Calling all Canadians: Check your climate’s context

Back in my halcyon days, i.e. long before “global warming” aka “climate change” – aka whatever the dedicated “we must de-carbonize now” activists and advocates are calling it this week – crossed my radar, it did not even occur to me to give a second thought to or to question the message(s) being relayed by…

Suzuki: a once-upon-a-time “scientist”

Canada’s Macleans magazine for many years was one of my few faithfully subscribed and read sources of “news”, both here in Canada and around the world. But, somewhere along the way, Macleans lost its objectivity. So I cancelled my subscription. Their recent saccharine paean to David Suzuki strongly suggests that their “objectivity” is as credible…

Of word salads and firebrands on the UN waterfront

So, while the U.K. Met Office (presumably still inspired by their enhanced status as a “jewel in the crown, of British and global science”) has been unable to master the technology required to correct an unsupportable headline as part of their effort to “bridge the gap between climate scientists and the public”, an organization called…

Memo to journos: Why you are not trusted

Two interesting posts today from two investigative journalists – both in the U.K. The first is from Brendan O’Neill, whose opening remarks about investigative journalism, at University College Cork Journalism Society’s annual conference. include the following: Investigating the crisis of 21st Century Journalism […] There is a great deal of investigative journalism around today. The…

New, improved “gold standard” IPCC: Business as (conflicted as) usual

[Please see update below] While the U.K. Guardian‘s activist-journalist Suzanne Goldenberg bemoans the lack of mention of “climate change” in the recent US presidential debates, the new, improved Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) appears to be continuing its standard operating procedure of … ignoring its own rules. As Steve McIntyre noted yesterday: […] the…

David Suzuki is bad for the environment

Not quite sure how I stumbled across this! If memory serves correctly, it was a link from some site or other to an article entitled “7 Things You Can’t Say in Canada”. The link was to ReadersDigest.ca (of all places!), and the list had been compiled by Margaret Wente – a writer who tells it…