Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

This blog is written by Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Posts appear Monday & Wednesday.

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.

June 21, 2012

IPCC Embraces Geographic Quotas

The IPCC has abandoned science in favour of affirmative action.

June 19, 2012

Energy Rocks Our World

Affordable, reliable energy – a big reason most children now make it to adulthood.

June 17, 2012

Rio’s Anti-Democracy Summit

According to the head of the United Nations, only one vision of the future is acceptable.

June 15, 2012

Australia, I’m Looking Forward to Meeting You

Reserve your spot on my four-city speaking tour – or purchase the brand new Australian edition of my book.

June 13, 2012

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.

June 12, 2012

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.

June 8, 2012

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.

June 5, 2012

Poverty Pollutes: Lomborg on the Rio+20 Conference

The current United Nations response to environmental concerns is doing more harm than good.

June 4, 2012

More on IPCC Chapter Head Neil Adger – & Stephen Schneider

Ideas being promoted by ‘climate scientists’ look increasingly scary.

May 31, 2012

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.

May 30, 2012

The IPCC: Going Where No Scientist Should Go

The next IPCC report will include a chapter that discusses gender inequality, marginalized populations, and traditional knowledge. So much for providing “rigorous…scientific information.”

May 29, 2012

The Activist Economist & the IPCC (Part 2)

The author of a 2007 book on climate change failed to mention his own IPCC involvement while pointing to that body as an authority. This is called an undisclosed conflict-of-interest.

May 26, 2012

The Activist Economist & the IPCC (Part 1)

How can claims that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is objective be taken seriously when one of its authors has been arrested at an anti-coal protest?

May 24, 2012

The WWF’s Living Planet Report

The World Wildlife Fund is supposed to be saving endangered species. Instead, it’s writing reports about equality.

May 23, 2012

Australian Speaking Tour

UPDATE: Perth info now available. I’ll be speaking in four Australian cities between July 6th and 15th.

May 22, 2012

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.

May 7, 2012

Why I Won’t Be Speaking at the Heartland Conference

My reputation has been harmed by an odious ad campaign that equates climate concern with terrorists.

May 5, 2012

Keeping the ‘No Pressure’ Video Alive

It’s no longer easy to locate the splattergate video on YouTube.

May 4, 2012

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.

May 3, 2012

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.

April 30, 2012

Naked Intolerance in the Media

Why does the climate debate elicit so much partisan sneering from the media?

April 26, 2012

Get ’em While They’re Young

The World Wildlife Fund thinks its corporate logo should be plastered on children’s flesh.

April 24, 2012

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.

April 21, 2012

David Suzuki’s Smoke & Mirrors

Would a scientifically rigorous organization have the owner of a PR firm as its chairman?

April 18, 2012

The WWF’s Soulless Climate Campaign

The World Wildlife Fund is using ordinary Mexicans as pawns in a geopolitical chess game.

April 15, 2012

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.

April 14, 2012

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.

April 11, 2012

Disasters and the IPCC

Will a load-of-nonsense IPCC press release be corrected?

April 10, 2012

Thank You, British Taxpayers

British taxpayers spent £165,937 in recent years on climate change projects here in Canada.

April 3, 2012

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.

April 2, 2012

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.

March 29, 2012

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.

March 28, 2012

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.

March 27, 2012

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.

March 26, 2012

The Royal Society’s Blatherfest

A Royal Society-hosted conference is being billed as a gathering of scientists. I guess that’s why politicians, bureaucrats, musicians & political activists will be there in full force.

March 24, 2012

Canada’s Senate, David Suzuki & The Delinquent Teenager

My book is discussed in the Canadian Senate – and the David Suzuki Foundation behaves like a rabid dog.

March 21, 2012

Fairy Tales on the Road to Rio

Nine papers are being distributed by an upcoming save-the-world conference. They’re explicitly intended to influence the behaviour of world leaders at the Rio summit in June. But the claim that they represent the latest scientific thinking is a gross distortion.

March 19, 2012

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.

March 17, 2012

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.

March 13, 2012

17 Days Later, Peter Gleick is Back in the Saddle

Peter Gleick confessed to lying and stealing less than three weeks ago, but that didn’t prevent him from delivering a keynote speech to the California Water Policy Conference yesterday.

March 9, 2012

UN Climate Chief’s ‘Green Crusader’ Award

The head of what is supposed to be a neutral scientific body saw no impropriety recently in accepting an award that applauds his environmental activism.

March 8, 2012

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.

March 5, 2012

Explosive Pachauri Profile in Australian Magazine

Five years before Rajendra Pachauri became chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a judge ruled that he had “sworn to false affidavits” – and that a non-profit organization was “not safe” in his hands.

March 2, 2012

Where Do Gleick’s Apologists Draw the Line?

If it’s OK for scientists to lie to advance the fight against climate change what other bad behaviour is acceptable?

February 28, 2012

Peter Gleick – Then and Now

Eleven years ago Peter Gleick was declaring that the debate is over. Now he says other people are preventing it from taking place.

February 24, 2012

Opinion Disguised as Science

Iowa scientists have signed a letter about climate change. News reports don’t mention their activist leanings.

February 22, 2012

Gleick Speak

Peter Gleick issues a statement about the Heartland documents.

February 20, 2012

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?

February 17, 2012

Closed Minds at the IPCC

A Dutch professor has examined a draft of the upcoming IPCC report. He says it has been written by people who assume things that haven’t yet been proven, are selective about what material they consider, and reach decisions by a show of hands.

February 12, 2012

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.

February 10, 2012

Scientific Consensus, Leadership & Stephen Schneider

Is it any wonder that young climate scientists behave badly? Their elders set the example – by hurling insults at dissenters.

February 8, 2012

Bob Carter: A Geological Perspective

A climate debate that includes Al Gore’s climate ideas – but not Bob Carter’s – is no debate at all.

February 6, 2012

Proselytizing to Toddlers

Many jurisdictions frown on advertising that is aimed at children. But UNESCO says nursery schools should teach kids about sustainable development.

February 3, 2012

Pachauri Pushes Emissions Reduction – Again

The IPCC is supposed to be “policy-neutral, never policy-prescriptive.” How can it be OK for its chairman to lobby for one policy in particular?

February 2, 2012

What Pachauri Means by ‘Sustainable’

For the head of the IPCC, sustainable is just another word for a global anti-poverty campaign. Which means that organizations such as his own TERI institute, in poor countries such as India, receive lots of funding.

January 31, 2012

Pachauri’s 5-Star Sustainability Summit

If you were hosting a sustainability conference that criticized energy-intensive lifestyles and over-consumption, would you do it at a five-star hotel?

January 30, 2012

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?

January 28, 2012

Green Energy: the Auditor Isn’t Impressed

A report by the Auditor General of a Canadian province highlights the dark side of green energy.

January 26, 2012

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.

January 21, 2012

The Pipeline, the Jobs, & the Media

Why do journalists never doubt green groups?

January 20, 2012

Free Speech is Not Negotiable: Stop SOPA

The vibrant, international climate skeptic community owes its existence to the Internet. We must defend it.

January 18, 2012

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?

January 16, 2012

German-Language News

It’s official. The Delinquent Teen is being translated into German and will be for sale in German bookstores later this year.

January 14, 2012

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.

January 12, 2012

Proud To Be Canadian

First our leaders said ‘no’ to Kyoto. Then they stood up to green bullies.

January 10, 2012

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.

January 5, 2012

Interviews

Links to two recent interviews with yours truly. One was conducted via e-mail and the other is a 40-minute audio interview.

January 3, 2012

Pachauri: It’s Too Late to Fight Climate Change

Back in 2007 IPCC chairman Pachauri made a prediction regarding the year 2012.

January 1, 2012

The World’s Slowest Learners

UN bureaucrats say climate change is a planetary emergency and that time is running out. So when US senators unanimously rejected the Kyoto Protocol where was Plan B?

December 31, 2011

Munich Christmas Market

When I spoke in Munich last month I had the good fortune to be in town just as the annual Christmas market kicked off. Here are a few of my photos.

December 24, 2011

Rajendra Pachauri: Ever the Activist

According to the head of what is supposed to be a neutral scientific body, young people need to be mobilized to become major agents of change. Does it really need to be said that science is no longer science if those with activist agendas are in charge?

December 23, 2011

When the Police Knock on Your Door

When six police officers visit your home for three hours, confiscate your computers, and mess with your phone line it’s little comfort to be told you aren’t a suspect.

December 21, 2011

The ‘Worst Hit by Climate Change’ Contest

According to a selection of links assembled by blogger Tom Nelson a long list of locales will be hit hardest by climate change.

December 20, 2011

Which Other Minorities Should Be Blasted into Space?

How funny would it have been had IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri said that gays should be given a one-way ticket to outer space?

December 17, 2011

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.

December 14, 2011

Over-the-Top Climate Rhetoric

Emotional, over-the-top language doesn’t come from real leaders in a time of real crisis. Rather, it’s a sign that someone’s trying to stampede public opinion.

December 13, 2011

‘Delinquent Teen’ Press Clippings

Reviews of my book continue to appear in Switzerland, South Africa, the UK, and the US.

December 12, 2011

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.

December 8, 2011

Pachauri’s Green Torch Bearers

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is supposed to be a neutral and impartial body. But its chairman is encouraging business students to be green activists.

December 6, 2011

My Own Josh Cartoon

The IPCC has, so far, ignored my book. But perhaps I’m having an impact nevertheless.

December 3, 2011

Inside the IPCC: the Climategate E-Mails

Newly released e-mails shed light on internal IPCC politics.

November 23, 2011

Pachauri’s Rhetoric vs Reality

The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has systematically misled us regarding the quality and kind of material his organization consults.

November 22, 2011

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.”

November 20, 2011

Rajendra Pachauri – The Little Man Who Told Big Whoppers

Many IPCC authors were chosen for reasons other than impressive scholarly track records.

November 19, 2011

News & Reviews

At the end of 2011 Treehugger.com continues to portray IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri as a saint.

November 14, 2011

The IPCC’s Fake Review Editor

A person who “played no role whatsoever” in an IPCC chapter nevertheless signed a statement that claimed otherwise.

November 9, 2011

A Dark Day in Australia

Two thirds of Australians opposed the carbon tax that has just been passed, but Al Gore says this legislation is a victory for the Australian people.

November 8, 2011

How to Spot a Delinquent Teenager

Delinquent teenagers never take responsibility for their own actions. After they’ve set fire to the the neighbour’s sofa they insist the real issue is that the cops got the time slightly wrong.

November 6, 2011

When the IPCC Makes an Error, Is it the Journalist’s Fault?

I trusted the IPCC’s website when it listed the lead authors of one of its chapters. If that list is wrong am I the party who hasn’t been careful?

November 4, 2011

Book Sightings & an Invite to Germany

Some book reviews, an excerpt in The Huffington Post, and an invitation to speak at a climate change conference in Munich.

November 3, 2011

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.

November 2, 2011

UN Climate Warnings Are So 1989

22 years ago the UN said we had only 10 years to take global warming action. Otherwise, entire nations would drown due to rising sea levels by the year 2000.

November 1, 2011

A Paperback is Born

My book is now available as a paperback. Thank you for your patience.

October 28, 2011

I’m Interviewed About Peter Gleick & Other Matters

I’ve not commented on Peter Gleick’s one-star review of my book on Amazon.com prior to this interview.

October 28, 2011

Paperback Update

The paperback edition of The Delinquent Teenager will make its debut within the next 48 hours.

October 26, 2011

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.

October 24, 2011

National Post Excerpt & Review

Canada’s National Post newspaper is running an excerpt of my book this weekend. It may be the only newspaper on the planet employing three climate skeptic journalists.

October 21, 2011

Book Review in an Arizona Newspaper

The Delinquent Teenager has been reviewed in the Tuscon Citizen.

October 20, 2011

You Folks Are Fantastic!

Thanks so much for the purchases, the reviews, and the growing momentum! See a sample of the PDF edition here.

October 19, 2011

Please Review My Book on Amazon

Please consider leaving a review of my book on the Amazon store websites. These reviews really do matter.

October 15, 2011

A Book is Born

Digital editions of my book can now be purchased from Amazon.com, as well as Amazon outlets in the UK, Germany, and France. An instantly-downloadable PDF edition is also available.

October 13, 2011

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.

October 4, 2011

78 Names

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.

October 1, 2011

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.

September 29, 2011

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.

September 27, 2011

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.

September 26, 2011

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.

September 23, 2011

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.

September 14, 2011

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.

September 12, 2011

Of Footnotes & Factchecking (book update)

My book-length exposé of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will be available soon.

September 7, 2011

Moral Leadership, Climate Change & the UN

The head of the UN has told the inhabitants of a country still recovering from civil war that the greatest threat to their well-being is climate change.

September 5, 2011

The IAC Report One Year Later

A year after a damning assessment was released, the IPCC continues to thumb its nose at key recommendations.

September 1, 2011

Comic Book Analysis from the Leader of the IPCC

According to the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, history is about environmental villains and bizarre motives.

August 27, 2011

Pachauri’s Squishy Timeline

In 2007 the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said the world was at a defining moment, that the next 2 to 3 years would determine our future. Without a new emissions treaty by 2012, he said, it would be too late.

August 26, 2011

The Journal of Climate & the IPCC

We’re supposed to trust the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s conclusions because it relies on peer-reviewed scientific literature. But many of the people who run scientific journals also write IPCC reports. This is a circular, incestuous process.

August 23, 2011

The Backstory to the ‘Fleeing Species’ Claim

Journalists aren’t telling you that the lead researcher behind the species-are-fleeing-global-warming story has come to questionable conclusions in the past.

August 21, 2011

Behind the Aliens-Will-Smite-Us News Story

The up-and-coming generation of scientific minds appears to assume that humans are a pox on the planet.

August 19, 2011

Why I Won’t Be Renewing my ‘Economist’ Subscription

Rather than helping to keep climate authorities honest, The Economist magazine now serves up a steady diet of green pap. When sound journalistic judgment leaves the building, I stop renewing my subscription.

August 17, 2011

Comic Relief

A 3-minute spoof video on environmental public service announcements. No matter where you stand on global warming, this should make you chuckle.

August 10, 2011

The Y2K Scare, the Media & Climate Change

Media coverage of climate change has a great deal in common with how the press covered the Y2K scare. There’s little evidence that news outlets learned much from that embarrassing episode.

August 9, 2011

Rajendra Pachauri: Friend of the Environment?

Auditors investigating mismanagement of the 2010 Commonwealth Games say a committee that was supposed to monitor environmental concerns appears to have never met. IPCC chairman Pachauri was a member.

August 7, 2011

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.

August 5, 2011

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?

August 4, 2011

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.

August 2, 2011

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.

July 29, 2011

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?

July 27, 2011

Prof Condemned for Not Teaching IPCC Reports

Skeptical climate scientist Chris de Freitas has been savaged by a journalist who complains that 3,000-page IPCC reports aren’t on his Geography 101 reading list.

July 25, 2011

Calling Skeptics Stupid Doesn’t Convince Anyone

How does calling me stupid and equating me with a Holocaust denier advance the debate? Is the fate of the planet really at stake – or are we just playacting in a sandbox?

July 23, 2011

Greenpeace Disses ‘Covert Calculations’

Greenpeace has seen the light. Years after it became the norm in climate science to hoard & hide data, Greenpeace is now complaining about such behaviour.

July 20, 2011

Al Gore’s Shameful New Campaign

Why is Al Gore linking greenhouse gas emissions to natural disasters when experts in that field say no such link exists?

July 19, 2011

About My Book

My book has a new title – and will be available in September.

July 14, 2011

Looking for Examples of the Hockey Stick Graph

Can you point me to science textbooks, government documents, or websites of reputable organizations where the Michael Mann hockey stick graph appears?

July 12, 2011

IPCC Bigwigs Spout Political, Childish Nonsense

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is supposed to stick to the science. But not only do its leaders make political pronouncements – these pronouncements are startlingly unsophisticated.

July 10, 2011

Chris Landsea and the Moral Midgets

The scientific community expects us to trust its judgment on the question of whether global warming is the fault of human beings. But its response to the Chris Landsea affair demonstrates that that judgment is impaired.

July 7, 2011

Landsea, the IPCC & the Union of Concerned Scientists

There’s a link between hurricane expert Chris Landsea, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. That link is James J. McCarthy.

July 5, 2011

Fanaticism 101

According to someone with a PhD from Harvard, my skeptical climate change views mean one thing: I’m intent on murdering his grandchildren.

July 2, 2011

The Thrashing of Al Gore Continues

When skeptics argue with Al Gore about the science of climate change do they step right into a trap?

June 29, 2011

Walter Russell Mead Trashes Al Gore

Over the past 16 months Walter Russell Mead, a Democrat, has authored a series of bracing commentaries about what’s wrong with the green movement. Near the top of his list: Al Gore.

June 26, 2011

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?

June 24, 2011

My Fave Chairman Pachauri Quote

The credibility of the IPCC has long been in tatters. There have been multiple calls for the resignation of its chairman. Rather than addressing this state of affairs, the head of the IPCC thinks corporate entities should change their ways – because we live in a world in which “reputation and public opinion are extremely important.”

June 23, 2011

Pachauri’s Cause

The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says responding to climate change is part of a larger goal: transforming the world economy.

June 21, 2011

Two Population Predictions

40 years ago scientists said radical change was necessary if humanity was to survive. Along the way they endorsed a population prediction that now seems foolish.

June 19, 2011

Oodles of Cash

Who knew that green groups – and those with business interests in renewable energy – have access to such obscene amounts of money?

June 17, 2011

IPCC: These People Haven’t Learned a Thing

A recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report once again relies on research conducted by Greenpeace. Once again, Greenpeace personnel are serving as IPCC lead authors.

June 15, 2011

Science is Not a Tyrant

Activists, politicians, and journalists love to play the ‘science says’ game when talking about global warming. But scientific facts are one thing. How best to respond to those facts is a completely different discussion – in which we all deserve a voice.

June 14, 2011

How Much Harm to Humans is OK?

An IPCC official thinks that quadrupling gasoline prices could help save the planet. What effect such a policy would have on human beings appears to be irrelevant.

June 11, 2011

The IPCC as UN Funding Mechanism

You gotta love the UN. The 31-member IPCC bureau includes representatives from undemocratic and unsavoury countries such as Sudan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Malaysia, Madagascar and the Maldives. Soon, these countries may be deciding the fate of billions of UN-administered climate change funds.

June 8, 2011

Climate Change & Violent Fantasies

When did it become acceptable to pen violent fantasies about people with whom you disagree? When did it become OK to talk – luridly and out loud – about their death?

June 6, 2011

David Suzuki is a Drama Queen

While the rest of us approach challenges with determination, optimism, and faith in ourselves as problem solvers, drama queens see only worst-case scenarios. They exaggerate. They emotionalize.

June 3, 2011