Paul Ehrlich Matters
If it had been within his power to take the steps he insisted were necessary, the human rights abuses would have been horrendous.
The Sierra Club: Usurping Power from Elected Officials
When you give money to the Sierra Club, you’re doing three bad things.
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.
Activists Aren’t Always the Good Guys
Green groups are perpetual outrage machines.
The WWF: Thugs & Guns Against Pygmies
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.
Beware the Green Lobby
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.
Power Transfer at Greenpeace
Why did Kumi Naidoo leave Greenpeace’s top job before a replacement was found? The Guardian prints clichés and asks no hard questions.
Greenpeace: Employer from Hell
Greenpeace canvassers say their workplace is no compassionate, supportive utopia.
Green Incompetence Isn’t Sustainable
Governments fund solar capacity in countries that receive little sun and install wind turbines in nations that get little wind. $100 billion has been squandered while green activists applauded.
Greenpeace: We Spit on Your Sacred Spaces
Greenpeace activists have no respect for what others hold sacred – whether it’s Peru’s Nazca lines or a Roman Catholic cross in Canada.
‘No Culture of Accountability’ at Greenpeace
Environmental organizations are large, affluent, and secretive. Rather than being underdogs, they are now the establishment.
3 Reasons Not to Trust the New Climate Report
The IPCC acts as investigator, prosecutor, judge, and jury. It has a long history of recruiting activist personnel, and is led by a man prone to exaggeration.
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.
Government Tells Public They’re Morons
Ontario energy minister says we should wear sweaters in winter.
Video Interview: Activists & the UN Climate Process
In a 23-minute interview, filmed in the UK last month, I talk about activists and the UN’s climate process.
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.
The WWF: Still Donning the Science Costume
Why doesn’t the World Wildlife Fund argue for its vision based solely on that vision’s merits?
Polar Bear Politics and the WWF
Norway sent eight people to a recent polar bear conference. The WWF sent 10.
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.
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.
Today’s Climate Summit Press Conferences
The WWF utilized UN press conference facilities yesterday. It’s doing so again today.
What a Nasty, Scandalously Rigged System
Activist media events are a shockingly institutionalized part of UN climate negotiations.
Initial Dispatch: the Warsaw Climate Summit
If the UN were serious about a new climate treaty, it would turf the activists. They are a distraction no one needs.
IPCC Summary: The Real Story
Media outlets remain oblivious to the IPCC’s tainted-by-activism personnel.
Greenpeace & the IPCC Report
Greenpeace says 95% certainty is the same as 100% certainty. Tell that to people who die on the operating table.
‘Nature’ Spin Elevates Third-Tier IPCC Official to Chair
With attention focused on the IPCC’s imminent Working Group 1 report, a prestigious science journal has published a misleadingly-headlined profile of Working Group 3 co-chair, Ottmar Edenhofer.
WWF Partners With Country Where Rape Victims Are Jailed
Any country in which a woman finds herself sentenced to 16 months after reporting a rape is barbaric and deserves to be shunned. Instead, the WWF is burnishing the image of this oppressive regime.
Some Kind of Narcissism: WWF Says It’s Saving Life Itself
When the World Wildlife Fund began, it aspired merely to ensure the well-being of particular species of animals. It now imagines that life itself would vanish without it.
Greens Bludgeon Democracy
Environmentalists think Australian states can’t be trusted to make their own decisions. They want them overruled by bureaucrats thousands of miles away.
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.”
The Sierra Club’s Violent, Totalitarian Tendencies
Truth squads. Pushing “bitter pills” down other people’s throat. Democracy’s new enemies are green.
The Green Jobs Fairy Tale
Politicians, having blindly parroted environmentalist rhetoric about green jobs, look increasingly foolish.
WWF Derides ‘Vocal Minority’ Views
According to the vocal minority known as the World Wildlife Fund, governments shouldn’t be placating vocal minorities.
The Tale of the Non-Endangered Gray Wolf
When a single gray wolf crossed into California in late 2011, four environmental organizations took leave of their senses.
So You Want to Live in Harmony with Nature?
The WWF thinks we should all “live in harmony with nature.” Sounds great – except for the flies, wasps, venomous snakes, storms, and floods.
WWF Gets Into Bed with Oppressive Dictatorship
The World Wildlife Fund has organized an event this week in the United Arab Emirates. You know, one of those countries in which political parties are banned.
The Drama Queen Files – Exhibit #6
Carbon dioxide, superstition, and protecting the oceans.
WWF Takes Pre-Schooler’s Birthday Money
The world’s largest environmental organization celebrates 4-year-olds as a fundraising mechanism.
The Mysterious Wilderness International
A Canadian charity for which German school kids are raising money is the furthest thing from transparent.
Judges Call Eco Activists ‘Pirates’
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society represents a return to humanity’s violent past.
Rajendra Pachauri’s Conspiracy Theory
It takes chutzpah to accuse other people of something you yourself are peddling.
How Greenpeace Defines Happiness
Greenpeace says we should deprive ourselves and harm our communities.
Indonesian Official Compares WWF to Thieves
The behaviour of green NGOs in the developing word resembles foreign adventurism: arrogant, reckless, and exploitative.
Earth Hour, Smog & Kim Jong Il
For Earth Hour’s eco-campaigners, barbaric oppression in North Korea is merely a talking point, something to casually make use of.
IPCC Invites In the Activists
When Greenpeace personnel are participating, a political process is underway – not a scientific one.
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.
Managing Human Wildlife
The National Wildlife Federation regards human beings as just another form of wildlife to be managed.
Greenpeace & UNEP – Cozy Under the Bedcovers
Greenpeace envisions a new system of global governance – in which unaccountable UN bureaucrats gain “real powers.”
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.
Greenpeace’s Vision for America: Unemployed, Broke, Miserable
Greenpeace thinks President Obama should destroy lives now. Because of an ill-defined, generalized risk of climate change sometime in the future.
Europe Today: Stealing Wood, Burning Wood
Green energy is expensive energy. In Europe, prices are rising and unintended consequences have followed.
Authors of ‘Extreme Misrepresentation’
A majority of the 13 senior scientists responsible for a US government report are also associated with activist groups. (Eight of them have an IPCC connection.)
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.
US Official: ‘Activate Your Science’
A senior public servant thinks scientists should be passionate, engaged activists.
The WWF’s Supermarket Offensive
The World Wildlife Fund is reaching into new corners of your life.
Is the WWF Telling the Truth About Electric Cars?
The World Wildlife Fund’s praise for electric cars demonstrates its profound disconnect from reality.
The WWF’s Surveillance Drones
The World Wildlife Fund is deploying anti-poaching surveillance drones in countries with spotty human rights records and non-existent oversight mechanisms.
Liberty – the Missing Ingredient in the Green Analysis
Liberty. Freedom. These ideas inspire risk-taking and self-sacrifice. But the green movement offers the exact opposite.
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.
Canadian Greens & their Twisted Democracy
Green activists accuse the government of waging a “war on nature and democracy.” But there’s nothing democratic about claiming to speak for future generations.
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 WWF’s Living Planet Report
The World Wildlife Fund is supposed to be saving endangered species. Instead, it’s writing reports about equality.
The World Wakes Up to the World Wildlife Fund
Companies that cozy up to the WWF in order to enhance their public image may find that the plan backfires.
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.
Get ’em While They’re Young
The World Wildlife Fund thinks its corporate logo should be plastered on children’s flesh.
Mother Mexico & the Jackals
How are green groups different from yesterday’s colonial powers? Their global agenda is paramount, their lack of empathy for ordinary people breathtaking.
The WWF’s Soulless Climate Campaign
The World Wildlife Fund is using ordinary Mexicans as pawns in a geopolitical chess game.
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.
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.
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.
Opinion Disguised as Science
Iowa scientists have signed a letter about climate change. News reports don’t mention their activist leanings.
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.
Those Who Claim to Speak for the Future
A collection of NGO brats, self-important rich folks, and UN bureaucrats have taken it upon themselves to be the voice of future generations.
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.
When Your Paycheque Depends on a Climate Crisis
There is now a small army of experts, activists, and bureaucrats whose economic lives depend on there being a climate crisis. Without such a crisis their jobs, their travel to exotic places, and their moments in the media spotlight would all disappear.
WWF Influence at the Highest Levels of the IPCC
40 people belonged to the IPCC’s 2007 ‘core writing team.’ 11 of them have documented links to either the World Wildlife Fund or Greenpeace.
The scientists on this list either played some role in the 2007 Climate Bible or are helping to write the next one expected to be completed in 2013. In many cases, they’re doing dual duty.
All of them have a documented, public relationship with professional lobbyists.
Glaciergate’s Other WWF Connection
The erroneous Himalayan glacier prediction was based on a WWF report. The IPCC chapter in which that mistake occurred was led by two WWF-affiliated scientists.
Here an Activist, There an Activist
In a single IPCC chapter we find an author affiliated the WWF, another with Greenpeace, and a third with the Environmental Defense Fund. Sure, this is a scientific document.
How the WWF Infiltrated the IPCC – Part 2
Two-thirds of the 2007 Climate Bible’s chapters include personnel affiliated with the World Wildlife Fund. Fifteen chapters were led by WWF-affiliated scientists.
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.
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?
Greenpeace’s Fear Machine
17 years ago a Greenpeace report titled The Climate Time Bomb tried to frighten us with lurid images and dire predictions that have since failed.
Canadian Scientists and the World Wildlife Fund
When hundreds of Canadian scientists – and 12 science bodies – joined a World Wildlife Fund ad campaign they undermined their own authority. They became politically-motivated actors in a political discussion.
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?
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?
Oodles of Cash
Who knew that green groups – and those with business interests in renewable energy – have access to such obscene amounts of money?
WWF’s Chief Spokesperson Joins IPCC
Jennifer Morgan was recently recruited to help prepare the upcoming edition of the climate bible. Rather than being one of the world’s finest scientific minds she is a professional activist – as in chief climate change spokesperson for the World Wildlife Fund.
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.
Clueless New IPCC Policy Ignores Advocacy Literature
New Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change guidelines declare that blogs “are not acceptable sources of information for IPCC Reports.” Yet these same guidelines say nothing about advocacy literature published by groups such as Greenpeace.
The IPCC’s Activist Chairman
Rajendra Pachauri does not display the aloof, dispassionate demeanour traditionally evoked by the term “scientist.” Instead, he repeatedly lends the good name of the scientific body he chairs to activist endeavours.
Peer into the Heart of the IPCC, Find Greenpeace
The mere presence of environmental activists undermines the integrity of scientific endeavours. Yet the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has long embraced Greenpeace personnel.
The WWF Vice President & the New IPCC Report
Why is a Vice President of an activist group taking part in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change workshops – and serving as a review editor for the upcoming edition of the climate bible?
Not Your Grandfather’s Greenpeace
Environmental activist organizations are all grown up now. We need to adjust our thinking accordingly.
Environmentalism Runs Amok
Nearly half a century after the first Earth Day, the chessboard has changed dramatically. The players with the power, the war chests, and the influence are different now.
Andrew Weaver vs Tim Flannery
Two activist scientists, both committed to the climate change fight, have starkly different views of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. One says it’s the most “rigorous scientific process” in which he has been involved. The other says it isn’t good science, but “lowest-common-denominator-science.”
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.
Credit Where It’s Due
A news account suggests Michael Oppenheimer is a class act. Rather than calling climate skeptics “deniers” he admits they might be smart people.
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?
Science Website Publishes WWF Press Releases Verbatim
A website called ScienceCentric.com contains more than 400 “articles” written by the World Wildlife Fund. Activist group press releases are not bona fide science news.
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.
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.
Greenpeace’s 12th Century Technology
Greenpeace recently dismissed the Canadian Senate as a 19th century institution. But it aggressively promotes wind power – a 12th century technology. While it accuses the Senate of being undemocratic, Greenpeace itself scored only 42% when evaluated from an accountability perspective.
UN Style Empirical Research
First, UN researchers conduct a climate change survey. Second, they release a report that fails to provide even an overview of the results, never mind detailed evidence of the assertions being made. Next the report gets cited as though it were gospel by Canada’s Library of Parliament.
Should UN Employees Be IPCC Lead Authors?
Koko Warner is a UN employee whose research has been funded and brazenly promoted by the UN in order to advance the UN’s climate change agenda. Now she is a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.
Meet the IPCC’s Youngest Lead Author
At the age of 25, Richard Klein became an IPCC lead author. He held a Masters degree, and had spent a year working for Greenpeace.
Another IPCC Train Wreck: Species Extinction (Part 2)
When five out of ten lead authors of an IPCC chapter have documented links to the World Wildlife Fund their findings aren’t credible.
Greenpeace and the Violent Video
A Greenpeace spokesperson suggests that the only people concerned about the video in which kids are executed for insufficient eco enthusiasm are those with ulterior motives – “climate skeptics and think tanks funded by corporations.”
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.
Earth Hour 2010
Earth Hour is a project of the World Wildlife Fund. The truckloads of free publicity this event attracts may be the primary reason the WWF is now the world’s wealthiest environmental organization.
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.
Systemic Failure: Invasion of the Drama Queens
Drug trial results are closely scrutinized. Corporate financial statements are routinely audited. Yet science academy bureaucrats – and a lot of others who should have known better – have advised us to blindly trust IPCC reports.
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.
Greenpeace and the Nobel-Winning Climate Report
The relationship between Greenpeace and the IPCC is so close that not only are the activist group’s documents cited by the climate bible, the IPCC chairman has written a forward for a Greenpeace publication. Meanwhile, a senior Greenpeace official (whose entire career has been devoted to political activism), has served as an IPCC “scientific expert reviewer.”
More Dodgy Citations in the Nobel-Winning Climate Report
The climate bible cites numerous documents written by the World Wildlife Fund to back up its arguments. But this document is supposed to be a rigorous, wholly scientific assessment.
Science Says: Hop on One Foot
Scientific investigation produces facts. But even when we have full confidence in the accuracy of these facts we must still choose how to respond to them. When activists insist there’s only one possible response they’re attempting to preempt important democratic discussions, to silence our voices, to substitute their own views for those of the community.
Do As I Say, Not As I Do
Greenpeace thinks climate skeptics should be silent because a “scientific consensus” has established that dangerous climate change is real. Yet Greenpeace’s active opposition to genetically modified foods flies in the face of another scientific consensus – the one that says such products are safe.
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?
The Wrong Trousers (Common Ground on Kyoto Between Climate Change Skeptics & Believers)
Two professors (who believe human-caused global warming is a problem) argue that the Kyoto Protocol was doomed to fail & that pushing for more policies of this sort wastes precious time.
A pragmatic analysis that reveals common ground between moderate climate activists & moderate climate skeptics.
That’s It, I’ve Had It
After a steady diet of climate hysteria, I’ve reached my limit. I consider myself a sensible person who is now speaking up & pushing back.