Plastics saved sea turtles, when tortoiseshell luxury goods became mass market items.
Chile, Peru, Brazil, and Mexico have experienced dramatic increases. So have New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.
11 presentations – based on private, agenda-driven research – were delivered to the world’s largest gathering of climate scientists.
An influential report aimed at business leaders re-labelled an implausible, far-fetched scenario as ‘our current path.’
A preposterous climate yarn has taken center stage.
Forty thousand Brazilians have died of the coronavirus in the past 40 days.
Lead author, paid by drug companies, gives the all-clear to products those companies sell. World’s leading medical journal fails transparency test.
The lead author of two retracted COVID-19 papers is editor-in-chief of an Elsevier medical journal.
Democracy dies when activists wield more influence than voters.
State hit disproportionately hard by the coronavirus.
Symbolic gestures can be powerfully negative.
American deaths per million equal or exceed Europe’s worst-hit nations in several locales.
Green lobby group invites public to endorse green fantasies.
First came the virus. Then new rules for recreational tennis.
Rather than quarantining travelers, our leaders chose a course of action that led to entire countries being locked down.
Certain adamant coronavirus declarations look foolish now.
In the interim, I recommend this brilliant essay on what the coronavirus has taught us.
Let us not be cavalier about the coronavirus. Let us pay proper respect to the dead.
The death toll you’ve heard almost nothing about.
A season of renewal and rebirth.
The coronavirus is straining the healthcare systems of the richest nations in the world.
Medical bureaucrats wrapped themselves in the cloak of science. They said the battle was against paranoia, misinformation & stigma. Thousands have now perished.
Coronavirus deaths follow choir practice. A grassroots, homemade-masks-for-all movement gathers steam.
61 physicians have died in Italy. They’re also dying in France, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
When things are dire, humans accomplish amazing feats.
Doctors on the front lines are shouting from the rooftops.
Humour is our secret weapon.
Four weeks ago, we lived in a different world.
Coronavirus has turned hospitals into war zones, say Italian doctors.
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.
How are different countries coping? What is the case fatality rate?
An important scientist has left us, but his books and interviews remain.
The World Health Organization is playing games.
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.
It couldn’t help Haiti recover from an earthquake, but the UN’s gonna rescue the planet.
Journalists spent years falsely calling the IPCC chairman a Nobel laureate and the world’s ‘top climate scientist.’
When the economy falters, so does public support for climate action.
There is no evidence that climate change has ever been a top concern for most Americans.
When I walk into a coffee shop, the last thing I need is someone nagging me about my carbon footprint.
Documentary films educate. They also misinform and manipulate.
Do we want to live in a world in which medical journals are afraid to publish certain conclusions?
Anti-meat experts ask external bodies to suppress rival research.
Journalists abandon professionalism, repudiate free speech.
CANCELLED. Climate activists want your freedom. They’re impeding your ability to choose, in one arena after another.
Philip Munday’s work falls to pieces whenever someone tries to verify it.
Eight fish studies were double-checked. Not one was accurate.
Official editorial in Canadian newspaper calls for climate skeptics to be silenced.
Vast majority don’t mention climate when asked about important problems.
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.
US taxpayers pay three times over for scientific research.
May this new decade be less fearful, less negative, less hysterical.
So much progress to celebrate.
Change is natural and normal. Let us eat, drink, and be merry.
Forget fear and pessimism. Step into the sunlight & soar.
Is there anything climate change can’t do?
Your mind is your own.
Scientists have been making fools of themselves for some time. Yet they seem to pay no price.
Nature videos from National Geographic, Netflix, and the BBC can’t be trusted.
If we’ve heard only one side of a debate, we can’t claim to be fully informed.
Saving the planet: the all-purpose, never-ending justification for more taxes, control, and deprivation.
Forget the shallow, conformist media narrative. There’s plenty of sound, perceptive analysis.
Peer-reviewed science is contradicted by the real world.
Ecology professor’s political opinions published repeatedly in scientific journals.
Most of the Alliance of World Scientists 23,000 members DID NOT sign the climate emergency petition. But professional journalists didn’t notice.
Are activists and academics so committed to a non-existent polar bear shortage they’re willing to sacrifice Inuit lives?
Scientific research, published in influential places, can change the world. For ill as well as for good.
Refuse to talk to the reporter. Afterward, accuse her of ‘multiple factual inaccuracies.’ Isn’t academia grand?
It’s absurd to say scientists are only now speaking up. Reuters publishes egregious climate propaganda.
There’s no guarantee scientific research is credible or accurate just because it has been peer-reviewed. Why is Facebook promoting this lie?
The University of Victoria receives hundreds of millions of tax dollars, yet refused to answer a single question about the firing of Susan Crockford.
Polar bear expert purged from the University of Victoria.
A new UN report relies on discredited research – and on academics who conceal vital information.
The larger community responds to the Greta Thunberg circus.
If you’re trying to change people’s minds, insults and accusations are counterproductive.
Transforming the world’s energy system is a vast undertaking. Of colossal proportions.
This blog will return Wed., October 2nd.
A great gift for all ages.
Many of the talks being provided to the community are one-sided, activist, and controversial.
Germany has spent a ton of money. The result? Its previously robust electricity grid is now broken.
Your salad contains more nitrates than a bacon sandwich.
We teach children that a summary should accurately reflect a longer document. But things are topsy-turvy in the land of the IPCC.
There is no crisis. But there’s lots of melodrama, double standards, and cherry picking.
Media outlets are supposed to be more reliable than your brother-in-law, but that seems less true every day.
If the crisis is real, why don’t prominent individuals act like it?
Readers aren’t told that expert is an activist.
Meatless Mondays are the thin edge of the salami.
There’s unicorns, fairness & equity. Then there’s what’s possible.
Recycling programs should make sense and be boring.
The media fosters intellectual conformity. Is Google taking the same path?
Google pampers the already pampered at $20 million climate extravaganza.
Tax dollars are being used to brainwash young people with arrant, dangerous nonsense.
Portland State University says submitting fake papers to journals explicitly to assess their rigour is an ethics violation.
I discover an awesome garden gadget.
Dutch journalist maligned by TED head office.
The Aztecs practiced human sacrifice. So do we.
How can zero deaths be a ‘health emergency’?
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! . .
When scientific journals decline to address their own fake news.
Preventing dialogue and discrediting disagreement.
Justice Committee cleanses the record – not of hate, but of awkward ideas.
Censorship is gaining traction in Canada. To a frightening degree.
A counterbalance to mindless cheerleading.
Rabid dog climate enforcers will destroy you without conscience or regret.
You will be encouraged to believe things about weather-related deaths that are the opposite of the truth.
Some people are ‘curing’ their Type 2 diabetes by changing what they eat.
Humour is healthy.
People tell themselves fairy tales about UN organizations – and disparage journalists who shine a light on what’s actually going on.
When a journalist thinks for herself about climate change, insults & fabrications follow.
Anonymous allegations are republished by an allegedly respectable website.
The rural/urban divide is as pronounced in Australia as elsewhere.
IPBES provides no CVs for most members of its influential panel.
Allegations that mining threatens wildlife rely on activist ‘evidence.’
Once again, the ‘world’s leading scientists’ provide cover for UN machinations.
Pessimists ‘have been repeatedly and decisively proven wrong.’
Don’t you listen to the street preacher. He ain’t nothing but a false teacher.
A powerful bureaucracy bullies, berates, isolates & intimidates a lone critic.
James Cook University took 28 separate actions against Professor Ridd. Each of them, including his termination, has been declared unlawful.
Reputable media outlets routinely mislead the public when reporting the latest scientific discoveries.
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.
Climate change good intentions are causing grave harm.
‘Winter mortality is lower when the price of heating is lower’: new research report.
Carbon dioxide is not pollution. Our planet would be a wasteland without it, bereft of both plants and animals.
It’s April Fools’, but this is no hoax. Report commits the sin it condemns.
Two days. Two alarming statements about power.
2 days after lawyer is sentenced to 33 years, Iran appointed to women’s rights committee.
News organizations have turned their own journalists into WWF cheerleaders.
A year-long BuzzFeed investigation accuses the WWF of horrific human rights abuses.
Taking a short break. See you soon!
How many birds should we slaughter in the name of saving the planet?
Tourists who eschew vaccination are reintroducing disease to less affluent countries.
Everyone’s standard of living drops as daily necessities become more costly.
Journalists who specialize in the UN are rare; George Russell’s retirement is unhappy news.
An obscure UN body established to rebuild WW2 Europe, is now determining international automobile brake standards.
UN committee rejects educational progress, refuses to respect the choices of the poor.
Instructs UK to stop assisting parent-financed schools – under the guise of enforcing the International Convention on the Rights of the Child.
If I were trying to parody intrusive UN behaviour could I have invented a more absurd document?
Nations have been demoted; on the top level of the org chart we now find the Borg.
Lecturing democratic nations. How dare they.
Goodbye self-determination. Hello authoritarian conformity.
You’ll eat those vegetables – or else.
Medical journals are supposed to be the opposite of fake news.
Good intentions aren’t enough. Once broken, some things cannot be mended.
A nation’s voters decide their own fate, but only their own.
A report outlines a dystopian future in which EU citizens find themselves outnumbered 7 to 1 by recent arrivals. This is cultural genocide.
Economic migrants are distinct from refugees running for their lives. But the two are increasingly blurred.
Vilifying climate heretics remains socially acceptable.
Your moral & financial support has been a blessing.
Jack Crompton, the mayor of Whistler, has damaged his community but gained nothing.
Let us rejoice. Let us be grateful.
If you’re a UN bureaucrat, recent weeks have been full of disappointment.