• National Geographic’s Polar Bear Sham/e

    • Date: 26/08/18
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science

    By endorsing the discredited polar bear survival predictions of Steven Amstrup along with the video, National Geographic degraded itself even further in the eyes of rational and informed readers. Back in early February this year, National Geographic used their “this is what climate change looks like” video to promote a newly-published polar bear study and endorse conservation activist Steven Amstrup’s debunked […]

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  • Wildfires: Not the New Normal but the Old One

    • Date: 24/08/18
    • Cliff Mass Weather Blog

    Wildfires used to be the norm in the Pacific north-west. Some of the news media, politicians, and environmental advocacy groups have claimed that the smoke hitting western Washington during the past two summers are a “new normal.”   That Northwest summers should be smoke and fire free, and that anthropogenic global warming has created an new […]

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  • Sea Ice Silly Season

    • Date: 23/08/18
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science

    No, polar bears do not make dens in Northern Greenland. As the seasonal minimum for Arctic sea ice approaches, the media get carried away by hyperbole. Tha’t been true since 2007. This year, other outlets will need to work hard to beat yesterday’s bit of nonsense from The Independent trying to out-do The Guardian: it not only includes […]

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  • The New Carbon Colonialism Continues

    • Date: 21/08/18
    • Paul Driessen and David Wojick, CFact

    USAID policies perpetuate disease and malnutrition. A decade ago, USAID finally put DDT back in its anti-malaria arsenal, so that the walls and doorways of mud-and-thatch, cinderblock and other primitive homes could be sprayed with the most powerful and long-lasting mosquito repellant ever invented. One DDT spraying every six months keeps the vast majority of […]

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  • How To Solve A Problem Like Elon?

    • Date: 15/08/18
    • Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., The Wall Street Journal

    If the SEC gives Mr. Musk a pass and down the road lies some greater calamity, how does the agency explain administering a mere slap for what might appear in retrospect to have been a harbinger of major malfeasance? So, like the nuns of Nonnberg Abbey, if you’re the Securities and Exchange Commission, what are you […]

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  • Make Socialism Scientific Again!

    • Date: 13/08/18
    • Steven Hayward, PowerLine

    Remember the good old days when socialism was “scientific”? Keep in mind that the orthodox Marxism of “dialectical materialism” was understood as a scientific doctrine of history, not advocacy based on the abstract principles of egalitarianism. But then socialism crashed and burned everywhere (except on college campuses), which is why today socialism comes to sight […]

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  • Doubleplusgood Greenthink

    • Date: 11/08/18
    • Michael Kile, Quadrant Online

    To see what is in front of one’s nose requires a constant struggle — George Orwell, 1946 With consumers reduced to playing the clown (or donkey) in the absurdist farce that is Australia’s energy policy, examining the role of the nation’s Ministry of Power through an Orwellian lens is an illuminating exercise. One is struck by […]

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  • What Is Behind The Latest Climate Doomsday Scare?

    • Date: 07/08/18
    • Jacob Nordangård, The Art of the Hierophant

    Hans Joachim Schellnhuber’s dream of a world government and geocybernetic control. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber “While the borders of nation states have become almost irrelevant to global economic players (for instance) after the end of the Cold War, human and natural rights are still confined and dominated by thousands of frontiers. This situation can only be overcome by […]

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