Sea Turtles and Plastics – The Bigger Picture
Plastics saved sea turtles, when tortoiseshell luxury goods became mass market items.
William Ripple, Eco Activist on the Public Dime
Ecology professor’s political opinions published repeatedly in scientific journals.
The Myth of the Apolitical Scientist
It’s absurd to say scientists are only now speaking up. Reuters publishes egregious climate propaganda.
Heat Wave Hysteria Coming Soon
You will be encouraged to believe things about weather-related deaths that are the opposite of the truth.
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.
Refuting the Smear Machine – Part 1
When a journalist thinks for herself about climate change, insults & fabrications follow.
UN Targets the Sand People
Allegations that mining threatens wildlife rely on activist ‘evidence.’
The Media & the WWF Torture Scandal
News organizations have turned their own journalists into WWF cheerleaders.
The WWF Expose, the Media & Earth Hour
A year-long BuzzFeed investigation accuses the WWF of horrific human rights abuses.
The ‘Balance of Nature’ Myth
The natural world is more sophisticated than we imagine.
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.
Canada’s Carbon Tax Drama
A tax that will take an extra $1,250 from the pockets of struggling Canadian families is applauded by corporations.
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.
Climate Change Special Interests Condemn Special Interests
Many of the scientists who signed an open letter against museums taking money from special interests are themselves linked to special interests. Part 3 of 3.
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.
‘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 WWF Activist in Charge at the IPCC
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, the marine biologist who led the IPCC’s Ocean chapter, is a full-blown environmental activist. He recently wrote a politicized foreword to a WWF brochure, and has a long history of employment with both the WWF and Greenpeace.
Government Tells Public They’re Morons
Ontario energy minister says we should wear sweaters in winter.
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.
That Silly Coal Speech
UN officials need to stop dressing up political arguments as science.
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.
IPCC Summary: The Real Story
Media outlets remain oblivious to the IPCC’s tainted-by-activism personnel.
What Reuters Said About the IPCC’s 1995 Report
A news clipping from 1995 – concerning an earlier IPCC report – was hilariously wrong.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
The Earth League: Self-Important, Self-Appointed Busybodies
Once again, people described as “leading scientists” turn out to be economists, UN officials, and those with links to activist organizations.
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.”
Have We Run Out of Time Yet?
It isn’t your imagination. You’ve been hearing that the world is “running out of time” for years.
Green Energy Quote of the Day
What lessons will the rest of the world learn from Germany’s renewable energy disaster?
WWF Derides ‘Vocal Minority’ Views
According to the vocal minority known as the World Wildlife Fund, governments shouldn’t be placating vocal minorities.
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.
They Call This Higher Education?
Civilized debate appears to be an endangered species.
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?
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 Male-Dominated Green Landscape
Why are female leaders rarer than rubies in green organizations?
WWF Takes Pre-Schooler’s Birthday Money
The world’s largest environmental organization celebrates 4-year-olds as a fundraising mechanism.
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.
An Hour of Self Delusion
Earth Hour: 60 minutes of self delusion brought to you by IKEA.
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.
Manufacturing Earth Hour
Canadian students are so jazzed about Earth Hour they need to be bribed to do volunteer work.
The Workshop Presentation that Never Was
The BBC African temperature exaggeration is worse that we thought. It also has an IPCC connection.
About Those Tobacco Connections…
Where’s the scholarly press release highlighting Al Gore’s “longstanding ties to tobacco companies?” Where’s the study announcing that WWF’s tobacco ties extend back to the 1960s?
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.
Persecuted for decades? Poor? Green groups will still kick you when you’re down.
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.
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.
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.
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 UN’s Environmental ‘Holocausts’
Since the 1970s UN officials have tried to frighten us. Repeatedly, their predictions have failed. Repeatedly, their time frames have been preposterously inaccurate.
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.
Eco Narcissists & Their Last Chances
For half a century green activists have insisted that their historical moment – and a particular generation – are the planet’s last hope.
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.
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 Organizers Prey on Mexico
Mexico is crippled by corruption, violence, and poverty. But the World Wildlife Fund wants it to show leadership on climate change.
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.
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.
The Canadian (Climate) Paradox
How many more reports highlighting the IPCC’s flaws will it take before politicians draw the obvious conclusions? How many additional scandals must surface before political leaders realize that this body doesn’t deserve their trust?
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.
What Financial Meltdowns Teach Us About the IPCC
When I describe the surreal world of climate science to people who are strangers to that world I know it sounds fantastical. But there are strong parallels with the recently destroyed economies of Iceland, Greece, and Ireland.
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.
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.”
WWF-Affiliated Personnel in Working Group 1
Most chapters in Working Group 1 of the 2007 Climate Bible contained at least one scientist who is affiliated with professional climate lobbyists. In one instance, four of the lead authors were tainted in this manner.
WWF Issues Press Release About My Book
The World Wildlife Fund says the charge that scientists linked to its organization have infiltrated the IPCC is ‘ludicrous.’ I suppose it’s a total coincidence that more than 2/3rds of the IPCC report’s chapters included at least one WWF-affiliated individual.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Earth Hour? I’ll Take a ‘No Nagging’ Hour
As a young woman I embraced feminism because I didn’t want to be bossed around by men. These days it’s greens who want to regulate my behaviour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IPCC Author Profile: Alistair Woodward
In June the IPCC put Alistair Woodward in charge of the climate bible’s health chapter. He thinks doctors should “educate and encourage” their patients in “climate change action.”
IPCC Reliance on Grey Literature 30 Times Greater than UK Threshold
The British government says 99% of the sources on which the climate bible bases its arguments should be peer-reviewed. But only 70% are.
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.
Time Magazine’s Controversial Glacier Expert
A few weeks before the IPCC admitted its Himalayan glacier predictions were dead wrong, Time magazine profiled the glacier expert at the center of the storm. Rather than being hard-nosed & rigorous, the magazine fell for him hook, line & sinker.
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.