CBC hypes – again: Of models, memes and mythical melts

The CBC, Canada’s so-called “national” (i.e. taxpayer-funded) broadcaster is not exactly known for impartial and/or honest reporting on the climate front. I noticed an article, yesterday, in which the text is somewhat at odds with that of the University of British Columbia (UBC)’s Media Release, on which the article was supposedly (well, at least partially)…

Ongoing silence from the CBC’s Pachauri front

By now, it is fairly common knowledge that Rajendra Pachauri – the “voice and face” of the oh-so-prestigious (but, as I had noted in my previous post according to its putative UN parents, “unchartered”) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – quite suddenly resigned from his far-too-long-held position as Chair. Back in his “glory” days…

NEWSFLASH: Andrew Weaver & CBC drop his claim to Nobel fame

One of Andrew Weaver‘s prime cheerleaders over the years has been the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). With only one previous exception of which I am aware, they’ve never failed to mention – and/or visually feature – his unearned Nobel laurel, which was featured (albeit falsely and grandiosely) in the judgment. To the best of my…

Of tweets, twits and the factually deficient

In a blogpost at Bishop Hill, a few days ago, Andrew Montford described the BBC’s Tim Willcox as: Potty mouthed, bigoted, biased. He’s probably due for promotion. Willcox is not one of the BBC-niks with whom I was familiar; but it was no surprise (considering that he’s a BBC reporter) to also learn from Montford…

Ban Ki-moon unscripted … or not?!

Well, it seems that there have been more laps and lapses in Lima than one could shake a stick at! A close to never-ending story if ever there was one! Not the least of which were Greenpeace’s attention-seeking and appallingly disrespectful acts of destruction. Nonetheless, this annual dance to nowhere land was supposed to have…