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Oh that's deep

Sea level rise would be a complicated topic even if it were not politicized. People often talk as though the...
08 Jul 2020| News Roundup

Moo de har har

It turns out it’s not just penguins who release planet-destroying laughing gas (nitrous oxide or N2O). So do cows. From...
08 Jul 2020| News Roundup

It's another gas

Eric Worrall has fun with Germany’s latest alternative energy lurch, this time toward hydrogen. In the funhouse world of politics,...
08 Jul 2020| OP ED Watch

Doing the climate grovel

If there’s one group of people routinely blamed for climate change denialism, it’s oil companies. But as with so much...
08 Jul 2020| OP ED Watch

Waak waak waak

Penguins can’t seem to get a break. And they’re funny-looking. Admit it. Graceful under water, yes. But funny on land....
08 Jul 2020| Science Notes

This just out

As we were finalizing this newsletter we learned of an amazing piece by Michael Shellenberger, a Time Magazine “Hero of...
01 Jul 2020| News Roundup

Facts are fun

Perhaps that’s the nerd’s credo. But we have nowhere to hide. We’re excited at a NOAA website that lists all...
01 Jul 2020| News Roundup

But if not...

David Middleton points to a fascinating thought experiment that ought to be applied very widely to climate change models and...
01 Jul 2020| OP ED Watch

This on the other hand

Meanwhile this story writes itself: “Man-made climate change worse than thought, experts say.” Or, to fill in the details du...
24 Jun 2020| News Roundup

Not so dumb after all

Last week our lead item was about how some government agencies believe that the finance sector is failing to recognize...
24 Jun 2020| News Roundup

And what of history?

Erasing history is dangerous business, as is rewriting it. For instance the whole issue of the cooling scare of the...
24 Jun 2020| OP ED Watch

But you have my sympathies

It’s curious how gung-ho people are about artificial intelligence given the drumbeat of dystopian warnings about a world in which...
24 Jun 2020| OP ED Watch

The beaches of Rio

Kenneth Richard of NoTricksZone alerts us to a new paper reviewing evidence on sea levels in Sepetiba Bay, just south...
24 Jun 2020| Science Notes

We need a global treaty

Something seems to be up, down or sideways with the Earth’s magnetic field, including a potential geomagnetic reversal, and it’s...
17 Jun 2020| News Roundup

Rock around the thermometer

In “Climate Fwd,” the megawoke newsletter of the New York Times, Kendra Pierre-Louis discusses increasing references to climate change in...
17 Jun 2020| OP ED Watch

What pandemic?

Suddenly there's a lot less talk in climate circles about the pandemic that Sir David Attenborough just complained everyone was...
10 Jun 2020| News Roundup

Sensitivity a la carte

We've talked about the problem of estimating Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity (ECS) before. We even made a video we invite you...
10 Jun 2020| Science Notes

Unmoored

We have to note that Michael Moore’s film Planet of the Humans is now gone from YouTube because a photographer...
03 Jun 2020| OP ED Watch

Net zero hope

Rex Murphy’s latest National Post cri de cœur on behalf of his home province falls on the same deaf ears...
03 Jun 2020| OP ED Watch

It didn't work

On ABC Radio Richard Aedy asks why nobody has done anything about climate change. On Watts Up With That Eric...
03 Jun 2020| OP ED Watch

Military intelligence

One of our recent videos reviewed the predictions from a high-powered US military report on climate change published nearly 20...
27 May 2020| News Roundup

It's gone

Quick. Think of something you like. Well, climate change will destroy it. It doesn’t matter what it is, from a...
27 May 2020| News Roundup

Exposing the lies

Naomi Oreskes, whose highly selective reading of a less than rigorous sample of paper abstracts first somehow spawned the 97%...
27 May 2020| OP ED Watch

Death by climate

The occasional claim that hundreds of thousands of people are now dying of climate change runs up against the inconvenient...
27 May 2020| OP ED Watch

Some not hot models

The extreme response of many governments to COVID-19 was driven by… computer models. We’re “following the science“, they told us...
20 May 2020| OP ED Watch

Green New Deal is free

Another major leap forward into fantasy from the Deep Ecologists. In response to criticism from Jonah Goldberg of the prohibitive...
20 May 2020| OP ED Watch

Net zero sense

In a remarkable display of disingenuous gall, the EU has decided oil and gas, a.k.a. fossil fuels, are not fossil...
13 May 2020| News Roundup

Weather v climate

We often make sport of the ever-shifting and opportunistic definition of “climate” as opposed to “weather”, by which any unusually...
13 May 2020| OP ED Watch

Moore Mann

If you thought the spat over Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans couldn’t get worse, you don’t spend much time...
13 May 2020| OP ED Watch

It's a gas gas gas

Lost in the pandemic shutdown are some numbers that ought to give anyone concerned about climate pause. You know how...
13 May 2020| OP ED Watch

More on Moore

It’s astounding, and discouraging, how much abuse substitutes for argument on Twitter, in YouTube comments, etc., and how much of...
06 May 2020| News Roundup

Chilly in here?

It may be the hottest year ever, or part of a suite of same, or some such. But it’s noteworthy...
06 May 2020| News Roundup

Chilly down there?

As we emerge belatedly from winter in Ottawa and much of North America, if not from quarantine, spare a thought...
06 May 2020| News Roundup

Yellow and green make red

Harry Wilkinson delivers a harsh verdict on Emmanuel Macron’s “cunning plan” to deflect yellow vest anger at rising gas prices...
06 May 2020| OP ED Watch

RAHR!!!

If we startled you with that atavistic roar please do not be alarmed. It is merely the distant echo rather...
06 May 2020| OP ED Watch

Gated community

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is a chronic do-gooder including worthy causes like fighting malaria and less worthy ones like fighting...
29 Apr 2020| News Roundup

It can't work, can it?

Michael Moore’s explosive new documentary also raises a perennial debate about the environment, resource depletion and so on going back...
29 Apr 2020| OP ED Watch

Head for the hills

The Wildlife Conservation Society says that as climate change drives some species to climb higher up into the hills and...
29 Apr 2020| OP ED Watch

Uh, that'd be 'not'

NBC profiles a student who grew a canoe out of mushrooms. Which is totally cool, including because if you got...
22 Apr 2020| OP ED Watch

Breaking bad news

According to [news source] an [iconic thing] in [an iconic place] is going to get it because of climate change....
15 Apr 2020| News Roundup

Sea-riously

From his valuable Sealevel.Info site, Dave Burton calls for brave souls to step forward as expert reviewers for the IPCC’s...
15 Apr 2020| OP ED Watch

Very big green

On The Pipeline, Tom Finnerty produces some scary numbers about the scale of climate change spending. Specifically, citing Stephen Moore,...
15 Apr 2020| OP ED Watch

Death and taxes

In the face of a pandemic-driven economic meltdown of increasingly terrifying proportions, Justin Trudeau has reversed himself on a number...
08 Apr 2020| News Roundup

Who'd have thought

It’s hardly surprising when the environmentalist crowd surveys the wreckage of the COVID-19 crisis and waves it away as nothing...
08 Apr 2020| OP ED Watch

Hitting the beach

No, we won’t be doing it any time soon, apparently. Or ever, if a new study from the European Union’s...
08 Apr 2020| OP ED Watch

Green Wutopianism

We ask again: Is this really the moment? And once again someone thinks so: Ex-Environment Minister Catherine McKenna enthusiastically retweets...
08 Apr 2020| OP ED Watch

Corals on acid

Ocean acidification is one of terms that invites you to picture an apocalyptic horror show, with the ocean turning into...
08 Apr 2020| Science Notes

Finding sea levels

When the rising seas imperilled Sydney’s famous opera house it was pretty much case closed on climate change. The headlines...
01 Apr 2020| News Roundup

Revenge of Gaia

Not to say COVID-19 serves you right. But according to Inger Anderson, executive director of the UN Environment Programme, it…...
01 Apr 2020| OP ED Watch

But we can call you names

A spat erupted in the pages of the National Post after columnist Terence Corcoran accused various climate crusaders of welcoming...
01 Apr 2020| OP ED Watch

Drowning in numbers

NBC hyperventilates that the ice in Greenland and Antarctica is melting faster than the fastest thing ever. You see both...
25 Mar 2020| News Roundup

Green cars stall

In The Australian Bjorn Lomborg warns that electric cars aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. For starters, the idea...
25 Mar 2020| OP ED Watch

Unlike a great wind

“Tropical cyclones, nor’easters, and Arctic outbreaks are a particular interest of mine,” Chris Martz enthuses. But before you say everybody...
25 Mar 2020| OP ED Watch

Or your coral gets it

Among the 1950s-drive-in-horror-style warnings routine on the topic of climate, we’re told corals are as fragile as they are beautiful...
25 Mar 2020| Science Notes

New balance

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce sent a March 2 letter to Finance Minister Morneau saying “Canadian businesses understand the serious...
18 Mar 2020| News Roundup

UNESCO to the rescue

UNESCO, which is an organization that does stuff like “Building peace in the minds of men and women” according to...
18 Mar 2020| OP ED Watch

The nub of the gist

For all the complexities of climate change, there are some core areas and key contentions that must be the starting...
18 Mar 2020| OP ED Watch

Snow cover, more or less

We have previously reported that Northern Hemisphere winters have been getting snowier since 1990 according to the Rutgers University Global...
18 Mar 2020| Science Notes

Climate climate everywhere

In addition to various climate-panic blows to Canada’s economy, from anti-pipeline blockades of railroads to the cancellation of oil sands...
11 Mar 2020| News Roundup

Must... have... oil...

The implosion of investment in Canadian energy, most recently the cancellation of the Teck Frontier oilsands mine and Warren Buffett...
11 Mar 2020| News Roundup

CO2 doubling and beyond

Suppose in a wild worst-case scenario, instead of just doubling atmospheric CO2 over pre-industrial times, we somehow doubled it again...
11 Mar 2020| Science Notes

The nuclear option

OK, there’s a codicil to our lead item. The cost of reducing carbon emissions will be enormous unless we find...
04 Mar 2020| News Roundup

Birds of prey

More than two centuries ago Edmund Burke delivered a lethal putdown of bloody factionalism in the French Revolution: “Birds of...
04 Mar 2020| OP ED Watch

Weinstein deniers

It really is a bit much even in the nasty debate over climate. The term “denier,” as hurled at those...
04 Mar 2020| OP ED Watch

Sweltering in Siberia

January was supposedly the hottest January ever and we’re all going to die according to reputable American governmental science agencies...
04 Mar 2020| Science Notes

Fires no longer hot

In today’s news, wildfires are not ravaging the Amazon or Fort McMurray. Or Australia. Or anywhere. Technically they are still...
26 Feb 2020| News Roundup

Boston tide party

The Washington Post tells us of Boston that “Famous for its role in America’s war for independence, this city is...
26 Feb 2020| OP ED Watch

Law schmaw

The PM has plenty to say about “National Flag of Canada Day” and this “symbol of our rich history, and...
19 Feb 2020| News Roundup

Save the glaciers

French President Emmanuel Macron, under pressure for not doing enough on climate, points at an Alpine glacier and goes oh...
19 Feb 2020| News Roundup

Worse than we thought

NBC runs a strange variant on the “it’s even worse than the settled science thought” climate story: “Climate change models...
19 Feb 2020| News Roundup

The A-B-C of alarmism

University of Guelph economist Ross McKitrick lumps everyone in the climate debate into three very broad groups labeled by non-pejorative...
19 Feb 2020| OP ED Watch

Fools pedal in...

They’re really going to do it. Britain is going to ban cars. Well, not all cars. Just all the ones...
12 Feb 2020| News Roundup

Rhetoric melts ice sheets

A site called “Severe Weather Europe” tells us “An incredible temperature high of 18.3°C (65°F) has been measured in Antarctica!...
12 Feb 2020| OP ED Watch

Do not ask questions

A London, Ontario city councillor is in a very hot climatic region for daring to study global warming. He was...
12 Feb 2020| OP ED Watch

Alarmists busted

A controversy erupted in the world of climate modeling last month when two scientists published a commentary in Nature magazine...
12 Feb 2020| Science Notes

Droughts: Just the facts

There's a standard litany about the evil effects of greenhouse gases that usually starts with “droughts, floods, hurricanes” and whatever...
12 Feb 2020| Science Notes

Another reality thing

A wakeup call was unexpectedly delivered by Oxford professor Andrew Parker, the bursar of St. John’s College, who wrote to...
05 Feb 2020| News Roundup

Just that?

Britain’s high commissioner to Canada, Susan Jane le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, greets incoming Parliamentarians in the Hill Times by saying “There...
05 Feb 2020| News Roundup

Oh that's original

An Australian academic, wondering how best to encourage honest and constructive discussion about climate change, says it’s time to “drive...
05 Feb 2020| OP ED Watch

Atlantic 2, Dolphins 0

No, not the Flipper kind. According to CNBC, the rising oceans will turn Miami’s professional footballers into a water polo...
05 Feb 2020| OP ED Watch

Follow the money

You’ve heard the insult that climate skeptics are hacks lavishly funded by oil billionaires to say whatever their paymasters tell...
29 Jan 2020| News Roundup

This just in

Le Devoir laments that Canada is not on track to meet its Paris Accord goals. Wow, who could have guessed?...
29 Jan 2020| News Roundup

Whereas a virus...

The weird let’s-hear-it-for-China’s-environmental-policy drumbeat continues. On Watt’s Up With That Eric Worrall notes Financial Times national editor and columnist Edward...
29 Jan 2020| OP ED Watch

Down you go

It seems that Jakarta, Indonesia faces a very real risk of flooding by 2050. Another alarmist “gotcha”? Well no, says...
29 Jan 2020| OP ED Watch

Hot peppers

Scientists have spent the last several decades running experiments that expose crops to elevated carbon dioxide levels to see how...
29 Jan 2020| Science Notes

Rats, climate change

National Geographic has a genuine scientific moment, saying that “In all the time humans have been discovering and describing new...
22 Jan 2020| OP ED Watch

Let them eat nothing

Paul Driessen and David Wojick warn that Africa’s poverty is being perpetuated by “carbon colonialist” banks. The African Development Bank...
22 Jan 2020| OP ED Watch

High sea

A reader points out that sea levels in Greta Thunberg’s hometown have been falling steadily since before Norway left Sweden....
15 Jan 2020| News Roundup

Noooooo, not treeees

A piece from The Independent Institute chortles that planting trees looks like “by far—the cheapest and most effective approach to...
15 Jan 2020| OP ED Watch

Fishy story

It's easy to despair about hyper-politicized climate science. But cheer up. Marine scientists at James Cook University in Australia have...
15 Jan 2020| Science Notes

Where's Justin again

There are many reasons to think Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should not have gone to Costa Rica for a leisurely...
08 Jan 2020| News Roundup

Say goodbye to the sled

In our last newsletter before the Christmas/New Year’s break we deplored the activist habit of cheapening Christmas by dragging it...
08 Jan 2020| News Roundup

Tell the truth and...

Toronto Sun columnist Lorrie Goldstein says “If the next federal Conservative leader is looking for a coherent policy on human-induced...
08 Jan 2020| OP ED Watch

How sick is this planet?

E&ENews’s Climate Wire complains that “Despite the threat climate change poses to human health, very few medical schools have made...
08 Jan 2020| OP ED Watch

Comrade Rickford misspeaks

Ontario Energy minister Greg Rickford got in trouble recently for mentioning the familiar runaway costs and sorry performance of alternative...
18 Dec 2019| News Roundup

The East is Green

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute claims US villainy and inaction on climate change is driving strategic Pacific island nations to...
18 Dec 2019| News Roundup

Are you all fools?

The Canadian Press reports that “Ottawa says New Brunswick’s proposed carbon tax passes the federal smell test.” Instead of paying...
18 Dec 2019| OP ED Watch

A much warmer Arctic

Don't tell Greta. But in the Scandinavian part of the Arctic around Svalbard Island, about ten thousand years ago, summers...
18 Dec 2019| Science Notes

There goes the sun

According to Perspecta, Inc. meteorologist Paul Dorian on Watt’s Up With That?, the sun is going veeery quiet indeed. In...
18 Dec 2019| Science Notes

Soaring into failure

According to the latest federal Throne Speech, “Canada’s children and grandchildren will judge this generation by its action — or...
11 Dec 2019| News Roundup

It's not even a word

Remember global warming? Then there was climate change. Then climate weirding. And now it’s “climate emergency”. Why, it’s even the...
11 Dec 2019| OP ED Watch

Fighting fire with words

The CBC reports on the latest UN “we’re on fire” report, from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) annual Emissions...
04 Dec 2019| News Roundup

Speaking of weather

The New York Times warns of bad American Thanksgiving travel weather and shows a picture of Colorado under more than...
04 Dec 2019| News Roundup

And if you believe that

China, which Michael Bloomberg weirdly insists is not a dictatorship because of its enlightened environmental policy, claims it met its...
04 Dec 2019| News Roundup

The science is rubbish

Periodically some “denier” will complain about the supposedly solid science behind global warming alarmism, to a chorus of well-bred boos....
04 Dec 2019| OP ED Watch

You had me at 210

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission huffs and puffs and announces in its final report that all will be well if we impose...
04 Dec 2019| OP ED Watch

Dead woman tells a tale

An intriguing new paper in the Journal of Marine Biology and Aquascape challenges conventional wisdom based on photographic and archaeological...
04 Dec 2019| Science Notes

Pipe(line) dreams

From the “he didn’t really say that, did he?” file we have Quebec’s premier wailing that without pipelines his people...
27 Nov 2019| News Roundup

Fraaack, what?

The Heartland Institute says fracking is great for the economy and the environment, based on a White House Council of...
27 Nov 2019| OP ED Watch

The very small crisis

We often hear that anthropogenic climate change is an emergency, and that greenhouse gases are the main drivers of everything...
27 Nov 2019| Science Notes

Just weather

Western Canada has had a cold, wet fall with worrying implications for farmers unable to get millions of dollars’ worth...
20 Nov 2019| News Roundup

We're all going to die

The National Post runs a very worrying story on growing bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Which might seem to have nothing...
20 Nov 2019| News Roundup

The case of expensive gas

The Terrace Standard reports that “B.C. gasoline prices are still higher than other parts of the country, Premier John Horgan...
20 Nov 2019| OP ED Watch

It's a reality thing

In the Toronto Sun Lorne Gunter warns that carbon offsets are basically a shell game. It’s not that there’s necessarily...
20 Nov 2019| OP ED Watch

Heck no, we won't go

An obstreperous objection to climate orthodoxy has been raised not by a person or think tank but a town in,...
20 Nov 2019| OP ED Watch

Whale the saves

The fundamental unseriousness of discussions of climate change is revealed by a story saying “whales may be able to store...
20 Nov 2019| Science Notes

The mouse that roared

From the “this time for sure” department 11,000 scientists just signed a petition saying we must act now or we’re...
13 Nov 2019| News Roundup

You walk, I fly

From the climate hypocrisy files, which already bulged right out of the cabinet during the election as climate warriors whooshed...
13 Nov 2019| News Roundup

Little green movement

U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden (or snitch or whatever you want to call him) has published a book from his exile...
13 Nov 2019| News Roundup

Now plants are bad too

Among the aspects of climate alarmism that invites and yet defies parody is that everything is bad. For instance a...
13 Nov 2019| OP ED Watch

Trick or heat

The National Post reports on a carpenter named Daniel Alagalak who spends Hallowe’en cruising around with a shotgun, not to...
06 Nov 2019| News Roundup

Protesting yourself

During the election, youth marches against Canada’s failure to act on climate change attracted a high-profile celebrity. No, not Greta...
30 Oct 2019| News Roundup

Time to panic

Perhaps you think one problem with the climate change debate is the increasingly shrill and often also peculiar warnings of...
30 Oct 2019| OP ED Watch

Nyet to carbon pricing

While Extinction Rebellion is infuriating commuters by shutting down central London transit, a harrowing foretaste of the fuel-free world they...
23 Oct 2019| News Roundup

When you don't have power

In California, NBC reports, the troubled utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has imposed rolling blackouts on millions of...
23 Oct 2019| OP ED Watch

It's a non-gas

Having blocked a natural gas pipeline, because GHGs are bad, New York governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered the National Grid...
23 Oct 2019| OP ED Watch

Common sense, RIP

Time magazine publishes Chris Wilson’s mock obituary of the Holocene, supposedly bumped off by humans who have now dumped themselves...
23 Oct 2019| OP ED Watch

Clouds ain't so cool

Some climate models say greenhouse gases cause a lot of warming and others don’t. Yet they all fit 20th century...
23 Oct 2019| Science Notes

Historic climate event

We already noted the irony that the great September 27 strike for climate was followed immediately by cold weather and...
16 Oct 2019| News Roundup

If it destroyed Iowa...

NBC reports on how “Climate change is shaping Iowa's physical and political landscape”. In case you’re thinking of Blofeld’s dismissive...
16 Oct 2019| News Roundup

If it was a religion...

Like psychoanalysing your opponents, accusing them of espousing a pseudo-religion as Gerard Baker did in the Wall Street Journal can...
16 Oct 2019| OP ED Watch

Don't tell Greta

Greta Thunberg thinks warm weather is a crisis. And since she’s easily upset it’s a good thing she doesn't realize...
16 Oct 2019| Science Notes

Meanwhile in China

Via the Global Warming Policy Foundation we learn that researchers with the Chinese Academy of Sciences have analysed organic material...
16 Oct 2019| Science Notes

Meat the war on science

Increasingly loud voices are demanding that scientific results in fields unrelated to climate, even if true, be suppressed if they...
09 Oct 2019| News Roundup

Follow the mob

Speaking of the war on science, a vice president of the University of Alberta just abruptly resigned following a scandal....
09 Oct 2019| News Roundup

The 7% Commotion

The World Economic Forum, where rich people act trendy and concerned, has just warned us that climate change will pound...
09 Oct 2019| News Roundup

Zzzzzzzzz

Writing in Maclean’s, Stephen Maher produces a piece of stunning unoriginality on climate change, from its banal title “What Canada’s...
09 Oct 2019| OP ED Watch

The monsoons of death

Heavy rainfall in India causes deadly floods in the northeastern states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. The Daily Telegraph intones...
09 Oct 2019| OP ED Watch

Cold kills yet again

The medical journal The Lancet recently published one of the largest studies ever undertaken of weather-related mortality risk. Analysis of...
09 Oct 2019| Science Notes

You do it your way, and...

Apparently there’s a big brouhaha in Lotusland, with southern B.C. municipalities wanting to sue oil companies for selling their citizens...
02 Oct 2019| News Roundup

Oh that climate strike

NBC gushes that “It was the floodwaters brushing her jawline that convinced Theresa Sebastian it was time to get serious...
02 Oct 2019| OP ED Watch

Listen to the scientists

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has compiled 50 years’ worth of failed eco-alarmist predictions on its blog. It’s quite the parade...
02 Oct 2019| OP ED Watch

Nothing to sea here

Just in time for the IPCC's special report on warming oceans and melting ice comes news that Nature magazine has...
02 Oct 2019| Science Notes

Henderson the Ice King

Geoengineering is a staple of online conspiracy theories. Just Google “chemtrails”. But apparently it’s becoming reputable as a way to...
25 Sep 2019| OP ED Watch

March for... um... a plan

Mike Gerbis, CEO of “GLOBE Series”, which describes itself as “in the business of transformation” (oh, that’s original) as “part...
25 Sep 2019| OP ED Watch

What if you win?

Lately there’s been a big push for “ethical investing” including, for instance, fossil fuel divestment and, more recently, Harvard being...
18 Sep 2019| News Roundup

More Ridd-icule?

Physics professor Peter Ridd, of Australia’s James Cook University, just won a significant AU$1,094,214.47 in compensation for unlawful dismissal after...
11 Sep 2019| News Roundup

Speaking of paranoia

It’s always a sign of trouble when a theory starts to sweep everything into one gigantic bundle, especially one with...
11 Sep 2019| OP ED Watch

Oh Gaia I'm soooo depressed

There seems to be a significant debate going on among depressed climate alarmists about whether people who are psychologically crushed...
11 Sep 2019| OP ED Watch

There's a carbon cycle?

One of Ronald Reagan’s most infamous “gaffes” was that trees produce more pollution than cars. But at least some environmentalists...
11 Sep 2019| Science Notes

Glowing in the dark

Politics is not famous for its fondness for, or proximity to, reality. But the overwhelming political victory of climate change...
04 Sep 2019| News Roundup

A fly in the ointment

The Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow, CFACT, asks what the UN is thinking flying 5,000 people to Salt Lake City...
04 Sep 2019| OP ED Watch

Nooo, not the lobsters

The Ottawa Citizen’s Andrew Cohen waxes lyrical about successful efforts to save the American bald eagle at his summer island...
04 Sep 2019| OP ED Watch

It had to be

Scientific American chortles that scientists have explained why West Antarctica is losing ice. No prize for guessing: It’s “Global Warming”,...
04 Sep 2019| Science Notes

It's over

Also during our two weeks off the debate on climate change ended again. And again. And again. And again. And...
28 Aug 2019| News Roundup

America is cool

Here’s another massive headline you didn’t see: “No warming in United States”. The global “hiatus” is bad enough for the...
28 Aug 2019| News Roundup

When Harry met hypocrisy

Prince Harry has been taking a fair bit of heat including from the National Post’s Chris Selley for making sanctimonious...
28 Aug 2019| OP ED Watch

The trees talk to him

Jim Steele finds that time spent with trees is instructive as well as enjoyable. Specifically, teaching students about the history...
28 Aug 2019| Science Notes

And death will be a relief

The BBC reports that climate change will kill everything cute and cuddly while cockroaches reign supreme. Which sounds disgusting. But...
21 Aug 2019| News Roundup

Dam nonsense

Willis Eschenbach lampoons media outlets for attributing the partial collapse of the Whaley Bridge Dam in Derbyshire, England to climate...
21 Aug 2019| OP ED Watch

Can't imagine why

Climate Home News is all sad that the latest extreme UN call to shut down everything to save the planet...
21 Aug 2019| OP ED Watch

Warming melts snowflakes

Judith Curry roasts climate scientists suffering “pre-traumatic stress disorder” because of things they think might be going to happen, with...
31 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

Where to bury a reef

One major difficulty in committing a murder is hiding the body. Especially if you’re climate change and your victim is...
31 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

Tick tick tick

Purely anecdotal evidence suggests that we’re having a bad summer for ticks in Ontario. And the wretched things increasingly carry...
24 Jul 2019| News Roundup

Raining cats and dogs

Bob Vislocky takes vigorous exception to the predictable ambulance-chasing of Hurricane Barry. Particularly a New Republic piece by Eric Holthaus...
24 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

Follow the money

A routine press release from a Canadian government ministry announces “$4.7 million to fund nine climate change research projects.” By...
17 Jul 2019| News Roundup

Here come the refugees

Years ago the United Nations predicted millions of refugees due to climate change. When they didn’t show up, one option...
17 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

I don't get free hits?

A journalist for The New Republic feels triggered, or something, because when she wrote nonsense about climate she was criticized...
17 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

Turning green

A new study from the Global Warming Policy Foundation warns that green energy isn’t very green. Some of its arguments...
17 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

Here comes the rain

David Leonhardt of the New York Times denounces “A flood of lies” because it rained hard in Washington, D.C. on...
17 Jul 2019| Science Notes

Heat and cold

It’s sweltering in Europe. And of course it’s put down to climate not weather, unlike recent cold winters. But while...
10 Jul 2019| News Roundup

Iced

If you want more proof of climate change look out your window. Anything will do. Including a hail storm in...
10 Jul 2019| News Roundup

When scientists rebel

A group of 90 Italian scientists just signed a strongly-worded petition asking governments to concentrate on fighting known environmental problems...
10 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

Crank up the AC, will ya?

This sort of sentiment is not normally associated with do-gooders. But Rachel Kyte, “chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for...
10 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

The climate reveal

The debate over climate change is ill-tempered even by the debased modern standard of public discourse. And, to be fair,...
10 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

CO2 hurts plants

One of the stranger attempted refutations of climate skepticism hurled at us recently (on Facebook) was a 2018 Harvard study...
10 Jul 2019| Science Notes

Where's anybody?

We noted last week that Canada’s Prime Minister Justin “Plastic Forks” Trudeau seems remarkably unwilling to reduce his own carbon...
03 Jul 2019| News Roundup

Federalism cooked my planet

The New York Times blows a head valve because “The Trump administration on Wednesday replaced former President Barack Obama’s effort...
03 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

Where's Justin?

It’s easy to say others should emit less carbon. But it’s harder to emit less yourself. So what kind of...
26 Jun 2019| News Roundup

Money, by Pink Floyd

Rock legend David Gilmour of Pink Floyd has auctioned off his guitars including the iconic “black strat” used to record...
26 Jun 2019| News Roundup

IPCC v IPCC

Judith Curry writes that if you want to know what’s wrong with the conclusions reached by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel...
26 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

Not worth the wait

The federal Conservatives finally unveiled their climate plan that will satisfy everyone because it stops global warming without a carbon...
26 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

Climate porn

On the Industry Energy blog, Terry Etam expresses baffled frustration that climate alarmists link fossil fuels to child porn. No,...
26 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

A burning question

Are forest fires getting bigger or more numerous due to climate change? We'd be doing what we criticize others for...
26 Jun 2019| Science Notes

The Department of Duh

There’s no way to pretty up the dilemma alarmists say we face. Barring the development of important new fuel sources...
19 Jun 2019| News Roundup

We have ways to make you think

Yet another professor of communication has a plan for curing denialisticism. “Warming oceans. Shrinking ice sheets. Intense rainfall events. Rising...
19 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

Could would might

NBC warns us that “Without swift action on climate change, heat waves could kill thousands in U.S. cities”. If only...
19 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

Erasing the Whatstand?

David Middleton complains on Watts Up With That that in addition to trying to erase the Medieval Warm period and...
19 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

So now it's drought

On the Scientific American blog, Kate Marvel invokes the California drought that ended to argue that the drought won’t end...
19 Jun 2019| Science Notes

World War III

You’d think that after decades of climate hyperbole that keeps getting debunked the alarmists would learn to tone it down....
12 Jun 2019| News Roundup

The Canadian angle

While the world tears itself apart over getting rid of fossil fuels, or doesn’t, Canada is having its own special...
12 Jun 2019| News Roundup

The terminology emergency

The National Post’s Kelly McParland takes exception to activists upping the rhetorical ante from climate change to climate emergency to...
12 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

The war on nothing

One reason scary words aren’t leading to effective action is that many of them are obviously wrong. The apocalyptarians talk...
12 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

Snow in the Arctic?

Isn't the Arctic supposed to be melting? Maybe inside computer models. But according to Environment Canada, out there in the...
12 Jun 2019| Science Notes

Unclear on the concept

When Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer announced a plan to remove GST from all home heating bills it drew considerable...
05 Jun 2019| News Roundup

The plane truth

Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change was in Newfoundland on May 23, pointing a trembling finger at icebergs. Which...
05 Jun 2019| News Roundup

The War Against Earth

Google publishes a Splinter news story headlined “Trump Administration Joins Climate Change in War Against Earth”. Oooh, that awful Donald...
05 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

Rainstorms, eh?

With this spring's flood events inspiring politicians across the spectrum mindlessly to invoke climate change, it is worth pointing out...
05 Jun 2019| Science Notes

Is Toronto burning?

In the interest of evidence-based decision-making we concede that Toronto did experience a brutal, record heat wave that forced the...
29 May 2019| News Roundup

Worms ate my planet

The National Post, channeling the New York Times’ climate obsession, runs a Times story about how southern European earthworms are...
29 May 2019| News Roundup

Rats, a fanatic

The New York Times reports that their city is overrun with rats. The culprit is, well, you guessed it. OK,...
29 May 2019| News Roundup

The voice of youth drones on

With commendable consistency, Climate Home News announces “an exciting project” in which it “will host reporting, personal reflections and commentary...
29 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Green route up

Joel Kotkin in the Orange County Register urges environmentalists to come to grips with humanity if they want to win...
29 May 2019| OP ED Watch

An air of denial

The “ground zero” of greenhouse-gas-induced warming is not as you might suppose on the ground. All the climate models say...
29 May 2019| Science Notes

Here come the tigers

Climate alarmism may have jumped the shark, or land-based equivalent, with the new claim in Newsweek, by an Oxford University...
29 May 2019| Science Notes

Up ended down under

In Australia the conservative “Liberal” party just won a “stunning” election victory which the New York Times ascribed to the...
22 May 2019| News Roundup

Where'd my glacier go?

As we noted back in April, the Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier in Greenland has really flummoxed scientists. It’s meant to melt...
22 May 2019| News Roundup

Seal of doom

The Morris Animal Foundation reports that climate change is killing seal pups cruelly, giving them hookworm as their mothers neglect...
22 May 2019| News Roundup

You sank my tanker bill

The Liberals’ odd Bill C-48, banning oil tankers making landfall in BC north of Vancouver Island, seems to have foundered...
22 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Now that you've won...

Michael Binnion, president of Questerre Energy, which has long sought to produce oil and gas in Quebec, puts out a...
22 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Speaking of data...

Roy Spencer has more trouble for the alarmists this week. A few recent reports (like the recent Environment Canada State...
22 May 2019| Science Notes

Only kids know

Scientific American hails a new study that finds that the right way to influence adults is to indoctrinate children. Of...
15 May 2019| News Roundup

Blowing off the wind

H. Sterling Burnett notes that voters in formerly green Europe are turning against alternative energy because it’s becoming clear that...
15 May 2019| News Roundup

Was that your house?

In the National Post, Kelly McParland says it’s not smart to build your home on a floodplain. Which sounds like...
15 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Get more fibre

If fossil fuels really are a threat to the environment it’s still not an open-and-shut case that governments should go...
15 May 2019| OP ED Watch

The coral see

Instead of the impact of climate on corals it’s time, thanks to some Australian scientists, for the impact of corals...
15 May 2019| Science Notes

Not in my back pocket

Polls suggest strong support for action on man-made global warming. But actions say otherwise. Including in New Brunswick where mighty...
08 May 2019| News Roundup

All bad all the time

One curious feature of climate alarmism is that if there’s bad weather we’re told it’s because the Earth warmed, as...
08 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Tax my plastic, please?

The Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation says no, specifically to a proposal in a report from Deloitte for Environment Canada that says...
08 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Is that stuff snow?

It’s revealing that Ottawa saw freezing rain and snow on rooftops on May 1. May 1! Calgary and southern Alberta...
08 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Earth got blobs

Scientists using innovative techniques are making surprising discoveries. Which might seem a humdrum statement, including on a story about learning...
08 May 2019| Science Notes

Reality check

This week Ottawa joined cities around the world in proclaiming trendy “climate emergencies” that enable them to leap into committee...
01 May 2019| News Roundup

Surfing on Earth Day

Our Prime Minister does not practice what he preaches on carbon. As Brian Lilley wrote in the Toronto Sun, “Justin...
01 May 2019| News Roundup

Green China

In a welcome development, the firmly alarmist Climate Change News reports skeptically on China pitching its strategically ominous “Belt and...
01 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Wot about the workers?

An overwrought museum piece in the Guardian called for a general strike in Britain. We could support the clichés it...
01 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Cyclones don't surge

Spare a thought for Mozambique, recently hit by a second cyclone in two months. News coverage has been relatively restrained,...
01 May 2019| Science Notes

Cooking the thermometer

It's healthy for scientists to debate evidence as well as logic. And despite people hissing “shut up” at climate skeptics,...
01 May 2019| Science Notes

You'll never guess

Oh yes you will. A big scary headline says the earth is warming faster than settled science said. Actually, not...
24 Apr 2019| News Roundup

Big green

One of the trite character-assassination-in-place-of-argument tropes in the climate debate is that skeptics are paid liars with high bank balances...
24 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Batty propaganda

Paul Homewood takes square aim at the BBC’s “Climate Change – The Facts?” with David Attenborough, showing that Attenborough’s “facts”...
24 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Time for a coup

Climate Change News praises Extinction Rebellion for its plan to bypass democracy to get what it wants. They concede that...
24 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Fueling their anger

If it isn’t polar bears disappearing, it’s forest fires rampaging. Canada’s environment minister keeps citing a fictitious increase in them...
24 Apr 2019| Science Notes

Who saw that coming?

There’s one headline that never gets old when it comes to climate. “Global Warming Is Shrinking Glaciers Much Faster Than...
17 Apr 2019| News Roundup

We're not going to fry

The dogma that every effect of global warming is bad obscures an important truth clear from the historical record and...
17 Apr 2019| News Roundup

The grass is not greener

With spring finally staggering toward us in a thick sweater, the New York Times “Climate Fwd.” newsletter is full of...
17 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Wait, greening?

Amidst news that Canada warmed 1.7 degrees since 1948 we might also note that the country has gotten better off...
17 Apr 2019| Science Notes

Extinction bait and switch

Evidently there’s this coordinated movement to bring down “the system” worldwide and replace it with peace love and trust. Oh,...
10 Apr 2019| News Roundup

The fire next time

The Globe & Mail’s Gary Mason shows some first-class fake courage admitting that a column slamming Conservative politicians over carbon...
10 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Not how you'd do it

In the Calgary Sun Kenneth Green of the Fraser Institute writes that Canada’s carbon tax is not by the textbook....
10 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Frogs and fake news

As noted elsewhere in this newsletter, when warming brings good things no one will mention it. But if a study...
10 Apr 2019| Science Notes

The strong weak sun

A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds a surprisingly strong solar influence on wind...
10 Apr 2019| Science Notes

Warm regards

Environment and Climate Change Canada celebrated Carbon Tax Day by releasing a report that, scary headlines notwithstanding, boils down to...
03 Apr 2019| News Roundup

Virtual lack of reality

A new report from the Manhattan Institute warns that the laws of physics make a green energy revolution impossible. Advocates,...
03 Apr 2019| News Roundup

Green death

Former Canadian finance minister Joe Oliver writes movingly about the reality that trapping poor people in “energy poverty” means disease,...
03 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Retreat from reality

On NBC’s apparently misnamed “Think” Steve Krakauer calls AOC “a perfect role model for millennials” not because of her fleeting...
03 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Shocked by ice

One of Greenland's largest glaciers, Jakobshavn, has long been a poster child of global warming alarmism because of its rapid...
03 Apr 2019| Science Notes

Climate indulgences

Metro Vancouver has asked two federal Liberal ministers to let it off the hook for price-fixing because it was in...
27 Mar 2019| News Roundup

And yet it snows

The Ottawa Sun reports a typical story about governmental secrecy with a strange climate twist. It seems the City of...
27 Mar 2019| News Roundup

Not saving the world

Nature warns that (yawn) “Global warming will happen faster than we think”. Extreme weather political urgency emissions rising etc. The...
27 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

Who's funding you?

Raise any sort of question about climate science or policy and that’s the first question you’ll be asked, in a...
27 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

Lies about errors

One pernicious feature of the climate debate is the degree to which orthodoxy relies on insult and character assassination, especially...
27 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

Even cornier

Harvard researchers, Science Daily reports, suggest the boom in corn production in the United States since the mid-20th century may owe...
27 Mar 2019| Science Notes

Reef knot

In 2014, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change took a measured position on coral reefs: “Coral cover and...
27 Mar 2019| Science Notes

Heavy breathing

At one of many whee-let’s-skip-school-and-insult-the-adults youth protests in favour of the Green New Deal or something, the Associated Press cheerfully...
20 Mar 2019| News Roundup

Political science

In the Netherlands, the government panicked a week before their March 20 provincial elections (which have significant national ramifications because...
20 Mar 2019| News Roundup

And about time

In the Edmonton Journal David Staples writes that the Alberta energy industry is finally speaking out about the massive foreign-funded...
20 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

Jobs jobs rubbish

Rex Murphy cuts loose in the National Post about the Trudeau Liberals’ insistence that their repeated interventions on the SNC-Lavalin...
20 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

Skin in the game

Joe Bastardi, a professional weather forecaster, calls for a little fact-based humility on climate. He argues that we don’t know...
20 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

What little we know

Journalist Marjin Poels, whose iconoclastic film on climate change, "The Uncertainty has Settled" caused a great stir in Europe, recently...
20 Mar 2019| Science Notes

All that glitters

A study in Nature Climate Change, ostensibly celebrating the 40th anniversary of weather satellites, claimed that the influence of CO2...
20 Mar 2019| Science Notes

Trash can

The Atlantic reports that Americans are finally joining the church of recycling. Regrettably there’s now nowhere to put the stuff,...
13 Mar 2019| News Roundup

Past them trees

Bjorn Lomborg says when it comes to carbon emissions, we need to be very skeptical of government accounting. New Zealand,...
13 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

Shutting down oil

In the National Post former Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall offers a novel take on the contrast between the Trudeau administration’s...
13 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

The last ice floe?

It is too often taken for granted in discussions of climate that Arctic sea and Antarctic land ice are rapidly...
13 Mar 2019| Science Notes

Hot and bothered

Climate change does seem to be causing anxiety; apparently over a third of millennials worry that human children are bad...
13 Mar 2019| Science Notes

When in doubt, blame Bush

Canadian environment minister Catherine McKenna recently had to cancel a Burlington Town Hall about the warming crisis because of harsh...
06 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

These boys is lyin'

In the Spectator, Matt Ridley writes about a plague of “Lying with science” by those he dubs “apocoholics”. He says...
06 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

The right to doubt

In Forbes Paul Hsieh finds himself obliged to defend himself, and us, against a proposal by a NYU psychology professor...
06 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

Fish story

After years of factory trawlers, drift nets, open access and lack of enforceable regulations, it turns out it’s not overfishing...
06 Mar 2019| Science Notes

Leaving town

As a convoy of “United We Roll” trucks concerned about the Alberta oil industry leaves Ottawa to abuse from the...
27 Feb 2019| News Roundup

Ad hominem Happerem

The righteous are in high dudgeon because a proposed White House panel on climate change will include Will Happer, eminent...
27 Feb 2019| News Roundup

Tempest in a blog post

With everyone suddenly an expert on extreme weather, an actual scientist threatens to spoil the fun. Dr. Judith Curry, former...
27 Feb 2019| Science Notes

Brrrctic

Back when the polar bears were going extinct another reliable alarmist story was about the vanishing Arctic ice. It seems...
27 Feb 2019| Science Notes

Some nukes

There are some serious people out there. Mike Schellenberger of Environmental Progress, who Time Magazine has called a “Hero of...
20 Feb 2019| OP ED Watch

Green baloney

In the National Post Rex Murphy lowers the boom on the new American left’s “Green New Deal”, crediting Ocasio-Cortez for...
20 Feb 2019| OP ED Watch

If Quebec had oil...

In the National Post Kelly McParland’s criticism of Justin Trudeau in the SNC-Lavalin scandal for suddenly discovering the value of...
20 Feb 2019| OP ED Watch

A great wind

Climate alarmists frequently claim increased extreme weather proves pernicious human impact on the environment. Even if they have to invent...
20 Feb 2019| Science Notes

Up the down thermometer

The latest “doom and gloom” headlines on climate include “2018 was fourth-hottest year on record, NASA says/ World data shows...
13 Feb 2019| News Roundup

AOC not A-OK

Bjorn Lomborg raised one skeptical environmentalist's eyebrow in the New York Post when everybody’s favorite radical socialist, novice Congresswoman Alexandria...
13 Feb 2019| OP ED Watch

All fired up

One of the annoying habits we aim to cultivate here at CDN is that of looking stuff up. When politicians...
13 Feb 2019| Science Notes

Oh that's deep

Sea level rise would be a complicated topic even if it were not politicized. People often talk as though the...
08 Jul 2020| News Roundup

Moo de har har

It turns out it’s not just penguins who release planet-destroying laughing gas (nitrous oxide or N2O). So do cows. From...
08 Jul 2020| News Roundup

This just out

As we were finalizing this newsletter we learned of an amazing piece by Michael Shellenberger, a Time Magazine “Hero of...
01 Jul 2020| News Roundup

Facts are fun

Perhaps that’s the nerd’s credo. But we have nowhere to hide. We’re excited at a NOAA website that lists all...
01 Jul 2020| News Roundup

This on the other hand

Meanwhile this story writes itself: “Man-made climate change worse than thought, experts say.” Or, to fill in the details du...
24 Jun 2020| News Roundup

Not so dumb after all

Last week our lead item was about how some government agencies believe that the finance sector is failing to recognize...
24 Jun 2020| News Roundup

We need a global treaty

Something seems to be up, down or sideways with the Earth’s magnetic field, including a potential geomagnetic reversal, and it’s...
17 Jun 2020| News Roundup

What pandemic?

Suddenly there's a lot less talk in climate circles about the pandemic that Sir David Attenborough just complained everyone was...
10 Jun 2020| News Roundup

Military intelligence

One of our recent videos reviewed the predictions from a high-powered US military report on climate change published nearly 20...
27 May 2020| News Roundup

It's gone

Quick. Think of something you like. Well, climate change will destroy it. It doesn’t matter what it is, from a...
27 May 2020| News Roundup

Net zero sense

In a remarkable display of disingenuous gall, the EU has decided oil and gas, a.k.a. fossil fuels, are not fossil...
13 May 2020| News Roundup

More on Moore

It’s astounding, and discouraging, how much abuse substitutes for argument on Twitter, in YouTube comments, etc., and how much of...
06 May 2020| News Roundup

Chilly in here?

It may be the hottest year ever, or part of a suite of same, or some such. But it’s noteworthy...
06 May 2020| News Roundup

Chilly down there?

As we emerge belatedly from winter in Ottawa and much of North America, if not from quarantine, spare a thought...
06 May 2020| News Roundup

Gated community

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is a chronic do-gooder including worthy causes like fighting malaria and less worthy ones like fighting...
29 Apr 2020| News Roundup

Breaking bad news

According to [news source] an [iconic thing] in [an iconic place] is going to get it because of climate change....
15 Apr 2020| News Roundup

Death and taxes

In the face of a pandemic-driven economic meltdown of increasingly terrifying proportions, Justin Trudeau has reversed himself on a number...
08 Apr 2020| News Roundup

Finding sea levels

When the rising seas imperilled Sydney’s famous opera house it was pretty much case closed on climate change. The headlines...
01 Apr 2020| News Roundup

Drowning in numbers

NBC hyperventilates that the ice in Greenland and Antarctica is melting faster than the fastest thing ever. You see both...
25 Mar 2020| News Roundup

New balance

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce sent a March 2 letter to Finance Minister Morneau saying “Canadian businesses understand the serious...
18 Mar 2020| News Roundup

Climate climate everywhere

In addition to various climate-panic blows to Canada’s economy, from anti-pipeline blockades of railroads to the cancellation of oil sands...
11 Mar 2020| News Roundup

Must... have... oil...

The implosion of investment in Canadian energy, most recently the cancellation of the Teck Frontier oilsands mine and Warren Buffett...
11 Mar 2020| News Roundup

The nuclear option

OK, there’s a codicil to our lead item. The cost of reducing carbon emissions will be enormous unless we find...
04 Mar 2020| News Roundup

Fires no longer hot

In today’s news, wildfires are not ravaging the Amazon or Fort McMurray. Or Australia. Or anywhere. Technically they are still...
26 Feb 2020| News Roundup

Law schmaw

The PM has plenty to say about “National Flag of Canada Day” and this “symbol of our rich history, and...
19 Feb 2020| News Roundup

Save the glaciers

French President Emmanuel Macron, under pressure for not doing enough on climate, points at an Alpine glacier and goes oh...
19 Feb 2020| News Roundup

Worse than we thought

NBC runs a strange variant on the “it’s even worse than the settled science thought” climate story: “Climate change models...
19 Feb 2020| News Roundup

Fools pedal in...

They’re really going to do it. Britain is going to ban cars. Well, not all cars. Just all the ones...
12 Feb 2020| News Roundup

Another reality thing

A wakeup call was unexpectedly delivered by Oxford professor Andrew Parker, the bursar of St. John’s College, who wrote to...
05 Feb 2020| News Roundup

Just that?

Britain’s high commissioner to Canada, Susan Jane le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, greets incoming Parliamentarians in the Hill Times by saying “There...
05 Feb 2020| News Roundup

Follow the money

You’ve heard the insult that climate skeptics are hacks lavishly funded by oil billionaires to say whatever their paymasters tell...
29 Jan 2020| News Roundup

This just in

Le Devoir laments that Canada is not on track to meet its Paris Accord goals. Wow, who could have guessed?...
29 Jan 2020| News Roundup

High sea

A reader points out that sea levels in Greta Thunberg’s hometown have been falling steadily since before Norway left Sweden....
15 Jan 2020| News Roundup

Where's Justin again

There are many reasons to think Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should not have gone to Costa Rica for a leisurely...
08 Jan 2020| News Roundup

Say goodbye to the sled

In our last newsletter before the Christmas/New Year’s break we deplored the activist habit of cheapening Christmas by dragging it...
08 Jan 2020| News Roundup

Comrade Rickford misspeaks

Ontario Energy minister Greg Rickford got in trouble recently for mentioning the familiar runaway costs and sorry performance of alternative...
18 Dec 2019| News Roundup

The East is Green

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute claims US villainy and inaction on climate change is driving strategic Pacific island nations to...
18 Dec 2019| News Roundup

Soaring into failure

According to the latest federal Throne Speech, “Canada’s children and grandchildren will judge this generation by its action — or...
11 Dec 2019| News Roundup

Fighting fire with words

The CBC reports on the latest UN “we’re on fire” report, from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) annual Emissions...
04 Dec 2019| News Roundup

Speaking of weather

The New York Times warns of bad American Thanksgiving travel weather and shows a picture of Colorado under more than...
04 Dec 2019| News Roundup

And if you believe that

China, which Michael Bloomberg weirdly insists is not a dictatorship because of its enlightened environmental policy, claims it met its...
04 Dec 2019| News Roundup

Pipe(line) dreams

From the “he didn’t really say that, did he?” file we have Quebec’s premier wailing that without pipelines his people...
27 Nov 2019| News Roundup

Just weather

Western Canada has had a cold, wet fall with worrying implications for farmers unable to get millions of dollars’ worth...
20 Nov 2019| News Roundup

We're all going to die

The National Post runs a very worrying story on growing bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Which might seem to have nothing...
20 Nov 2019| News Roundup

The mouse that roared

From the “this time for sure” department 11,000 scientists just signed a petition saying we must act now or we’re...
13 Nov 2019| News Roundup

You walk, I fly

From the climate hypocrisy files, which already bulged right out of the cabinet during the election as climate warriors whooshed...
13 Nov 2019| News Roundup

Little green movement

U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden (or snitch or whatever you want to call him) has published a book from his exile...
13 Nov 2019| News Roundup

Trick or heat

The National Post reports on a carpenter named Daniel Alagalak who spends Hallowe’en cruising around with a shotgun, not to...
06 Nov 2019| News Roundup

Protesting yourself

During the election, youth marches against Canada’s failure to act on climate change attracted a high-profile celebrity. No, not Greta...
30 Oct 2019| News Roundup

Nyet to carbon pricing

While Extinction Rebellion is infuriating commuters by shutting down central London transit, a harrowing foretaste of the fuel-free world they...
23 Oct 2019| News Roundup

Historic climate event

We already noted the irony that the great September 27 strike for climate was followed immediately by cold weather and...
16 Oct 2019| News Roundup

If it destroyed Iowa...

NBC reports on how “Climate change is shaping Iowa's physical and political landscape”. In case you’re thinking of Blofeld’s dismissive...
16 Oct 2019| News Roundup

Meat the war on science

Increasingly loud voices are demanding that scientific results in fields unrelated to climate, even if true, be suppressed if they...
09 Oct 2019| News Roundup

Follow the mob

Speaking of the war on science, a vice president of the University of Alberta just abruptly resigned following a scandal....
09 Oct 2019| News Roundup

The 7% Commotion

The World Economic Forum, where rich people act trendy and concerned, has just warned us that climate change will pound...
09 Oct 2019| News Roundup

You do it your way, and...

Apparently there’s a big brouhaha in Lotusland, with southern B.C. municipalities wanting to sue oil companies for selling their citizens...
02 Oct 2019| News Roundup

What if you win?

Lately there’s been a big push for “ethical investing” including, for instance, fossil fuel divestment and, more recently, Harvard being...
18 Sep 2019| News Roundup

More Ridd-icule?

Physics professor Peter Ridd, of Australia’s James Cook University, just won a significant AU$1,094,214.47 in compensation for unlawful dismissal after...
11 Sep 2019| News Roundup

Glowing in the dark

Politics is not famous for its fondness for, or proximity to, reality. But the overwhelming political victory of climate change...
04 Sep 2019| News Roundup

It's over

Also during our two weeks off the debate on climate change ended again. And again. And again. And again. And...
28 Aug 2019| News Roundup

America is cool

Here’s another massive headline you didn’t see: “No warming in United States”. The global “hiatus” is bad enough for the...
28 Aug 2019| News Roundup

And death will be a relief

The BBC reports that climate change will kill everything cute and cuddly while cockroaches reign supreme. Which sounds disgusting. But...
21 Aug 2019| News Roundup

Tick tick tick

Purely anecdotal evidence suggests that we’re having a bad summer for ticks in Ontario. And the wretched things increasingly carry...
24 Jul 2019| News Roundup

Follow the money

A routine press release from a Canadian government ministry announces “$4.7 million to fund nine climate change research projects.” By...
17 Jul 2019| News Roundup

Heat and cold

It’s sweltering in Europe. And of course it’s put down to climate not weather, unlike recent cold winters. But while...
10 Jul 2019| News Roundup

Iced

If you want more proof of climate change look out your window. Anything will do. Including a hail storm in...
10 Jul 2019| News Roundup

Where's anybody?

We noted last week that Canada’s Prime Minister Justin “Plastic Forks” Trudeau seems remarkably unwilling to reduce his own carbon...
03 Jul 2019| News Roundup

Where's Justin?

It’s easy to say others should emit less carbon. But it’s harder to emit less yourself. So what kind of...
26 Jun 2019| News Roundup

Money, by Pink Floyd

Rock legend David Gilmour of Pink Floyd has auctioned off his guitars including the iconic “black strat” used to record...
26 Jun 2019| News Roundup

The Department of Duh

There’s no way to pretty up the dilemma alarmists say we face. Barring the development of important new fuel sources...
19 Jun 2019| News Roundup

World War III

You’d think that after decades of climate hyperbole that keeps getting debunked the alarmists would learn to tone it down....
12 Jun 2019| News Roundup

The Canadian angle

While the world tears itself apart over getting rid of fossil fuels, or doesn’t, Canada is having its own special...
12 Jun 2019| News Roundup

Unclear on the concept

When Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer announced a plan to remove GST from all home heating bills it drew considerable...
05 Jun 2019| News Roundup

The plane truth

Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change was in Newfoundland on May 23, pointing a trembling finger at icebergs. Which...
05 Jun 2019| News Roundup

Is Toronto burning?

In the interest of evidence-based decision-making we concede that Toronto did experience a brutal, record heat wave that forced the...
29 May 2019| News Roundup

Worms ate my planet

The National Post, channeling the New York Times’ climate obsession, runs a Times story about how southern European earthworms are...
29 May 2019| News Roundup

Rats, a fanatic

The New York Times reports that their city is overrun with rats. The culprit is, well, you guessed it. OK,...
29 May 2019| News Roundup

Up ended down under

In Australia the conservative “Liberal” party just won a “stunning” election victory which the New York Times ascribed to the...
22 May 2019| News Roundup

Where'd my glacier go?

As we noted back in April, the Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier in Greenland has really flummoxed scientists. It’s meant to melt...
22 May 2019| News Roundup

Seal of doom

The Morris Animal Foundation reports that climate change is killing seal pups cruelly, giving them hookworm as their mothers neglect...
22 May 2019| News Roundup

Only kids know

Scientific American hails a new study that finds that the right way to influence adults is to indoctrinate children. Of...
15 May 2019| News Roundup

Blowing off the wind

H. Sterling Burnett notes that voters in formerly green Europe are turning against alternative energy because it’s becoming clear that...
15 May 2019| News Roundup

Not in my back pocket

Polls suggest strong support for action on man-made global warming. But actions say otherwise. Including in New Brunswick where mighty...
08 May 2019| News Roundup

Reality check

This week Ottawa joined cities around the world in proclaiming trendy “climate emergencies” that enable them to leap into committee...
01 May 2019| News Roundup

Surfing on Earth Day

Our Prime Minister does not practice what he preaches on carbon. As Brian Lilley wrote in the Toronto Sun, “Justin...
01 May 2019| News Roundup

You'll never guess

Oh yes you will. A big scary headline says the earth is warming faster than settled science said. Actually, not...
24 Apr 2019| News Roundup

Who saw that coming?

There’s one headline that never gets old when it comes to climate. “Global Warming Is Shrinking Glaciers Much Faster Than...
17 Apr 2019| News Roundup

We're not going to fry

The dogma that every effect of global warming is bad obscures an important truth clear from the historical record and...
17 Apr 2019| News Roundup

Extinction bait and switch

Evidently there’s this coordinated movement to bring down “the system” worldwide and replace it with peace love and trust. Oh,...
10 Apr 2019| News Roundup

Warm regards

Environment and Climate Change Canada celebrated Carbon Tax Day by releasing a report that, scary headlines notwithstanding, boils down to...
03 Apr 2019| News Roundup

Virtual lack of reality

A new report from the Manhattan Institute warns that the laws of physics make a green energy revolution impossible. Advocates,...
03 Apr 2019| News Roundup

Climate indulgences

Metro Vancouver has asked two federal Liberal ministers to let it off the hook for price-fixing because it was in...
27 Mar 2019| News Roundup

And yet it snows

The Ottawa Sun reports a typical story about governmental secrecy with a strange climate twist. It seems the City of...
27 Mar 2019| News Roundup

Heavy breathing

At one of many whee-let’s-skip-school-and-insult-the-adults youth protests in favour of the Green New Deal or something, the Associated Press cheerfully...
20 Mar 2019| News Roundup

Political science

In the Netherlands, the government panicked a week before their March 20 provincial elections (which have significant national ramifications because...
20 Mar 2019| News Roundup

Trash can

The Atlantic reports that Americans are finally joining the church of recycling. Regrettably there’s now nowhere to put the stuff,...
13 Mar 2019| News Roundup

Leaving town

As a convoy of “United We Roll” trucks concerned about the Alberta oil industry leaves Ottawa to abuse from the...
27 Feb 2019| News Roundup

Ad hominem Happerem

The righteous are in high dudgeon because a proposed White House panel on climate change will include Will Happer, eminent...
27 Feb 2019| News Roundup

Up the down thermometer

The latest “doom and gloom” headlines on climate include “2018 was fourth-hottest year on record, NASA says/ World data shows...
13 Feb 2019| News Roundup

It's another gas

Eric Worrall has fun with Germany’s latest alternative energy lurch, this time toward hydrogen. In the funhouse world of politics,...
08 Jul 2020| OP ED Watch

Doing the climate grovel

If there’s one group of people routinely blamed for climate change denialism, it’s oil companies. But as with so much...
08 Jul 2020| OP ED Watch

But if not...

David Middleton points to a fascinating thought experiment that ought to be applied very widely to climate change models and...
01 Jul 2020| OP ED Watch

And what of history?

Erasing history is dangerous business, as is rewriting it. For instance the whole issue of the cooling scare of the...
24 Jun 2020| OP ED Watch

But you have my sympathies

It’s curious how gung-ho people are about artificial intelligence given the drumbeat of dystopian warnings about a world in which...
24 Jun 2020| OP ED Watch

Rock around the thermometer

In “Climate Fwd,” the megawoke newsletter of the New York Times, Kendra Pierre-Louis discusses increasing references to climate change in...
17 Jun 2020| OP ED Watch

Unmoored

We have to note that Michael Moore’s film Planet of the Humans is now gone from YouTube because a photographer...
03 Jun 2020| OP ED Watch

Net zero hope

Rex Murphy’s latest National Post cri de cœur on behalf of his home province falls on the same deaf ears...
03 Jun 2020| OP ED Watch

It didn't work

On ABC Radio Richard Aedy asks why nobody has done anything about climate change. On Watts Up With That Eric...
03 Jun 2020| OP ED Watch

Exposing the lies

Naomi Oreskes, whose highly selective reading of a less than rigorous sample of paper abstracts first somehow spawned the 97%...
27 May 2020| OP ED Watch

Death by climate

The occasional claim that hundreds of thousands of people are now dying of climate change runs up against the inconvenient...
27 May 2020| OP ED Watch

Some not hot models

The extreme response of many governments to COVID-19 was driven by… computer models. We’re “following the science“, they told us...
20 May 2020| OP ED Watch

Green New Deal is free

Another major leap forward into fantasy from the Deep Ecologists. In response to criticism from Jonah Goldberg of the prohibitive...
20 May 2020| OP ED Watch

Weather v climate

We often make sport of the ever-shifting and opportunistic definition of “climate” as opposed to “weather”, by which any unusually...
13 May 2020| OP ED Watch

Moore Mann

If you thought the spat over Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans couldn’t get worse, you don’t spend much time...
13 May 2020| OP ED Watch

It's a gas gas gas

Lost in the pandemic shutdown are some numbers that ought to give anyone concerned about climate pause. You know how...
13 May 2020| OP ED Watch

Yellow and green make red

Harry Wilkinson delivers a harsh verdict on Emmanuel Macron’s “cunning plan” to deflect yellow vest anger at rising gas prices...
06 May 2020| OP ED Watch

RAHR!!!

If we startled you with that atavistic roar please do not be alarmed. It is merely the distant echo rather...
06 May 2020| OP ED Watch

It can't work, can it?

Michael Moore’s explosive new documentary also raises a perennial debate about the environment, resource depletion and so on going back...
29 Apr 2020| OP ED Watch

Head for the hills

The Wildlife Conservation Society says that as climate change drives some species to climb higher up into the hills and...
29 Apr 2020| OP ED Watch

Uh, that'd be 'not'

NBC profiles a student who grew a canoe out of mushrooms. Which is totally cool, including because if you got...
22 Apr 2020| OP ED Watch

Sea-riously

From his valuable Sealevel.Info site, Dave Burton calls for brave souls to step forward as expert reviewers for the IPCC’s...
15 Apr 2020| OP ED Watch

Very big green

On The Pipeline, Tom Finnerty produces some scary numbers about the scale of climate change spending. Specifically, citing Stephen Moore,...
15 Apr 2020| OP ED Watch

Who'd have thought

It’s hardly surprising when the environmentalist crowd surveys the wreckage of the COVID-19 crisis and waves it away as nothing...
08 Apr 2020| OP ED Watch

Hitting the beach

No, we won’t be doing it any time soon, apparently. Or ever, if a new study from the European Union’s...
08 Apr 2020| OP ED Watch

Green Wutopianism

We ask again: Is this really the moment? And once again someone thinks so: Ex-Environment Minister Catherine McKenna enthusiastically retweets...
08 Apr 2020| OP ED Watch

Revenge of Gaia

Not to say COVID-19 serves you right. But according to Inger Anderson, executive director of the UN Environment Programme, it…...
01 Apr 2020| OP ED Watch

But we can call you names

A spat erupted in the pages of the National Post after columnist Terence Corcoran accused various climate crusaders of welcoming...
01 Apr 2020| OP ED Watch

Green cars stall

In The Australian Bjorn Lomborg warns that electric cars aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. For starters, the idea...
25 Mar 2020| OP ED Watch

Unlike a great wind

“Tropical cyclones, nor’easters, and Arctic outbreaks are a particular interest of mine,” Chris Martz enthuses. But before you say everybody...
25 Mar 2020| OP ED Watch

UNESCO to the rescue

UNESCO, which is an organization that does stuff like “Building peace in the minds of men and women” according to...
18 Mar 2020| OP ED Watch

The nub of the gist

For all the complexities of climate change, there are some core areas and key contentions that must be the starting...
18 Mar 2020| OP ED Watch

Birds of prey

More than two centuries ago Edmund Burke delivered a lethal putdown of bloody factionalism in the French Revolution: “Birds of...
04 Mar 2020| OP ED Watch

Weinstein deniers

It really is a bit much even in the nasty debate over climate. The term “denier,” as hurled at those...
04 Mar 2020| OP ED Watch

Boston tide party

The Washington Post tells us of Boston that “Famous for its role in America’s war for independence, this city is...
26 Feb 2020| OP ED Watch

The A-B-C of alarmism

University of Guelph economist Ross McKitrick lumps everyone in the climate debate into three very broad groups labeled by non-pejorative...
19 Feb 2020| OP ED Watch

Rhetoric melts ice sheets

A site called “Severe Weather Europe” tells us “An incredible temperature high of 18.3°C (65°F) has been measured in Antarctica!...
12 Feb 2020| OP ED Watch

Do not ask questions

A London, Ontario city councillor is in a very hot climatic region for daring to study global warming. He was...
12 Feb 2020| OP ED Watch

Oh that's original

An Australian academic, wondering how best to encourage honest and constructive discussion about climate change, says it’s time to “drive...
05 Feb 2020| OP ED Watch

Atlantic 2, Dolphins 0

No, not the Flipper kind. According to CNBC, the rising oceans will turn Miami’s professional footballers into a water polo...
05 Feb 2020| OP ED Watch

Whereas a virus...

The weird let’s-hear-it-for-China’s-environmental-policy drumbeat continues. On Watt’s Up With That Eric Worrall notes Financial Times national editor and columnist Edward...
29 Jan 2020| OP ED Watch

Down you go

It seems that Jakarta, Indonesia faces a very real risk of flooding by 2050. Another alarmist “gotcha”? Well no, says...
29 Jan 2020| OP ED Watch

Rats, climate change

National Geographic has a genuine scientific moment, saying that “In all the time humans have been discovering and describing new...
22 Jan 2020| OP ED Watch

Let them eat nothing

Paul Driessen and David Wojick warn that Africa’s poverty is being perpetuated by “carbon colonialist” banks. The African Development Bank...
22 Jan 2020| OP ED Watch

Noooooo, not treeees

A piece from The Independent Institute chortles that planting trees looks like “by far—the cheapest and most effective approach to...
15 Jan 2020| OP ED Watch

Tell the truth and...

Toronto Sun columnist Lorrie Goldstein says “If the next federal Conservative leader is looking for a coherent policy on human-induced...
08 Jan 2020| OP ED Watch

How sick is this planet?

E&ENews’s Climate Wire complains that “Despite the threat climate change poses to human health, very few medical schools have made...
08 Jan 2020| OP ED Watch

Are you all fools?

The Canadian Press reports that “Ottawa says New Brunswick’s proposed carbon tax passes the federal smell test.” Instead of paying...
18 Dec 2019| OP ED Watch

It's not even a word

Remember global warming? Then there was climate change. Then climate weirding. And now it’s “climate emergency”. Why, it’s even the...
11 Dec 2019| OP ED Watch

The science is rubbish

Periodically some “denier” will complain about the supposedly solid science behind global warming alarmism, to a chorus of well-bred boos....
04 Dec 2019| OP ED Watch

You had me at 210

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission huffs and puffs and announces in its final report that all will be well if we impose...
04 Dec 2019| OP ED Watch

Fraaack, what?

The Heartland Institute says fracking is great for the economy and the environment, based on a White House Council of...
27 Nov 2019| OP ED Watch

The case of expensive gas

The Terrace Standard reports that “B.C. gasoline prices are still higher than other parts of the country, Premier John Horgan...
20 Nov 2019| OP ED Watch

It's a reality thing

In the Toronto Sun Lorne Gunter warns that carbon offsets are basically a shell game. It’s not that there’s necessarily...
20 Nov 2019| OP ED Watch

Heck no, we won't go

An obstreperous objection to climate orthodoxy has been raised not by a person or think tank but a town in,...
20 Nov 2019| OP ED Watch

Now plants are bad too

Among the aspects of climate alarmism that invites and yet defies parody is that everything is bad. For instance a...
13 Nov 2019| OP ED Watch

Time to panic

Perhaps you think one problem with the climate change debate is the increasingly shrill and often also peculiar warnings of...
30 Oct 2019| OP ED Watch

When you don't have power

In California, NBC reports, the troubled utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has imposed rolling blackouts on millions of...
23 Oct 2019| OP ED Watch

It's a non-gas

Having blocked a natural gas pipeline, because GHGs are bad, New York governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered the National Grid...
23 Oct 2019| OP ED Watch

Common sense, RIP

Time magazine publishes Chris Wilson’s mock obituary of the Holocene, supposedly bumped off by humans who have now dumped themselves...
23 Oct 2019| OP ED Watch

If it was a religion...

Like psychoanalysing your opponents, accusing them of espousing a pseudo-religion as Gerard Baker did in the Wall Street Journal can...
16 Oct 2019| OP ED Watch

Zzzzzzzzz

Writing in Maclean’s, Stephen Maher produces a piece of stunning unoriginality on climate change, from its banal title “What Canada’s...
09 Oct 2019| OP ED Watch

The monsoons of death

Heavy rainfall in India causes deadly floods in the northeastern states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. The Daily Telegraph intones...
09 Oct 2019| OP ED Watch

Oh that climate strike

NBC gushes that “It was the floodwaters brushing her jawline that convinced Theresa Sebastian it was time to get serious...
02 Oct 2019| OP ED Watch

Listen to the scientists

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has compiled 50 years’ worth of failed eco-alarmist predictions on its blog. It’s quite the parade...
02 Oct 2019| OP ED Watch

Henderson the Ice King

Geoengineering is a staple of online conspiracy theories. Just Google “chemtrails”. But apparently it’s becoming reputable as a way to...
25 Sep 2019| OP ED Watch

March for... um... a plan

Mike Gerbis, CEO of “GLOBE Series”, which describes itself as “in the business of transformation” (oh, that’s original) as “part...
25 Sep 2019| OP ED Watch

Speaking of paranoia

It’s always a sign of trouble when a theory starts to sweep everything into one gigantic bundle, especially one with...
11 Sep 2019| OP ED Watch

Oh Gaia I'm soooo depressed

There seems to be a significant debate going on among depressed climate alarmists about whether people who are psychologically crushed...
11 Sep 2019| OP ED Watch

A fly in the ointment

The Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow, CFACT, asks what the UN is thinking flying 5,000 people to Salt Lake City...
04 Sep 2019| OP ED Watch

Nooo, not the lobsters

The Ottawa Citizen’s Andrew Cohen waxes lyrical about successful efforts to save the American bald eagle at his summer island...
04 Sep 2019| OP ED Watch

When Harry met hypocrisy

Prince Harry has been taking a fair bit of heat including from the National Post’s Chris Selley for making sanctimonious...
28 Aug 2019| OP ED Watch

Dam nonsense

Willis Eschenbach lampoons media outlets for attributing the partial collapse of the Whaley Bridge Dam in Derbyshire, England to climate...
21 Aug 2019| OP ED Watch

Can't imagine why

Climate Home News is all sad that the latest extreme UN call to shut down everything to save the planet...
21 Aug 2019| OP ED Watch

Warming melts snowflakes

Judith Curry roasts climate scientists suffering “pre-traumatic stress disorder” because of things they think might be going to happen, with...
31 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

Where to bury a reef

One major difficulty in committing a murder is hiding the body. Especially if you’re climate change and your victim is...
31 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

Raining cats and dogs

Bob Vislocky takes vigorous exception to the predictable ambulance-chasing of Hurricane Barry. Particularly a New Republic piece by Eric Holthaus...
24 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

Here come the refugees

Years ago the United Nations predicted millions of refugees due to climate change. When they didn’t show up, one option...
17 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

I don't get free hits?

A journalist for The New Republic feels triggered, or something, because when she wrote nonsense about climate she was criticized...
17 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

Turning green

A new study from the Global Warming Policy Foundation warns that green energy isn’t very green. Some of its arguments...
17 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

When scientists rebel

A group of 90 Italian scientists just signed a strongly-worded petition asking governments to concentrate on fighting known environmental problems...
10 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

Crank up the AC, will ya?

This sort of sentiment is not normally associated with do-gooders. But Rachel Kyte, “chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for...
10 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

The climate reveal

The debate over climate change is ill-tempered even by the debased modern standard of public discourse. And, to be fair,...
10 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

Federalism cooked my planet

The New York Times blows a head valve because “The Trump administration on Wednesday replaced former President Barack Obama’s effort...
03 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

IPCC v IPCC

Judith Curry writes that if you want to know what’s wrong with the conclusions reached by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel...
26 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

Not worth the wait

The federal Conservatives finally unveiled their climate plan that will satisfy everyone because it stops global warming without a carbon...
26 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

Climate porn

On the Industry Energy blog, Terry Etam expresses baffled frustration that climate alarmists link fossil fuels to child porn. No,...
26 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

We have ways to make you think

Yet another professor of communication has a plan for curing denialisticism. “Warming oceans. Shrinking ice sheets. Intense rainfall events. Rising...
19 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

Could would might

NBC warns us that “Without swift action on climate change, heat waves could kill thousands in U.S. cities”. If only...
19 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

Erasing the Whatstand?

David Middleton complains on Watts Up With That that in addition to trying to erase the Medieval Warm period and...
19 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

The terminology emergency

The National Post’s Kelly McParland takes exception to activists upping the rhetorical ante from climate change to climate emergency to...
12 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

The war on nothing

One reason scary words aren’t leading to effective action is that many of them are obviously wrong. The apocalyptarians talk...
12 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

The War Against Earth

Google publishes a Splinter news story headlined “Trump Administration Joins Climate Change in War Against Earth”. Oooh, that awful Donald...
05 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

The voice of youth drones on

With commendable consistency, Climate Home News announces “an exciting project” in which it “will host reporting, personal reflections and commentary...
29 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Green route up

Joel Kotkin in the Orange County Register urges environmentalists to come to grips with humanity if they want to win...
29 May 2019| OP ED Watch

You sank my tanker bill

The Liberals’ odd Bill C-48, banning oil tankers making landfall in BC north of Vancouver Island, seems to have foundered...
22 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Now that you've won...

Michael Binnion, president of Questerre Energy, which has long sought to produce oil and gas in Quebec, puts out a...
22 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Was that your house?

In the National Post, Kelly McParland says it’s not smart to build your home on a floodplain. Which sounds like...
15 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Get more fibre

If fossil fuels really are a threat to the environment it’s still not an open-and-shut case that governments should go...
15 May 2019| OP ED Watch

All bad all the time

One curious feature of climate alarmism is that if there’s bad weather we’re told it’s because the Earth warmed, as...
08 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Tax my plastic, please?

The Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation says no, specifically to a proposal in a report from Deloitte for Environment Canada that says...
08 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Is that stuff snow?

It’s revealing that Ottawa saw freezing rain and snow on rooftops on May 1. May 1! Calgary and southern Alberta...
08 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Green China

In a welcome development, the firmly alarmist Climate Change News reports skeptically on China pitching its strategically ominous “Belt and...
01 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Wot about the workers?

An overwrought museum piece in the Guardian called for a general strike in Britain. We could support the clichés it...
01 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Big green

One of the trite character-assassination-in-place-of-argument tropes in the climate debate is that skeptics are paid liars with high bank balances...
24 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Batty propaganda

Paul Homewood takes square aim at the BBC’s “Climate Change – The Facts?” with David Attenborough, showing that Attenborough’s “facts”...
24 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Time for a coup

Climate Change News praises Extinction Rebellion for its plan to bypass democracy to get what it wants. They concede that...
24 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

The grass is not greener

With spring finally staggering toward us in a thick sweater, the New York Times “Climate Fwd.” newsletter is full of...
17 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

The fire next time

The Globe & Mail’s Gary Mason shows some first-class fake courage admitting that a column slamming Conservative politicians over carbon...
10 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Not how you'd do it

In the Calgary Sun Kenneth Green of the Fraser Institute writes that Canada’s carbon tax is not by the textbook....
10 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Green death

Former Canadian finance minister Joe Oliver writes movingly about the reality that trapping poor people in “energy poverty” means disease,...
03 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Retreat from reality

On NBC’s apparently misnamed “Think” Steve Krakauer calls AOC “a perfect role model for millennials” not because of her fleeting...
03 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Not saving the world

Nature warns that (yawn) “Global warming will happen faster than we think”. Extreme weather political urgency emissions rising etc. The...
27 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

Who's funding you?

Raise any sort of question about climate science or policy and that’s the first question you’ll be asked, in a...
27 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

Lies about errors

One pernicious feature of the climate debate is the degree to which orthodoxy relies on insult and character assassination, especially...
27 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

And about time

In the Edmonton Journal David Staples writes that the Alberta energy industry is finally speaking out about the massive foreign-funded...
20 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

Jobs jobs rubbish

Rex Murphy cuts loose in the National Post about the Trudeau Liberals’ insistence that their repeated interventions on the SNC-Lavalin...
20 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

Skin in the game

Joe Bastardi, a professional weather forecaster, calls for a little fact-based humility on climate. He argues that we don’t know...
20 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

Past them trees

Bjorn Lomborg says when it comes to carbon emissions, we need to be very skeptical of government accounting. New Zealand,...
13 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

Shutting down oil

In the National Post former Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall offers a novel take on the contrast between the Trudeau administration’s...
13 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

When in doubt, blame Bush

Canadian environment minister Catherine McKenna recently had to cancel a Burlington Town Hall about the warming crisis because of harsh...
06 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

These boys is lyin'

In the Spectator, Matt Ridley writes about a plague of “Lying with science” by those he dubs “apocoholics”. He says...
06 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

The right to doubt

In Forbes Paul Hsieh finds himself obliged to defend himself, and us, against a proposal by a NYU psychology professor...
06 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

Some nukes

There are some serious people out there. Mike Schellenberger of Environmental Progress, who Time Magazine has called a “Hero of...
20 Feb 2019| OP ED Watch

Green baloney

In the National Post Rex Murphy lowers the boom on the new American left’s “Green New Deal”, crediting Ocasio-Cortez for...
20 Feb 2019| OP ED Watch

If Quebec had oil...

In the National Post Kelly McParland’s criticism of Justin Trudeau in the SNC-Lavalin scandal for suddenly discovering the value of...
20 Feb 2019| OP ED Watch

AOC not A-OK

Bjorn Lomborg raised one skeptical environmentalist's eyebrow in the New York Post when everybody’s favorite radical socialist, novice Congresswoman Alexandria...
13 Feb 2019| OP ED Watch

Waak waak waak

Penguins can’t seem to get a break. And they’re funny-looking. Admit it. Graceful under water, yes. But funny on land....
08 Jul 2020| Science Notes

The beaches of Rio

Kenneth Richard of NoTricksZone alerts us to a new paper reviewing evidence on sea levels in Sepetiba Bay, just south...
24 Jun 2020| Science Notes

Sensitivity a la carte

We've talked about the problem of estimating Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity (ECS) before. We even made a video we invite you...
10 Jun 2020| Science Notes

Corals on acid

Ocean acidification is one of terms that invites you to picture an apocalyptic horror show, with the ocean turning into...
08 Apr 2020| Science Notes

Or your coral gets it

Among the 1950s-drive-in-horror-style warnings routine on the topic of climate, we’re told corals are as fragile as they are beautiful...
25 Mar 2020| Science Notes

Snow cover, more or less

We have previously reported that Northern Hemisphere winters have been getting snowier since 1990 according to the Rutgers University Global...
18 Mar 2020| Science Notes

CO2 doubling and beyond

Suppose in a wild worst-case scenario, instead of just doubling atmospheric CO2 over pre-industrial times, we somehow doubled it again...
11 Mar 2020| Science Notes

Sweltering in Siberia

January was supposedly the hottest January ever and we’re all going to die according to reputable American governmental science agencies...
04 Mar 2020| Science Notes

Alarmists busted

A controversy erupted in the world of climate modeling last month when two scientists published a commentary in Nature magazine...
12 Feb 2020| Science Notes

Droughts: Just the facts

There's a standard litany about the evil effects of greenhouse gases that usually starts with “droughts, floods, hurricanes” and whatever...
12 Feb 2020| Science Notes

Hot peppers

Scientists have spent the last several decades running experiments that expose crops to elevated carbon dioxide levels to see how...
29 Jan 2020| Science Notes

Fishy story

It's easy to despair about hyper-politicized climate science. But cheer up. Marine scientists at James Cook University in Australia have...
15 Jan 2020| Science Notes

A much warmer Arctic

Don't tell Greta. But in the Scandinavian part of the Arctic around Svalbard Island, about ten thousand years ago, summers...
18 Dec 2019| Science Notes

There goes the sun

According to Perspecta, Inc. meteorologist Paul Dorian on Watt’s Up With That?, the sun is going veeery quiet indeed. In...
18 Dec 2019| Science Notes

Dead woman tells a tale

An intriguing new paper in the Journal of Marine Biology and Aquascape challenges conventional wisdom based on photographic and archaeological...
04 Dec 2019| Science Notes

The very small crisis

We often hear that anthropogenic climate change is an emergency, and that greenhouse gases are the main drivers of everything...
27 Nov 2019| Science Notes

Whale the saves

The fundamental unseriousness of discussions of climate change is revealed by a story saying “whales may be able to store...
20 Nov 2019| Science Notes

Clouds ain't so cool

Some climate models say greenhouse gases cause a lot of warming and others don’t. Yet they all fit 20th century...
23 Oct 2019| Science Notes

Don't tell Greta

Greta Thunberg thinks warm weather is a crisis. And since she’s easily upset it’s a good thing she doesn't realize...
16 Oct 2019| Science Notes

Meanwhile in China

Via the Global Warming Policy Foundation we learn that researchers with the Chinese Academy of Sciences have analysed organic material...
16 Oct 2019| Science Notes

Cold kills yet again

The medical journal The Lancet recently published one of the largest studies ever undertaken of weather-related mortality risk. Analysis of...
09 Oct 2019| Science Notes

Nothing to sea here

Just in time for the IPCC's special report on warming oceans and melting ice comes news that Nature magazine has...
02 Oct 2019| Science Notes

There's a carbon cycle?

One of Ronald Reagan’s most infamous “gaffes” was that trees produce more pollution than cars. But at least some environmentalists...
11 Sep 2019| Science Notes

It had to be

Scientific American chortles that scientists have explained why West Antarctica is losing ice. No prize for guessing: It’s “Global Warming”,...
04 Sep 2019| Science Notes

The trees talk to him

Jim Steele finds that time spent with trees is instructive as well as enjoyable. Specifically, teaching students about the history...
28 Aug 2019| Science Notes

Here comes the rain

David Leonhardt of the New York Times denounces “A flood of lies” because it rained hard in Washington, D.C. on...
17 Jul 2019| Science Notes

CO2 hurts plants

One of the stranger attempted refutations of climate skepticism hurled at us recently (on Facebook) was a 2018 Harvard study...
10 Jul 2019| Science Notes

A burning question

Are forest fires getting bigger or more numerous due to climate change? We'd be doing what we criticize others for...
26 Jun 2019| Science Notes

So now it's drought

On the Scientific American blog, Kate Marvel invokes the California drought that ended to argue that the drought won’t end...
19 Jun 2019| Science Notes

Snow in the Arctic?

Isn't the Arctic supposed to be melting? Maybe inside computer models. But according to Environment Canada, out there in the...
12 Jun 2019| Science Notes

Rainstorms, eh?

With this spring's flood events inspiring politicians across the spectrum mindlessly to invoke climate change, it is worth pointing out...
05 Jun 2019| Science Notes

An air of denial

The “ground zero” of greenhouse-gas-induced warming is not as you might suppose on the ground. All the climate models say...
29 May 2019| Science Notes

Here come the tigers

Climate alarmism may have jumped the shark, or land-based equivalent, with the new claim in Newsweek, by an Oxford University...
29 May 2019| Science Notes

Speaking of data...

Roy Spencer has more trouble for the alarmists this week. A few recent reports (like the recent Environment Canada State...
22 May 2019| Science Notes

The coral see

Instead of the impact of climate on corals it’s time, thanks to some Australian scientists, for the impact of corals...
15 May 2019| Science Notes

Earth got blobs

Scientists using innovative techniques are making surprising discoveries. Which might seem a humdrum statement, including on a story about learning...
08 May 2019| Science Notes

Cyclones don't surge

Spare a thought for Mozambique, recently hit by a second cyclone in two months. News coverage has been relatively restrained,...
01 May 2019| Science Notes

Cooking the thermometer

It's healthy for scientists to debate evidence as well as logic. And despite people hissing “shut up” at climate skeptics,...
01 May 2019| Science Notes

Fueling their anger

If it isn’t polar bears disappearing, it’s forest fires rampaging. Canada’s environment minister keeps citing a fictitious increase in them...
24 Apr 2019| Science Notes

Wait, greening?

Amidst news that Canada warmed 1.7 degrees since 1948 we might also note that the country has gotten better off...
17 Apr 2019| Science Notes

Frogs and fake news

As noted elsewhere in this newsletter, when warming brings good things no one will mention it. But if a study...
10 Apr 2019| Science Notes

The strong weak sun

A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds a surprisingly strong solar influence on wind...
10 Apr 2019| Science Notes

Shocked by ice

One of Greenland's largest glaciers, Jakobshavn, has long been a poster child of global warming alarmism because of its rapid...
03 Apr 2019| Science Notes

Even cornier

Harvard researchers, Science Daily reports, suggest the boom in corn production in the United States since the mid-20th century may owe...
27 Mar 2019| Science Notes

Reef knot

In 2014, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change took a measured position on coral reefs: “Coral cover and...
27 Mar 2019| Science Notes

What little we know

Journalist Marjin Poels, whose iconoclastic film on climate change, "The Uncertainty has Settled" caused a great stir in Europe, recently...
20 Mar 2019| Science Notes

All that glitters

A study in Nature Climate Change, ostensibly celebrating the 40th anniversary of weather satellites, claimed that the influence of CO2...
20 Mar 2019| Science Notes

The last ice floe?

It is too often taken for granted in discussions of climate that Arctic sea and Antarctic land ice are rapidly...
13 Mar 2019| Science Notes

Hot and bothered

Climate change does seem to be causing anxiety; apparently over a third of millennials worry that human children are bad...
13 Mar 2019| Science Notes

Fish story

After years of factory trawlers, drift nets, open access and lack of enforceable regulations, it turns out it’s not overfishing...
06 Mar 2019| Science Notes

Tempest in a blog post

With everyone suddenly an expert on extreme weather, an actual scientist threatens to spoil the fun. Dr. Judith Curry, former...
27 Feb 2019| Science Notes

Brrrctic

Back when the polar bears were going extinct another reliable alarmist story was about the vanishing Arctic ice. It seems...
27 Feb 2019| Science Notes

A great wind

Climate alarmists frequently claim increased extreme weather proves pernicious human impact on the environment. Even if they have to invent...
20 Feb 2019| Science Notes

All fired up

One of the annoying habits we aim to cultivate here at CDN is that of looking stuff up. When politicians...
13 Feb 2019| Science Notes

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