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Category: News Roundup

A bright future for U.S. blackouts

Canary Media says “Landmark transmission reform could dramatically speed US energy transition”. Transition to complete dysfunction, apparently. The New York...
29 May, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

An outfit called “Possible” tells British drivers it would save them as much as €150 to give up their cars...
29 May, 2024| News Roundup

Extremist rhetoric

The latest climate alarmist “Gotcha” is that, as Canada’s state-funded CBC put it, “The increasing frequency of extreme weather events...
22 May, 2024| News Roundup

The not-so-invisible hand

Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault just Xed out that “#DYK that in 2022, more heat pumps were...
22 May, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

According to Maclean’s, which just jumped onto a bandwagon so old and dusty we’re surprised the wooden-spoked wheels didn’t shatter,...
22 May, 2024| News Roundup

Birds of a feather

Climate alarmists have shown signs in recent years of an increasing interest in violent social confrontation. So we should perhaps...
15 May, 2024| News Roundup

Another glorious climate triumph

For years Canada’s Liberal administration under Justin Trudeau have been touting their carbon tax as the best thing since sliced...
15 May, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

Canary Media asks “Can corn ethanol really help decarbonize US air travel?” To which we reply “No, of course not.”...
15 May, 2024| News Roundup

Climate change is for the birds

In a moment of uncharacteristic enthusiasm Scientific American forgot the iron rule that climate change ruins everything and blurted out...
08 May, 2024| News Roundup

Speaking volumes on Arctic ice

No sooner had we shown that if you add back in the data from before 1979 there’s no secular trend...
08 May, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

The climate “crisis” in a nutshell: Reuters “Sustainable Switch” emails “African leaders called this week for rich countries to commit...
08 May, 2024| News Roundup

Happy Hump Day

In an apparent exception to the rule that climate change only ever causes bad things, the Washington Post tells us...
01 May, 2024| News Roundup

Another reefer

Along with Antarctica, you can’t kill the coral often enough. At least Reuters thinks so, announcing that “Along coastlines from...
01 May, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

Ottawa, Canada’s capital, experienced its lowest temperature on April 25 in almost 70 years, proving… nothing. Except that weather fluctuates....
01 May, 2024| News Roundup

Mental gridlock

Oh, you noticed it, did you? The Washington Post (h/t Climate Depot) recently wrote that “Amid explosive demand, America is...
24 Apr, 2024| News Roundup

Yes, that Arctic ice

Some people were confused by the claim in a recent CDN “Readout” video, based on a newsletter earlier this year,...
24 Apr, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

This just in: Climate change will make Africa hot! The Globe & Mail blares: “Deadly heat in West Africa warns...
24 Apr, 2024| News Roundup

Court jesters

Climate alarmists are very excited that the European Court of Human Rights, whatever that thing is, said Switzerland violated the...
17 Apr, 2024| News Roundup

Let's talk backlash

If you want to push through a public policy that is novel, massive and potentially painful, it’s a good idea...
17 Apr, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

Tom Chivers on Unherd complains that “Every few weeks a newspaper will run an article by someone saying they won’t...
17 Apr, 2024| News Roundup

A Mann of the people

Michael Mann continues his slide into hysteria with a claim that “Warming today is hundreds of times faster than any...
10 Apr, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

All the news that’s fit to anticipate: NBC warns that “Early hurricane season forecast suggests extremely high number of storms”...
10 Apr, 2024| News Roundup

All hail the energy transition

The Fighting Jays Solar Farm in Ford Bend County, Texas, was smashed up by a hailstorm on March 15. Not...
03 Apr, 2024| News Roundup

Climate change ate my watch

The people who keep warning us that we are destroying the planet often forget how easy their flimflam is to...
03 Apr, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

Oops. Last week we referred to Newton’s Second Law when we meant the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Our high school...
03 Apr, 2024| News Roundup

What big feet you have

The people who insist that “green” energy (other than nuclear) is an environmental and economic marvel are quite wrong on...
27 Mar, 2024| News Roundup

Bad tasting cheese

We have repeatedly asked a question that might sound pedantic but actually goes to the heart of modern global warming...
27 Mar, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

Martin Durkin’s highly anticipated documentary Climate: The Movie (The Cold Truth) is out and despite predictable efforts by YouTube and other...
27 Mar, 2024| News Roundup

In tomorrow's news... doom may loom

Here at CDN we have a fearless prediction that will help you manage your investments, decide how to vote, arrange...
20 Mar, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

A publication called “Country and Town House” offers a “Green Coach” who is asked “I try to feel relaxed about...
20 Mar, 2024| News Roundup

The last of us, climate edition

According to Scientific American, valley fever will eat California because of climate change. It’s not high taxes, crime or unreliable...
13 Mar, 2024| News Roundup

The Arctic gets it again

If you want to make yourself popular, then ridiculous, one proven method is to predict an ice-free Arctic in the...
13 Mar, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

A committee of experts has voted down the notion that the Holocene Epoch has ended and the Anthropocene has begun...
13 Mar, 2024| News Roundup

This just in: Arctic cold in winter

In an excited story about the recovery of artefacts from the doomed Franklin expedition’s shipwrecked Erebus and Terror, the Canadian...
06 Mar, 2024| News Roundup

Alarming loss of Antarctic ice

Just not recently. CNN blares that “Scientists discover an alarming change in Antarctica’s past that could spell devastating future sea...
06 Mar, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

Another letter from the Earth: The Epoch Times notes that “UN Says Melting Arctic Ice Is Key Indicator of Climate...
06 Mar, 2024| News Roundup

Mind-blowing hogwash

Journalists are meant to be skeptical. But not on trendy causes, at least not in recent times. Thus a piece...
28 Feb, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

So they admit they misled us. Former IMF chief economist Olivier Blachard just told the British House of Lords Economic...
28 Feb, 2024| News Roundup

The Michael Streisand effect

As we noted last week, the extraordinary verdict in the Mann v Steyn case might have the ironic effect of...
21 Feb, 2024| News Roundup

Dumbo farmers protest

Farmers fed up with climate policies that threaten to destroy their livelihoods have dealt a major setback to ambitious green...
21 Feb, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

Tipping onto the nearest pillow: A New York Times “Climate Forward” piece “Tipping points for the planet” regurgitates the usual...
21 Feb, 2024| News Roundup

Oh Mann

The top climate news story this week is a legal one. After 12 years (yes, 12, reminding us that oftentimes...
14 Feb, 2024| News Roundup

The backlash lashes on

Meanwhile outside the courtroom, there is something of a political rout of climate alarmists underway. Including “Victory for Europe’s farmers...
14 Feb, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

The University of Toronto figures the right way to deal with the collapse of university credibility and finances is to...
14 Feb, 2024| News Roundup

The rich eat you

A remarkable poll for something called the “Committee to Unleash Prosperity” (as if we weren’t already rich beyond the dreams...
07 Feb, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

An alert viewer suggests a variation on the old kids’ game “Simon Says” called “Science says” where it’s always “Science...
07 Feb, 2024| News Roundup

Those weren't the days

One question we periodically attempt to pose to climate activists, and suggest you do the same, is that if we...
31 Jan, 2024| News Roundup

All the drought that's fit to drink

Apparently the Amazon rainforest is now the Amazon desert, and it’s all your fault. The Guardian panics that “The climate...
31 Jan, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

In December the Wall Street Journal “The Future of Everything” feature asked “Are Sailboats the Future of Cargo Shipping?” And...
31 Jan, 2024| News Roundup

The end of snow as we know it

Among the curiosities of the winter of 2023-24 thus far, it has seen a lot of snow cover in the...
24 Jan, 2024| News Roundup

Oh snap!

When the mercury soars it’s a heat “wave” or heat “dome.” When it plunges it’s a cold “snap”. As in,...
24 Jan, 2024| News Roundup

The end of glacier melting as we know it

You may recall the IPCC’s fiasco over their exaggerated claims about Himalayan glaciers disappearing by 2035 due to global warming....
24 Jan, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

The WEF creates an online Global Collaboration Village, apparently unaware that Marshall McLuhan thought the “global village” was a place...
24 Jan, 2024| News Roundup

Man-made cooling

A recent project by Tony Heller, whose work in the archives has long commanded our admiration, has been to examine...
17 Jan, 2024| News Roundup

Suddenly cold weather isn't so cool

In mid-December the New York Times reported that “Survivors Face Subzero Temperatures After Quake Kills Over 120 in China”. Knowing...
17 Jan, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

According to StarInsider’s 31-slide presentation on “The dire consequences of climate change on everyday life” in case you didn’t know...
17 Jan, 2024| News Roundup

That was the year that will have been

Apparently 2024 was the hottest year ever. Which might seem a premature judgement given that it only just started and...
10 Jan, 2024| News Roundup

RIP 8.5

Many climate alarmists love to portray the monstrosity known as the RCP8.5 scenario, much-criticized not just by the usual suspects...
10 Jan, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

This just in from the real world. The City of Edmonton, northern capital (53°N) of Canada’s oil-rich province of Alberta,...
10 Jan, 2024| News Roundup

Historically historic

Woot! What a show. What excitement. What a relief. COP28 went into overtime, of all things, exhausted delegates debated wording...
20 Dec, 2023| News Roundup

The optimistic vision

As COP28 ended in historic triumph, fizzled out or delivered a predictable curtain call, former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot...
20 Dec, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

Apparently if you’re a climate politician jaw-jaw is better than work-work. At any rate Canada’s Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, spent...
20 Dec, 2023| News Roundup

With friends like these...

COP28, described as “climate Christmas” by Heatmap Daily last week, does seem to be the gift that keeps on giving....
13 Dec, 2023| News Roundup

It's a fair cop

In an unguarded moment Robinson Meyer of Heatmap Daily confesses that: “Before I came to COP, I knew that it...
13 Dec, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

Correction: In previous editions of this newsletter we made an absurd claim that some 70,000 people would attend COP28. But...
13 Dec, 2023| News Roundup

We've seen this movie before

As we observed last week, it seems odd that 70,000 people are converging on COP28 in Dubai given the patent...
06 Dec, 2023| News Roundup

A demonstration we'd like to see

To all the people gathering at COP28 wanting to get the public onside we have a piece of advice: plan...
06 Dec, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

Speaking of demonstration projects, how about that climate researcher from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy who refused to...
06 Dec, 2023| News Roundup

Copathetic

The much unawaited 28th Conference of the Parties kicks off in just one day. And what a party it will...
29 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

Exploding harder

UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s ambition for the upcoming COP conference is that “The response to the global stocktake must light...
29 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

Eye on the prize: Euronews.green reports that “MEPs call for militaries to be more transparent in reporting emissions”. And who...
29 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

If only they were just in it for the money

The Manhattan Contrarian offers a skeptical look at America’s new “Fifth National Climate Assessment” produced by a bureaucratic hydra consisting...
22 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

More bad neues

The German constitutional court just struck down a sneaky government move to divert money from a COVID fund to supposedly...
22 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

Speaking of courts, Canada’s Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault just got the smackdown from the Federal Court for having abused the...
22 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

In today's climate news...

The big story is, supposedly, COP28 gathering to bicker and waste time as a stirring prelude to COP29. But what’s...
15 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

This oughta do it

The Manhattan Contrarian just noted that “global spending to fight climate change by environmental groups and other nonprofits reached $8...
15 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

In a tense exchange before the Canadian House of Commons ethics committee the chair of the federal Canada Foundation for...
15 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

Weird, it's cold in winter again

If the continental United States had on Nov. 1 been on average 11°F warmer than normal, or even if on...
08 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

Don't answer the phone

Columnist Terence Corcoran just announced “the current collapsing state of climate policy around the world” and the rout includes much-vaunted...
08 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

Here’s another typical Green New Deal-style flop. Parker Gallant notes that the Canadian federal and provincial governments boasted loudly of...
08 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

Tipping into absurdity

Among the metaphors that obstruct thought rather than facilitate it is the notion of multiple tipping points. For any given...
01 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

Blink

As the real impact of climate policy is felt in the real world, lots of people are objecting that it’s...
01 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

Now that it’s fall, with characteristically large swings between warmth and cold it can be hard to keep track of...
01 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

The alleged maniac of Gaza

No, we’re not referring to Greta Thunberg whose tweet endorsing Hamas reduced her yet further to being just another nasty...
25 Oct, 2023| News Roundup

Glad you asked

According to StarInsider, “The impact of climate change and global warming is hitting humanity hard. It’s also having grave implications...
25 Oct, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

According to Global News, in case you missed it, “Something happened this summer, we all felt it. Day after day,...
25 Oct, 2023| News Roundup

Precautionary principle, RIP

Does anyone even remember the “Precautionary Principle”? It used to be big among environmentalists back when they could use it...
18 Oct, 2023| News Roundup

Not the usual wine

One curious feature of the business we’re in, and of public policy commentary generally, is that sensible people are usually...
18 Oct, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

It is more conferencing: “Scientists, officials and leaders will convene in Ōtautahi Christchurch in 2025 to help prepare countries, cities...
18 Oct, 2023| News Roundup

COP In

Among climate alarmists, to our mingled relief and amusement, reality is starting to set in. A quarter-century ago, they could...
11 Oct, 2023| News Roundup

We'll take it

Climate change is very trendy. Which isn’t to say that people who link their favourite cause to it are cynical....
11 Oct, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

If you go to the COP28 venue website it offers you a “Switch to Low Carbon Version” and if you...
11 Oct, 2023| News Roundup

No Way, Norway

Well, this is awkward. Statistics Norway, aka Statistisk sentralbyrå or “the national statistical institute of Norway and the main producer...
04 Oct, 2023| News Roundup

If at first you don't recede

Another day, another whack-a-mole alarmist scare. This time it’s “Exclusive: Glaciers vanishing at record rate in Alps following heatwaves”. And...
04 Oct, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

You’ll never guess what the experts are now saying: “German climate experts warn that the consequences of global warming will...
04 Oct, 2023| News Roundup

Closing the mouth of hell

Now seems like a good time finally to get to the election of a new head of the UN’s Intergovernmental...
27 Sep, 2023| News Roundup

Backtracking and backlashing

In Britain, the Big Green Blob has budged and may actually let you buy a gasoline-powered car until 2035 instead...
27 Sep, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

MSN’s reprint of a GB News item claims “Britain will be blasted with scorching temperatures before the end of September...
27 Sep, 2023| News Roundup

Didn't tell you so

The weather disaster du jour is floods in Libya that have caused massive loss of life and humanitarian disaster. Never...
20 Sep, 2023| News Roundup

CUT!!!

As the trendy chic star-struck Toronto International Film Festival staggers toward obscurity and possibly oblivion, not least because “star struck”...
20 Sep, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

From the “one rule for thee” file, Canada’s governor-general Mary Simon commuted by jet airplane between Nova Scotia and Ottawa...
20 Sep, 2023| News Roundup

The true nature of climate journals

The biggest news of the week on climate, perhaps the year, is the confessional essay by Patrick T. Brown, Ph.D....
13 Sep, 2023| News Roundup

Nature is so unnatural

One of many recurring puzzles on the climate file is the growing hostility of environmentalists to nature. For instance (h/t...
13 Sep, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

At CDN we frequently criticize the lack of historical perspective of many climate alarmists, especially younger people in newsrooms who...
13 Sep, 2023| News Roundup

Anatomy of a hurricane scare

A hurricane has hit Florida and we are meant to regard it as at least the fourth seal, maybe the...
06 Sep, 2023| News Roundup

Now rain is dangerous

Drought anywhere? Appalling… and our fault. Rain anywhere? Appalling… and our fault. So Heatmap lets us in on the latest:...
06 Sep, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

From the “if a tree were planted in a forest would anyone hear it?” file, Paul Wells complains that Canadian...
06 Sep, 2023| News Roundup

Dude, it rained in California

Climate activists, including those in the media, are so totally convinced that the weather is getting worse that they no...
30 Aug, 2023| News Roundup

From milk to nuts

When Statista emailed us to ask “Which (Plant) Milk Is the Most Sustainable?” our response was “Who cares?” on several...
30 Aug, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

Last week we noted the New York Times declaring the climate-driven “End of the Summer Vacation as We Know It”....
30 Aug, 2023| News Roundup

So about that heat

The latest alarmist “gotcha” was supposedly the unprecedented heat of summer 2023 afflicting the United States. Except it didn’t happen,...
23 Aug, 2023| News Roundup

Hawildfires

While we were on vacation tragic wildfires swept the iconic Hawaiian island of Maui. And were promptly fanned into the...
23 Aug, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

On the left, the BBC weather forecast for July 12 1999 with temperatures reaching 29C shown as orange on the...
23 Aug, 2023| News Roundup

Both thumbs on the scale

In attempting to convince us we’ve all succumbed to heatstroke, the media are suddenly measuring temperature a whole new way....
02 Aug, 2023| News Roundup

The era of scalding rhetoric

We mentioned previously that alarmists can’t get enough of boiling oceans even though none are to be seen. So they...
02 Aug, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

Told you so: AP reports that “A fire on a freight ship carrying nearly 3,000 cars was burning out of...
02 Aug, 2023| News Roundup

Chinese whispers

If you want to be taken seriously as, say, a news outlet, it might be a good idea not to...
26 Jul, 2023| News Roundup

All heat all the time

You cannot open an email from almost any mainstream media outlet these days without being told something like “Heat is...
26 Jul, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

Headlines only a Canadian could love: “Senators for Climate Solutions launches official website”. Yes, in the hope of breaking the...
26 Jul, 2023| News Roundup

A hot time under the old town

To a person with a hammer, everything proverbially looks like a nail. So the New York Times warns us of...
19 Jul, 2023| News Roundup

So about those fires...

The alarmists are almost as excited about Canadian wildfires as they were a few years back when the lungs of...
19 Jul, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

In case you were nostalgic for, say, 8 years to save the planet as announced by then-Prince Charles in, oops,...
19 Jul, 2023| News Roundup

Glowing example of sanity

At CDN we have frequently said that a handy sanity test for climate alarmists is whether they support nuclear power....
12 Jul, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

And they never saw it coming: At the other COP, on biodiversity, there was much talk of a “landmark biodiversity...
12 Jul, 2023| News Roundup

The EV market is on fire

One of the supposed vital aspects of reaching “Net Zero” by 2050 is rapid, massive forced conversion to electric vehicles....
05 Jul, 2023| News Roundup

Carbon offset ablaze

When the jet-setting elite justify their carbon-spewing hypocrisy it is usually by pointing to their purchases of carbon offsets, i.e....
05 Jul, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

From the “but not for thee” file: Canada’s Governor General burned nearly 25,000 litres of jet fuel to deliver a...
05 Jul, 2023| News Roundup

The fall of Rome

A piece in National Geographic says Rome’s a goner due to climate change. Where Alaric and his Visigoths failed, global...
28 Jun, 2023| News Roundup

A world leader in bad economics

The Canadian government is now struggling with the very real prospect that its various ataxic climate programs are going to...
28 Jun, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

From the “can’t let go of the wildfires” file, an outfit called Axios gloats that “America’s most powerful get a...
28 Jun, 2023| News Roundup

That old thing again?

Guess what? The Arctic ice is melting faster than scientists thought. As it has been for decades, except for all...
21 Jun, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

The revenge of reality continues in Germany, where they’re rethinking their ban on gas “boilers”, aka water heaters, which had...
21 Jun, 2023| News Roundup

All fired up

President Biden peered through the smoke and commented on the wildfires in Canada saying: “We’ve deployed more than 600 U.S....
14 Jun, 2023| News Roundup

Having your Alberta and eating it too

In an interesting experiment in climate policy, a majority of voters in the western Canadian province of Alberta have opted...
14 Jun, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

As for the smooth transition to a carbon, energy and prosperity-free future, it seems “Irish farmers are rebelling against a...
14 Jun, 2023| News Roundup

You wanted energy with that transition?

According to the Wall Street Journal, French President Emmanuel “Macron called for a ‘regulatory break’ on environmental matters in Europe”...
07 Jun, 2023| News Roundup

So about that there transition

The reliably frivolous Gerry Butts tweets “The energy transition is going to be bumpy, part eleventy billion” as if people...
07 Jun, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

From the “your map is on fire” file, Britain’s Met Office turns the country dark orange to signal 24.3°C. David...
07 Jun, 2023| News Roundup

The Nostradamus Times

There’s a famous warning about making predictions, especially about the future. And also Abraham Lincoln’s famous warning about believing online...
31 May, 2023| News Roundup

Klang

For all the follies of public policy and politics, there is a slow, powerful undercurrent of sanity. Including that it...
31 May, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

From the “none so blind” file, Canada’s military history magazine Legion, in a story about how “Heavy ice forces new...
31 May, 2023| News Roundup

If it were COVID...

Say what you like about COVID-19. (Except, on our channel, that it was a plot). But it sure got people’s...
24 May, 2023| News Roundup

Volkswagen's Monster

The tale of the Canadian government’s vast subsidy to Volkswagen to seize the glittering opportunity to build a battery plant...
24 May, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

From the “deniers have all the money” file, Parker Gallant has taken an interesting, in-depth look at the “Strathmere Group”...
24 May, 2023| News Roundup

The right hand giveth

Or, in this case, the auto sector. Fresh on the heels of Volkswagen scoring $13 billion in subsidies to build...
17 May, 2023| News Roundup

Atafona: anatomy of a scare

The latest victim of climate change appears to be Atafona, Brazil. Or perhaps latest isn’t quite the word. A website...
17 May, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

“No Mow May“ might appeal to people for the wrong reasons. (For instance the “No Ironing June” crowd and the...
17 May, 2023| News Roundup

That old thing?

Scientific American, between bouts of wokery like claiming sex is not binary in mammals, tells us “Melting sea ice is...
10 May, 2023| News Roundup

Trump's EV crashes and burns

Here’s a story with something to inflame just about everybody. An EV firm the U.S. president hyped, and twisted corporate...
10 May, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

From Trade War III, we bring you European deployment of large tariffs: “The European Union has approved the world’s first...
10 May, 2023| News Roundup

Colour us skeptical

GB News, an ostensibly conservative British news organization, has taken a page from the alarmist handbook of temperature map colouring,...
03 May, 2023| News Roundup

Bucketing the trend

A crucial issue in climate science and policy is whether the world really is getting warmer and at what pace...
03 May, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

From the “but you said it was a good deal” file, “How the rooftop solar industry is adapting to California’s...
03 May, 2023| News Roundup

All climate all the time

Canada’s Prime Minister prattles on what is supposedly World Health Day (and we defy you to say the date without...
26 Apr, 2023| News Roundup

That's all, Volks

We finally got the figure for that Volkswagen battery plant in St. Thomas, Ontario and it’s a nosebleed-inducing $13 billion,...
26 Apr, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

On a positive note, we bring you the University of Chicago Energy Policy Institute’s poll finding that “A majority of...
26 Apr, 2023| News Roundup

None so blind

It seems that Canada’s oil and gas producers still think they will be spared if only they throw their support...
19 Apr, 2023| News Roundup

Rain, drought, it's all terrible

Just like the drought that was going to last and kill all the crops, the New York Times reports that...
19 Apr, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

Canada’s Environment Ministry spent nearly $80,000 on focus groups to discover that people who think there’s a climate crisis like...
19 Apr, 2023| News Roundup

Canterbury fails

From lovely Canterbury, England, news trickles out that city council devised plans to ban driving between neighbourhoods. “A radical vision...
12 Apr, 2023| News Roundup

It's never enough, 2023 edition

The latest Canadian federal budget was something of a parody of the borrow-and-spend approach all too common across the democratic...
12 Apr, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

Scientific American continues its descent into partisan polemics with “Wealthy Countries Have Blown Through Their Carbon Budgets”. And “Fast, Deep...
12 Apr, 2023| News Roundup

Where are the minerals of tomorrowyear?

Engineers are rarely utopians. From professional experience, or the intuitive grasp that helped draw them into the profession in the...
05 Apr, 2023| News Roundup

Grid lock

The problem of expanding the power grid to deliver the supposed gold rush of alternative energy to the supposed gold...
05 Apr, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

Well, here’s something awkward. You can watch a History Channel special on the nightmarish conditions and weather of the Little...
05 Apr, 2023| News Roundup

You probably don't want to know

But even if you do, the Government of Canada has no intention of telling its citizens how much they paid...
29 Mar, 2023| News Roundup

Why stop at saving the planet?

In a bid to foul up traffic in Canada’s capital with a vast motorcade of gasoline-powered vehicles watched over by...
29 Mar, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

More on Biden’s Trade War III: “The European Union is stepping up its green tech subsidies as it aims to...
29 Mar, 2023| News Roundup

Moose ate my planet

It is astonishing how fragile environmental activists apparently think the vast and otherwise dynamic and resilient biosphere is, as if...
22 Mar, 2023| News Roundup

For peat's sake

In the wide, wide world of climate, all news is bad. Thus we mentioned last week that climate change will...
22 Mar, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

Yes, they are coming for your gas stove. For your own good you see, since progressive starlet Congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...
22 Mar, 2023| News Roundup

You didn't really want that car

As we’ve noted, proponents of drastic measures to stop, reverse, limit and generally de-change climate change are wont to assure...
15 Mar, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

Canada’s know-it-all Prime Minister and Chinese Communist asset Justin Trudeau sent Germany’s chancellor packing with a declaration that there was...
15 Mar, 2023| News Roundup

Name that weather

Last week we noted a kerfuffle in Britain over the lack of such items as cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce on...
08 Mar, 2023| News Roundup

Making bedfellow of serpent

Major Canadian fossil fuel companies continue to insist, in big glossy ads, that they’re totally on board with their business...
08 Mar, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

We have repeatedly noted the ways EVs don’t get the job done, including hauling heavy loads. And the New York...
08 Mar, 2023| News Roundup

Now that we have made you miserable...

A Canadian federal government poll found that young people are scared and depressed about climate. Which is apparently an achievement...
01 Mar, 2023| News Roundup

How dare you follow our advice?

British environment secretary Thérèse Coffey is supposedly in a pot of boiling water for having urged Britons to learn to...
01 Mar, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

Supposedly alternative energy is fast becoming cheaper than fossil fuels and already did. Yet Parker Gallant calculates that on February...
01 Mar, 2023| News Roundup

Plus you didn't even want a car

As we noted last week, a major weakness in governments’ plans to require a certain and ever-growing share of cars...
22 Feb, 2023| News Roundup

Oh that snow

Here’s a strange thing about the warming that famously makes snow go away. Not only did the snow not go...
22 Feb, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

The usual alarmists keep saying alternative energy is now cheaper than the regular stuff, especially with all the subsidies which...
22 Feb, 2023| News Roundup

And iffn we don't buy 'em?

Like many governments, the Canadian one is going to force people to buy electric vehicles, or at least ban them...
15 Feb, 2023| News Roundup

Climate fungus ate my brain

Apparently fungus movies are “in” nowadays, from “The Spore” to “Annihilation” to the very trendy “The Last of Us.” Maybe...
15 Feb, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

Some of the things we’ve been discussing have a way of popping up over and over, so we’re going to...
15 Feb, 2023| News Roundup

Trade War III

This strangely popular notion we’ve focused on recently that politicians can easily redesign modern economies and make them work much...
08 Feb, 2023| News Roundup

Plot spoiler: it will fail

Once upon a time The Economist would have derided writing like: “The idea is that, with government action, America can...
08 Feb, 2023| News Roundup

Alternative reality

The past year wasn’t a good one for alternative energy, meaning the trendy renewables wind and solar. From the failure...
08 Feb, 2023| News Roundup

The core of settled science

In a publish-or-perish world in which the profusion of “peer reviewed” journals is connected with the mass production of uninteresting...
01 Feb, 2023| News Roundup

Shut up, they explained

An outfit called the Council of Canadian Academies was just paid handsomely by the government to say people should not...
01 Feb, 2023| News Roundup

It's not a gas

In keeping with our “people believe their beliefs” theme, we want to note that after German chancellor Olaf Scholz got...
01 Feb, 2023| News Roundup

Then they came for your gas stove

While sneering at you for worrying that they might take your stove, Canary Media says there’s nothing to see: “A...
25 Jan, 2023| News Roundup

It's not the politics

A recent opinion piece by Rick Bell blasted the Canadian federal government for picking a fight with the province of...
25 Jan, 2023| News Roundup

This won't hurt a bit

The latest fad here in Canada is the so-called “Just Transition” in which Justin Trudeau’s government, determined to add to...
18 Jan, 2023| News Roundup

Long live communism

At CDN we frequently find ourselves having to argue that climate alarmism isn’t a cynical plot. It’s a sincere and...
18 Jan, 2023| News Roundup

Back to California

In our Jan. 11 Newsletter we mentioned first that the general tendency was to dismiss wintery storms including in California...
18 Jan, 2023| News Roundup

A reminder that cold is worse than heat

Our vacation coincided with a terrible storm that caused lasting havoc in North America including ruining many Christmas travel plans...
11 Jan, 2023| News Roundup

Heat buckles roads or something

Instead of drawing the obvious lessons from December’s freeze and worse, the usual suspects went right along with their unexamined...
11 Jan, 2023| News Roundup

So there's a market after all

Just months after Germany’s chancellor was sent packing by Canada’s Prime Minister when he came seeking natural gas, with a...
11 Jan, 2023| News Roundup

Baby it's cold outside

Back in the day people used to dream of a white Christmas. Even if they were, say, a Jewish songwriter...
21 Dec, 2022| News Roundup

Whose side are they on?

We hope that climate activists will soon find a less childishly offensive way of venting their misguided rage than destroying...
21 Dec, 2022| News Roundup

Putting the fusion in confusion

For a few minutes last week it sounded like a future of free, unlimited clean energy was upon us, when...
21 Dec, 2022| News Roundup

COPs and robbers

COP27, which was about climate, is now done. In case you were starting to miss it, COP15 is now underway,...
14 Dec, 2022| News Roundup

But if EVs are the future...

Perhaps the climate debate needs fewer “climate scientists” and more engineers, a profession that specializes in trade-offs. Consider for instance...
14 Dec, 2022| News Roundup

The fuel of the future

When the German chancellor came to Canada begging for liquid natural gas to alleviate its self-inflicted energy and geopolitical crisis...
14 Dec, 2022| News Roundup

A yellow and blue Christmas

As we move toward the Christmas break, which in our case means no “Wednesday Wakeup” Newsletter on Dec. 28 or...
07 Dec, 2022| News Roundup

Gross zero

Canada’s former Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, now gone on to her reward as the unelected “Chair, High‑level Expert Group on...
07 Dec, 2022| News Roundup

Right there in black and white

Climate change is killing off the penguins, by … making too much ice. As in “Antarctica penguins: How too much...
30 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

Not really about the economics, is it?

The headline “Germany Sets Windfall Tax at 90% for Clean Power Generators”, to fund subsidies to beleaguered energy consumers, is...
30 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

Canadian Gothic

It’s curious how politics changes people. They charge into office determined to save the world by their wisdom, compassion and...
30 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

Greenhouse gasbags

We told you so. COP27, which Rex Murphy dubbed “the annual funeral deliberations for Mother Earth”, was a gathering of...
23 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

Climatey weather snow thingy

We have pointed out more than a few times the tendency of media, politicians and activists (at the risk of...
23 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

We'd like to think it's our doing

On the eve of the big climate conference Global News moaned that “Canadian support for climate change initiatives lags ahead...
23 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

COP335

What is COP27? A serious intellectual conference, a visit to the fleshpots, or a giant tribal show of solidarity and...
16 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

Proof that carbon taxes work

One of us travelled to western Canada last weekend and was astonished to discover by looking out the aeroplane window...
16 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

The ice cometh, man

You have to pity Ötzi the Iceman unearthed under receding glaciers back in 1991. True, he’s looking fairly good for...
16 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

Red America turning blue with cold

Britain’s Daily Mail took a break from reporting about UK households struggling to afford heat to warn that “29M US...
09 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

Hot is climate, cold is weather part 63

Imagine two competing headlines. One says “August-like heat places 100 million people under heat alerts” and the other says “November-like...
09 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

Good COP, bad COP

With COP27 looming we are once again being treated to the predictable doomfest in which media outlets compete to see...
02 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

A warm bath at the Hotel Climate

Marshall McLuhan once said “People don’t read the morning paper, they slip into it like a warm bath.” (It is...
02 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

Up Under

The world’s biggest chemical company BASF, which is or was German-based, just said it’s bailing on Europe “permanently” because energy...
02 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

Re-Finking the whole thing

In a particularly revealing sign of change on climate, “The biggest climate event of the calendar looks set to draw...
26 Oct, 2022| News Roundup

Can't say we didn't try

It’s remarkable how often we attempt to deal thoroughly with some climate fatuity in a newsletter only to have more...
26 Oct, 2022| News Roundup

Soup from nuts

Whatever one thinks of Andy Warhol’s famous silkscreened Campbell’s soup cans, or Van Gogh cutting off his own ear after...
19 Oct, 2022| News Roundup

JSP protests the lack of oil

Just Stop Oil’s own account of its premeditated criminal activity and determination to continue it complete with contact number, something...
19 Oct, 2022| News Roundup

A blessing in deep disguise

Speaking of irresponsible nihilism, Euronews.green declares with delight that “The war on Ukraine ‘may be seen as a blessing’ from...
19 Oct, 2022| News Roundup

When Haiti met gas shortage

The Ontario Energy Board, a quasi-judicial tribunal that controls development of the Ontario electricity system, is excited to report that...
12 Oct, 2022| News Roundup

Climate, son of Mordred

The story that climate change threatens English castles is ba-a-ack. And it’s worse, because “King Arthur’s Estate Threatened by Coastal...
12 Oct, 2022| News Roundup

But... but... peer review!!!

In the ongoing alarmist misunderstanding of science as a club where unanimous dogmas are enforced against all questioning, the all-purpose...
05 Oct, 2022| News Roundup

And so it begins

Pierre Poilievre isn’t even Prime Minister of Canada yet. But already the new federal Conservative leader is in trouble with...
05 Oct, 2022| News Roundup

Tim Ball, R.I.P.

Climate common sense lost a good friend this week with the passing of Timothy Francis “Tim” Ball, a climate scientist...
28 Sep, 2022| News Roundup

Mann that was fast

Back when hurricanes were a thing they were blamed on climate change. Then there was a long pause and it...
28 Sep, 2022| News Roundup

Say goodbye to Patagonia

The founder of outdoor retailing giant Patagonia has given the firm away to a trust that will use the profits...
21 Sep, 2022| News Roundup

Thwaites all folks

It’s really over this time. Yes the Thwaites glacier, aka the “Doomsday” Glacier, “could melt faster than previously thought”, says...
14 Sep, 2022| News Roundup

Scientists getting tipsy

It’s nothing new for the Guardian to say the climate is approaching a scary tipping point. But would you believe...
14 Sep, 2022| News Roundup

That was then, drought edition

If it was 2015, we would be bringing you the ominous news that climate scientists have discovered that global warming...
07 Sep, 2022| News Roundup

Believing is seeing

Over at CNSNews, which bills itself as “The right news. Right now”, Craig Bannister observed that “The 2022 Atlantic hurricane...
07 Sep, 2022| News Roundup

There we go again

Greenland, that wretched mass of ice, keeps drowning us all. When will it stop? Not any time soon, apparently, as...
07 Sep, 2022| News Roundup

Oh that energy crisis

It seems that amid the sound and fury of the daily or even hourly news cycle and the devastating putdowns...
31 Aug, 2022| News Roundup

If only they were on the sidelines

Tristin Hopper lamented in the National Post that “It could well represent one of the biggest missed opportunities in Canadian...
31 Aug, 2022| News Roundup

In the name of open debate, you're fired

In a development remarkable in its ordinariness, the Liberal party in British Columbia, which for non-Canadians is the “right wing”...
24 Aug, 2022| News Roundup

Busted

At CDN we are reluctant to take vacations for fear that everything will fall apart in our absence proving we...
17 Aug, 2022| News Roundup

Canada does fertilizer

Another thing that didn’t get better while we were relaxing was the herd of independent minds getting the inspiration to...
17 Aug, 2022| News Roundup

Making the Barrier Reef Great again

We also note grumpily that while we were away another scare story went extinct without our assistance. The Great Barrier...
17 Aug, 2022| News Roundup

English weather

The latest “we have you now” from alarmists is a brief heat wave that set records in the UK. Forget...
27 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

Monarchs deposed by climate

The latest casualty of climate change’s capacity to do anything provided it’s bad is the migratory monarch butterfly. This determined...
27 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

Up the pipe

On the surface the Canadian government’s decision to bust the sanctions and ship newly-repaired Nord Stream turbines back to Russia’s...
20 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

Members only

So what about this new G7 “Climate Club”? Are all the cool kids joining? Can you get decals? Sorry, that...
20 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

Captain Carbon and Company

Hypocrisy is far more often a sign of self-satisfaction than sinister plotting. If people were really conspiring, they’d be more...
20 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

Chickens, meet green roost

The people are revolting. In the Netherlands, Poland, Italy and Germany. Also in Sri Lanka where the situation has become...
13 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

When Boris met climate

The implosion of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in some ways puzzling. To some the only mystery is why...
13 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

Ottawa has a plan

If you live in a city, almost regardless of where, then somewhere in the bureaucratic equivalent of the underground sewer...
13 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

We the people in charge

The United States Supreme Court just ruled… no, not that. It just ruled that the US executive branch, specifically its...
06 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

It's snow laughing matter

If you had been planning an Independence Day visit to Montana’s Glacier National Park, alas the weather did not cooperate....
06 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

Later, sooner, harder, softer

Meanwhile in Canada, where regulations are a law unto themselves, the federal government’s promised Clean Fuel Standard will arrive later...
06 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

Bonn voyage

Every time there’s some big international gabfest with celebrities, politicians, fancy food and private jet contrails, the expectation is that...
29 Jun, 2022| News Roundup

If only they knew that they don't know

A “news” item also labeled “Business” in The Washington Post recently complained that “an energy crisis and $5 gas aren’t...
29 Jun, 2022| News Roundup

This time will be different

Economist Rudi Dornbusch once warned that “In economics, things take longer to happen than you think they will, and then...
22 Jun, 2022| News Roundup

This just in: summer warmer than spring

Whenever there’s a heatwave it is confidently put down to global warming. It doesn’t matter whether it’s actually unusual, or...
22 Jun, 2022| News Roundup

Wrong kind of green

It’s all fun and games until someone loses their purchasing power. As the Telegraph just noted, “Bank of England told...
15 Jun, 2022| News Roundup

Chortle

Well, we did tell you so. Just two weeks ago we told you Australians had blundered by entrusting power to...
15 Jun, 2022| News Roundup

Out of thin air

One climate-related point on which there does seem to be a consensus of about 97%, among alarmists, is that it...
15 Jun, 2022| News Roundup

Extinction promotion

A man in Ladysmith, B.C. has become so fearful that climate change is going to kill him that he has...
08 Jun, 2022| News Roundup

Waking up to woke science 2

Last week we discussed the outburst of sanity from Stuart Kirk of HSBC, an employer that first approved his talk...
01 Jun, 2022| News Roundup

Awake because of woke science

Hank Green, popular co-star of Vlogbrothers, Crash Course and SciShow, has a new video on how climate change is robbing...
01 Jun, 2022| News Roundup

The old cane pole

According to National Geographic, the climate crisis is indeed everywhere including the ol’ fishing hole. If you are familiar with...
01 Jun, 2022| News Roundup

Waking up to woke science

In a rare example of common sense finally busting through on climate, Stuart Kirk, the head of responsible investing at...
25 May, 2022| News Roundup

So is Canadian oil bad or not?

The raising of energy prices to unaffordable levels wasn’t some surreptitious plot. It was a proud boast by virtually the...
25 May, 2022| News Roundup

The IPCC bucket list

Robinson Meyer over at The Atlantic is back in doom mode. He cites the latest volume of the IPCC’s “synthesis...
18 May, 2022| News Roundup

This just in

In late April Climate Home News bravely announced that it was finally time to talk about climate change, specifically “the...
18 May, 2022| News Roundup

Intended yet somehow unexpected

There’s a worldwide energy crisis produced by geopolitical shocks colliding with the longstanding plans of Western governments to get rid...
18 May, 2022| News Roundup

Remember snow?

Mercifully in Ottawa it’s now gone, so we’re remembering it rather than shovelling it. But only barely; we recall it...
11 May, 2022| News Roundup

Bird blender

One of those big bad energy companies has been found guilty of killing 150 rare eagles. You might have missed...
04 May, 2022| News Roundup

A plan, you're right, we'll need a plan

When you listen to people like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau describing the shimmering emerald-green economy to which they are...
04 May, 2022| News Roundup

Stop us if we're getting silly

There is nothing climate change cannot do, including prolonging winter, making poison ivy worse and spreading malaria whether it gets...
04 May, 2022| News Roundup

Oh, you noticed that, did you?

Apparently the project to electrify the United States is not practical. An outfit named Canary Media, which exists for the...
27 Apr, 2022| News Roundup

In case you didn't notice it

There are other approaches to sober second thought. For instance if reality disappoints, retreat into fantasy. Hence Flipboard tells us...
27 Apr, 2022| News Roundup

We have ways to make you notice

In case you were tired of wall-to-wall climate coverage regardless of whatever else is happening, Brodie Fenlon, “editor in chief...
27 Apr, 2022| News Roundup

A great wind, or not?

Last week we mentioned Matt Ridley’s complaint that for all its massive subsidies and hideous environmental footprint, wind power in...
20 Apr, 2022| News Roundup

Death, where is thy sting?

Dr. Jennifer Marohasy must be a monster. “It is all over the news,” she sneers, “right across the world: the...
20 Apr, 2022| News Roundup

Henderson the carbon king

The Atlantic’s “Weekly Planet” seems positively over the moon that “Big Tech is pouring nearly $1 billion into carbon removal”....
20 Apr, 2022| News Roundup

The latest last chance

The IPCC has produced its latest brick, Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change, aka the Working Group III component...
13 Apr, 2022| News Roundup

Speaking of low confidence

Many of the claims in the new IPCC report are buttressed with the phrase “medium confidence”. And if you were...
13 Apr, 2022| News Roundup

Speaking of messaging

As the Economist incautiously allowed, the drafting of the latest IPCC report was all about messaging. And it’s striking that...
13 Apr, 2022| News Roundup

A plan to plan for a plan

After much fancy talk the Canadian government finally unveiled a real plan to combat climate change. Or so they’d have...
06 Apr, 2022| News Roundup

And if they don't know that...

In his latest article on the IPCC, Ron Barmby quotes international man of central banking, UN Special Envoy on Climate...
06 Apr, 2022| News Roundup

Can't get enough of that Arctic ice

Maybe the Canadian government has long put off buying icebreakers because they were convinced Arctic sea ice was on the...
30 Mar, 2022| News Roundup

Jetting off to save the world

Since the Ukraine crisis erupted, the Prime Minister has jetted to Europe twice, and within Europe multiple times. Three weeks...
30 Mar, 2022| News Roundup

Putting the war in warming

It was a matter of time. A major conflict erupts and the press tells us “How global warming is making...
23 Mar, 2022| News Roundup

Your rainforest is tipping

Last year Patrick Moore wrote a book Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom in which he called it highly...
23 Mar, 2022| News Roundup

Money squawks

All that pie in the sky about carbon pricing has turned into pie in the face for the deplorables. And...
23 Mar, 2022| News Roundup

That was quick

For a brief moment after Russia invaded Ukraine there was a burst of sanity where people said yeah, we probably...
16 Mar, 2022| News Roundup

Golden oldies

Canadians always enjoy a Canadian angle on any story. A perennial classic is the lowly buck-toothed beaver. So here’s one...
16 Mar, 2022| News Roundup

What a place to find a boat

Far from the horrors unfolding around the world, it is inspiring to learn that the ship Endurance from Ernest Shackleton’s...
16 Mar, 2022| News Roundup

Charge of the lightweight brigade

Into the valley of death rides… Bill McKibben with a claim that “From Lagos to Las Vegas, youth climate activists...
09 Mar, 2022| News Roundup

The IPCC would have you know

Never mind war in the Ukraine, or oil and commodity prices exploding around the world. The IPCC and its media...
09 Mar, 2022| News Roundup

A cure for insomnia

We understand if the news about the Ukraine and the world economy leaves you awake at night worrying, and it...
09 Mar, 2022| News Roundup

An invasion of reality

Obviously our top item this week is Ukraine. But we aren’t going to post a Ukrainian flag or display some...
02 Mar, 2022| News Roundup

Priorities, priorities

You will be happy, of course, to hear that Joe Biden’s climate “czar”, as John Kerry is often described by...
02 Mar, 2022| News Roundup

Nord Stream 0

One apparent casualty of the Russian invasion of Ukraine is the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that, by sheer coincidence, was...
02 Mar, 2022| News Roundup

But some are more equal than others

While the Canadian government imposed our kinder, gentler modern version of martial law over a few rowdy anti-vaccine mandate protesters...
23 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

A broken temperature record

A friend recently wrote to suggest we launch a game to see how far into any story about bad weather...
23 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

Oh that's original

No sooner had Canada’s hapless federal Conservative Party dumped its erstwhile “true blue” leader for his serial ineffectual policy flipflops...
16 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

And great was the fall of it

When you get an email teaser to a news story “House collapses into ocean and scatters debris for miles along...
16 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

We don't need no stinking snow

With the end of winter looming, and possibly humour as well, we had to get this one in now. Plus...
16 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

All downhill from here

The New York Times “Climate Fwd.” runs a touching feature on West Windsor, VT, rocked by the closure of the...
09 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

RCP with your coffee?

In one of his movies, Chuck Norris threatens to hit someone with so many rights they’ll “beg for a left.”...
09 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

Ravaged

As climate alarmists “chase the dragon” of the high they get from panicking the public, the rhetoric just keeps getting...
09 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

Ten years after the end of winter

To think Maclean’s in March 2012 announced “The Year that Winter Died”, not as shameless clickbait but because “Coast to...
02 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

Cooling is a sign of warming

It is an established principle that all climate news is bad, and all bad news is climate. But still, Wired...
02 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

So about that volcano

Please do not erupt. But when a volcano called Hunga went off in Tonga, possibly heralding some long-term global cooling...
02 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

Quis custodiet ipsos fact chuckers?

We cannot help feeling flattered that the mighty fact-checkers at AFP have come after us because “A video viewed tens...
26 Jan, 2022| News Roundup

A not so strong wind

Obviously it’s a bit of a cheat when a newspaper explains snow in the Sahara by invoking warming, renamed “climate...
26 Jan, 2022| News Roundup

Yes it's real

In the Financial Post, Henry Geraedts writes that “what actually happened” at the UN’s COP26 Glasgow Climate Change confab last...
19 Jan, 2022| News Roundup

Not King Canute

The real “King Tide” was not Canute, nor did he think so. A King Tide refers to especially high water...
19 Jan, 2022| News Roundup

Just what we need

There is a persistent illusion in public policy that the reason governments have not delivered all the swell stuff they...
19 Jan, 2022| News Roundup

It's just weather

A massive cold spell grips North America, so bad they struggled to play pond hockey in Alberta and created “sun...
12 Jan, 2022| News Roundup

Just the facts, methane

Back in November we quoted the Minister of Natural Resources about methane, the new climate villain, being “responsible for around...
12 Jan, 2022| News Roundup

A year unlike all the others

It is now habitual to look back around the beginning of January and declare that the past year was the...
12 Jan, 2022| News Roundup

Bad news for the Obamas

And for Bill Gates, Al Gore and all the other wealthy alarmists who own oceanfront mansions. NBC news has announced:...
22 Dec, 2021| News Roundup

Hands off the thermostat

From Columbia University’s “Climate School” (and you thought grievance studies put the cart of conclusion before the horse of inquiry)...
22 Dec, 2021| News Roundup

Billions and billions

Apparently climate change could cost Ontario billyuns of dollars. Like billyuns, man. See “In a new report tabled Tuesday at...
15 Dec, 2021| News Roundup

Oh what a tangled web

One strange feature of climate science is that it is settled. Unlike every other field in which new discoveries are...
15 Dec, 2021| News Roundup

Global chilling

In the midst of the climate crisis, with warming turning to heating to extreme heating, you might be caught off-guard...
08 Dec, 2021| News Roundup

Magic from down under

In the make-believe world of politics, in which all utilities can be maximized simultaneously, and yes we’re going to keep...
08 Dec, 2021| News Roundup

If this is victory...

The Daily Telegraph highlights a supposed victory in the war on climate heating also trumpeted by the New York Times....
08 Dec, 2021| News Roundup

Rime of the ancient alarmist

The climate crisis hath done a dreadful thing. Not content with coming for Americans’ Thanksgiving cranberries, it is causing an...
01 Dec, 2021| News Roundup

Talk is neither cheap nor effective

Well, here’s an embarrassing story. Apparently Canada’s vaunted climate policies under green dreamboat Justin Trudeau have accomplished the square root...
01 Dec, 2021| News Roundup

Net one?

Speaking of doing things, Boris Johnson is doing something on climate: the reverse march on Net Zero. The Telegraph reports...
01 Dec, 2021| News Roundup

Bottom feeders

The ghouls were even quicker off the mark than usual when devastating floods hit British Columbia. While the rain was...
24 Nov, 2021| News Roundup

What you see is what you get

We at CDN discourage anyone from talking, and thinking, in terms of vast conspiracies, hoaxes and the like because people...
24 Nov, 2021| News Roundup

The 30% solution

It seems that natural gas is in for a quick trial and slow hanging despite Michael Mann’s reassurances that they’re...
24 Nov, 2021| News Roundup

It's all over

Alas, the last chance to stop runaway global heating has been postponed until next year. As the New York Times...
17 Nov, 2021| News Roundup

The angry voice of youth

It’s a bit disconcerting that youthful voice of change Barack Obama, the first Boomer president, is now 60. And even...
17 Nov, 2021| News Roundup

But not for thee

British actress Joanna Lumley, famous most recently for hosting TV travel series to exotic destinations like Siberia, India, Japan, the...
17 Nov, 2021| News Roundup

Back to bed

In one interview where he was challenged over his advice to tidy your room before presuming to be able to...
10 Nov, 2021| News Roundup

Back to nuclear

It’s not news that the environmental movement has a thing about nuclear power. And not a good thing. Even those...
10 Nov, 2021| News Roundup

Back to the Pleistocene

It isn’t clear whether it makes it better or worse to hear from The Open University that woolly mammoths actually...
10 Nov, 2021| News Roundup

Zero means zero... energy

As the energy crisis unfolds, and a larger crisis of productivity and inflation, the people committed to climate alarmism are...
03 Nov, 2021| News Roundup

Making arguments is just so tiring

One reason climate alarmists are having trouble understanding that the world is not unfolding quite as they had predicted is...
03 Nov, 2021| News Roundup

STOP26

As everybody who’s anybody prepares to fly to Glasgow to experience a sharp drop in temperature and save the planet...
27 Oct, 2021| News Roundup

Climate hammers

One phenomenon left exposed by the retreating tide of available energy is the number of commentators with climate hammers to...
27 Oct, 2021| News Roundup

Roquefort socialist

It’s hard not to mock Prince Charles for converting his antique Aston Martin to run on the byproducts of surplus...
27 Oct, 2021| News Roundup

Waiting for YouTube

With so much needing to be discussed on energy and climate change, the latest contribution to free and open online...
20 Oct, 2021| News Roundup

Gradually and then suddenly

The energy crisis that has erupted in the UK and across Europe, with ominous implications for North America including Canada,...
20 Oct, 2021| News Roundup

La la la we can't hear you

Canadian environmental groups are not reacting to the disquieting news out of Europe with sober second thought or even a...
20 Oct, 2021| News Roundup

Crisis? What crisis?

A surreal headline out of Britain is NBC’s “Britain urged not to panic as shortages close gas stations, threaten food...
29 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

Because it worked so well the last time

Another surreal headline out of Britain warns that “Government considers temporary nationalisation of energy companies to stop collapse”. What is...
29 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

City nights

For decades there has been intermittent attention paid to the claim that the Urban Heat Island creates a warming trend...
29 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

Unsafe at any speed, or none

Opponents of nuclear power seem to think every reactor is a Chernobyl waiting to happen, which is not even true...
22 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

Nottest summer ever

It is an article of faith among many untutored alarmists that “the warming we are now witnessing” is already causing...
22 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

Other people's money

Paul Homewood observes that the British government recently boasted of spending £160 million to retrofit some 38,000 social housing properties....
22 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

What big ears you have

From the bottom of the climate barrel comes a plaintive cry, “Climate change could see elephants’ ears grow larger as...
15 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

Food for the worms

Digging desperately for more climate dirt, the CBC announces that worms are coming for us. “Invasive earthworms are remaking our...
15 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

Can't COP

We recently asked what was the point of the much-hyped 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention...
15 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

Ida vultures

It sure didn’t take long for the vultures to gather round the victims of Hurricane Ida and blame it on...
08 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

When volcanoes go bad

One claim that global warming skeptics sometimes make is that volcanoes give off more GHGs than humans. Which would be...
08 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

So about that ice

In the climate alarmist creed one passage reads “We believe in the melting Arctic ice, and the rising sea that...
01 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

The stars foretell doom

News stories wail that “Climate change wiping out billions of sea stars: study”. Except they then change gears: “Sea stars...
01 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

EV for thee but not for me

Human vanity being what it is, there’s no real inconsistency between someone doing well off a cause and believing in...
01 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

Warming ate my Afghan mission

With the scramble to evacuate Western citizens and local friends from Kabul airport still going on, and badly, CBS blamed...
25 Aug, 2021| News Roundup

Proof by happenstance

A lot of people have trouble with the concept of a thing with “global” in the name being global. Let...
25 Aug, 2021| News Roundup

The warming cooling of death

Yet another paper and news cycle sounds the death knell, or more properly the passing bell, for the Atlantic Meridional...
25 Aug, 2021| News Roundup

Code repetitive

The big climate news is obviously the long awaited IPCC AR6. Or more precisely the Working Group 1 full report...
18 Aug, 2021| News Roundup

Code snooze

UN Secretary-General António Guterres issued a statement that was shrill even by his standards, including “Today’s IPCC Working Group 1...
18 Aug, 2021| News Roundup

COP-in Red

For another indication of the yawning gap between words and deeds, consider that a mere two days after the IPCC...
18 Aug, 2021| News Roundup

Summer gets it

The New York Times asks “Is This the End of Summer as We’ve Known It?” And in keeping with the...
04 Aug, 2021| News Roundup

Ye sun spottes

This not just in. Variations in solar cycles affect climate in measurable ways. In fact, another interesting tidbit from Ron...
04 Aug, 2021| News Roundup

Fire freezes planet, plume at 11

A story out of Australia would have you believe that the latest threat from global warming is fires so intense...
04 Aug, 2021| News Roundup

Great Barrier Reef, RIP

As in rip-roaring. Marine scientist and academic freedom champion Peter Ridd reports: “The annual data on coral cover for the...
28 Jul, 2021| News Roundup

This just in: your house is not on fire

Periodically viewers and readers comment about the annoying warnings social media giants put on our videos not to believe a...
28 Jul, 2021| News Roundup

Meanwhile back at the ranch

If we were having a real conversation on climate, one thing we’d be discussing is when man-made climate change started....
28 Jul, 2021| News Roundup

Here came the flood

The current definitive proof of a man-made global warming crisis is floods in Europe. If only German leaders had heeded...
21 Jul, 2021| News Roundup

Of words and deeds

A New York Times “Breaking News” alert says that “Europe released an ambitious blueprint to reduce emissions 55 percent by...
21 Jul, 2021| News Roundup

Fact-free

It might appear to be an advantage in a public policy debate to tear oneself free of facts. It seems...
21 Jul, 2021| News Roundup

The climate over-under

From the “you cannot make this stuff up” department we bring you the New York Times’ “The Morning” announcement that...
14 Jul, 2021| News Roundup

Remember Portland?

Sure you do. The one in Oregon where climate change melted the sidewalk or something. In late June the high...
14 Jul, 2021| News Roundup

Scare stories we could do without

NBC hyperventilates that “Danny became the fourth named storm of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, marking the fourth time on...
14 Jul, 2021| News Roundup

Settled science, by Jupiter

Speaking of settled science, Quanta magazine recently reported that “Jupiter and Saturn should be freezing cold. Instead, they’re hot. Researchers...
07 Jul, 2021| News Roundup

Vultures circle collapsed building

Referring to the horrific condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida NBC news noted “Local officials appeared to have few ideas so...
30 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

Battery catches fire: Film at 11

Oh dear. Do lithium batteries pose a fire hazard? Yes they do. And suddenly it seems to be mainstream. The...
30 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

Yes, it was hot in Oregon

One good thing about being a “denier” is that you don’t have to deny the obvious. Including that climate always...
30 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

Attack of the sea snot

Amidst the general flood of inanity on climate change, including campfire-quality scare stories, we pause to savour the one about...
23 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

G7, coal 10

No sooner had the G7 leaders flown back home in their private jets to pretend to implement their GHG pledges...
23 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

Yes they really mean it

After 12 long and frustrating years the company behind the Keystone XL project has thrown in the towel. Or whatever...
16 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

Plan B minus

When Net Zero enthusiasts in Western governments act exactly as if they meant what they said, it’s not strictly true...
16 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

We need to raise your premiums

A new study by Swiss Re Institute, an arm of the world’s largest reinsurance firm, says global warming sure is...
16 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

Darker shades of green

Last week we discussed the British government’s ataxic plan to ban “gas boilers”, hybrid devices that heat both your tap...
09 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

Only off by a factor of 3

As Christopher Monckton inconveniently points out, the satellite data now show no warming for the last six years, possibly seven,...
09 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

Gates to the rescue

A lot of people love to hate Bill Gates. But he (and Warren Buffet, to add to the potential for...
09 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

What if it's not?

The debate over man-made global warming has been dominated, to put it mildly, by the assumption that the world is...
02 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

It's now or...

The looming deadlines for Net Zero are concentrating many minds. Thus the IEA’s lovely 400+-point-plan for no more fossil fuels...
02 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

More money than brains

An NBC story headlined “California warned to brace for another summer of energy blackouts” to which the head of the...
02 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

Et tu, IEA?

Of all the outfits you wouldn’t expect to jump on the Net Zero bandwagon, the International Energy Agency is, well,...
26 May, 2021| News Roundup

Or Yellowstone gets it

Climate baloney is not merely an unappetizing item in the mental fridge whose best-before date requires inspection. It has real-life...
26 May, 2021| News Roundup

Have a hot coffee

In the world of climate change it often seems that all is bleak beyond imagining. But then a ray of...
26 May, 2021| News Roundup

Be careful what you wish for

Remember how fossil fuels were bad and unnecessary and smelly and funding denialism? Then came a cyberattack on the Colonial...
19 May, 2021| News Roundup

All for a good cause

One very awkward climate-related story to emerge recently is the extent to which solar panels are made with slave labour...
19 May, 2021| News Roundup

Have a cold one

The Hottest Year EverTM is a bit overdue, with unusually cold spring weather in much of the northern hemisphere and...
19 May, 2021| News Roundup

Climate change stole my bees

A theory that explains everything explains nothing and cannot be tested, a troubling point in context of the assertion that...
12 May, 2021| News Roundup

Bad dog

If the eco-conscious activists thought that not having children and instead having a pet meant they were doing their bit...
12 May, 2021| News Roundup

The unhelpfullest cut of all

So it turns out cutting CO2 emissions won’t help. Who says? Not some shabby “deniers” in the pay of Big...
12 May, 2021| News Roundup

Stupid Alps

Here come some more inconvenient facts. Google “warming in the Alps” and you’ll get funeral oration for the European ski...
05 May, 2021| News Roundup

They don't miss a thing

Britain’s spy agency has announced that it’s making monitoring China’s compliance with its Paris commitments a top priority. Agent 007,...
05 May, 2021| News Roundup

China undercuts China

If greenhouse gases worry you, surely it’s natural to focus on the world’s leading emitter. Especially if it were also...
05 May, 2021| News Roundup

Just weather

On Earth Day in Ottawa we woke up to the deepest snow cover we’ve seen on April 22 since records...
28 Apr, 2021| News Roundup

Free lack of money

Amid the drifting snowflakes, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joins other world leaders in saying climate change is the greatest....
28 Apr, 2021| News Roundup

The EV sector is on fire

Remember how in those old, classic James Bond movies a car would hit a bump then explode like a bomb...
28 Apr, 2021| News Roundup

Having his tax and eating it too

The big climate news, at least in Canada, is that federal Conservative leader Erin O’Toole finally released his climate plan....
21 Apr, 2021| News Roundup

Easy if only it weren't so hard

While O’Toole smoulders, both Justin Trudeau and the Business Council of Canada heap fuel on the fire. In the Toronto...
21 Apr, 2021| News Roundup

World ends, strawberries at 11

From Australia we hear the latest and most devastating news yet about climate. No, not tidal waves, the moon going...
21 Apr, 2021| News Roundup

Contains 25% of your daily guilt

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more woke, Forbes reports that “Carbon Labels Are Finally Coming To The...
14 Apr, 2021| News Roundup

When climate change gets toxic

The New York Times warns of “America’s toxic disasters-in-waiting”. And it’s not clickbait, of course. It’s a sober look at...
14 Apr, 2021| News Roundup

When the sun burns

An important premise of settled climate science is that we should ignore the big hot yellow thing in the sky...
14 Apr, 2021| News Roundup

Oh, scientists say, do they?

As we predicted, with the return of warmth, alarmism springs eternal. Thus NBC just ended winter one more time, more...
07 Apr, 2021| News Roundup

The mushrooms of death

A reader alerts us to the claim that fungi emit more CO2 than people. Some 85 gigatonnes annually by one...
07 Apr, 2021| News Roundup

Science by press release

A widely publicized Washington Post story, which even made the Atlantic Salmon Federation newsletter, says the Atlantic ocean conveyor belt,...
07 Apr, 2021| News Roundup

The Supreme Scientists speak

The constitutional challenge to Canada’s carbon tax face-planted last Thursday, with the Supreme Court ruling 6-3 in favour of the...
31 Mar, 2021| News Roundup

Talk green, vote brown, mate

A new study finds that virtue-signalling signals virtue. Specifically, in this case, that Australians consistently tell pollsters they care about...
31 Mar, 2021| News Roundup

Choo choo gobble

One related problem with climate alarmism, even for those who believe in it, is that it has become a complacent,...
31 Mar, 2021| News Roundup

Carbon cycle blows tire

From the DSS, the Department of Settled Science, we hear that those carbon cycle cartoons made readily available by the...
24 Mar, 2021| News Roundup

Facts are facts

Ideally in public policy, as in life, one would first determine whether a claim was correct and only then ponder...
24 Mar, 2021| News Roundup

Can we have some?

NBC reports cheerfully that “Green groups launch $10 million ad campaign pressuring Biden, Congress to spend huge on climate”. If...
24 Mar, 2021| News Roundup

Independent research?

Now there’s an idea. Courtesy of a reader with statistical training who admires the “way that the medical profession (at...
17 Mar, 2021| News Roundup

Putting uncertainty on ice

“Eureka!” comes a cry from the LGP about the MIP. And we perceive that you are fascinated. MIP is the...
17 Mar, 2021| News Roundup

John Kerry sees his shadow

According to John Kerry, who flew a million kilometers in three years to save the world from the effects of...
17 Mar, 2021| News Roundup

But if CO2 drives temperature...

A lot of people say it’s too late to debate this claim, especially in the policy arena. The fossil fuel...
10 Mar, 2021| News Roundup

Oh darn

Fresh from its staggering realization that neither the world nor its constituent parts are going to meet their Paris Agreement...
10 Mar, 2021| News Roundup

So about that Miami

For some reason the claim that Miami is going under is trending again. Unlike the reality. Indeed the whole notion...
10 Mar, 2021| News Roundup

Reality checks 'R' us

Here’s another reality check for the AGW set, courtesy of Climate Home News. It seems governments are not meeting their...
03 Mar, 2021| News Roundup

And again

From time to time people, and by people we mean people like us, will compile a list of climate scare...
03 Mar, 2021| News Roundup

Not a fish story exactly

While we’re on the topic of apocalyptic forecasts, one of our viewers recently commented sardonically that “I’m waiting for someone...
03 Mar, 2021| News Roundup

We told you we told you so

We told you we told you so The cold spell that gripped North America through mid-February is a reality check...
24 Feb, 2021| News Roundup

A great lack of wind

Another reality check last week that didn’t check out, or in, was the reliability of alternative energy. It is one...
24 Feb, 2021| News Roundup

Trees like CO2?

A new study finds that plants like plant food. But let us not be too sarcastic. It finds that they...
24 Feb, 2021| News Roundup

So about that storm

Or rather storms. Beginning in mid-December, it was as clear as it ever is with weather forecasting that something nasty...
17 Feb, 2021| News Roundup

The penguins don't get it

Back in December there were lurid headlines about “World’s largest iceberg on collision course with penguin colony island”. And of...
17 Feb, 2021| News Roundup

We have ways to cut your emissions

In a Jan. 25 meeting of the Vermont Climate Council, Massachusetts Undersecretary for Climate Change David Ismay blurted out “let...
10 Feb, 2021| News Roundup

Kerry to the... never mind

Last week we did our open-minded best to praise John Kerry and now we have to criticize him again. The...
10 Feb, 2021| News Roundup

Not your father's Oldsmobile

Good news for the climate woke: General Motors has pledged to stop making gas-powered cars and trucks by 2035 and...
03 Feb, 2021| News Roundup

Sneaking up on you

In his new book Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom, Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore makes a remarkable point about...
03 Feb, 2021| News Roundup

Kerry saves the debate

No, really. We have been critical of John Kerry for some foolish things he has said on climate and of...
03 Feb, 2021| News Roundup

Pipeline-punched

If Alberta premier Jason Kenney felt a “gut punch” when President Biden cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline on his first...
27 Jan, 2021| News Roundup

A trillion-pound dawk klunk

Speaking of the obvious and logical, it somehow badly embarrassed the British government this week that they were ordered to...
27 Jan, 2021| News Roundup

The elephant in the glacier

Another issue with “the science” is that real science proceeds by trying hypotheses rather than trying heretics, frequently upends the...
27 Jan, 2021| News Roundup

It's a plot

Conspiracy theories are very much in the news following the riot at the U.S. Capitol and it is widely agreed...
20 Jan, 2021| News Roundup

Warming pandemic

According to that noted medical journal Rolling Stone, “Climate Change Is Ushering in a New Pandemic Era” in which “A...
20 Jan, 2021| News Roundup

As hot as two decimal places

Various news outlets pounced on the claim that 2020 had just tied 2016 for the hottest year ever. Which ought...
13 Jan, 2021| News Roundup

The Medieval cold inferno

If you were told of a Dantean Anomaly you might wonder if someone had found something odd in an early...
13 Jan, 2021| News Roundup

The meaning of lice

Every profession has its drawbacks and difficulties. For instance when biologists go “Let’s hear it for the tapeworm! Hip hip…...
13 Jan, 2021| News Roundup

The world's biggest lava lamp

Given how 2020 went, there’s no particular reason 2021 should not begin with a giant surge of blazing hot liquid...
06 Jan, 2021| News Roundup

Going hot and cold

If you’re wondering whether the actual data says the Earth has warmed or cooled recently, the answer is yes. As...
06 Jan, 2021| News Roundup

Blowing in the wind

Supposedly the very active Atlantic hurricane season in 2020 was more proof that global warming is upon us. As you...
06 Jan, 2021| News Roundup

We knew that they knew that we knew

Well, the other shoe just dropped right on our wallets. The Canadian federal government unveiled its new climate plan and...
16 Dec, 2020| News Roundup

Hotter than the hottest... uh...

We are told by people who at this point would look darn silly saying anything else that 2020 is the...
16 Dec, 2020| News Roundup

The wreck of the Great Lakes

National Geographic, increasingly devoted to climate propaganda rather than scientific curiosity and wonder, tells us that bad humans are killing...
16 Dec, 2020| News Roundup

At least it should reduce the attacks

We noted last month CNN’s claim that global warming was making shark attacks worse in Australia even though they had...
09 Dec, 2020| News Roundup

Betting other people's money on green

With pandemic lockdowns crushing the private sector, it’s obviously time to launch an ambitious redesign of our economy. Or so...
02 Dec, 2020| News Roundup

Losing the green bet

Even super-green British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s finance minister, aka Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak is warning the PM...
02 Dec, 2020| News Roundup

Picture a security blanket

The usual suspects are very pleased that Joe Biden has chosen former Secretary of State John Kerry as his “climate...
02 Dec, 2020| News Roundup

Have a cool one

According to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, whose famous doomsday clock has been minutes away from midnight since, er,...
25 Nov, 2020| News Roundup

On the beach

Among the supposed horrors of climate change you can list, well, everything from giant jellyfish to itchier poison ivy to...
25 Nov, 2020| News Roundup

We'll take a cheque

According to the Washington Post, which he owns, Jeff Bezos of Amazon has just given $791 million to climate activists,...
25 Nov, 2020| News Roundup

This time it's different

Two professors of biology warn on The Conversation that we might be going to die because the Guardian warns that...
18 Nov, 2020| News Roundup

Bad rainforests

“Deforestation could spark new diseases, experts say” is the subhed the National Post put on a Reuters story about how...
18 Nov, 2020| News Roundup

All for a good cause

Peer review, they say, is the key. We should only read scientific papers published in serious journals. Such as the...
18 Nov, 2020| News Roundup

Jumping the shark

According to CNN global warming is making shark attacks worse. And if you’re wondering how a shark attack could get...
11 Nov, 2020| News Roundup

Arctic circle

To call global warming alarmism a cult seems to us to be unhelpful. We prefer to exchange ideas rather than...
11 Nov, 2020| News Roundup

Live coral

In the repetitive “what’s wrong with you morons” lists of obvious man-made climate disasters that come our way in comments...
11 Nov, 2020| News Roundup

Cold is hot

We’ve been seeing record-breaking temperatures across the western and central U.S. along with wild weather extremes. More proof of the...
04 Nov, 2020| News Roundup

Devouring its children

We have been critical of Sir David Attenborough for trickery about walruses being chased off cliffs by climate-starved polar bears....
04 Nov, 2020| News Roundup

Scientists might say

The current “settled science” on the relationship between climate change and hurricanes is… some stuff may well happen. If you...
04 Nov, 2020| News Roundup

It's not funny any more

Recently we noted a website that lists all the things that have been blamed on climate change, from the disastrous...
28 Oct, 2020| News Roundup

Don't let it snow

Supposedly we’re facing the end of winter as we know it, the hottest year ever and so on. So can...
28 Oct, 2020| News Roundup

Sending words to do the work of deeds

Joe Biden is the latest to genuflect at the green altar, saying in the last US presidential candidates’ debate “I...
28 Oct, 2020| News Roundup

A staggering rise in dishonesty

The UN did as only the UN can do, putting out a supposedly authoritative scientific report on a “staggering” rise...
21 Oct, 2020| News Roundup

Looking for a better neighbourhood?

Several scientists dropped their guard somewhere near the Antares Nebula and said if mankind decides the Earth is scruffy and...
21 Oct, 2020| News Roundup

Financial experts say

This just in: Alberta can stuff its fossil fuels into a hole in the ground because Ontario will boom thanks...
21 Oct, 2020| News Roundup

Experts say

NBC declared that “Warming makes Delta, other storms power up faster, experts warn”. Of course if there’s a lull next...
14 Oct, 2020| News Roundup

The other boot falls

A strange alarmist standard claim is that we face a world-historic, civilization-threatening climate crisis we can solve with a few...
14 Oct, 2020| News Roundup

Energexit

The Sunday Times reports that the British government, which is thrashing about ataxically on climate including overpaying small-scale wind farms...
14 Oct, 2020| News Roundup

RCP8.5 fever

Would you stop it? There’s a new study out about where malaria will strike in Africa that is totally useless...
07 Oct, 2020| News Roundup

Out from his coffin

OK one more RCP8.5 story. There’s a video clip of Bobby “Boris” Pickett, whose musical career consisted of one huge...
07 Oct, 2020| News Roundup

It's baaaaack

As we warned last week, the Trudeau Administration’s decision to drop the “Green Recovery” from the 2020 Canadian Throne Speech...
07 Oct, 2020| News Roundup

When was it again?

Another scary climate story this week says “anthropogenic climate change has been affecting major marine heatwaves… in the past 40...
30 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

Where'd my green recovery go?

Short weeks ago it lived and indeed breathed fire or possibly the lack of it. The Throne Speech was going...
30 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

We will all drive the cars from Cars

In California they seem to be going all in on a green transformation. Governor Gavin Newsom really did just ban...
30 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

Splash thud

It’s all over. We passed another tipping point. A piece of ice fell off Greenland. “Dismay as huge chunk of...
23 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

It's not about climate

Extinction Rebellion, which may soon become Incarceration Rebellion, marches with a banner saying “Socialism or Extinction” complete with hammer and...
23 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

Unprecedented unprecedentedness

Fresh from the unprecedented arrival of two hurricanes on the American Gulf Coast that had actually happened many times before,...
16 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

Putin supports renewables

At least he does when other countries go all in on them and end up dependent on Russian natural gas...
16 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

There they go again

Even the Wall St. Journal is now woke on climate and warns of “a stark warning” from “an advisory panel...
16 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

Anti-greenhouse gas

Look up. Because there are those who think it’s “blimp to the rescue” on climate change. According to the normally...
09 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

Stop changing your story

As we noted last week, many commentators asserted without foundation that the one-two punch of Hurricanes Marco and Laura was...
09 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

Core blimey

While CO2 is regarded as the one and only important cause of climate change in the late 20th century, those...
09 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

Green lurch

With Canada’s economy reeling from the pandemic lockdown and the government’s long war of attrition on the energy sector, new...
02 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

Blackout California

A heatwave threatens to overpower California’s power grid, prompting rolling blackouts and the first statewide power shortage emergency declaration since...
26 Aug, 2020| News Roundup

Putting the dead in deadline again

On the subject of predictions of disaster you can at least actually test, we give one tentative thumb up to...
26 Aug, 2020| News Roundup

Regulation isn't cool

A recent article in the National Post described how people in Africa are flocking to buy “zombie appliances,” clapped out,...
26 Aug, 2020| News Roundup

The carrot-and-skeptic principle

Climate alarmism has a certain fondness for the only-a-decade-to-act trope because it makes things seem sufficiently urgent that we must...
19 Aug, 2020| News Roundup

The Middle East is Red

China is muscling into the Middle East oil business for geopolitical reasons. Which might not be a direct climate concern....
19 Aug, 2020| News Roundup

Hottest since the last one

Recently we were breathlessly warned that Ottawa was rocketing up the lists for most days over 30° C. Yes, folks,...
29 Jul, 2020| News Roundup

Unbearable

Are you kidding us? The New York Times just declared that climate change is going to unleash millions of migrants,...
29 Jul, 2020| News Roundup

Follow the money... dang

In addition to clichés about climate change itself, there are some important repeated claims about the debate that don’t stand...
29 Jul, 2020| News Roundup

The Beavers of Death

According to an article on Phys.Org from the Alfred Wegener Institute, climate change is good for beavers. At least it...
22 Jul, 2020| News Roundup

Heat kills tropical plants

Further in the all-effects-of-climate-change-are-bad category, we hear that “Tropical plants closer to the equator are most at risk from climate...
22 Jul, 2020| News Roundup

We are all going to eat

Speaking of plants, CO2 and every change triggering disastrous dislocation, one important consequence of man-made climate change is meant to...
22 Jul, 2020| News Roundup

The danger of looking things up

Australia’s hottest day ever recorded was in Edwardian times, so long ago it was 125°F rather than 51.7°C, on Jan....
15 Jul, 2020| News Roundup

It was all over

Is it a news story that Greenland didn’t melt and inundate us all? Actually yes, because as Paul Homewood just...
15 Jul, 2020| News Roundup

Models, birds everywhere

Models are everywhere in public policy today, from financial projections to climate change to measures to combat disease. But there...
15 Jul, 2020| News Roundup

Arctic in flames, film at 11

Every week or so we get definitive proof that man-made climate change is real and urgent and only mentally defective...
08 Jul, 2020| News Roundup

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

Cold water on warming hype

Like a great many governments, that of India has signed onto the Paris Agreement without showing the slightest inclination to...
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

No doubt there's a good reason

The world’s media, always so quick to jump on stories about climate change and Antarctica, especially the pronounced warming of...
24 Jun, 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

Trust us, it's for your own good

They’re at it again. Thierry Philipponnat, an influential member of the board of France’s financial regulator, L’Autorité des Marchés Financiers,...
17 Jun, 2020| News Roundup

In a Pickle over climate change

If you live in Pickle Lake, Ontario, and it is possible that you do not, you will not need to...
17 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

Something odd about the weather

Although the BBC now seems down on sunshine, having declared “Climate change: May was sunniest calendar month on record in...
10 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

Deep-sixing the settled science

This just in: Climate crisis far worse than feared, scientists say. Add it to the pile. In this case it’s...
10 Jun, 2020| News Roundup

If it moves, ban it

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is so woke he wants to ban public transit. Yes, you read that right....
03 Jun, 2020| News Roundup

Must have been all those buses

A story out of China says early humans had to adapt to climate instability in One Million B.C. and did....
03 Jun, 2020| News Roundup

It's gone even if it's still here

There are no bugs. You are just imagining them. At any rate, Scott Gilmore in Maclean’s says they have vanished...
03 Jun, 2020| News Roundup

Auf Wiedersehen, Autos

It seems we spoke too soon when we said EU leaders are bailing on green extremism. The EU plans to...
27 May, 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

It's only May but why wait?

It’s official. 2020 is among the hottest years ever. And no silly complaining that it hasn’t technically happened yet. Gavin...
20 May, 2020| News Roundup

Observe how the dead coral is alive

In a remarkable display of Akerue, which is Eureka backwards, some scientists decided to save coral from the human race...
20 May, 2020| News Roundup

Strike while the economy is cold

Justin Trudeau says no relief for you unless your company commits publicly to his climate goals, thus using the threat...
20 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

Quick, see it before it's gone

No we’re not talking about eco-tourism to an endangered rainforest or glacier dwindling to a sad little puddle. We’re referring...
29 Apr, 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

Where has all the carbon gone?

A number of people have pointed out that the coronavirus lockdown has reduced real pollution considerably, giving us potential insights...
29 Apr, 2020| News Roundup

Enough with that topic already?

If you’re feeling worn down by 10 newspaper pages of coronavirus coverage every day and three Wednesday Wakeup items a...
22 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

Giving it the sack

A city that never sleeps in the era of the woke, San Francisco, just banned a very popular kind of...
08 Apr, 2020| News Roundup

Let's hear it for China's green... never mind

Now everybody’s favourite rising power, China, that model of green development whose “basic dictatorship” our PM admired for “allowing them...
08 Apr, 2020| News Roundup

The debate about the debate

Climate alarmists want you to know who is to blame for early delays in responding to COVID-19. Katherine Hayhoe insists...
01 Apr, 2020| News Roundup

If your only tool is a thermometer

The “this pandemic is a foretaste of climate change” argument is everywhere. In a creative twist, Aaron Bernstein of the...
01 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

COVID-19 concentrates the mind

And just like that the climate emergency is gone, as politicians facing economic disaster in their home countries worry more...
25 Mar, 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

What a real crisis looks like

It may not be a good time to mention stocks. But surely you noticed that when the COVID-19 crisis hit,...
18 Mar, 2020| News Roundup

International man of misery

In Maclean’s, Leah McLaren fawned over Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of Canada and England, “beaming and vigorous,...
18 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

CO2 isn't very important but it is

A curious piece in The Conversation describes a study on the link between the hole in the ozone layer and...
11 Mar, 2020| News Roundup

Wuhan to the... rescue?

Gas prices in Ottawa this week are about where they normally are, barely over $1.00/litre and sometimes even below. For...
04 Mar, 2020| News Roundup

Real time emission reductions

MSN reports that satellite photos show a dramatic reduction in the smog blanketing China as “Wuhan virus” shuts down large...
04 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

Push back or get pushed over

Welcome to the reality edition of Wednesday Wakeup. First 42 Nobel prize winners, including Canada’s Alice Munro, signed a letter...
26 Feb, 2020| News Roundup

He wood not, would he?

For more on the reality front, look at this week’s most unlikely climate story, which is saying a mouthful. It...
26 Feb, 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

We might be going to die

There’s a vigorous debate going on about how bad it would be if the Earth warms. You might not know...
12 Feb, 2020| News Roundup

The permafrost melt of doom

Nature Geoscience tells us we're in a heap of trouble, or a bog of the stuff, because permafrost is liable...
12 Feb, 2020| News Roundup

Not for sale, but if we were...

Britain’s Guardian, mighty guardian of political correctness including on climate, stoutly bans ads by fossil fuel companies to teach them...
05 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

The other Amazon fires

The BBC reports that Amazon, as in the big online retailer, is threatening to fire, as in dismiss, a number...
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

It's not really winter out your way

Remember how it’s the end of winter as we know it? They’re having trouble doing so in Newfoundland, Ontario and...
22 Jan, 2020| News Roundup

Hotter than the hottest thing ever

So 2019 was hotter than anything ever was hot, except 2016 which was itself the hottest thing ever. We’re all...
22 Jan, 2020| News Roundup

No, not rain in Australia

In the Not So Wonderful World of Climate Change, everything is bad. Everything. While this year’s fire season raged horribly...
22 Jan, 2020| News Roundup

If you say it often enough...

One predictable consequence of December turning into January or a "9" clicking over to a "0" is retrospectives on the...
15 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

You want another meeting?

Apparently it’s all over if we don’t talk fast. At least in the view of two British government agencies, Natural...
08 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

Don't say Canada will benefit

Someone got in trouble for saying Canada will gain from global warming. Specifically former Finance Minister Joe Oliver, now board...
11 Dec, 2019| News Roundup

This time for sure... again

The latest news on the climate front is that all the models you thought weren’t working secretly are. An article...
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

"City of Water" gets wet

The latest “here comes the flood” entry in the climate scare is that Venice has become wet. Famously “The Floating...
27 Nov, 2019| News Roundup

Remember traditional knowledge?

If not, don’t worry. Apparently Canadian authorities don’t either. Outgoing Environment Minister Catherine McKenna decided to reduce the number of...
27 Nov, 2019| News Roundup

Climategate 10 years later

On November 19, 2009 a trove of troubling emails from British and American climate scientists was leaked online. They sparked...
20 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

Have alarmism, will travel

The UN is holding yet another carbon- and celebrity-intensive gabfest to say warming is bad and we must change our...
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

Maybe with more CO2?

The UN just solved the climate crisis, for a mere $300 billion. Which is hardly chump change but at least...
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

Denier, denier, job on fire

Susan Crockford, whose Polar Bear Science we have repeatedly recommended in this newsletter and who famously showed that contrary to...
23 Oct, 2019| News Roundup

Has climate change jumped the shark?

You might not think so, with time running out for deniers (again) except perhaps as psychiatric patients. But there are...
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

Exactly how offensive are trees?

Some Oakville car dealer decided to promote his business by promising to plant 25 trees if you bought an emission-spewing...
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

Snowing on their parade

On September 27, the very day the youth of today demanded bold action to stop all this hot weather we’ve...
02 Oct, 2019| News Roundup

Luckily you have no soldiers anyway

The British Army speculates about getting rid of all the big gas-burning tank engines to attract “that next generation of...
02 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

Get out of class free

From New York City to Ottawa, schools are giving kids a free pass if they want to be at the...
25 Sep, 2019| News Roundup

Down the temperature hole

The big news, or news hole, on environment in Canada this week is that the government scrapped a bunch of...
25 Sep, 2019| News Roundup

It's going to be a cold winter

At any rate, that’s what the Weather Network thinks, for Ottawa and much of Canada. But how can it be?...
25 Sep, 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

Shocking news about electric cars

The climate alarmist movement is divided between those who think relatively minor lifestyle changes will let us stop emitting planet-killing...
11 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

A two-minute hate for methane

Apparently the Trump Administration is rolling back the rules on methane even though according to the New York Times, the...
11 Sep, 2019| News Roundup

Your credibility is on fire

Back in May the CBC informed us the climate experts were predicting B.C. was in for an abnormally hot and...
04 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

Everyone starves, film at 2100

While we were away in early August another important climate-related story was that the obesity crisis ended. Or at least...
28 Aug, 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

Debate ends, spike at 11

This just in! The debate on man-made global warming has ended. Again. But really now. This time for sure. The...
31 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

Relax, the situation is under control

One of many headlines that environmentally minded news outlets can recycle is that renewable energy is now competitive with oil...
24 Jul, 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

Somebody open a window

Climate Home News runs a headline that ought to put even a committed enthusiast into a deep sleep. “It looks...
17 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes

Vancouver grocer David Kwen puts weird slogans on plastic bags to shame shoppers into bringing reusables. He thought printing “Wart...
17 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

Melting ice, how strange

Given prevailing dogma one would not expect to find a news story about shrinking polar ice being a big scientific...
10 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 are the numbers?

There’s a fair bit of jiggery-pokery in the econometric models that say we can get rid of fossil fuels at...
03 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

Who let the dogs out?

A photo of some dogs walking on water in Greenland seals the deal. The planet is on fire. “Experts say...
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

No money, by the Green party

Germany’s Green Party wants to ban industrial farming to help fight climate change. The Daily Telegraph warns that “the proposal...
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

When did comfort become a luxury?

A story in the National Post says a housing shortage in Montreal is “threatening the city’s reputation for affordable rent.”...
19 Jun, 2019| News Roundup

Do you want us to burn up?

An article in the Washington Post declares with unseemly glee that a study in the undoubtedly unbiased journal Earth’s Future...
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

Fish suffer as fish flourish

Apparently climate change is producing such favourable conditions for Alaska sockeye salmon that they’re skipping an entire year in fresh...
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

Can't anybody here play this game?

The latest scandal to engulf Britain’s energy policy is the discovery that while banning fracking in the UK to ensure...
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 pasture

The New Zealand government has a plan to stop global warming. Or not, if farmers complain. In that case it...
15 May, 2019| News Roundup

Constitutional doesn't mean good

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has ruled that the federal carbon tax is constitutional. Which is good jurisprudence even though...
08 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

Blimey, a climate emergency

Britain beats Canada to become the first nation to declare a climate emergency. Which has a certain grim logic as...
08 May, 2019| News Roundup

No skyscrapers for you

No skyscrapers for you New York City mayor Bill de Blasio just struck a mighty blow against his own city,...
01 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

One bear does not a crisis make

News outlets from Britain to Biloxi, from Flanders to Australia and from Delhi to Ottawa ran an Associated Press story...
24 Apr, 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

Oh no, our plan succeeded

Strange news from BC, which specializes in the stuff. Premier John Horgan, ardent advocate of carbon taxes and foe of...
10 Apr, 2019| News Roundup

Spoiled fish at the Free Lunch Diner

There is famously no free lunch. Rational people don’t expect any form of power to bring only benefits and no...
10 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

Math is hard, saving the planet is easy

When the dreaded federal carbon tax finally took effect April 1, small businesses were still baffled, as they’d been warning...
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

Genuflecting at the climate altar again

Beset by scandal, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffles his cabinet again, bringing in Joyce Murray as Treasury Board president. And...
27 Mar, 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

At the altar of climate change

Kevin Vickers, the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms who performed so heroically in helping stop the 2014 terrorist attack on Parliament,...
20 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

Oil industry hit by climate change

No, not that one, the olive oil industry. Evidently the Italian crop has collapsed because of… climate change. Never mind...
13 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

Help help Montreal is melting

Radio Canada just killed winter again. “Forget the snowy winters of your childhood” it proclaimed, on the grounds that the...
13 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

Don't put that in your pipeline

While most normal people worry that Bill C-69 will make it nearly impossible to get resource projects approved in Canada,...
06 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

It worked so well back home

NBC is very excited that Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has become roughly the 4,000th person to enter the race...
06 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

Oh heh heh that invented data

The BBC, Paul Homewood notes, has been forced to retract fake claims about extreme weather based on a now discredited...
06 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

Run in circles, scream and shout

Edmundston, NB, like Halifax and Vancouver, declares a climate change emergency. The mayor alleges “torrential rains and extreme flood events,...
27 Feb, 2019| News Roundup

It's better to adapt to climate... policy

In Australia, misguided alternative energy schemes have created high prices and rolling blackouts. And now the Australian Energy Market Commission...
20 Feb, 2019| News Roundup

Children's crusade 2.0

The usual suspects are over the moon because a bunch of European children are staging school strikes on behalf of...
20 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

Cables to carry money to nowhere

Germany, renowned for economic efficiency, has given the world a remarkable display of how misguided green energy policies can burn...
13 Feb, 2019| News Roundup

CBC admits error... sort of

A long and arduous campaign by professional engineer Robert Muir finally led the CBC ombudsman to rebuke its Radio Canada...
13 Feb, 2019| News Roundup

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