On the last hour of the last day in Doha: a singout

According to the Columbia Climate Law blog: Doha COP Report: Friday, December 7 This should have been the last of our reports from the UNFCCC negotiations in Doha, but it is now in the early hours of Saturday, December 8 and it appears that the negotiations are far from over. A message frequently repeated today…

Lewandowsky booster, Bostrom, invokes 10:10 no pressure “defense”

While his “recently published … forthcoming” paper with the headline-grabbing title, “NASA faked the moon landing -Therefore (Climate) Science is a Hoax: An Anatomy of the Motivated Rejection of Science” has still not appeared in print, the sorry saga of Australian “cognitive psychologist”, Stephan Lewandowsky continues. Rather than address any questions about his data and…

Spreading the joy of climate change economic alarmism

On the eve of the first anniversary of the U.K. launch of the infamous No Pressure video, Canada’s taxpayer-funded national broadcaster, the CBC announces: Climate change could cost billions a year by 2020 Climate change could cost Canada billions a year as early as 2020, depending on how severe it is and how well the…

In defence of the IPCC, “journalist” ignores the real scandal

The U.K. Guardian is probably best known these days for being at the investigative forefront of the new-revelations-by-the-hour News of the World/Murdoch media frenzy. One tiny aspect of which I discussed about 10 days ago: the role of former deputy executive editor, and recently arrested, Neil Wallis – and his involvement (at the same time…

It’s not easy to be green … for UN agencies

Oh, my … yet another UN meeting related to climate change will soon be underway. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be convening (June 6-17) in Germany – home of the “green government advisors [who] admit frankly that decarbonization can only be achieved by the limitation of democracy – both nationally…

Bad baggie … aka No Pressure, the (real-life) sequel

On October 1 last year, a heretofore unknown (at least to me) group calling itself 1010.org launched with great pride and fanfare (not to mention the praise and endorsement of the U.K.’s eco-zealous Guardian) the most appalling video called “No Pressure”. In the words of producer Franny Armstrong: “It’s a fairly simple and to-the-point premise,…

A clarion call for clarity

“[His] party called it the Poison Kitchen. That was the preferred epithet for his newspaper nemesis, the persistent poisoned thorn in his side, the Munich Post. The running battle between [him] and the courageous reporters and editors of the Post is one of the great unreported dramas in the history of journalism – and a…