Climate Activism’s Ugly Reality
You don’t improve the world via witch hunts, blacklists, and cruelty.
The Hounding of Roger Pielke Jr
Roger Pielke, Jr. is the most senior environmental studies prof at the University of Colorado in Boulder. His treatment sends a clear message to students & faculty alike: Deviate from the climate script and you will be cast out.
Day 3: Vaccine Voices Film Festival
Irish doctors speak out about COVID vaccine risks. (7 min)
Professor’s Vaccine Mandate Manifesto
‘This will be, for most Canadian faculty, the first if not the only real test of their integrity and dignity, and their purpose as scholars and intellectuals. It is absolutely essential that they not fail this test…’
Unity or Division? Individual Choice or State Coercion?
Prominent artist promotes brave, big-hearted petition addressed to Singapore’s Prime Minister.
How Big Tech Erases History: My New Paper
Censorship by corporations is shutting down debate and obliterating parts of the historical record.
COVID-19 Vaccines & Forbidden Questions
Is the public good guiding government decisions? It doesn’t look like it.
Francis Christian, Medical Hero
Saskatchewan surgeon insists on informed consent prior to children receiving COVID-19 vaccines. Health authority fires him before an investigation has even begun.
Delete that Tweet! Twitter Censors Journalism
Intellectual conformity leads nowhere good. Twitter has no business taking sides in any debate about how to treat any disease.
Facebook Fact Checks Are Rubbish: Reading List
The world’s largest censorship machine relies on partisan fact checkers. The results are absurd.
US Senator to Facebook: Kill Free Speech Now
Intelligence Committee chairman targets private companies.
Weaponizing Scientific Expertise
Activist scientists have appointed themselves arbiters of who’s entitled to protest and who isn’t.
Glenn Greenwald Clobbers the Mainstream Media
Watching journalists closely. Calling a spade a spade.
The Media is Now Malevolent
Democracy is not served by censorship, malice, derision, and denunciation.
Vaccines, Legal Liability & Learning from History
Governments are shielding vaccine manufacturers from lawsuits.
Climate Activism: How Democracy Dies
Last chance to buy tickets to this online event. 40 minutes, followed by a live Q&A.
Censoring Jordan Peterson’s New Book
Junior publishing staff think censorship is part of their job.
Tickets Now Available
$15 Canadian to watch my speech, followed by a live Q&A session (approx. $12 USD, £9 UK, and €10).
Twitter: Double Standards & Advertising
Twitter earns billions from advertising. But restricts Trump tweets on the grounds they might mislead.
Honouring Samuel Paty
High school teacher is beheaded on a French street following classes on free expression.
Giving a Speech and Giving Thanks
A speech I was supposed to deliver in April will be broadcast online later this year.
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.
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.
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.
Journalists: We Want Censorship
Official editorial in Canadian newspaper calls for climate skeptics to be silenced.
The Great Global Warming Swindle
If we’ve heard only one side of a debate, we can’t claim to be fully informed.
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.
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.
Hoaxing Academic Journals Now Forbidden
Portland State University says submitting fake papers to journals explicitly to assess their rigour is an ethics violation.
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.
Extreme Politics: The Roger Pielke Jr. Story
Rabid dog climate enforcers will destroy you without conscience or regret.
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.
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.
The Nightmare on Campus
Reading Heather Mac Donald’s new book is like stepping into a bad dream.
InfoWars Ban: Why Hermione Granger is Smiling
The people who removed InfoWars content from Facebook, YouTube, and iTunes this week need to re-read the fifth Harry Potter book.
The Fanatical Paul Ehrlich
Saving the world = demonizing alternative visions
Totalitarian Thinker David Suzuki
On June 7th, the University of Alberta will lionize someone who rejects freedom of thought.
For Greenpeace, Honesty is Just a Word
Greenpeace tells a court that everyone knows its campaigns are based on opinions & interpretations rather than hard facts.
Free Speech Hypocrisy at Greenpeace
Greenpeace thinks people who spread ‘misinformation’ have no right to be heard. Yet, suddenly, it’s waving the free speech flag.
Sverige Begår Självmord
I Sverige dog pressfrihet för 25 år sedan.
[Swedish translation of previous post]
Swedish for Suicide
Freedom of the press died in Sweden 25 years ago.
Taught to Think Like Censors
Young people are being systematically taught to disdain free speech. And your tax dollars are paying for it.
Freedom to Speak, Freedom to Hear
University activists now behave like fascists: stifling unpopular perspectives and denying others the opportunity to hear those perspectives firsthand.
Lightweight Climate News
When governments manipulate the news, most journalists fall into line.
Climate Hustle: Moi on the Big Screen
I’m on screen for a few seconds in a documentary film that will be shown in movie theatres across the US on May 2nd.
The Climate Inquisition: Attorneys General Go Rogue
No matter what voters say in the upcoming US election, a coalition of Attorneys General intends to push for ‘even more aggressive’ climate action.
David Suzuki: Enemy of Free Speech
For eight years, this environmental leader has called for the imprisonment of those who disagree. Why is he still welcome in polite society?
Journalist Philippe Verdier Terminated (No Climate Free Speech, Part 6)
French weatherman Philippe Verdier is a free speech hero, a heretic whose livelihood has been stolen by the intolerant Church of Climate Change.
French Weatherman Taken Off Air (No Climate Free Speech, Part 5)
Government official urges television weather presenters to use loaded language to help the climate cause. When one writes a critical book instead, he’s suspended from his job at a government-owned station.
RICO20 Letter to President Obama Disappears
The institute that published a letter demanding mobster-style investigations of non-mainstream climate views has removed it. But the letter was archived in at least three other places.
Silencing Dissent Via the Courts (No Climate Free Speech, Part 4)
A British academic wants an international court to declare climate skeptics wrong, once and for all.
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.
In League with the Devil (No Climate Free Speech, Part 2)
Climate activists have redefined the venerable concept of free speech. According to them, it means the polar opposite of what John Stuart Mill famously wrote about.
No Climate Free Speech – Part 1
Climate activists are behaving like tyrants. If my four-year-old acted this way, I’d be worried.
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.
By Their Language We Shall Know Them
People who employ the word ‘denier’ in a climate context are silencing normal, healthy debate.
When Journalists Question Catastrophe
Unlike most journalists, Matt Ridley has done PhD-level work in the sciences. He has served as science editor for the Economist. One would think his views on the climate debate deserve a fair hearing. Instead, he is pilloried by climate extremists.
Whither Intellectual Freedom?
Bigotry and intolerance from scientific colleagues lead a Swedish scientist to resign from an advisory role with the UK’s Global Warming Policy Foundation. If exploring alternative climate perspectives is verboten, genuine scientific inquiry has ceased to exist.
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?
Skepticism Used to be a Scientific Virtue
20 years ago, scientific superstar Carl Sagan urged us to use our brains – to be actively skeptical.
Judith Curry, Free Speech Champion
A climatologist urges her community to stop defending Michael Mann.
Doubt is Not a Sin
When did “Question Authority” stop being applicable?
The Important “50 to 1” Project
Nine new videos provide fresh insight into the climate debate. These reasonable voices, representing diverse perspectives, deserve to be heard.
The Sierra Club’s Violent, Totalitarian Tendencies
Truth squads. Pushing “bitter pills” down other people’s throat. Democracy’s new enemies are green.
Visit from an Australian Film Crew
Are attempts to prevent climate change a colossal waste of money? An in-progress film makes that argument.
Ed Davey, the UK’s Energy Bully
If a government minister thinks the media is paying too much attention to something, look closer.
They Call This Higher Education?
Civilized debate appears to be an endangered species.
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.
Happy New Year!
The German translation of my book is now in bookstores, readers of this blog are generous souls, and a troubling examination of free speech on university campuses sheds light on the climate debate.
The Anti-Free-Speech Brigade
Last week 18,000 people signed a petition demanding that a publicly-funded television station ‘never again’ report on a particular point-of-view.
More on IPCC Chapter Head Neil Adger – & Stephen Schneider
Ideas being promoted by ‘climate scientists’ look increasingly scary.
Naked Intolerance in the Media
Why does the climate debate elicit so much partisan sneering from the media?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
According to someone with a PhD from Harvard, my skeptical climate change views mean one thing: I’m intent on murdering his grandchildren.
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.
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?
Foul Play on Facebook
Climate skeptic pages on Facebook were recently targeted. Our content was alleged to be ‘abusive’ and the ability of readers to share it was temporarily blocked.
You Doubt Monger, You
When environmentalists organize themselves, fund-raise, and try to spread their message this is considered legitimate democratic activity. Yet the minute climate skeptics do the same we’re accused of being doubt-mongers who manufacture uncertainty in order to mislead the public.
How Do You Say ‘Independent’ in Australian?
Any government body headed by eco-campaigner Tim Flannery cannot possibly be considered “independent”.
Bill McKibben’s Bad Example
Those seemingly nice people brimming with such concern for the planet are actually profoundly intolerant.
Teachers: the New Green Police
Canadian teachers (who are employees of the state) are attempting to dictate how children’s lunchbox sandwiches get packaged. Intruding so intimately into people’s private lives is not an acceptable way to save the planet.
The Silent Treatment
Should AGW proponents acknowledge critics? Or should they avert their eyes and block their ears?
Appalling Rhetoric from a Climate Skeptic
The climate change debate is important. Human lives (and trillions of dollars) hang in the balance. We therefore need open, vigorous dialogue. We need to hear all perspectives. But this can’t happen when both sides are trying to shut down the debate by declaring other people’s views criminal.
Suzuki’s Children (The Political Kind)
Dan Kellar is a geography student at the University of Waterloo. He is writing a doctoral thesis under the supervision of an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change author and already teaches climate change courses to impressionable undergraduates.
Last week Kellar prevented a journalist from speaking to a campus audience about her new book. He says that because (he thinks) she’s lying free speech doesn’t apply to her.
Lest We Forget the Importance of Liberty
To a large degree the climate change story is a media story. Journalists are supposed to be guard dogs, not lap dogs. Instead, they’ve become arbiters of scientific truth – refusing to report on non-conformist perspectives.
Last of a five-part series.
Margaret Atwood Should Resign From PEN International
As Vice President of PEN International, Margaret Atwood has pledged to oppose “any form of suppression of freedom of expression.”
But she sits on a board directors with a man who says some people have no right to free speech. She has written the foreword to a book by David Suzuki – who thinks politicians should be jailed for their climate change views. She has also encouraged her Twitter followers to visit a web page that says a TV station that hasn’t even begun broadcasting should be stopped.
Slaying the Unicorn
The campaign against ‘Fox News North’ threatens the intellectual freedom of all Canadians.
Speech Crimes & Ethics 101
An ethics professor thinks corporations that challenge climate dogma should be charged with a new kind of crime against humanity.
Strangely, he’s unconcerned that a representative of the violent & unsavoury Sudanese government fills one of the IPCC’s four most prominent positions.
If We Are Not Free to Disagree, We Are Not Free
If we are not free to disagree, we are not free. Period.
Blood & Gore Against Global Warming
A UK green group has produced an advertisement in which people (including school children) who exhibit insufficient enthusiasm for reducing their carbon footprint are blown to pieces. Yep, they are cavalierly murdered while those in the vicinity get splattered with blood and gore.
Anti-Science Claim Is Devoid of Meaning
During the first half of this month, activist-scientist-blogger Joe Romm described other people as anti-science on 16 separate occasions. This is the equivalent of a toddler calling everyone from the babysitter to grandad a poopy head.
Politicians Dressed in Lab Coats
When a forensic pathologist testifies at a murder trial he describes bruises, lacerations & bullet holes. He does not decide whether the accused is guilty. Nor does he opine to the media about how such murders might be prevented.
So why do climate scientists think it’s their business to prescribe solutions – rather than telling us about their data and only about their data?
The American Library Association defines intellectual freedom as the “right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view.” Eco activists who attempt to silence the voices of climate skeptics threaten intellectual freedom as well as free speech.
Shielding Climate Orthodoxy from Free Speech
American professors are encouraging journalism students to suppress certain kinds of news so that the public won’t be confused by climate skepticism. This turns journalists into arbiters of truth and treats the public like children.
The Water Cannon of the Climate Debate
The climate bible is the ultimate weapon in the global warming debate. Skeptics are told the experts have spoken and that carbon dioxide is the Great Satan.
Climate Skepticism is Free Speech
Rather than competing against climate skeptics on an even playing field, out in the open, so that the public can make its own decisions, global warming activists are trying to cheat. They insist theirs is the only perspective that deserves to be heard.
If We Don’t Agree, You’re Crazy
A businessman who believes in a diversity of climate opinions, and who thinks a certain amount of hysteria has been associated with global warming is declared mentally ill by a green blogger.
Why the Munk Debate Proves the Debate Isn’t Over
Is climate change the most pressing problem facing humanity? When a Canadian audience was given the chance to witness a live debate, fewer people thought so afterward than prior.
Bullies Need Not Apply
Rather than working to persuade the skeptically-minded, global warming activists condemn. They name-call. They accuse. This isn’t the sort of behaviour one associates with an iron-clad case.
On Saying the Debate is Over (2-minute video)
A 2-minute video about why it’s not OK for one party in a discussion to unilaterally declare that “the debate is over.” Full text provided.
The Age of Regret
The Age of Stupid is a fictional film about the future. It says current humans are too dumb & self-absorbed to pay attention to the threat of global warming. I propose a different scenario: What shall I say to my grandchildren when they ask me why I did nothing as every facet of daily life became assessed, inspected & regulated by eco bureaucrats? What shall I say when they ask me why I allowed personal liberties to slip away?
This Is Not Fair Play (2-minute video)
We wouldn’t convict someone of a crime without hearing their side of the story. Yet we’ve listened only to the prosecution side of the global warming argument. Full text provided.
Global Warming and ‘My Cousin Vinny’
My Cousin Vinny isn’t just a great comic film. It does a stellar job of demonstrating the danger of listening to only one point-of-view, of jumping to conclusions before all sides have been heard.
On the Cusp
I believe in debate. I believe in questions. I believe anyone who wants everyone else to change their lives had better have a persuasive argument.
Good Girl, Bad Girl
We are all entitled to ask questions – about anything, but particularly about a topic that is rarely absent from the daily news. Yet according to a spokeswoman for the United Nations it is immoral and irresponsible to question climate change.