About That Sharp Rise in Climate Concern
Poll sponsors say climate attitudes have been ‘remarkably consistent’ over two decades.
Science, Skepticism, and Irony
An impressive new book about the shortcomings of scientific research is inadvertently ironic.
Will Skyscrapers Survive COVID?
Tall buildings, dependent on elevators, have become precarious investments.
Hydroxychloroquine & the Judgment of History
How a safe, well-understood malaria drug was demonized as a COVID-19 treatment. Because a politician said good things about it.
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.
A Few Months of Hindsight
Journalist George Gilder declared the pandemic over in April. Mathematician Isaac Ben-Israel insisted the virus would burn out everywhere 70 days after it began.
Benghazi, Fake News, and Extraordinary Heroes
Much of the conservative narrative about Benghazi is wrong.
Funerals Have Spiked in Numerous Nations
Across the globe, many more funerals are being held this year than normal.
What Happened to ‘Without Fear or Favor’?
New York Times journalists want news stories vetted prior to publication. They want mandatory & ongoing newsroom sensitivity training. The Gray Lady is now a place where journalists fear each other.
False Gods for Lost Souls
With its threats of fire and brimstone, environmentalism is the new religion. But where’s the humility, the compassion, the spiritual transcendence?
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.
WHO: Disinformation from the Top
The head of the WHO isn’t annoyed his organization learned about the coronavirus from third parties. He isn’t angry it had to ask China for info more than once. In fact, he’s been covering for China.
WHO Now Says China Didn’t Report Coronavirus – Corrects Timeline
After implying for months that China followed international rules, the World Health Organization backtracks.
Secrecy & Stonewalling: China and SARS 1.0
China gave the WHO permission to send in investigators, but wouldn’t allow them near the affected area after they’d arrived. They departed empty-handed, two weeks later.
Sea Turtles and Plastics – The Bigger Picture
Plastics saved sea turtles, when tortoiseshell luxury goods became mass market items.
Where Are COVID Deaths Rising?
Chile, Peru, Brazil, and Mexico have experienced dramatic increases. So have New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.
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.
Fooling Us With Climate Trickery
An influential report aimed at business leaders re-labelled an implausible, far-fetched scenario as ‘our current path.’
How the Ugliest Climate Fairy Tale Won
A preposterous climate yarn has taken center stage.
40 Days in Brazil
Forty thousand Brazilians have died of the coronavirus in the past 40 days.
Financial Conflicts & the Retracted COVID Research
Lead author, paid by drug companies, gives the all-clear to products those companies sell. World’s leading medical journal fails transparency test.
Retracted Papers Written by Journal VIP
The lead author of two retracted COVID-19 papers is editor-in-chief of an Elsevier medical journal.
The Swedish Teenager Interfering in Canadian Politics
Democracy dies when activists wield more influence than voters.
What Went Wrong in Massachusetts?
State hit disproportionately hard by the coronavirus.
Grovelling Doesn’t Lead to Equality
Symbolic gestures can be powerfully negative.
Staggering Death Rate in 7 US States
American deaths per million equal or exceed Europe’s worst-hit nations in several locales.
Fantasy Wish List Masquerades as Climate Poll
Green lobby group invites public to endorse green fantasies.
When Government Tells You Whose Balls to Touch
First came the virus. Then new rules for recreational tennis.
Racism, Magical Thinking & the Coronavirus
Rather than quarantining travelers, our leaders chose a course of action that led to entire countries being locked down.
Early March Did Not Predict the Future
Certain adamant coronavirus declarations look foolish now.
This Blog Will Return May 20th
In the interim, I recommend this brilliant essay on what the coronavirus has taught us.
Civil Liberties, the Economy & Typhoid Mary
Let us not be cavalier about the coronavirus. Let us pay proper respect to the dead.
Belgium: Coronavirus Hotspot
The death toll you’ve heard almost nothing about.
A season of renewal and rebirth.
Inside America’s Hospitals
The coronavirus is straining the healthcare systems of the richest nations in the world.
How NYC’s Leaders Betrayed the Public
Medical bureaucrats wrapped themselves in the cloak of science. They said the battle was against paranoia, misinformation & stigma. Thousands have now perished.
Why Homemade Masks Make Sense
Coronavirus deaths follow choir practice. A grassroots, homemade-masks-for-all movement gathers steam.
Losing Doctors on the Battlefield
61 physicians have died in Italy. They’re also dying in France, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
The Virus and the Fires
When things are dire, humans accomplish amazing feats.
Protect Hospital Staff, Or Healthcare Collapses
Doctors on the front lines are shouting from the rooftops.
Best Coronavirus Memes
Humour is our secret weapon.
From Valentine’s to Friday the 13th
Four weeks ago, we lived in a different world.
Italy’s Hospital Meltdown
Coronavirus has turned hospitals into war zones, say Italian doctors.
So You Thinks SARS Was No Big Deal (Part 1)
Canada was the only country outside Asia in which people died from the SARS coronavirus. A doctor and two nurses were among its victims. All three were in their 50s.
Coronavirus Math: The Number I’m Watching
How are different countries coping? What is the case fatality rate?
Freeman Dyson: Quotable Quotes
An important scientist has left us, but his books and interviews remain.
When Is A Pandemic Not A Pandemic?
The World Health Organization is playing games.
UNESCO: Prosecute Climate Criminals
If voters elect leaders who reject climate treaties, those leaders will be dragged before an international court. The UN: neutralizing dissent one way or another.
The UN’s Planet Saving Delusion
It couldn’t help Haiti recover from an earthquake, but the UN’s gonna rescue the planet.
The Legacy of UN Climate Activist, Rajendra Pachauri
Journalists spent years falsely calling the IPCC chairman a Nobel laureate and the world’s ‘top climate scientist.’
Strong Economy Lifts Climate Boat – New Infographic
When the economy falters, so does public support for climate action.
Poll Results: Climate Is Always Low Priority
There is no evidence that climate change has ever been a top concern for most Americans.
Mission Accomplished, Starbucks
When I walk into a coffee shop, the last thing I need is someone nagging me about my carbon footprint.
David Attenborough’s Fake News
Documentary films educate. They also misinform and manipulate.
Here’s Who Pressured the Medical Journal
Do we want to live in a world in which medical journals are afraid to publish certain conclusions?
Cancel Culture Hits Medical Journals
Anti-meat experts ask external bodies to suppress rival research.
Newspapers: Betrayers of the Public’s Trust
Journalists abandon professionalism, repudiate free speech.
Speaking in Calgary, April 6th – Tickets Now Available
CANCELLED. Climate activists want your freedom. They’re impeding your ability to choose, in one arena after another.
IPCC Expert’s 8 Discredited Papers
Philip Munday’s work falls to pieces whenever someone tries to verify it.
Fishy Findings: 100% Replication Failure
Eight fish studies were double-checked. Not one was accurate.
Journalists: We Want Censorship
Official editorial in Canadian newspaper calls for climate skeptics to be silenced.
Decades of Public Opinion: Climate Change Not on the Radar
Vast majority don’t mention climate when asked about important problems.
Tipping Points: The Big Picture
The UN said we were at a tipping point in 2007. And in 2009. In a single decade, the media talked about climate tipping points 14,000 times.
Will Trump Smash Academic Paywalls?
US taxpayers pay three times over for scientific research.
Joy to the World!
May this new decade be less fearful, less negative, less hysterical.
Fast & Furious Improvement: 2010-2019
So much progress to celebrate.
Balanced, Static Nature: The Grand Illusion
Change is natural and normal. Let us eat, drink, and be merry.
Young People Distressed About Climate Change
Forget fear and pessimism. Step into the sunlight & soar.
Turning Dogs Into Dinner
Is there anything climate change can’t do?
Humour, Irony & Free Thought
Your mind is your own.
10 Years Ago Today
Scientists have been making fools of themselves for some time. Yet they seem to pay no price.
Blaming Climate Change: Bogus Wildlife Videos
Nature videos from National Geographic, Netflix, and the BBC can’t be trusted.
The Great Global Warming Swindle
If we’ve heard only one side of a debate, we can’t claim to be fully informed.
Climate Activists Aren’t Joking
Saving the planet: the all-purpose, never-ending justification for more taxes, control, and deprivation.
Climategate: 10 Year Anniversary Reading List
Forget the shallow, conformist media narrative. There’s plenty of sound, perceptive analysis.
The Corals That Don’t Exist
Peer-reviewed science is contradicted by the real world.
William Ripple, Eco Activist on the Public Dime
Ecology professor’s political opinions published repeatedly in scientific journals.
Scientists and Their Petitions
Most of the Alliance of World Scientists 23,000 members DID NOT sign the climate emergency petition. But professional journalists didn’t notice.
Fake Polar Bear Shortage, Fake Indigenous Solidarity
Are activists and academics so committed to a non-existent polar bear shortage they’re willing to sacrifice Inuit lives?
Protecting Society From ‘Science’
Scientific research, published in influential places, can change the world. For ill as well as for good.
The UVic, Susan Crockford Story Continues
Refuse to talk to the reporter. Afterward, accuse her of ‘multiple factual inaccuracies.’ Isn’t academia grand?
The Myth of the Apolitical Scientist
It’s absurd to say scientists are only now speaking up. Reuters publishes egregious climate propaganda.
Facebook’s False Fact Check
There’s no guarantee scientific research is credible or accurate just because it has been peer-reviewed. Why is Facebook promoting this lie?
University Feels No Need to Explain: Crockford Story Part 2
The University of Victoria receives hundreds of millions of tax dollars, yet refused to answer a single question about the firing of Susan Crockford.
The Excommunication of Susan Crockford
Polar bear expert purged from the University of Victoria.
Retracted Ocean Warming Paper & the IPCC
A new UN report relies on discredited research – and on academics who conceal vital information.
Greta Memes & Messages
The larger community responds to the Greta Thunberg circus.
Greta Thunberg’s Temper Tantrum
If you’re trying to change people’s minds, insults and accusations are counterproductive.
Childish Fantasies vs Real World Energy Needs
Transforming the world’s energy system is a vast undertaking. Of colossal proportions.
This blog will return Wed., October 2nd.
Fieldwork Fail: Funny Book About Natural Science
A great gift for all ages.
U of Victoria’s Speakers Bureau
Many of the talks being provided to the community are one-sided, activist, and controversial.
Greta, Germany & Green Energy
Germany has spent a ton of money. The result? Its previously robust electricity grid is now broken.
About Those Nitrates in Our Food
Your salad contains more nitrates than a bacon sandwich.
Astonishing Media Misinformation About the IPCC
We teach children that a summary should accurately reflect a longer document. But things are topsy-turvy in the land of the IPCC.
Smart Commentary about the Amazon Fires
There is no crisis. But there’s lots of melodrama, double standards, and cherry picking.
Fake News and Fires in the Amazon
Media outlets are supposed to be more reliable than your brother-in-law, but that seems less true every day.
Real Leadership vs Climate Grandstanding
If the crisis is real, why don’t prominent individuals act like it?
Surprise! Vegetarian Says Plants Good, Meat Bad
Readers aren’t told that expert is an activist.
War Against Meat: the Continuum
Meatless Mondays are the thin edge of the salami.
Green Idealists vs the Real World
There’s unicorns, fairness & equity. Then there’s what’s possible.
Forget the Heroics, Just Pick Up the Trash
Recycling programs should make sense and be boring.
Google, Groupthink & the Media
The media fosters intellectual conformity. Is Google taking the same path?
The Elites, the Media & the Little People
Google pampers the already pampered at $20 million climate extravaganza.
Why Academic Hoaxes are Deadly Serious
Tax dollars are being used to brainwash young people with arrant, dangerous nonsense.
Hoaxing Academic Journals Now Forbidden
Portland State University says submitting fake papers to journals explicitly to assess their rigour is an ethics violation.
My New Best Friend
I discover an awesome garden gadget.
Marcel Crok’s Climate Adventures
Dutch journalist maligned by TED head office.
The Climate Curse: Reprogramming Our Moral Compass
The Aztecs practiced human sacrifice. So do we.
Suicide Crisis, Climate Propaganda
How can zero deaths be a ‘health emergency’?
Returning Monday, July 15th
Writing about grim things can take a toll on your soul. Batteries need recharging. Perspective needs recalibrating. Here’s to blue skies, roses, beach sand, and sunshine! . .
Failed Replication of Famous Research Rejected
When scientific journals decline to address their own fake news.
The Problem With Hate Speech
Preventing dialogue and discrediting disagreement.
Censorship Canada Style
Justice Committee cleanses the record – not of hate, but of awkward ideas.
Freedom to Read, to Think, to Speak
Censorship is gaining traction in Canada. To a frightening degree.
The Unromantic Green Energy Reading List
A counterbalance to mindless cheerleading.
Extreme Politics: The Roger Pielke Jr. Story
Rabid dog climate enforcers will destroy you without conscience or regret.
Heat Wave Hysteria Coming Soon
You will be encouraged to believe things about weather-related deaths that are the opposite of the truth.
Diabetes, Doctors & Real World Results
Some people are ‘curing’ their Type 2 diabetes by changing what they eat.
Some Comic Relief
Humour is healthy.
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.
Defending My Honour
Anonymous allegations are republished by an allegedly respectable website.
Australian Elites Equally Bonkers
The rural/urban divide is as pronounced in Australia as elsewhere.
UN Biodiversity Officials Fail Transparency Test
IPBES provides no CVs for most members of its influential panel.
UN Targets the Sand People
Allegations that mining threatens wildlife rely on activist ‘evidence.’
IPCC Clone Predicts Doom
Once again, the ‘world’s leading scientists’ provide cover for UN machinations.
Before You Vote Green, Please Learn Some History
Pessimists ‘have been repeatedly and decisively proven wrong.’
Street Preacher Greta Thunberg
Don’t you listen to the street preacher. He ain’t nothing but a false teacher.
Peter Ridd vs The Dishonourables
A powerful bureaucracy bullies, berates, isolates & intimidates a lone critic.
The Splendid Peter Ridd Court Judgment
James Cook University took 28 separate actions against Professor Ridd. Each of them, including his termination, has been declared unlawful.
Mice, Medical Research & the Media
Reputable media outlets routinely mislead the public when reporting the latest scientific discoveries.
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.
This Destructive Green Fantasy
Climate change good intentions are causing grave harm.
Canada’s Carbon Tax Will Kill People
‘Winter mortality is lower when the price of heating is lower’: new research report.
When Government Lies to You
Carbon dioxide is not pollution. Our planet would be a wasteland without it, bereft of both plants and animals.
Migrants prone to hatred & intolerance: UN
It’s April Fools’, but this is no hoax. Report commits the sin it condemns.
UN Boss: Power is ‘Taken’
Two days. Two alarming statements about power.
UN Abandons Hijab Rebellion Lawyer
2 days after lawyer is sentenced to 33 years, Iran appointed to women’s rights committee.
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.
Blog Resumes March 18th
Taking a short break. See you soon!
Birds, Wind Turbines & Nuclear Power
How many birds should we slaughter in the name of saving the planet?
Vaccines & the Globe’s Most Vulnerable
Tourists who eschew vaccination are reintroducing disease to less affluent countries.
Parasite Green Lawyers Target Toilet Paper
Everyone’s standard of living drops as daily necessities become more costly.
Journalist George Russell, Haiti & the UN
Journalists who specialize in the UN are rare; George Russell’s retirement is unhappy news.
Zombie UN Body Now Regulates Your Car
An obscure UN body established to rebuild WW2 Europe, is now determining international automobile brake standards.
UN Thwarts Slum Schools – Part 2
UN committee rejects educational progress, refuses to respect the choices of the poor.
UN Thwarts Slum Schools – Part 1
Instructs UK to stop assisting parent-financed schools – under the guise of enforcing the International Convention on the Rights of the Child.