Of blighters, blightings and big wind bullies

In the race to grasp the unholy grail of “carbon neutrality“, one of the more insidious elements found in various and sundry “Climate Action” plans – and their assorted “offspring” – is the inclusion of provisions such as the following found in British Columbia’s “Climate Action Charter“: (5) In order to contribute to reducing GHG…

Speaking of wind farms …

If the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is to be believed (a prospect that becomes more dubious to more people by the day, I agree), the future of our planet depends on our making tremendous changes in our lifestyles, and bowing to the gods of “renewable energy“. On this day of Canadian Thanksgiving, I…

Machinations of modern medieval madness

The recent election of a Conservative majority government here in Canada gives promise of a return to sanity on the issue of global warming aka climate change. An announcement by Peter Kent, the Environment Minister, to the effect that cap and trade is “off the table” is welcome news; although the current plan to implement…

As the fate of the world turns

As I had noted last week, all is not well in scaryland … Green scientist-advocate, Anne Larigauderie had told the BBC: “The CBD meeting does not have a say over the fate of IPBES formally, because that’s the responsibility of the UN General Assembly,” said Anne Larigauderie, executive director of the biodiversity policy organisation Diversitas,…

How valid is this shrunken “consensus judgement”, anyway?

In my previous post I had noted that no less a luminary than Mike Hulme had (perhaps inadvertently) exposed the falsity of the oft-repeated claim of what IPCC Chair, Rajendra Pachauri calls “the scientific consensus on man-made climate change”. Hulme’s clarification and further clarification strongly suggest that his “example” (as poorly worded as he now…