Natural Virus or Lab Experiment Gone Wrong?
Seasoned science journalist sparks new round of debate.
Weaponizing Scientific Expertise
Activist scientists have appointed themselves arbiters of who’s entitled to protest and who isn’t.
Climate Facts or Leaps of Faith? Governments Can’t Tell the Difference
We have no hard evidence of a crisis. Only expert opinion and best estimates.
The Fake Nobel Laureate & the Climate CEO
Patrick Verkooijen was awarded a PhD despite writing only half a thesis. William Moomaw was one of his doctoral advisors.
The Climate Summit’s Fake Nobel Laureate
Chemist William Moomaw has never won a Nobel Prize. But advertisements for his speaking engagements say otherwise.
Bill Gates, UN Launch New Climate Agenda
Who elected Bill Gates? Which voters, in which countries, approved these measures?
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.’
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.’
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?
10 Years Ago Today
Scientists have been making fools of themselves for some time. Yet they seem to pay no price.
Climategate: 10 Year Anniversary Reading List
Forget the shallow, conformist media narrative. There’s plenty of sound, perceptive analysis.
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.
Protecting Society From ‘Science’
Scientific research, published in influential places, can change the world. For ill as well as for good.
Surprise! Vegetarian Says Plants Good, Meat Bad
Readers aren’t told that expert is an activist.
Peter Ridd vs The Dishonourables
A powerful bureaucracy bullies, berates, isolates & intimidates a lone critic.
Ramming the ‘Great Food Transformation’ Down Our Throats
You’ll eat those vegetables – or else.
Lancet EAT Report Promotes Activism Over Science
Medical journals are supposed to be the opposite of fake news.
The IPCC’s Cynical Ploy
The latest IPCC report was a setup – a cynical ploy to produce alarmist media headlines that succeeded beautifully.
Behavioural Change: The Guaranteed-to-Fail Climate Solution
Changing people’s behaviour is profoundly difficult.
Journalists Relied on James Hansen’s Say-So
The media’s climate frenzy was sparked by a scientist who’s research was still unpublished.
Obesity, Diet Pills & Death
Whether it’s climate science or medical science, a fake crisis leads to bad decisions that harm real people.
Suddenly Sick: The Foibles of Medical Science
Climate science and medical science have things in common. Including suspect behaviour on the part of the United Nations.
Steven Chu’s Juvenile Score Keeping
When someone’s won a Nobel Prize, who cares how long they served in Cabinet?
Politicizing Science at the US Dept. of Energy
How does encouraging scientists to criticize government policy enhance scientific integrity?
Our Ignorance is Breathtaking – We Should be Humble
We humans consistently miss the big picture. The world is improving dramatically, but our brains are addicted to worry and fear.
Empty Bellies and Carbon Taxed Food
Carbon taxes at the gas pump are just the beginning. Oxford University researchers think we should pay carbon taxes on food.
The IPCC’s Post-Paris Political Rallying Cry
IPCC official Chris Field claims the latest IPCC report set the stage for a Paris climate deal. An e-mail he sent colleagues three days ago is pure politics.
Flagrant Climate PR from the Australian Associated Press
A polar explorer is falsely described as a climate scientist in a news story; his activist connections aren’t reported.
Silencing Dissent Via the Police (No Climate Free Speech, Part 3)
20 American academics think unorthodox climate views should be subjected to an organized crime investigation.
Jean-Pascal van Ypersele: The Activist Who Wants to Run the IPCC
A Belgian activist scientist seeking leadership of the UN climate panel flies to Pakistan – and is fawned over by the media.
Do Science Bodies Know Whereof They Speak?
The American Geophysical Union is led by a climate evangelist with zero climate science credentials. When the American Physical Society produced its latest climate statement, it failed to consult members with the most relevant expertise.
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.
Scientists Object to Intellectual Freedom
Libraries define intellectual freedom as the public’s right to examine all points-of-view. These climate scientists are trying to stifle alternative perspectives. Part 2 of 3.
Do Joe Romm and Fellow Climate Scientists Think Sexual Misconduct is OK?
Climate science is a world in which people who donate money to museums are targeted and ostracized. Yet creeps who write about urinating on women get a free pass. Part 1 of 3.
How Much Did Greenpeace Pay van Ypersele?
Jean-Pascal van Ypersele became an IPCC official in 2002. Two years later he got into bed with Greenpeace. Part 2 of 2.
Van Ypersele: A Terrible Choice for IPCC Chairman
The second-in-command at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change wants a promotion, but has no intention of addressing critics’ concerns. Part 1 of 2.
Pachauri Jury Gives Own Member an Award
Tasked with assessing the achievements of others, a jury that includes IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri heaps honour on one of its own.
Fossil Fuel Funded Science Communication
Taking fossil fuel money is immoral. Says a science communicator who wore Shell logos to work.
Chris Rapley: When Bureaucrats Pose as Climate Scientists
Described as a “professor of climate science,” Chris Rapley has no teaching duties. Described as a “climate scientist,” he has spent decades in administrative roles.
IPCC Links New Report to Sneering Stephen Schneider
The world’s most important climate body dedicates its new document to a rude, intolerant, highly politicized climate crusader.
The Royal Society & the Scottish Referendum
Why has the president of the world’s oldest science body issued a statement about Scotland’s independence vote? Why go near that thoroughly political question with a 10-foot pole?
The WMO’s Macabre Climate Fiction
Rather than persuading us with reason and logic, the World Meteorological Organization has recruited TV weather presenters to deliver pretend weather reports from the year 2050.
Do Climate Scientists Approve? Who Cares?
Asking a group of climate scientists to comment on policy measures (as opposed to scientific questions) leads to some disturbing answers.
Experts Condemn the IPCC at US Hearing
20-year IPCC veteran Richard Tol says that entity is politicized and biased. Ecologist Daniel Botkin says there’s ‘overwhelming evidence’ it’s also wrong about species extinction risks.
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.
The IPCC: Providing ‘Hope for Our Earth’
An IPCC document produced for its meeting in Yokohama uses emphatically activist language. What happened to the scientific body delivering a scientific report based on scientific research?
UN Employees as IPCC Authors
The IPCC’s Chapter 7 was not written by neutral, dispassionate scholars. Three UN employees are among its authors.
Woodrow Clark: Thin Nobel Gruel
A fake Nobel keynote speaker played an embarrassingly minor role in the IPCC.
Green Energy Trade Show Hires Fake Nobel Laureate
A press release issued this week falsely describes economist Woodrow Clark as a Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Judith Curry, Free Speech Champion
A climatologist urges her community to stop defending Michael Mann.
The IPCC Official and the Loaded Gun
Chris Field – the head of the UN climate panel’s Working Group 2 – thinks the world “is staring down the barrel of climate change.”
Professor of Climate Change, Chris Turney
The distress call, the icebreakers, and the other scientific research.
IPCC Officials Keen to Remake the World
UN climate panel leaders don’t behave in a “policy-neutral, never policy-prescriptive” manner.
That Silly Coal Speech
UN officials need to stop dressing up political arguments as science.
IPCC Summary: The Real Story
Media outlets remain oblivious to the IPCC’s tainted-by-activism personnel.
Fake Nobel Laureate Steve Running
Like those sad souls who walk around with military medals they themselves didn’t earn on their chests, a forestry professor continues to bask in undeserved glory.
9,000 Nobel Pretenders
The unadorned truth was door number one. Cringe-worthy exaggeration was door number two. The IPCC made the wrong call.
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.
The IPCC’s Political Chairman
It may not be wise to judge a book by its cover, but it’s entirely appropriate to judge an organization by its leader.
What Would a Bad Job Look Like?
A US official recently called Rajendra Pachauri’s leadership of the world’s most important climate body ‘extraordinary.’ But ‘inadequate’ and ‘inexcusable’ are more appropriate.
The IPCC Chairman’s Fake Second PhD
Rajendra Pachauri holds only one PhD – not two, as his official IPCC bio claims.
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.
David Suzuki: Canada is ‘Full’
Some people really do care more about “Mother Nature” than human beings.
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.
Don’t Let Your Daughters Grow Up to Be This Kind of Scientist
A new essay in the peer-reviewed literature searches for the secret formula by which to manipulate public opinion.
Putting the ‘Activist’ in Scientist
29 people have submitted a statement regarding the Keystone Pipeline. Purely political opinions are being camouflaged as ‘scientific judgment.’
The Royal Society Gets Radical
When the word “radical” is used four times in two sentences, something is amiss.
David Suzuki: All Mining Must Stop
According to Canada’s most prominent environmentalist, the mining of gold, silver, copper and other minerals poses an unacceptable risk to the planet’s atmosphere.
Lab Coats Don’t Make You Infallible (Oliver vs Hansen)
Scientists who step into the political arena deserve to be challenged. This isn’t an attack on science – it’s an exploration of competing political perspectives.
Earth Day 1970 (The Drama Queen Files, Exhibit #4)
The language being used in 1970, the year Earth Day was born, hasn’t changed much: Crisis. Catastrophe. Endangered. Extinction.
A Normal Day in Climate Science
Don’t believe everything you read – especially about the supposed link between global warming and natural disasters.
Where the Money Goes
Junkets abroad, handsomely-paid positions at home – no wonder government employees love the environment.
Rajendra Pachauri’s Conspiracy Theory
It takes chutzpah to accuse other people of something you yourself are peddling.
Greens Against Growth – Except Their Own
If ‘constant growth’ is bad, why does the David Suzuki Foundation keep getting bigger and bigger?
How We Know the ‘Climate Crisis’ Isn’t Real
People who believe there’s an urgent problem behave accordingly. Climatologist Michael Mann plays games.
An Hour of Self Delusion
Earth Hour: 60 minutes of self delusion brought to you by IKEA.
Prediction Failed Miserably? Just Make a New One
The Sierra Club blogger who wrongly predicted that this winter would be “less wintery” & snowy than last now says Arctic sea ice won’t “survive this summer.”
It’s Always Something (the 1924 edition)
Drama queen scientists have been around for at least 89 years.
IPCC Invites In the Activists
When Greenpeace personnel are participating, a political process is underway – not a scientific one.
David Suzuki Ejects TV Crew
David Suzuki’s idea of a “truly sustainable future” is one in which freedom of the press doesn’t exist.
The UN’s Food Police
According to a new UN report, your meat consumption is killing the planet.
Watch the Al Gore Machine Manufacture Scientific ‘Facts’
Are climate change ‘facts’ so hard to come by that a not-yet-finalized draft report is considered evidence?
How Committed to Science is David Suzuki?
23 years ago, David Suzuki declared science “fundamentally flawed.” These days he delivers speeches to naturopath conventions.
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?
David Suzuki & John Abbott College
A Quebec school refuses to say whether David Suzuki’s student bodyguards spent time alone with him.
Is Climate Change Like Gravity?
If climate change is as straightforward a scientific concept as gravity, why does the IPCC continue to produce multi-thousand-page reports?
Suzuki: Money Doesn’t Matter, Here’s My $30K Invoice
In a speech to students, David Suzuki condemned society’s fixation with money. So why did he charge their school more for a day’s work than many Canadians earn in a year?
David Suzuki, Dirty Old Man
When David Suzuki visited a school in Quebec, why was he assigned attractive, female, student bodyguards?
Meet ‘One of the World’s Foremost Climate Scientists’
Andrew Weaver: climate modeler, Green Party deputy leader, Greenpeace promoter.
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.)
Who is Hans Joachim Schellnhuber?
The German government’s chief climate advisor is the furthest thing from an objective, dispassionate scientist. He thinks using fossil fuels amounts to “a lifestyle of mass destruction” – and that the UN should be put in charge of trillions of dollars.
This Is Called Cheating (Part 1)
IPCC officials are telling Working Group 2 authors about scientific papers that haven’t been written yet. These papers will appear in a special edition of a journal guest-edited by an activist scientist.
Logical Conclusion to Scientific Prognostications?
Scientists often claim to know what the future holds. In such a milieu, some people will want revenge when science gets it wrong.
IPCC Author Becomes Green Party Apparatchik
A lead author of the IPCC’s ‘hard science’ section is a Green Party candidate and deputy leader.
‘Climate Rebel’ Reporting In
I spoke in Calgary last week, was interviewed on television three times, and attracted some great newspaper coverage.
Your Future, Courtesy of Climate Activists
The head of research at a prominent UK climate facility believes that those of us who use refrigerators and drive cars will need to be coerced into altering our lifestyles.
Calgary, Here I Come
I’ll be speaking in Calgary on Wed., October 17th at the Friends of Science annual luncheon. The scientific method needs all the friends – and defenders – we can muster.
US Official: ‘Activate Your Science’
A senior public servant thinks scientists should be passionate, engaged activists.
Delusions Down Under
Concerned about climate change, coral reef experts say they can predict the future with startling precision.
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.
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.
More on IPCC Chapter Head Neil Adger – & Stephen Schneider
Ideas being promoted by ‘climate scientists’ look increasingly scary.
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.
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?
David Suzuki’s Smoke & Mirrors
Would a scientifically rigorous organization have the owner of a PR firm as its chairman?
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Opinion Disguised as Science
Iowa scientists have signed a letter about climate change. News reports don’t mention their activist leanings.
Peter Gleick issues a statement about the Heartland documents.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says responding to climate change is part of a larger goal: transforming the world economy.
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.
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.
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.
Swedish Show Trial
Rather than championing logic and reason, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences now stages political theatre. Humanity is accused, tried, and convicted in a “court case” in which the verdict was determined in advance.
The Case of Michael Oppenheimer
Perhaps the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change doesn’t regard activist scientists as damaged goods because neither the National Academy of Sciences nor the American Association for the Advancement of Science does, either.
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.
Hansen, Suzuki & Greenpeace
Regarding James Hansen’s (tax-payer funded) salary, David Suzuki’s despair, and Ross Gelbspan’s professional activism.
The State of the IPCC’s Leadership
Rajendra Pachauri, as chairman of what is supposed to be a respectable science body, has – with deliberation and forethought – publicly linked that body to left-wing political analysis and activism.
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.