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Category: OP ED Watch

If you're so smart...

The world is full of people telling you how to beat the stock market, make a fortune in real estate...
10 Apr, 2024| OP ED Watch

The latest climate news from Gaza

People’s ideas about the world seem to correlate in such a way that, for instance, if you know someone’s attitude...
10 Apr, 2024| OP ED Watch

What is that thing?

An alert reader wrote to ask us: “The word climate is used all the time, (usually as climate change). Presumably...
10 Apr, 2024| OP ED Watch

Climate change drank my Prosecco

All the food you love will soon be gone due to climate change or, possibly, self-inflicted climate paranoia. According to...
03 Apr, 2024| OP ED Watch

You mean you expect us to do it?

As the deadlines get ever closer on the green energy transition, companies are discovering that pretending to believe in it...
03 Apr, 2024| OP ED Watch

You've just gotta believe

The New York Times “Climate Forward” tells us triumphantly that “Biden Administration Issues Rules Aimed at Phasing Out Gas Cars/...
27 Mar, 2024| OP ED Watch

Magic mushrooms

A reader alerts us to an article asking “Could homes made of fungi slash emissions from construction?” Yes, someone really...
27 Mar, 2024| OP ED Watch

Causality is a difficult concept

One of the really weird things about the whole debate around global warming, or the monologue as alarmists would have...
27 Mar, 2024| OP ED Watch

Now that you mention it...

In a gung-ho story about how Germany’s failed energy transition is secretly succeeding brilliantly, Clean Energy Wire near the end...
20 Mar, 2024| OP ED Watch

Is your job to be a dolt?

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears to be on some sort of mission to confirm everyone’s suspicion that he doesn’t...
20 Mar, 2024| OP ED Watch

Ice wine, and not in a good way

We learn that “The British Columbia government says farmers will get an extra $70 million to replant and strengthen fruit...
20 Mar, 2024| OP ED Watch

John Kerry is very very disappointed in you

John Kerry is finally stepping down as jet-setting pointless special U.S. presidential envoy on climate, frustrated that humanity in general...
13 Mar, 2024| OP ED Watch

It's all so simple

On the occasion of his retirement as US Climate Envoy John Kerry explains to the New York Times’ David Wallace-Wells...
13 Mar, 2024| OP ED Watch

And speaking of China

There are people to whom patriotism seems embarrassing. Including Canada’s Trudeau administration, evidently, working overtime to conceal from the public...
13 Mar, 2024| OP ED Watch

Leafhoppers ate my climate

One rule of climate change journalactiviscience is that anything, no matter how small or tentative, can be reported as proof...
06 Mar, 2024| OP ED Watch

Hot cuisine

It seems the climate is so incredibly fragile that, should it warm slightly, you will no longer get “Norwegian salmon,...
06 Mar, 2024| OP ED Watch

Meet SpongeBob, the climate scientist

A new study says the settled science indicates that warming is happening even faster than thermometers can read and “time’s...
06 Mar, 2024| OP ED Watch

Real real reality

It is not unusual in public policy debates for people to talk past one another. But it seems unusually severe...
28 Feb, 2024| OP ED Watch

Plan H

As the problems with so-called alternative energy become clearer and more pressing, a new green saviour appears on the horizon:...
28 Feb, 2024| OP ED Watch

Like whatever man

Speaking of not checking facts or logic, Bloomberg recently ran a column saying, and we are not making it up,...
28 Feb, 2024| OP ED Watch

My way or the highway

Canada’s Minister of Climate Communism Steven Guilbeault really made a mess of things, even by his standards, by declaring out...
21 Feb, 2024| OP ED Watch

So about that meat...

The politicians who are promising us an energy transition is accelerating and urging us to let them throw our billions...
21 Feb, 2024| OP ED Watch

It's called global for a reason

The retreat from logic on climate change continues with a piece in The Atlantic threatening that “A Climate Reckoning Is...
21 Feb, 2024| OP ED Watch

Free speech is for losers

It’s just a private member’s bill. But a very revealing one. Canadian New Democratic Party MP Charlie Angus, not a...
14 Feb, 2024| OP ED Watch

The end is nigh/here/out there

Apparently “Massive wildfires exposing millions to toxic smoke, drought shrivelling crops and key waterways, destructive storms supercharged by record ocean...
14 Feb, 2024| OP ED Watch

EV come EV go

A crucial part of the solution to the supposed climate crisis is supposedly electric vehicles. And to help us all...
14 Feb, 2024| OP ED Watch

Collision course

Dan McTeague of Canadians for Affordable Energy warns of a “collision course” between the Net Zero obsession of our elites...
07 Feb, 2024| OP ED Watch

The micro-gardens of climate death

Speaking of the dreaded carbon footprint of farming, no sooner are we told to plant micro-gardens to calm our climate...
07 Feb, 2024| OP ED Watch

Irish death gas

A recent story in The Irish News berated the government and the people for doing too little on climate with...
07 Feb, 2024| OP ED Watch

All tipping points all the time

According to a Heatmap Daily piece called “The Last Gasp of Winter Sports”, snow is all but done. “A new...
31 Jan, 2024| OP ED Watch

And they wonder why no one trusts them

The Economist, speaking for Davos Person, conceded that “An influx of Chinese cars is terrifying the West” but argued editorially...
31 Jan, 2024| OP ED Watch

Meanwhile in the real world

Because reality is tricky, Robinson Meyer at Heatmap Daily instead invites readers instead “to dream. Envision a future where the...
31 Jan, 2024| OP ED Watch

Green dreams are made of these

Canadian Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland went to the Davos WEF forum, arguably not a good look,...
24 Jan, 2024| OP ED Watch

One way to keep warm this winter

On January 12 the Daily Mail wrote an “EXCLUSIVE” that: “Electric double-decker buses will NOT be withdrawn from service after...
24 Jan, 2024| OP ED Watch

Let's talk fraud

Having praised his work in this week’s first “News Roundup” item, let us repeat here our one big disagreement with...
17 Jan, 2024| OP ED Watch

Don't they know history?

It’s especially important to understand how arrogant certainty leads people to misinterpret data with fierce conviction because reporting on the...
17 Jan, 2024| OP ED Watch

Warming faster at the poles

Arctic sea ice has been rebounding rapidly of late. The usual suspects use pseudo-scary language like “ninth lowest in the...
17 Jan, 2024| OP ED Watch

A new year's resolution

As it is early January, we are all still keeping some of our recent pledges to mend our ways while...
10 Jan, 2024| OP ED Watch

The ghost of weather stations past

A crucial climate alarmist assumption is that we know the temperatures of the past, at least the recent past, everywhere...
10 Jan, 2024| OP ED Watch

Another demonstration

As the “energy transition” thunders forward, or staggers, Parker Gallant proposes a real-world experiment of considerable interest. It developed out...
10 Jan, 2024| OP ED Watch

10, give or take 10

Robinson Meyer of Heatmap Daily intoned last week that: “I want to draw your attention to a particularly interesting report...
20 Dec, 2023| OP ED Watch

In the land of make-believe

The Japan Times emails us cheerfully about “How simple steps can help alleviate climate anxiety/ From gardening to flood-proofing your...
20 Dec, 2023| OP ED Watch

The old bury gas in dirt trick

There’s a lot of interest in carbon capture and storage nowadays. And of course there is a certain logic to...
13 Dec, 2023| OP ED Watch

Climate Darwin award

The CBC, Canada’s state broadcaster ran a glowing self-profile by a guy who “got a vasectomy due to climate grief”....
13 Dec, 2023| OP ED Watch

We are all going to have died

A cri de cringe from the apparently underemployed “World Health Organisation’s Regional Director for Europe” Dr. Hans Henri P. Kluge...
13 Dec, 2023| OP ED Watch

Just more weather

Since 2023 was the hottest year ever and there’s more where it came from as we’re into the era of...
06 Dec, 2023| OP ED Watch

But if it's working so well...

Canary Media laments that “California’s rooftop solar policy is killing its rooftop solar industry”. Which seems odd since it would...
06 Dec, 2023| OP ED Watch

Or you could just hallucinate it

If all this talk of real-world engineering challenges is getting you down, and you’re just not happy with things as...
06 Dec, 2023| OP ED Watch

Talking to the arbres

We’re told by Euronews.green “How a ‘mosaic forest’ is helping France adapt to rapid climate change”. And you might be...
29 Nov, 2023| OP ED Watch

Down with housing

The Verge gives us the views of “Carlos Martín, the project director for the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint...
29 Nov, 2023| OP ED Watch

Limestone cowboys

The determination of climate alarmists to redesign the environment and get it right for a change is undented by various...
22 Nov, 2023| OP ED Watch

The future is now, or something

Among the great many unexamined assumptions made by people who claim to be “following the science” on climate, a crucial...
22 Nov, 2023| OP ED Watch

What goes around

A story from Euronews hails various government incentives to force people to take public transit instead of their wretched private...
22 Nov, 2023| OP ED Watch

We're history

At CDN we’re always happy to see people trying to look at the historical record. But not always with the...
15 Nov, 2023| OP ED Watch

Fish story

Among the genuine environmental problems getting shoved aside as the money, and attention, increasingly focus on climate change, a major...
15 Nov, 2023| OP ED Watch

Polls polls and more polls

Canada’s Angus Reid Institute, part pollster and part pressure group, claims in a series on “Canada and the Culture Wars”...
08 Nov, 2023| OP ED Watch

Et tu, EV?

The general collapse of the whole alarmist project includes, of course, the increasingly desperate back-peddling of politicians as their vision...
08 Nov, 2023| OP ED Watch

There's that dang settled science again

According to James Hansen you are a heatstroke-addled fool. Thank you. Thank you very much. As the Guardian shrills, “Global...
08 Nov, 2023| OP ED Watch

When satire writes itself

We are supposed to believe that it would be incredibly easy to replace reliable, affordable fossil fuels with “renewables” that...
01 Nov, 2023| OP ED Watch

It never used to happen

Something called “The i”, which is “a British national newspaper published in London by Daily Mail and General Trust” whose...
01 Nov, 2023| OP ED Watch

Busted

Inside Climate News warns that “Experts Warn of ‘Denialism Comeback’ Ahead of November’s Global Climate Talks”. Apparently our sinister plot...
01 Nov, 2023| OP ED Watch

In the land of make-believe

Reuters “Sustainable Switch” emails that “Activists ramp up protests against fossil fuels”. How do they know? Who counts the number,...
25 Oct, 2023| OP ED Watch

More on geoengineering

We talked last week about a proposal to refreeze the poles, which last we checked are already frozen. But the...
25 Oct, 2023| OP ED Watch

But see I have this hammer...

A piece from the Religion News Service complained of unbelief. But not in God or spirits. In almighty climate change....
25 Oct, 2023| OP ED Watch

Et tu, calor?

Over at Net Zero Watch David Whitehouse gives an interesting look at some new research on the dreaded melting of...
18 Oct, 2023| OP ED Watch

Get your markers ready

Time to play some climate buzzword bingo. Has anyone got “according to a new study” on their card? Oh. You...
18 Oct, 2023| OP ED Watch

Hidden in plain sight

Heatmap reports an experiment that reveals the evil bigotry structurally incorporated in American life. It appears that poor non-whites live...
18 Oct, 2023| OP ED Watch

It really bugs them

One revealing recurring thing about climate alarmism is their obsession with making us eat bugs. It can’t be helping them...
11 Oct, 2023| OP ED Watch

Nothing to do with climate change

The Canadian Press breathes a huge sigh of relief that “‘Miracle’ water year in California: Rain, snow put state’s reservoirs...
11 Oct, 2023| OP ED Watch

But it was

In case you missed it, September was the end of the world or very nearly. “September sizzled to records and...
11 Oct, 2023| OP ED Watch

Chump summit

As if there weren’t already enough climate summits, the New York Times reports that the UN hosted yet another one,...
04 Oct, 2023| OP ED Watch

The climate racket

There were cheers and tears when Coco Gauff, just 19, won the U.S. Open women’s tennis title at Arthur Ashe...
04 Oct, 2023| OP ED Watch

More fantasies up in smoke

A piece from Reuters complains that “Asia’s coal sector has gone from thinking they are in terminal decline as the...
04 Oct, 2023| OP ED Watch

The original strike for climate

National Geographic reports that climate change can be very hard on young people. And you may be thinking yes, there’s...
27 Sep, 2023| OP ED Watch

Collect all nine and win a prize

In the game of alarmist whack-a-mole the latest and greatest sudden certainty is that, as Reuters “Sustainable Switch” emailed, “Earth’s...
27 Sep, 2023| OP ED Watch

The fire and brimstone snoozefest

Incredibly, there was just yet another UN climate summit. At which its Secretary-General, the ever-shrill António Guterres of boiling oceans...
27 Sep, 2023| OP ED Watch

20 equals 5

Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer says the vast subsidies hurled at EV-battery makers by politicians who think they know all about...
20 Sep, 2023| OP ED Watch

Prove it

Periodically someone sends us a paper, a video or just some reflections to the effect that “Greenhouse-warming theory has never...
20 Sep, 2023| OP ED Watch

Here now, and coming soon

The question of when exactly the serious negative effects of man-made climate change hit, are hitting, will hit or will...
20 Sep, 2023| OP ED Watch

Soaking Man

Cory Doctorow in the New York Times “Opinion Today” swooped on the chaos at the aggressively pagan “Burning Man” party/art...
13 Sep, 2023| OP ED Watch

Do not mention the sun

As the recent kerfuffle over Patrick T. Brown’s mea culpa in getting published in Nature shows, there is a preferred...
13 Sep, 2023| OP ED Watch

Relax, we are in the best of hands

The Manhattan Contrarian is at it again, asserting that “The Elites Directing The Energy Transition Really Have No Idea What...
13 Sep, 2023| OP ED Watch

Science deniers

We were alerted to a weird kerfuffle over a paper proposing to psychoanalyze climate skeptics as dangerous lunatics that appeared,...
06 Sep, 2023| OP ED Watch

How would you tell?

This just in: “Why do floods follow drought? Scientists show climate change is fuelling more ‘sudden shifts’”. Which is problematic...
06 Sep, 2023| OP ED Watch

The penguins get it

That perennial alarmist favourite, the end of Antarctica as we know it, is back. As in “UK homes could be...
06 Sep, 2023| OP ED Watch

Scorching, scorching, gone

A particularly comic example of seeing what you expect to see on climate came from (again) Britain’s GB News courtesy...
30 Aug, 2023| OP ED Watch

So about that CO2

One curious thing about climate alarmism is how uncurious the people who are forever hammering on about “the science” are...
30 Aug, 2023| OP ED Watch

As the Earth boils

The growing disconnect between climate alarmist rhetoric and real people’s experience seems to be leading to a doubling down rather...
23 Aug, 2023| OP ED Watch

A planlike object

The Canadian government has produced yet another thingy that claims to be a plan to reach some virtuous climate goal....
23 Aug, 2023| OP ED Watch

So about that underwater volcano

On climate, as on many contemporary policy issues, there is a tendency for people on both sides to dig in,...
23 Aug, 2023| OP ED Watch

But if the science is settled...

From the “settled science” file: former BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin (studied English at Cambridge) writes in the Guardian under...
02 Aug, 2023| OP ED Watch

Kennedy v Turk

In an embarrassing scene that further underlines the curious mix of certainty and vagueness of climate alarmist policy-makers, Senator John...
02 Aug, 2023| OP ED Watch

So about those Chinese EVs

All those ghost towns in China now have ghost EVs for residents to drive around in. As the Hindustan Times...
26 Jul, 2023| OP ED Watch

This time we fix Earth for real

If you have a packet of Tums or Rolaids or something and you are at the seashore, it seems you...
19 Jul, 2023| OP ED Watch

All a-twitter

The “denier” label now gets applied to anyone who questions not only whether climate change is a thing, but whether...
19 Jul, 2023| OP ED Watch

Go jump in the lake

The herd of independent minds seem especially keen to declare Crawford Lake, a small freshwater body near Milton, Ontario, just...
19 Jul, 2023| OP ED Watch

Oh ship

Boiling oceans are a perennial alarmist favourite, like the bit where all climate news is bad. And so we wanted...
12 Jul, 2023| OP ED Watch

Jusssst trusssst us

People increasingly don’t trust official institutions. Or rather, normal people don’t, now that the “Question authority” views of 1960s-era academia...
12 Jul, 2023| OP ED Watch

Independent experts say...

The Ottawa Sun writes of “an independent climate change research organization” called the Canadian Climate Institute that, by its own...
12 Jul, 2023| OP ED Watch

It's always hot somewhere

The eyes of alarmist media are on Texas right now because it is having, of all things, hot weather in...
05 Jul, 2023| OP ED Watch

Other people's money

Mark Carney is back. No sooner did private firms begin fleeing from his GFANZ (Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero)...
05 Jul, 2023| OP ED Watch

Fire burn and ocean bubble

Another major item in the alarmist arsenal lately has been boiling oceans. OK, not lately. They can’t get enough of...
05 Jul, 2023| OP ED Watch

Alice in Climateland

National Geographic attempts to explain “Why we’ll begin naming heat waves” in an email that links to a story “GET...
28 Jun, 2023| OP ED Watch

Time to COP a plea

The next UN gabfest, COP28, is scheduled for November 30 to December 12, 2023 in the United Arab Emirates because...
28 Jun, 2023| OP ED Watch

Square circular economics

One major red flag in any reform movement is if they try to reinvent economics without knowing what it said...
28 Jun, 2023| OP ED Watch

Unprecedented effrontery

In hammering on about supposedly unprecedented conditions the BBC puts its foot in it, after offering more of those charts...
21 Jun, 2023| OP ED Watch

Insuring against success

The New York Times claims that “Climate Shocks Are Making Parts of America Uninsurable”: “This month, the largest homeowner insurance...
21 Jun, 2023| OP ED Watch

Climate change not for the birds

It is difficult not to feel a twinge of regret combined with relief at the demise of the huge, flightless...
14 Jun, 2023| OP ED Watch

A Titanic policy

As we’ve noted, some of the zealots trying to force a total change in lifestyle and mindset dislike carbon capture...
14 Jun, 2023| OP ED Watch

Climate farcing

Climate Home News reports angrily that an industry-led deforestation project in Indonesia that had wound down in 2014 just got...
14 Jun, 2023| OP ED Watch

Get away from my pension

Another place where the climate scare is starting to scare people, just not in the intended way, is when it...
07 Jun, 2023| OP ED Watch

Following the science round and round

Steve Milloy drew our attention to a 2015 posting by the all-in-on-man-made-climate-change National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration asking why global...
07 Jun, 2023| OP ED Watch

Blast, it's summer

Part of the effect, if not the intent, of climate alarmism has been to make people nervous wrecks. Including particularly,...
07 Jun, 2023| OP ED Watch

Gridlock

Public policy debates can seem like mud-wrestling: dirty, degrading and with no one able to get a grip. But as...
31 May, 2023| OP ED Watch

They mean it

In a profile in semi-courage, Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe says he’d love to reach Net Zero pronto. But alas, there’s...
31 May, 2023| OP ED Watch

Charles Darwin, call your office

According to CTV News in Vancouver, Canada, climate change has stopped evolution from working. They didn’t phrase it that way,...
24 May, 2023| OP ED Watch

Pouring green Kool Aid into your tank

The Manhattan Contrarian accuses the American automobile industry in particular of being in Jonestown, a reference he takes time to...
24 May, 2023| OP ED Watch

It's coming for your coffee

According to the New York Times’ “Climate Forward,” poor people in Africa are growing the toughest and most ecological coffee...
17 May, 2023| OP ED Watch

We're glad you asked

Another alert viewer asks “How long does a wind turbine or solar panel have to run before it makes up...
17 May, 2023| OP ED Watch

Go woke, go broke?

It seems gradually to be dawning on people, in a world in which you literally cannot give away Bud Light...
17 May, 2023| OP ED Watch

The last thing we want is a solution

Canary Media concedes, in an email headed “Carbon capture gets its day” that “The world isn’t cutting emissions fast enough...
10 May, 2023| OP ED Watch

Experts say, Indian edition

Euronews.green has some advice from rich white people for poor brown people somewhere else, in keeping with our “Eco-Colonialism“ video....
10 May, 2023| OP ED Watch

Weather modification, Mexican edition

No, contrails are not mind control. And no, the world’s governments are not secretly changing the weather in some vast...
10 May, 2023| OP ED Watch

The dusking of the Age of Aquarius

It starts small. Possibly a cloud no bigger than a man’s hand. You admit minor doubts about some aspect of...
03 May, 2023| OP ED Watch

Scientific snow job

After years of laments about the lack of snowpack in the American west due to global heating we now hear...
03 May, 2023| OP ED Watch

The problem of lack of knowledge

Last week we discussed the problematic reality that the Canadian government actually has no idea where greenhouse gas emissions are...
03 May, 2023| OP ED Watch

Awkward way to break the ice

Courtesy of Tony Heller we want to pass along a very good way not to start a conversation at COP28...
26 Apr, 2023| OP ED Watch

Capitalism ate my health care

We try. Really we do. We try to keep people from becoming paranoid about the WEF, COVID and some vast...
26 Apr, 2023| OP ED Watch

And Socrates thought he knew nothing

This question of how people know things, or why they think they know them, deserves careful attention and not just...
26 Apr, 2023| OP ED Watch

Climate air heads

Last week it was more home runs due to climate heating. Inconveniently, Roger Pielke Jr. noted that home runs have...
19 Apr, 2023| OP ED Watch

It's going to have been hot

Oh no. “El Niño is forecast to return in 2023. Here’s what it means for extreme weather and global warming”...
19 Apr, 2023| OP ED Watch

We'll pass... pass... pass...

Recently we were given an invitation to jump on the climate panic bandwagon: “As urgency around the climate change response...
19 Apr, 2023| OP ED Watch

Ugh, spring, we're doomed

In a careless moment The New York Times’ “The Morning” urged readers to “Bring these books to the park on...
05 Apr, 2023| OP ED Watch

How to do climate 'science' journalism

We can’t help but notice the way in which formerly reasonably sober popular journals have become totally committed to one...
05 Apr, 2023| OP ED Watch

It matters what you believe

California’s weather woes continue. Which is not surprising if you know that the Golden State has had extreme weather as...
05 Apr, 2023| OP ED Watch

How 'climate science' is done

In a remarkable clip from PBS “News Hour” about the failure to stay south of the unscientific 1.5°C threshold, the...
29 Mar, 2023| OP ED Watch

You are not reading this item

In case you believe that you are reading a newsletter casting doubt on the existence of an urgent man-made climate...
29 Mar, 2023| OP ED Watch

True grid

One thing that is increasingly getting debated for some reason is just how practical the glorious vision of a totally...
29 Mar, 2023| OP ED Watch

It never rains in climate California

If you get your science from celebrities, then you will know that the drought in California is man-made and will...
22 Mar, 2023| OP ED Watch

This time we mean it

UN Secretary-General António Guterres bludgeons us with his paraphrase of the conclusion of yet another UN report on the climate...
22 Mar, 2023| OP ED Watch

OK now you've gone too far

In a perilous confrontation over the Black Sea, two Russian SU-27 combat aircraft harassed and ultimately downed an American drone...
22 Mar, 2023| OP ED Watch

Stop them if you've heard it before

“Stop!” shouts Terry Corcoran in the Financial Post, saying all the “green economy” hype basically repeats the “Broken Window Fallacy”...
15 Mar, 2023| OP ED Watch

The green magic spell

What is it about environmentalism that suspends people’s powers of rational judgement? It’s a kind of talisman imbuing your cause,...
15 Mar, 2023| OP ED Watch

Comrade Geoengineerov to the rescue

The people convinced we never had bad weather before are not resting on their lack of laurels over their failure...
15 Mar, 2023| OP ED Watch

Nooooo, not Rudolph

It would be easy to make fun of Greta Thunberg for joining a protest against a wind farm that might...
08 Mar, 2023| OP ED Watch

Maybe they were just smarter than us

Nature shares the astonishing discovery that “Like retirees who flock to the Costa del Sol, ancient European hunter-gatherers sought out...
08 Mar, 2023| OP ED Watch

The problem with cheap power is the cost

Frustrating as the fog of error can be, swirling thickly across the debatescape in apparently endless quantities, the hard outlines...
08 Mar, 2023| OP ED Watch

How a fact check works

At CDN we are feeling very chuffed because we were just “fact-checked” by a major legacy media outfit. As Oscar...
01 Mar, 2023| OP ED Watch

More money than brains

Everybody knows, or once knew, about the poor little rich kid whose family’s affluence spoiled them despite their parents’ best...
01 Mar, 2023| OP ED Watch

Save the whales

When Patrick Moore says it, people listen. Or at least they ought to. He’s the guy in the most famous...
22 Feb, 2023| OP ED Watch

Nothing beats panic

Despite a long history of climate policies costing far more than planned and accomplishing precisely nothing, the option of making...
22 Feb, 2023| OP ED Watch

But if warming is bad...

One way to raise awareness of the looming catastrophe caused by the greenhouse effect and global warming caused by fossil...
22 Feb, 2023| OP ED Watch

Such a deal we have for you

Over in the Greenworld alternative reality simulation, the energy transition continues and even accelerates. The Atlantic’s “Weekly Planet” chortles that...
15 Feb, 2023| OP ED Watch

Yeah, we looked

As we predicted back on August 17 of last year, delirious claims that Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act meant the US...
15 Feb, 2023| OP ED Watch

You thought we meant it?

As objects in calendar prove closer than they seemed, including those relating to once-trendy but far-away climate targets, it seems...
15 Feb, 2023| OP ED Watch

Now they tell us

It’s funny how climate certainties move about without losing any of their certainty. For instance the figure of 1.5°C as...
08 Feb, 2023| OP ED Watch

Transition to we know not what

One thing about climate alarmists and green revolutionaries: they don’t discourage easily. Canada’s government stumbles from scandal to fiscal mishap...
08 Feb, 2023| OP ED Watch

It's over, we won, now we fight

New York Times marquee climate columnist David Wallace-Wells asked on Jan. 18 “Is Peak Climate Alarmism Behind Us?” What? Are...
01 Feb, 2023| OP ED Watch

Blame Brexit, that's the ticket

Just as some people are still blasting out Tweets about how much they dislike Donald Trump who caused everything bad,...
01 Feb, 2023| OP ED Watch

Governing is Ardern she thought

One politician who seems to have become exhausted by their efforts to remake the world through soothingly inspiring rhetoric is...
25 Jan, 2023| OP ED Watch

No trees in Davos

As someone recently complained about the Gnomes of Davos in their World Economic Forum: “What strikes me most about the...
25 Jan, 2023| OP ED Watch

Net minus

In her new pro-tree-planting video, Greta Thunberg says “To survive, we need to stop burning fossil fuels, but this alone...
25 Jan, 2023| OP ED Watch

If only it were that easy

The usual suspects continue to hype the usual green technologies in the usual way. But from Australia we learn that...
18 Jan, 2023| OP ED Watch

Trees schmees

One of the unsettled questions among climate alarmists is whether solving global warming will be an easy, pleasant glide into...
11 Jan, 2023| OP ED Watch

No sacrifice is too large

After decades of being told that climate change can be solved with a few small lifestyle changes you might be...
21 Dec, 2022| OP ED Watch

Can't even give it away

The fate of western economies is in the hands of politicians skilled at promising a veritable New Jerusalem of environmentally...
21 Dec, 2022| OP ED Watch

By the way we might all be wrong

It’s remarkable to read that a new study suggests that some, or perhaps most, of any warming that has happened...
21 Dec, 2022| OP ED Watch

Rearguard

Now it’s the world’s second-largest asset manager Vanguard bailing on Mark Carney’s GFANZ “Net Zero Asset Managers” initiative, out of...
14 Dec, 2022| OP ED Watch

Greenwashing, emphasis on green

At CDN we are not big believers in conspiracy theories. Mostly when people say and do stuff you disagree with...
14 Dec, 2022| OP ED Watch

The elephant in the Arctic

Where politics has not contaminated it, the true spirit of science remains: the joy of discovery and the thrill of...
14 Dec, 2022| OP ED Watch

Now that I'm in power laws matter

Oh, that’s convenient. Canada’s scofflaw Environment Minister Stephen Guilbeault, who the New York Times correctly says was once “nicknamed ‘Green...
07 Dec, 2022| OP ED Watch

What goes around...

Perhaps offering fawning coverage of activists vandalizing masterpieces for Planet Earth wasn’t such a bright idea after all. Cara Buckley,...
07 Dec, 2022| OP ED Watch

It's not April 1st but...

Judith Curry may have fallen for a prank tweet in which another climate scientist, Andrew Dessler of Texas A&M, wrote...
07 Dec, 2022| OP ED Watch

Climate hypocrite of the week

We could not have chosen an appropriate winner while COP27 was going on given the staggering number of people flying...
30 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

Somewhere over the rainbow

According to Genesis 9:13-15, God sent the rainbow to promise that no matter how wicked human beings got in future,...
30 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

Pop goes the lawsuit

When someone from a small country becomes famous it brings a warm glow back home. For instance we note (being...
30 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

Meanwhile back on the real Earth

If you’re looking for a real climate crisis, forget Sharm el-Sheik and look at the damage climate change policy is...
23 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

Also not a climate scientist

As COP27’s death agonies stretched out, the Norwegian minister of Climate and the Environment apparently decided he might as well...
23 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

What not to read

If you go back and look at old stories on COP27, which we do not recommend unless your idea of...
23 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

I'm not a climate scientist but...

A pseudo-scary headline from Global News tells us “Climate change could hit Canada’s GDP by 6% over long term, new...
16 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

EVs are a blast

We realize the immolation of the Hindenburg didn’t prove Zeppelins were always and everywhere a bad idea. Nor is it...
16 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

Can you say Meghalayan?

There are so many geological periods it’s hard to keep track even of ones that do exist let alone invented...
16 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

Stripes across my planet

There’s a famous climate graphic, available on all kinds of merch from shirts to mugs to, yes, a COVID mask,...
09 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

A sardonic cheer for Greta

OK, we take it back. We said something nice about Greta Thunberg and she made us regret it pronto. Especially...
09 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

And when the glacier goes, you go

From the we-are-all-going-to-die climate file, always something new. In this case a warning from the Guardian that “Next pandemic may...
02 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

Media bias smoked out

In a singularly brazen piece of COP27-warmup alarmist fearmongering, NBC blared on Oct. 26 that “Greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere...
02 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

Battling models

In response to our items noting the debacle of a push for alternative energy from Germany to California, some viewers...
02 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

A new theory of budgeting

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, aka Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg, Rhodes Scholar graduate of Harvard and Oxford where incredibly he...
26 Oct, 2022| OP ED Watch

The mysterious thing worse than warming

National Geographic recently ran a headline “The freakish winter that turned Europe into a wasteland” which referred to a story...
26 Oct, 2022| OP ED Watch

Another cheer for Greta

At CDN we find schoolchildren advising adults on physics, economics or public policy a sorry sight. And we also regard...
19 Oct, 2022| OP ED Watch

And a half-cheer for Freeland

While we’re struggling to be generous we should also note that Canada’s Deputy PM and public intellectual Chrystia Freeland just...
19 Oct, 2022| OP ED Watch

Moooving right along

The process whereby public debate mills around in apparently immobile incivility, then suddenly stampedes in a dramatically different direction, is...
19 Oct, 2022| OP ED Watch

Proof positive of... nothing

Back on September 20th NBC News provided dramatic proof of breakdown. “‘No, not again!’ In Mexico, 3 powerful earthquakes struck...
12 Oct, 2022| OP ED Watch

Hoping it will eat you last

If something is scarce and its price rises, and you have blocked entrepreneurs from adding more supply, the best course...
12 Oct, 2022| OP ED Watch

Sorry about your islands

The UN just said Australia owed compensation to some inhabitants of the Torres Strait Islands because it didn’t stop global...
12 Oct, 2022| OP ED Watch

Now is no time for quitting

In keeping with Oscar Wilde’s dictum that “The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to...
05 Oct, 2022| OP ED Watch

Was that it?

Three weeks ago Canary Media gushed at us in an email “Are you ready for Climate Week NYC?” Or we...
05 Oct, 2022| OP ED Watch

Long live the King, provided...

The accession of Charles III to the throne of Great Britain, Canada and 13 other places brought the usual ill-tempered...
05 Oct, 2022| OP ED Watch

We just fiddle this dial here and...

Incredibly, the notion is back that the solution to “climate change” is to blast the stratosphere with chemicals designed to...
28 Sep, 2022| OP ED Watch

Must we say it again?

There are some things that need to be repeated over and over again in the climate debate, including one that...
28 Sep, 2022| OP ED Watch

The time travel crisis

One of the profoundly anti-scientific aspects of climate alarmists is the way they play fast and loose with the timing...
28 Sep, 2022| OP ED Watch

They figure you haven't suffered enough

Last week we noted an IRPP puff piece on renewable energy that breezed dogmatically past the extremely formidable engineering and...
21 Sep, 2022| OP ED Watch

Welcome to Oil U

From the alarmist conspiracy theory factory yet another plot is constructed, buried, unearthed and waved about triumphantly. A publication called...
21 Sep, 2022| OP ED Watch

When in doubt

One of the profoundly anti-scientific aspects of climate alarmism is the way it throws everything into the warming sink. For...
21 Sep, 2022| OP ED Watch

And this time last year...

A perceptive reader suggests to us that instead of colouring 26°C charred red on weather maps that used to show...
14 Sep, 2022| OP ED Watch

A load of foreign fertilizer

In all their frenetic passing of this bill, undoing of that one, and authorizing of regulations on an industrial scale,...
14 Sep, 2022| OP ED Watch

Bubble, meet pin

People whose lives are spent in the alarmist bubble now express such bewilderment when they encounter someone with even the...
14 Sep, 2022| OP ED Watch

There might be a more obvious explanation

Canada’s rote-woke PM recently attributed incidents of rising incivility in Canadian politics to “the pandemic, increasing anxiety because of climate...
07 Sep, 2022| OP ED Watch

What a big footprint you have

Among the things people do not generally know about energy, because it is not the sort of thing that has...
07 Sep, 2022| OP ED Watch

Then they came for the lawn

In today’s polarized world, it is important to note, everyone who disagrees with us is an evil moron and everyone...
07 Sep, 2022| OP ED Watch

It's working, really

When people say things you don’t agree with and do things you don’t agree with they probably think things you...
31 Aug, 2022| OP ED Watch

It's... it's... impossible

As the pseudo-science of attribution studies makes giant strides in the world of journalism, Canary Media alerts us that “New...
31 Aug, 2022| OP ED Watch

Are you trying to fuel paranoia?

As our regular readers and viewers know, we do not believe in conspiracy theories. And yes, some call us “naïve”...
31 Aug, 2022| OP ED Watch

We're talking about people

Concepts like “efficiency” often get a bad rap as Scrooge-like obsessions when people’s lives and happiness are at stake. But...
24 Aug, 2022| OP ED Watch

What's up, doc? Trees in flames?

An alert reader sends us the information that the Ontario Medical Association just proclaimed that “Doctors are trained to evaluate...
24 Aug, 2022| OP ED Watch

Philly turns to cheese steak as...

On August 4 NBC warned that “73 million people under heat alerts as high temperatures expand into Northeast/ Record highs...
24 Aug, 2022| OP ED Watch

Saved by the bill

And another thing. We went away for two lousy weeks (not that the vacation was lousy) and West Virginia Senator...
17 Aug, 2022| OP ED Watch

Out of gas

The story of Canada’s decision to allow the return of repaired turbines to Russia’s Nord Stream pipeline seems to have...
17 Aug, 2022| OP ED Watch

Where the bodies aren't buried

In the climate porn category you can include NBC’s “More human remains have been found at drought-stricken Lake Mead National...
17 Aug, 2022| OP ED Watch

Speaking of plans

In the United States the failure of President Biden’s climate legislation has led Democrats to an appreciation of untrammeled executive...
27 Jul, 2022| OP ED Watch

So you're cool with adaptation?

Moving forward on the climate justice front, the New York Times’ “Climate Forward” complains that air conditioners are “a prime...
27 Jul, 2022| OP ED Watch

CDN by the lake

CDN will be on vacation for the next couple of weeks, with our Wednesday Wakeup newsletter reappearing on August 17....
27 Jul, 2022| OP ED Watch

Vox populi

People generally like to claim that people are on their side. There are exceptions, like the Athenian statesman Phocion who,...
20 Jul, 2022| OP ED Watch

The debate is closed

A distinctly unhelpful rhetorical device is insisting that some important public debate is over, that your side has won and...
20 Jul, 2022| OP ED Watch

Oh that China

Another odd thing about the climate debate, among many, is that very often the scale of a proposed response seems...
20 Jul, 2022| OP ED Watch

They already did

Someone recently tweeted about the potential benefits of “Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance” as an investment tool, saying “Somebody should...
13 Jul, 2022| OP ED Watch

Sudden climate change

It was dramatic. One might even say unprecedented. Temperatures changed far more rapidly than the ecosystem could adapt to, in...
13 Jul, 2022| OP ED Watch

The plans of Cairo

In the heyday of newspapers there were certain stereotypical headlines notorious among journalists for their capacity to repel readers. High...
13 Jul, 2022| OP ED Watch

Callous dolts on parade

So many silly things are said about climate that it is hard to keep up. But we do have to...
06 Jul, 2022| OP ED Watch

What do they really think?

One thing that frustrates climate alarmists is that polls routinely show overwhelming support for “action” on global warming. But nothing...
06 Jul, 2022| OP ED Watch

That 70s show

The state of policymaking nowadays is so bad that The Economist recently said the plan to keep the lights on...
06 Jul, 2022| OP ED Watch

What we need is a climate movement

Dr. Jacquelyn Gill, who waves a rainbow flag from “Unceded Wabanaki lands”, insists to ward off climate doomism that “for...
29 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

Of rising seas and cities

As our “CDN by the Sea” tour has shown, the notion of relentless, even accelerating sea level rise due to...
29 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

The not so great green fleet

It’s not just central banks that have decided fighting climate change is more pressing than what they’re supposed to be...
22 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

The downside of doomism

It’s not all bad news. Really it’s not. Lately we’ve been highlighting some outbursts of climate sanity from unlikely places...
22 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

It's for the greater good

While we are sometimes tempted to exclaim “O tempora O mores” to see who salutes, we do concede that hypocrisy...
22 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

If only it were mere hypocrisy

In the Financial Post William Watson goes looking for Canada’s leading climate villain. What callous wretch among us, he asks,...
15 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

The silence of the trees

Trees are enjoying something of a vogue among climate alarmists. As we’ve noted recently, they’re supposedly all dying. For instance...
15 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

We sense a pattern

One curious feature of climate alarmism, we have noted with a mix of detached interest and personal engagement, is that...
15 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

Or you can just eat it

Among the less revolting things the people living high off the hog at Davos want the rest of us to...
08 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

Zap, you're heat pumped

It’s remarkable how many people involved in public policy discussions generally, and definitely including climate, seem unsure of the answer...
08 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

More evidence of things not seen

NOAA forecasts a long, hot summer in the United States. As Grist (slogan: “Climate. Justice. Solutions.”) put it, “Summer forecast:...
08 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

What is to be done?

Climate alarmists can’t seem to decide whether to glide smoothly to a high-tech green paradise, smash everything and start over...
01 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

We will

The establishment environmental movement gazes into its sweaty navel and asks “Is it OK to accept money from fossil fuel...
01 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

Bad on you, mate

Australians have just entrusted power to a party and a Prime Minister pledged to take dramatic action on climate change....
01 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

You musk be joking

ESG or “Environmental, social, and corporate governance” is, to put the matter bluntly, a device for bullying companies into putting...
25 May, 2022| OP ED Watch

Lots of practice

While sanity threatens the worlds of business and academia, government remains safely insulated. Former Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, now at...
25 May, 2022| OP ED Watch

Weather or not

Periodically it is helpful to step back from the details and ask what it’s all about. Thus sometimes we give...
25 May, 2022| OP ED Watch

And a plague of locusts too

Recently we mocked a new study claiming “warmer weather will unleash plagues as well as famines and the smiting of...
18 May, 2022| OP ED Watch

What if they died?

In the wacky world of climate alarmism, you just can’t win. Every effect of it is bad, every plan to...
18 May, 2022| OP ED Watch

Addled eggs

We hope these eggs haven’t gone bad in the couple of months we’ve been sitting on them. But a fairly...
11 May, 2022| OP ED Watch

How climate change kills crops

Another persistent piece of odd reasoning about global warming is that although world food production has been soaring for decades,...
11 May, 2022| OP ED Watch

We are all going to die, part 44

Still chasing the alarmist high dragon, NBC shrieks that “Ocean life projected to die off in mass extinction if emissions...
11 May, 2022| OP ED Watch

Charred models

At some point the fact that climate models are reliably unreliable should make discussions of exactly what’s wrong with them...
04 May, 2022| OP ED Watch

We are all going to die, part 43

A new study says that warmer weather will unleash plagues as well as famines and the smiting of borders with...
04 May, 2022| OP ED Watch

The hard part of making predictions

There’s currently a heat wave in the Indian subcontinent. Which if you’ve ever been there might strike you as old...
04 May, 2022| OP ED Watch

Out of the mouths of Ubers

In an energy industry publication called EnergyNow.ca, writer Geoffrey Cann scoffs that “An Uber driver in Calgary recently confided that...
27 Apr, 2022| OP ED Watch

You can't just turn down the sun?

While we are already indebted to Robinson Meyer of The Atlantic for emphasizing the climate drawbacks of nuclear war, we...
27 Apr, 2022| OP ED Watch

Oh those plants

Before believing those computer models about the coming apocalypse, or some strange possible drawback to massive arrogant geoengineering, we want...
27 Apr, 2022| OP ED Watch

Seeing the forest for the trees

In keeping with the new messaging that there’s a hideous climate crisis we can easily fix if we act now,...
20 Apr, 2022| OP ED Watch

Yes, that Little Ice Age

Recently marquee Canadian columnist Terence Corcoran was subjected to the following thoughtful critique: “The climate change lying, denying and obfuscating...
20 Apr, 2022| OP ED Watch

Will it eat you last?

Many companies in Canada and elsewhere, including energy companies, seem to think that they can meet climate alarmists half-way. Or...
20 Apr, 2022| OP ED Watch

Just what we need

We were a bit surprised to hear, in the midst of the thunderous sound of foreheads hitting desks as people...
13 Apr, 2022| OP ED Watch

A bracing breeze on wind

Matt Ridley in the Daily Mail wails that “the way wind power has managed to get politicians and others to...
13 Apr, 2022| OP ED Watch

All this and CO2

If you wish to bring a civil discussion on climate to an abrupt halt, there’s a method even quicker and...
13 Apr, 2022| OP ED Watch

In praise of ineffectual government

In the Financial Post William Watson surveys the Canadian government’s dismal record of failed climate pledges and delivers the verdict...
06 Apr, 2022| OP ED Watch

Mere security

As the Ukraine War drags on, bogs down, threatens to escalate and causes suffering and death as well as anxiety,...
30 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

Climate leadership

Many people think it is sensible to take cautious steps against man-made global warming. It’s not that they think there’s...
30 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

A greenhouse gas

Don’t take our word for it that the people making policy are neither as smart as they claim nor as...
30 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

So does Canada get serious?

A number of people have made the in our view frankly obvious point that unless and until the world stops...
23 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

This won't hurt a bit

The French for “air conditioning” is “climatisation”. But the real goal, understandably, is more or less the reverse. We go...
23 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

Is it wet or dry down here?

Another story that got pushed to the margins by the Ukraine crisis was the devastating droughts and related wildfires in...
23 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

The end of what?

If you’re tired of the end of winter, you’re not alone. Where we live it seems to be stretching out...
16 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

Hairy elephants to the rescue

If you wish to pry a great wudge of someone else’s cash loose, especially from a government, we strongly recommend...
16 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

Try it anyway

A piece in the Sydney Morning Herald argues that tax cuts for young people will not be popular because they...
09 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

All bad all the time

This just in: a fairly new paper in Environmental Research finds that fossil fuels are bad. Grant cheque please. Oh....
09 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

Don't just sit there, you dolts

With the IPCC’s latest report and three decades of last-chance warnings clogging the recycling bins, why’s everyone still just sitting...
09 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

How to think about thinking

We told you so. And yes, we know nobody likes a smart-aleck. But nobody likes us anyway, because our job...
02 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

It's hard to look away

Obviously Ukraine is very much on our minds, as an energy policy issue as well as a direct strategic threat...
02 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

Not for sale, but...

Last week we mentioned the extraordinary announcement by AP that it was taking a large sum of money to skew...
02 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

Sold to the highest bidder

In an extraordinary and extraordinarily blithe announcement, the Associated Press admits it will take money from the Rockefeller Foundation and...
23 Feb, 2022| OP ED Watch

Notes from a ravaged continent

Guess what? Discover magazine has discovered Antarctica melted again. It’s all over but the drowning: “Gigantic Expanse of Sea Ice...
23 Feb, 2022| OP ED Watch

Strangely unconcerned about heat

We have to laugh, because an Earnscliffe Strategy Group report for Environment and Climate Change Canada delivered September 10, 2021...
23 Feb, 2022| OP ED Watch

Methane in the dock

Late last fall we warned that alarmists in search of a return to that first blissful high had started turning...
16 Feb, 2022| OP ED Watch

The lack of fire next time

The Economist recently emailed us a chance to “Make sense of the climate-change crisis”. To which we reacted that it...
16 Feb, 2022| OP ED Watch

The ice cracks

No, not Thwaites again. At least not this week. Rather, in the spirit of seeking harmony rather than assuming the...
16 Feb, 2022| OP ED Watch

Slackers of the world, unite

Speaking of chasing dragons, never mind the massive revolt Extinction Rebellion believes it will create in Britain on April 1,...
09 Feb, 2022| OP ED Watch

Why oh why won't you look up?

In the Hill Times a “news” story lamented that “one in four respondents ‘still do not accept that climate change...
09 Feb, 2022| OP ED Watch

We finally figured out the answer

Reuters reports that the UN Secretary General recently demanded we crank global governance up to 11, since evidently whatever that...
09 Feb, 2022| OP ED Watch

The gas stoves of death

If you’re one of those smart people who prefers a gas stove to an electric stove for the instant response,...
02 Feb, 2022| OP ED Watch

Taxonomy without representation

The Economist, whose raison d’être seems to be to couch radical ideas in sober language, has found the problem with...
02 Feb, 2022| OP ED Watch

Nothing to CO2 here

Here’s a strange one. Question the link between manmade CO2 and global warming and nearly everyone rushes to shoosh you,...
02 Feb, 2022| OP ED Watch

Hypocritist year ever

Yes, folks, 2022 seems to be a winner already. Consider British climate activist Angela Terry who did a TV interview denouncing people...
26 Jan, 2022| OP ED Watch

You failed economics, didn't you?

Apparently Greenpeace wants to buy a coal mine. But no, they’re not angling for hypocrite of the week. Just dunce....
26 Jan, 2022| OP ED Watch

We're all going to die... laughing

The British Met Office, whose day job of short-term weather forecasting isn’t going well partly because they keep predicting the...
26 Jan, 2022| OP ED Watch

This year in climate disaster

As we noted last week, it’s time for the year-end “this time for sure” climate breakdown roundups. And sure enough...
19 Jan, 2022| OP ED Watch

Your proposal is acceptable

Three famous climate scientists threaten to stop doing research on climate until we admit no more is needed. It’s a...
19 Jan, 2022| OP ED Watch

So about that stable climate

A critical if sotto voce aspect of the climate debate is whether, if the weather is currently turbulent, it indicates...
19 Jan, 2022| OP ED Watch

Don't look, or listen, up

In the Guardian Peter Kalmus of NASA declares that “The movie Don’t Look Up is satire. But speaking as a...
12 Jan, 2022| OP ED Watch

Believing is seeing

Michael Mann says “I have spent several months in Australia in 2019 and that really changed things for me…. there’s...
12 Jan, 2022| OP ED Watch

A Clockwork Green

The alarmists are chronically frustrated that despite being obviously right and experts and virtuous and all, they’re having so much...
12 Jan, 2022| OP ED Watch

Nothing it can't do

Prices are starting to rise, which most sensible observers attribute to endless government borrowing and printing of money while locked-down...
22 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

Arctic olive groves in flames

The BBC reports that “Arctic heat record is like Mediterranean, says UN”. And when the UN speaks, even scientists fall...
22 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

If I could plant like that...

The Canadian government is going to save us all with trees. And by “all” we include the government itself, which...
22 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

Brownwashing

It is fairly common among climate activists to condemn corporations for “greenwashing,” that is, pretending to be carbon-neutral and environmentally...
15 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

Finally a use for all that spare money

NBC crows that “Biden signs executive order to make U.S. government carbon neutral by 2050/ The president aims to leverage...
15 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

Poisonous storms annihilate mankind

In a glowing review of a horrible movie, Noah Berlatsky says “I love horror films, but they don’t scare me”...
15 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

CO2 is bad for plants

One luxury climate alarmists enjoy is that they can say anything and people will assume it’s true. Announce that wildfires...
08 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

Hip hip boo nature

National Geographic takes a break from beating the climate drum to warn that “Europe’s butterflies are vanishing as small farms...
08 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

Oh, that's the problem, of course

Although the trash from COP26 has largely been swept away, and the ambitions, we would be remiss if we did...
08 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

Standing short on climate

Fresh from signing legislation that throws billions more at climate change, President Biden ordered the release of 50 million barrels...
01 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

Nature blue in rain and flood

In the National Post John Ivison reproaches the Canadian government for having spent far too much of its time and...
01 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

Now it's heating

Many years ago Jules Feiffer did a classic cartoon of someone explaining that “I used to think I was poor....
24 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

We're so sneaky

You’ll never guess what dirty trick we deniers have now come up with. But luckily you don’t have to because...
24 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

Letter to a critic: Dear Idiot

Despite the general certainty of alarmists that we deniers are evil blockheads we are always willing to engage in civil...
24 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

So about those glaciers

We deniers may have all the money. But those plucky alarmists sure manage to produce some slick videos, including the...
17 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

So about those penguins

To be sure, National Geographic decided to whack the penguins again as part of the imaginary meltfest. “An icy world,”...
17 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

Back to the wall

If you’re fed up with conferences like COP26 and the endless drone from the IPCC, you’re not alone. And it’s...
10 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

Back to consensus

The slippery claim that 97% of some unspecified group of scientists thinks some unspecified thing about man-made climate change is...
10 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

Back to heat deaths

As the Establishment rushes to board the sinking global warming ship, the British medical flagship journal The Lancet says climate...
10 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

More money than brainosaurus

A new video from the UN, of all lumbering organizations, shows a dinosaur warning UN delegates not to go extinct....
03 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

24 bottles of death on the wall

Another piece based on licenced premises, a gag whose origin we have been unable to trace, warns that brewing beer...
03 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

Because it's rubbish

Another reverberation from the echo chamber, in this case The Conversation, whines “In the face of chaos, why are we...
03 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

If I could walk that way...

To his credit, Prince Charles has spoken out against Extinction Rebellion blocking roads in Britain, saying “it isn’t helpful, I...
27 Oct, 2021| OP ED Watch

Looking for patterns

Last month Ottawa had its 120th consecutive day with a high at or above 17°C. It’s the longest run in...
27 Oct, 2021| OP ED Watch

Of moonshine and sunshine

As we noted last week, and most weeks prior, the computer models are terrible at making predictions. And then we...
27 Oct, 2021| OP ED Watch

But but the models...

Speaking of doubling down on a disintegrating paradigm, one path of retreat from unfavourable real-world data is into the models....
20 Oct, 2021| OP ED Watch

The weeping voice of misled youth

An especially odd feature in National Geographic begins “Not long ago Nature reported a disturbing study of the world’s youth...
20 Oct, 2021| OP ED Watch

You didn't see this coming?

Uber-green Europe is ramping up coal and gas plants in an effort to keep the lights on. The enthusiasts genuinely...
29 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

Wind over math

Behind most economic mistakes is some kind of math error, technical or intuitive. And it’s certainly true of the energy...
29 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

Let's do it here

With the British and European economies in disarray, a phrase that we remind you means people are going to suffer...
29 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

Oh no, ozone recovery hides warming

When you say Antarctica is not warming, indeed is cooling instead, you get some funny looks from people so invested...
22 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

When greenwashing goes bad

In a recent piece in the New York Times, one Auden Schendler, author of “Getting Green Done”, winner of awards...
22 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

When green economics isn't

The rubber continues to hit the road, or the ditch, when it comes to saving us all from global heating...
15 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

Speaking of math

A piece in “The Conversation,” whose slogan is “Academic rigour, journalistic flair”, just hyped the sexy new “attribution science” that...
15 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

Climate ate my castle

When it comes to scientific literacy climate change really seems to have the power to cloud people’s minds. Including on...
15 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

Heads China wins, tails the US loses

One reason Biden needs domestic oil, and Canadian we remind him, is the ongoing confrontation with China. And China just...
08 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

A rising tide lifts all debts

Climate alarmism has real consequences. Unless the politicians pay it lip service then head the other way. For instance the...
08 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

Peer pressure

Among the devices used to shut down open discussion on climate is the elevation of “peer review” to a silver...
01 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

Feeling blue over climate

From the “you just cannot win with these people” file, a reader points to an EcoWatch story about blue whales...
01 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

Speaking of your livelihood

A CBC headline says “Municipalities ask Ottawa for billions of dollars to protect themselves from climate change”. And from having...
01 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

Marijuana smoked my planet

Proof that you can say anything on climate and people will believe you: a news story in Politico saying “Marijuana...
25 Aug, 2021| OP ED Watch

Greta of Arc

Like Jeanne d’Arc, Greta Thunberg apparently finds it difficult to return to normal life after leading a children’s crusade. Even...
25 Aug, 2021| OP ED Watch

Oh that's original

No, not the trolls accusing us of being paid liars for big oil. Despite that industry being mostly unwilling even...
25 Aug, 2021| OP ED Watch

Code blue for the energy industry

According to UN Secretary-General Guterres, the new IPCC report “must sound a death knell for coal and fossil fuels, before...
18 Aug, 2021| OP ED Watch

A linen shroud for your horny crab?

When it comes to climate change, whatever ordinary rules of common sense have survived into the 21st century seem to...
18 Aug, 2021| OP ED Watch

So what should we do?

In the midst of all this panic the New York Times reports that hydrogen is not clean fuel. And while...
18 Aug, 2021| OP ED Watch

How much is enough?

There is, or was, widespread agreement on the use of carbon pricing to fight GHG emissions. It even looked like...
04 Aug, 2021| OP ED Watch

Virtuous conspicuous consumption

A number of media outlets ran a recent story that, as the National Post headline put it, “The Catwalk is...
04 Aug, 2021| OP ED Watch

Debate ends... again

Guess what? The climate debate is over. La la la they can’t heeeear us. In the Guardian Ed Miliband, whose...
04 Aug, 2021| OP ED Watch

Money talks

A blog post shines light where climate science has cast much murk. Specifically, in Ontario Farmer, reprinted in the regrettably...
28 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

So about those floods

The floods in Germany have mercifully subsided. But the tide of exploitive rhetoric surrounding them has not. So we need...
28 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

Just because they're fools?

In the National Post Kelly McParland says “The world is awash in reports of catastrophes attributed to climate change. Floods...
28 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

We just panel the Sahara and...

On the subject of practical plans, or things that might be mistaken for same at first glance, someone on TheTango.net...
21 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

They are all going to die, although...

A new paper warns of mass extinctions due to climate change. Zzzzzzzzz. But here’s an interesting wrinkle courtesy of Eric...
21 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

Here comes the moon

Another nasty outcome of global warming is a wobble in the moon’s orbit. Which might seem even less convincing than...
21 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

He's the Mann

No extreme weather event would be complete without Michael Mann doing a victory dance. And sure enough, “That Heat Dome?...
14 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

Scare stories that didn't happen

A Globe & Mail editorial obituary for coal power in Canada went all in, declaring that “A leaked United Nations...
14 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

The settled science of unsettled science

The heat dome episode also exhibited two classic alarmist tropes. One was the old you-can’t-blame-it-on-climate-so-let’s-do-it-anyway trick. And the other is...
14 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

How to fix the _________ crisis

As you know, we are approaching a tipping point and must change our ways. We must act now. It’s time...
07 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

So you admit you were just kidding

Shortly after the IEA’s famous, or infamous, set of demands to get rid of fossil fuels, Mark Milke in the...
07 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

The voice of youth

In case the climate debate is giving you a headache, the New York Times assures you it’s over, this time...
07 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

In your (North) Face

In a world where too many energy executives seem ashamed of what they do for a living, Chris Wright of...
30 Jun, 2021| OP ED Watch

Gnomes of Zurich to the climate rescue

If you ask your typical progressive whether international financiers should dictate public policy you might have to dodge as they...
30 Jun, 2021| OP ED Watch

Speaking of the gnomes

One of the investing groups most active on the green front is BlackRock, which manages over $8.68 trillion in over...
30 Jun, 2021| OP ED Watch

Score one for Greta

Here at the Climate Discussion Nexus we generally manage to contain our enthusiasm for noted climate scientist and grade 11...
23 Jun, 2021| OP ED Watch

Tough times in utopia

Swiss voters just rejected a carbon tax, confirming that, as the Wall St. Journal editorialized without pulling punches, “Climate alarmists...
23 Jun, 2021| OP ED Watch

Drought, heat, climate disaster

It was bound to happen. After a chilly spring due to weather, a hot dry spell in the United States...
23 Jun, 2021| OP ED Watch

The BBC's Nature trick

One of the most embarrassing moments for climate alarmism came when leaked emails from the University of East Anglia’s premier...
16 Jun, 2021| OP ED Watch

Oh say can you CO2

One big mystery in the settled science of climate change is why the COVID lockdowns didn’t affect the increase in...
16 Jun, 2021| OP ED Watch

Negativity in modeling

Sometimes the best lines are throwaways. For instance Richard S. Lindzen’s recent aside about “the general expectation that long-surviving systems...
16 Jun, 2021| OP ED Watch

Or the manatee gets it

A story from NBC warns that “Florida's manatees are dying off at unusually high rates” and could be facing a...
09 Jun, 2021| OP ED Watch

Koonin gets it

When it comes to open debate, courtesy and dialogue, you can apparently forget about climate change. The posse has come...
09 Jun, 2021| OP ED Watch

The insurance company gets it

In the Financial Post Parker Gallant complains about rising insurance costs related to climate. To which the obvious retort is...
09 Jun, 2021| OP ED Watch

Facebook goes after Koonin

It was bound to happen. As many predicted, Steven Koonin’s attempt to occupy the middle ground on climate has led...
02 Jun, 2021| OP ED Watch

When in doubt, sue

With all the things going wrong with the Net Zero plan, you might think its advocates would be going back...
02 Jun, 2021| OP ED Watch

So not a climate scientist, then

Steven Koonin’s new book Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters is the biggest...
26 May, 2021| OP ED Watch

Fox viewers know more about climate

For activists on the left frustrated that people say they care about global warming, just not very much, here’s an...
26 May, 2021| OP ED Watch

Because we never used to have icebergs

Guess what? “Iceberg found off glacier”. But naturally NBC makes it about climate, by asserting that the normal is unusual....
26 May, 2021| OP ED Watch

Have a hot one

If you thought activism was a whole lot of no fun, may we suggest you crack a bad-tasting beer? Yes,...
19 May, 2021| OP ED Watch

And a little child shall lead them

No, we’re not criticizing Greta Thunberg again. Rather, we’re heckling the spate of comic books and other simplistic propaganda efforts...
19 May, 2021| OP ED Watch

Simply dismantle oppression, and...

From the “climate change is the greatest” file we hear that the measures needed to combat climate change, far from...
19 May, 2021| OP ED Watch

A burst of sanity

The climate debate is often discouraging because of the sheer volume of angry nonsense pumped out. And not just from...
12 May, 2021| OP ED Watch

We are all going to have died later

One of the infuriatingly slippery things about climate change panic is its flexible approach to timing. Some say disaster awaits...
12 May, 2021| OP ED Watch

This time it's different

Nothing gets your attention when it comes to the environment like a dead coral reef except perhaps a tumbling walrus...
05 May, 2021| OP ED Watch

Oh, that modeling problem

In an article on the Eocene, a period in the Earth’s history relatively free of political controversy due to its...
05 May, 2021| OP ED Watch

Experts say

It is quite remarkable what journalists with no expertise in anything insist that “experts say” about everything when they want...
28 Apr, 2021| OP ED Watch

And all you'd have to do...

The people who make these various carbon-emission reduction pledges do not seem to worry much about vulgar details like how...
28 Apr, 2021| OP ED Watch

It isn't easy being cool

For the crowd who believe that technology will save us from our sins, climate-related as otherwise, some grim news has...
28 Apr, 2021| OP ED Watch

Scientists beginning to say

In the Wall Street Journal, Holman W. Jenkins Jr. offers some good news. Scientists are getting fed up with something...
21 Apr, 2021| OP ED Watch

Not everyone got the memo

While this outbreak of sanity is occurring in some quarters, others are immune. For instance Australia’s Climate Council, which says...
21 Apr, 2021| OP ED Watch

By the gardens of Bangladesh

We are saved from climate change again. This time by floating vegetable gardens in Bangladesh not forests in Russia. But...
21 Apr, 2021| OP ED Watch

Now do climate theory

National Geographic “SCIENCE executive editor” Victoria Jaggard gushes that “One of the things I love about particle physics is how...
14 Apr, 2021| OP ED Watch

But if CO2 drives temperature...

Willis Eschenbach mischievously lays two charts atop one another. One being CO2 and the other being temperature. And they don’t...
14 Apr, 2021| OP ED Watch

Show us the lack of money

Speaking of pointed questions no one can answer about climate science, and indeed of this question in particular, Ronald Stein...
14 Apr, 2021| OP ED Watch

If I had a trillion dollars...

In what nowadays passes for a probing debate on whether to cancel student debt, with both parties in favour to...
07 Apr, 2021| OP ED Watch

Derev'ya derivatives

There is another way to solve the climate crisis, of course. And it involves accounting, which may not be everybody’s...
07 Apr, 2021| OP ED Watch

If you fancy a chilly dip

Roy Spencer reports that “The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for March, 2021 was -0.01 deg....
07 Apr, 2021| OP ED Watch

Arm-wrestling Mother Earth

Here’s an amazing piece of anthropomorphic editorializing from NASA disguised as science. “Our planet is constantly trying to balance the...
31 Mar, 2021| OP ED Watch

I am not a climate scientist but...

Willis Eschenbach takes a nostalgic trip down memory lane that sounds like a hike through Satan’s domain to most of...
31 Mar, 2021| OP ED Watch

Tell us the one about Net Zero again

China, and its admirers, are in the odd position of boasting that among its world-beating achievements is… a network of...
31 Mar, 2021| OP ED Watch

Oh that media climate conspiracy

A new study out of Australia reveals a media conspiracy to hide the climate crisis. So now at least you...
24 Mar, 2021| OP ED Watch

Dust to Beijing

China’s worst sandstorm in a decade hit Beijing, just what that nation’s capital needed given its already horrific air quality....
24 Mar, 2021| OP ED Watch

Good King Charles

One day the Prince of Wales may finally inherit the throne his mother has occupied since Truman and Mackenzie King...
24 Mar, 2021| OP ED Watch

Solar panels cooked my planet

You know what would be brutal? If we installed a bunch of solar panels to stop global warming and they...
17 Mar, 2021| OP ED Watch

Scientists don't say

The Biden Administration is not just saving America from Donald Trump. It’s saving the whole planet. And one way is...
17 Mar, 2021| OP ED Watch

Oh Mann

Michael Mann is back. Not that he ever went away. But in a new paper he and three co-authors say...
17 Mar, 2021| OP ED Watch

So about that freezing

When the ice storm hit Texas and much of the northern hemisphere, as we pointed out, the alarmists said yes,...
10 Mar, 2021| OP ED Watch

Where'd that CO2 come from?

People skeptical of the “CO2 = death” view not infrequently observe that atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide actually got down...
10 Mar, 2021| OP ED Watch

You're going to pay a lot for that fuel

Bloomberg says hey, let’s raise carbon prices 600%. Or rather, Wood Mackenzie Ltd. does and Bloomberg goes yeah, man. That...
10 Mar, 2021| OP ED Watch

All steamed up

If you’re fed up with the lockdowns and are looking for some action, well, MSN offers you “11 steamy signs...
03 Mar, 2021| OP ED Watch

Speaking of predictions

The Washington Post turns loose its fact-checkers on John Kerry’s claim that we have just nine years to save the...
03 Mar, 2021| OP ED Watch

Speaking of odious

Katharine Hayhoe, autolegendary for her climate alarmism and her Christian compassion, recently tweeted in exasperation “A small sample from email...
03 Mar, 2021| OP ED Watch

Follow the carbon molecule

Can someone explain to us why it’s OK for the EU to buy natural gas from Russia but not to...
24 Feb, 2021| OP ED Watch

Warming turns your face red

With impeccably awful timing, two professors who self-identify as “climate scientist” write in CarbonBrief on Feb. 15 about “How global...
24 Feb, 2021| OP ED Watch

What died down Texas way?

Judith Curry just posted a piece by an anonymous Planning Engineer arguing that pointing the finger-bone of blame at either...
24 Feb, 2021| OP ED Watch

Net zero net trillions

In a perky tweet, Canada’s former Environment Minister who apparently thinks she still holds that job trills that “fighting climate...
17 Feb, 2021| OP ED Watch

Where'd my ice go?

Another factoid hurled about nowadays is that the pace of current temperature and other changes is unprecedented. It is false....
17 Feb, 2021| OP ED Watch

Who will Ridd us?

It is now three years since James Cook University in Australia, a name unlikely to survive long in the woke...
17 Feb, 2021| OP ED Watch

The White Green show

Adding to the climate crisis, it seems all is not well in the world of intersectional alarmism. In what we’re...
10 Feb, 2021| OP ED Watch

Rising CO2 causes data tampering

An important new graph links temperature changes in the 20th century strongly to atmospheric CO2. But before alarmists taunt back...
10 Feb, 2021| OP ED Watch

The end is nigh

According to the Guardian, which prides itself on unbalanced climate coverage, “Dizzying pace of Biden’s climate action sounds death knell...
10 Feb, 2021| OP ED Watch

So you admit you were lying

A great many watermelons have enthused about China’s supposed commitment to net zero by 2050 although apparently the idea is...
03 Feb, 2021| OP ED Watch

Speaking of decimal places

Yes, sorry, we still are. Because the spurious precision of various measurements and calculations is a major obstacle to clarity...
03 Feb, 2021| OP ED Watch

To a scientist with a hammer

A new study of the Sahara Meadow reveals that its climatic history is, of all things, complex. We know it...
03 Feb, 2021| OP ED Watch

Saved by the Biden

Hallelujah! The Democrats are back. And now everything will not just be wonderful, it will be effortlessly wonderful. Including climate....
27 Jan, 2021| OP ED Watch

We just can't get no respect

If you want to be one of the cool kids, you have to be warming faster than the average, as...
27 Jan, 2021| OP ED Watch

Grave news

In the ongoing parade of disastrous things caused by climate change, we now hear that it threatens the grave of...
27 Jan, 2021| OP ED Watch

148 papers for high sticking

It may be a caricature of climate science to speak of stable temperatures from the end of the last glaciation...
20 Jan, 2021| OP ED Watch

Don't retire to Bedlam

If climate change is getting you down, and apparently it is getting a lot of people down including California kids...
20 Jan, 2021| OP ED Watch

Otzi the sauna man

One difficulty with discussing the past history of the Earth is people’s habit of trying to get rid of the...
13 Jan, 2021| OP ED Watch

Oh no, no snow

Part of the battle to comprehend climate change is the tendency of predictions that failed to be replaced by predictions...
13 Jan, 2021| OP ED Watch

If this is victory

At least children in California are probably not worried that climate change will ruin the old-fashioned Christmases there. But if...
13 Jan, 2021| OP ED Watch

Willing to sacrifice... nothing

Writing in the National Post late last year, Randall Denley poked fun at the federal Liberal carbon tax exempting Quebec...
06 Jan, 2021| OP ED Watch

2020 hindsight

No, this item is not about COVID and lockdowns. Rather, it’s about the fact that because people like round numbers,...
06 Jan, 2021| OP ED Watch

Was that a great lockdown or what?

In an almost misty-eyed look back at 2020, the Guardian’s global environment editor (how many environment editors have they got?)...
06 Jan, 2021| OP ED Watch

And the Arctic gets it... again

Hot off the tundra, a new report breathlessly hyped by the New York Times’ “Climate Fwd.” newsletter: “It was not...
16 Dec, 2020| OP ED Watch

Greening schmeening

An awkward aspect of climate alarmism is that warming supposedly brings ecological disaster on a broad front, and supposedly warming...
16 Dec, 2020| OP ED Watch

Adaptation: It is a difficult concept

Wow. Sea-level rise sure did a number on Venice last week. Or rather human stupidity did. The famously waterlogged Italian...
16 Dec, 2020| OP ED Watch

And the kitchen sink too

People who express doubt about climate orthodoxy can expect, among other things, irritated missives containing a long list of terrible...
09 Dec, 2020| OP ED Watch

It's all in the mind

There is a certain type of political ideology that considers motives far more important than methods, not only when it...
09 Dec, 2020| OP ED Watch

Or out of it

Perhaps due to an excessive focus on states of mind, climate alarmism seems to be in danger of tearing free...
09 Dec, 2020| OP ED Watch

Dear Mr. Ambassador

On October 5 the Hill Times ran an Op Ed by Chinese Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu that began nostalgically...
02 Dec, 2020| OP ED Watch

Send a greenboat

One thing Joe Biden might do is revive imperialism. Which a surprising number of unlikely people seem to advocate where...
02 Dec, 2020| OP ED Watch

40,000 years of progress overnight

The day of the U.S. election, warming guru Bill McKibben wrote that while most American elections are about the next...
02 Dec, 2020| OP ED Watch

El mar contaminado

A reader shares with us a story about how Greenpeace got into trouble back in 2008 for a book showing...
25 Nov, 2020| OP ED Watch

Not making it easy

Recently the UN released a deeply flawed report on the supposed increase in climate-related disasters, based on an elementary statistical...
25 Nov, 2020| OP ED Watch

Great leap nowhere

Nowadays the “Great Reset”, as Eric Worrall notes, is the big thing for those who think we can finally make...
25 Nov, 2020| OP ED Watch

Not so simple after all

The standard line on climate is that the science is both settled and simple. Which makes one wonder why so...
18 Nov, 2020| OP ED Watch

A blast from the past

This summer there was a big hoohah over a record temperature set in Death Valley, California. Hottest ever, proof of...
18 Nov, 2020| OP ED Watch

Meanwhile in the real world

The National Post runs a brief “Four things to know about autumn pollution in India” piece (subscription required) that explains...
18 Nov, 2020| OP ED Watch

West Side story

In any debate including that on climate there are voices that are clearly unreasonable and it would be unfair to...
11 Nov, 2020| OP ED Watch

So now can we build back better?

The all-but-certain victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the U.S. election has the usual suspects very excited about...
11 Nov, 2020| OP ED Watch

Who turned out the lights?

To get a sense of the magnitude of the practical challenge facing any politician who takes their climate pledges seriously,...
11 Nov, 2020| OP ED Watch

The problem of green immorality

We refer here not to hypocrisy by jet-setting celebrities and even scientists or the silencing of dissent by environmental activists....
04 Nov, 2020| OP ED Watch

1919 or 1719?

Andrew Montford notes that the UK’s Central England Temperature Record is one of the best we have, going back to...
04 Nov, 2020| OP ED Watch

Biden saves the planet

As the American election stumbled toward the finish line, NBC informed its audience, or at least told them, “U.S. vote...
04 Nov, 2020| OP ED Watch

Where'd the ozone go?

It is generally agreed that decisive action has solved a variety of environmental problems over the last 60 years or...
28 Oct, 2020| OP ED Watch

Henderson the climate king

Many years ago Richard Weaver published a book with the superficially trite title Ideas Have Consequences. In fact it’s an...
28 Oct, 2020| OP ED Watch

Sceptics with emissions

A piece in Environment Journal frets that “India, China and the US are the biggest climate-crisis sceptics despite being three...
28 Oct, 2020| OP ED Watch

But if it's a science...

Last month Geoffrey Sherrington put forward a challenge worth noting. He says all kinds of claims have been made about...
21 Oct, 2020| OP ED Watch

If only it had warmed

A new study says climate change wiped out human species. Told you so nyeah nyeah. To be sure, the species...
21 Oct, 2020| OP ED Watch

Question everything, except you-know-what

Remember when Brontosaurus went extinct? No, not way back when temperature suddenly dipped between the Jurassic and Cretaceous for reasons...
14 Oct, 2020| OP ED Watch

This game is hard

You know how climate change makes everything worse, right? Well, apparently it even makes solar power worse. Yes, that’s right....
14 Oct, 2020| OP ED Watch

Just the made-up facts, sir

In urging NATO to fight climate change, its Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg began an Op Ed “Growing up in Norway,...
14 Oct, 2020| OP ED Watch

Wooden headed

As we at CDN have observed frequently, and again h/t Thomas Sowell among others, a fundamental divide in debates on...
07 Oct, 2020| OP ED Watch

A hotfoot from Mother Earth

Judith Curry flags a piece by “The Ethical Skeptic” saying that a significant impact on climate, including the bit where...
07 Oct, 2020| OP ED Watch

India starves as India feasts

Vijay Jayaraj complains that CNN has just run a very long, very wrong article called “The one chance we have:...
07 Oct, 2020| OP ED Watch

A tale of two Chinas

Climate Home News is over the moon about China’s latest climate pledge. “Yes, it’s official: the country responsible for more...
30 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

Et tu, hydrogen

A new study says to H with the fuel of the future… which hydrogen has been since roughly 1836. The...
30 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

All bad all the time

Another reason it’s hard to make sense of the supposed science behind climate change is that all effects of climate...
30 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

Unscientific American

The venerable publication Scientific American has thrust itself into the Op Ed section by giving the first political endorsement in...
23 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

You can't win, you know

The problem with hydrogen energy, as opposed say to blimp-filling which of course is now about helium, is that you...
23 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

Of bureaucratic capture

Now there’s a headline to repel readers. But the process by which a small dedicated group willing to work the...
23 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

But if so...

We are often hustled along on climate with claims that the crisis is too urgent for deliberation or evidence-gathering, that...
16 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

Of Galileo and Canute

In a world where people loudly insist on “following the science” on everything from COVID-19 to climate, often with a...
16 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

97% nonsense redux

John Cook, one of the authors central to the claim of a massive scientific consensus behind an urgent, man-made warming...
09 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

Bad grief

According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, climate grief is a major health issue. Now before you laugh, please be aware...
09 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

If they won't listen, yell

The New York Times’ “Climate Fwd.” breaks a vital climate story. “Whether children are studying at home or in person…...
09 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

These black lives matter too

Further to the California energy anti-miracle, Paul Driessen of CFACT observes that while refineries sit idle, the poor struggle with...
02 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

Washing away the economy

According to a piece in “The Conversation”, a site that frankly reads more like “The PC Monologue” than a diverse...
02 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

Don't hit us again

The most famous meteorite collision in history, or prehistory, is the one widely believed to have taken out the dinosaurs....
26 Aug, 2020| OP ED Watch

Stable instability

One of our recurring themes at CDN is that a giveaway for a story that is self-evidently unreliable is its...
26 Aug, 2020| OP ED Watch

We'll go with ideological fool, thanks

In the spirit of friendly debate Guardian environment editor Damian Carrington says there are four basic kinds of mentally or...
26 Aug, 2020| OP ED Watch

Whereas cold

The New York Times, being very woke, publishes “a series of photo essays documenting the outsize effect that extreme heat...
19 Aug, 2020| OP ED Watch

Drat those bears

Remember Al Gore’s famous CGI doomed polar bear unable to clamber onto that last shard of ice? Well, it seems...
19 Aug, 2020| OP ED Watch

Would you not shut up already?

On the CBC Don Pittis complains about climate change intruding into every imaginable story about energy. Before you say “Hear...
19 Aug, 2020| OP ED Watch

Et tu, RWP?

Climate alarmists have been doing their best to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period lest it upset such notions...
29 Jul, 2020| OP ED Watch

ECS shoots up, flames at 11

Dr. Kate Marvel, one of those scientists whose social media activities make it hard to believe she’s a neutral observer,...
29 Jul, 2020| OP ED Watch

The project to end projects

Environment and Climate Change Canada has put forward a plan to make sure the economic recovery, should it get underway,...
29 Jul, 2020| OP ED Watch

Here come the dissenters

As Michael Walsh put it on The Pipeline, “One by one, prominent members of the Doomsday Cult of Climate Annihilation...
22 Jul, 2020| OP ED Watch

Vice squad

An article in Vice denounces the new Ford Bronco as sinful. Parenthetically we wonder whether a publication called Virtue might...
22 Jul, 2020| OP ED Watch

Et tu, Okmok?

This just in: Caesar murdered, Rome in turmoil, volcano at 43 BC. According to a team of scientists and historians...
22 Jul, 2020| OP ED Watch

Rather not be in Pennyslvania

David Middleton takes aim at yet another Guardian panic piece on climate that says atmospheric CO2 is about to reach...
15 Jul, 2020| OP ED Watch

Plastic people

Plastic is inexpensive, versatile, reliable and indispensable in modern life, so it is only natural that the New York Times...
15 Jul, 2020| OP ED Watch

Do they also get the cheese?

The UK Met Office, and an author in The Conversation which on climate might want to reconsider renaming itself The...
15 Jul, 2020| OP ED Watch

It's another gas

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

Doing the climate grovel

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

It's worse than we thought

Given all the uncertainties in climate science, it’s important to cling to one key point: The science is settled and...
08 Jul, 2020| OP ED Watch

But if not...

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

The agnotology of jailing deniers

In an essay on CarbonBrief, which bills itself as “Clear on Climate”, a PhD student and two professors scratch their...
01 Jul, 2020| OP ED Watch

Math am hard and so are economics

A few years ago august persons warned us of the catastrophic impact of climate change on prosperity. Or tried to....
01 Jul, 2020| OP ED Watch

And what of history?

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

I thank God I am not as others are

In The MIT Press Reader a professor of sociology utters yet another version of the old Pharisee’s prayer, this time...
24 Jun, 2020| OP ED Watch

But you have my sympathies

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

We are all going to die

It might seem snide of us to reuse this tagline borrowed from Arthur Dent whenever we report on yet another...
17 Jun, 2020| OP ED Watch

Rock around the thermometer

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

Wealth: It is a difficult concept

Speaking of doing more harm than good, as we so often find ourselves doing when it comes to climate policy,...
17 Jun, 2020| OP ED Watch

Trees wither into saplings

Have you noticed the thing about the trees? Well, it seems they don’t like CO2 despite living on the stuff....
10 Jun, 2020| OP ED Watch

And it's... worse than we thought

Guess what? Climate change is worse than we thought and we’re all going to… well, you know. Including another chorus...
10 Jun, 2020| OP ED Watch

Penguins give it to climate

As you know, all effects of climate change are bad. And all contribute to runaway instability that laughs at the...
10 Jun, 2020| OP ED Watch

Unmoored

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

Net zero hope

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

It didn't work

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

Exposing the lies

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

Death by climate

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

When in danger or in doubt

An item from last month that got lost in the inbox: Indefatigable evangelical alarmist Katharine Hayhoe tweets that “HALF of...
27 May, 2020| OP ED Watch

Some not hot models

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

A PhD in sounding like an expert

The modern fixation on experts is especially odd in that it seems strongly to prefer those who lack practical experience....
20 May, 2020| OP ED Watch

Green New Deal is free

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

Weather v climate

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

Moore Mann

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

It's a gas gas gas

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

Climate change for the birds

The mass extinction of North American birds, reported in 2019 and heralded as yet another coming crisis, has been cancelled....
06 May, 2020| OP ED Watch

Yellow and green make red

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

RAHR!!!

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

It can't work, can it?

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

Head for the hills

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

A drought of common sense

The other scare story of the century (weekly edition) is that the United States is in the grip of a...
22 Apr, 2020| OP ED Watch

Uh, that'd be 'not'

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

We found Sven's horned hat

The awkward thing about pointing to a receding glacier and shouting “warmest year ever!” is that if the melting ice...
22 Apr, 2020| OP ED Watch

And your children's children

When organizations like CDN are lambasted for crimes against posterity and told our descendants won’t forgive us that they were...
15 Apr, 2020| OP ED Watch

Sea-riously

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

Very big green

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

Who'd have thought

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

Hitting the beach

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

Green Wutopianism

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

You still don't quite get it

A piece in Foreign Policy attempts to pour cold water on activists’ hopes that COVID-19 will cool our allegedly blazing...
01 Apr, 2020| OP ED Watch

Revenge of Gaia

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

But we can call you names

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

How to lie with pictures

Willis Eschenbach also noticed those stories about the melting ice caps. And he went and got the data and created...
25 Mar, 2020| OP ED Watch

Green cars stall

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

Unlike a great wind

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

UNESCO to the rescue

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

The nub of the gist

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

The last refuge of an alarmist

When Samuel Johnson declared patriotism to be “the last refuge of a scoundrel” one feels from the uneasy perspective of...
18 Mar, 2020| OP ED Watch

Add history to her study list

In the Edmonton Journal David Staples says it out loud. Greta Thunberg has gone off the beam and some “knowledgeable...
11 Mar, 2020| OP ED Watch

Yes, Wuhan to the rescue

Last week we noted that the impact of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus showed “how enormous policy changes will have to...
11 Mar, 2020| OP ED Watch

The end of winter, spring 2020 edition

There’s a saying that economists deserve credit for predicting eight of the last three recessions. And it’s true that if...
04 Mar, 2020| OP ED Watch

Birds of prey

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

Weinstein deniers

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

What price carbon neutrality?

Melanie Phillips warns that carbon neutrality is a threat to Western civilization. She says it wouldn’t just spell economic ruin,...
26 Feb, 2020| OP ED Watch

Boston tide party

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

Exactly the same as it wasn't

Here comes the melting Antarctic again. No really. Three authors on The Conversation say that there was a massive sea...
19 Feb, 2020| OP ED Watch

Et tu, Prime Minister Kenney?

In what Postmedia columnist Don Braid calls “an important and crucial change of tone” for Alberta’s UCP, Premier Jason Kenney...
19 Feb, 2020| OP ED Watch

The A-B-C of alarmism

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

Rhetoric melts ice sheets

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

Do not ask questions

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

Oh that's original

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

Atlantic 2, Dolphins 0

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

A Vesuvius of misinformation

Well this is awkward. The BBC, like other media outlets, has been covering melting of the Thwaites Glacier in West...
05 Feb, 2020| OP ED Watch

World ends, children hardest hit

A reader sends us an article from Time magazine last fall on “How climate change is clobbering kids’ health”. Except...
29 Jan, 2020| OP ED Watch

Whereas a virus...

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

Down you go

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

Ocean warming: The real reason to be worried

A paper in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences announces breathlessly that "record-setting ocean warmth continued in 2019". Its remarkably...
29 Jan, 2020| OP ED Watch

Rats, climate change

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

Let them eat nothing

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

Because we never used to have climate

A paper in EOS recounts the fall of the Assyrian Empire due to climate catastrophe, specifically, a megadrought lasting over...
22 Jan, 2020| OP ED Watch

Noooooo, not treeees

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

Maybe chase him on a scooter?

Obviously the solution to climate change is alternative energy if we could just get the wretched stuff to work. Which...
15 Jan, 2020| OP ED Watch

So we all agree that you're right

A new study from the University of Ottawa says we’re not polarized on climate after all. We all share the...
15 Jan, 2020| OP ED Watch

Tell the truth and...

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

How sick is this planet?

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

Say goodbye to your toboggan... again

The National Observer warns that some York University professor has warned in Limnology and Oceanography that children won’t know what...
08 Jan, 2020| OP ED Watch

To the man with a hammer...

Justin Trudeau congratulates Boris Johnson on winning a landslide victory in the UK on the slogan “Get Brexit Done” and...
18 Dec, 2019| OP ED Watch

Are you all fools?

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

Angry, Whiny Person of the Year

Eric Worrall is not impressed that Greta Thunberg is Time’s “Person of the Year”. Indeed, in addition to calling her...
18 Dec, 2019| OP ED Watch

Stop voting and get with the program

The latest victim of climate change? Democracy. See, if member states of the UN don’t smarten up the Security Council...
11 Dec, 2019| OP ED Watch

It's not even a word

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

Then all the plants died and...

Some white-coated clowns are engineering E. coli to live on CO2 instead of the old-style sugar or other carbs. As...
11 Dec, 2019| OP ED Watch

Dreaming of a green Christmas

If climate change is this big existential emergency, what’s the New York Times doing saying you can fight it by...
04 Dec, 2019| OP ED Watch

The science is rubbish

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

You had me at 210

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

Fraaack, what?

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

The year in review in advance

According to the Washington Post’s Andrew Freedman, 2019 is “increasingly likely to be” the 2nd or 3rd warmest on record...
27 Nov, 2019| OP ED Watch

The case of expensive gas

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

It's a reality thing

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

Heck no, we won't go

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

World ends, no film at 11

Al Gore and his acolytes will be taking his show on the road later this month, with seminars in schools...
13 Nov, 2019| OP ED Watch

Now plants are bad too

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

The dream dies hard

One day man will be able to predict the weather far into the future. Maybe. On his blog Cliff Mass...
06 Nov, 2019| OP ED Watch

Where are the unicorns?

Another dream that dies hard is that of abundant alternative energy. As Mark P. Mills writes for the Foundation for...
06 Nov, 2019| OP ED Watch

Time to panic

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

Hooray, California is on fire

Not, you’d think, cause for celebration. But the New York Times Magazine runs a piece by Abraham Lustgarten saying at...
30 Oct, 2019| OP ED Watch

Now you see it, now you do

We and others have noted the annoying tendency of climate alarmists to dismiss cold events as just weather while pointing...
30 Oct, 2019| OP ED Watch

When you don't have power

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

It's a non-gas

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

Common sense, RIP

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

Fragile Chinese delusion

One of the odder things about the debate on climate is how many people fantasize that the People’s Republic of...
16 Oct, 2019| OP ED Watch

Deniers on the couch again

Yet another professor has weighed in with a psychological diagnosis of people who think there’s no global warming crisis if...
16 Oct, 2019| OP ED Watch

If it was a religion...

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

Zzzzzzzzz

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

Coming soon to a headline near you

Anthony Watts at the invaluable Watt’s Up With That blog has investigated a weird statistical phenomenon in which everywhere is...
09 Oct, 2019| OP ED Watch

The monsoons of death

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

Oh that climate strike

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

Listen to the scientists

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

How to ditch a used windmill

It’s not easy. Just ask the folks in Caspar, Wyoming. Not the first name to spring to mind when you...
02 Oct, 2019| OP ED Watch

And forgive us our trespasses

NBC News, as it is still called despite the increasing predominance of uncritical advocacy in its output especially on this...
25 Sep, 2019| OP ED Watch

Henderson the Ice King

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

March for... um... a plan

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

Flat Earth Society: Climate Model Division

Climate is complicated, and no one faults climatologists for using simplifying assumptions to make their computer models manageable… within reason....
18 Sep, 2019| OP ED Watch

It is more patriarchy

Just as in some circles every bad thing that happens is due to climate change, in others it’s due to...
18 Sep, 2019| OP ED Watch

Another children's crusade

David Suzuki, not content with scaring kids by melting Santa’s Workshop, has a new project called 18to8 to give the...
18 Sep, 2019| OP ED Watch

Oh, it feels hypocritical, does it?

Extinction Rebellion protestors in Manchester, England are caught… what? Eating a hamburger? Flying a boat crew across the Atlantic? Taking...
11 Sep, 2019| OP ED Watch

Speaking of paranoia

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

Oh Gaia I'm soooo depressed

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

We all have to go sooner or later

An article in Science says we should start planning now for mass evacuation from coastal areas because the seas may...
04 Sep, 2019| OP ED Watch

A fly in the ointment

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

Nooo, not the lobsters

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

When Harry met hypocrisy

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

The Ball is not in his court

Canadian climatologist Tim Ball has been on the receiving end of several lawsuits because of his often acerbic criticism of...
28 Aug, 2019| OP ED Watch

Never shake thy Gore-y locks

If climate science is about science, rather than say interpretive dance, it must proceed by making predictions then verifying or...
21 Aug, 2019| OP ED Watch

Dam nonsense

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

Can't imagine why

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

Warming melts snowflakes

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

Where to bury a reef

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

The 37 problem consensus

Why oh why won’t we stop burning up the planet, Maclean’s asks? And then it answers: we are idiots. Or...
31 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

Raining cats and dogs

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

Passing the champagne for the planet

Britain’s Daily Mail runs a scathing piece on the high-living Committee on Climate Change, the great and good demanding we...
24 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

Here come the refugees

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

I don't get free hits?

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

Turning green

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

When scientists rebel

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

Crank up the AC, will ya?

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

The climate reveal

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

Federalism cooked my planet

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

When in doubt, play the race card

The UN says global warming will cause “climate apartheid” in which “the wealthy pay to escape overheating, hunger, and conflict,...
03 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

IPCC v IPCC

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

Not worth the wait

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

Climate porn

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

We have ways to make you think

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

Could would might

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

Erasing the Whatstand?

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

The terminology emergency

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

The war on nothing

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

Great Lakes, we're doomed

On the Powerline blog John Hinderaker asks of climate change “What Can’t It Do?” He notes that the Great Lakes...
12 Jun, 2019| OP ED Watch

The War Against Earth

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

Because we never used to have heat waves

Climate Home News says “Last July’s deadly heatwave in Japan could not have happened without human influence on the climate”...
05 Jun, 2019| OP ED Watch

When the main feature is the big bug

The Business Council of B.C. rallies round the white flag in Business in Vancouver, with executive VP and chief policy...
05 Jun, 2019| OP ED Watch

The voice of youth drones on

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

The cauliflowers of colonialism

There’s a fine line between being woke and being insomniac and losing focus and perspective. Thus Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might want...
29 May, 2019| OP ED Watch

Green route up

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

You sank my tanker bill

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

Now that you've won...

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

Was that your house?

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

Get more fibre

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

How to do carbon tax tres mal

In the Financial Post Jean Michaud and Germain Belzile of the Montreal Economic Institute warn that the federal carbon tax...
15 May, 2019| OP ED Watch

All bad all the time

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

Tax my plastic, please?

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

Is that stuff snow?

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

Green China

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

Wot about the workers?

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

Big green

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

Batty propaganda

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

Time for a coup

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

Big brother can you spare a fridge?

The Canadian federal government is taking a lot of heat for its climate-driven subsidy to Loblaws to buy refrigerators, including...
17 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

The past is cooling fast

A troubling new video from Tony Heller shows that the United States has been cooling rapidly—in the past. The 1930s...
17 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

The grass is not greener

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

The fire next time

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

Climate porn fails to titillate

In the Toronto Sun Lorrie Goldstein says “climate porn” doesn’t work. Which seems especially pertinent in Ottawa where a report...
10 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

Not how you'd do it

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

Green death

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

Retreat from reality

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

Maybe if you told the truth

A professor of panic, sorry, English, says the plan to frighten people by mentioning climate change in every story about...
03 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

Not saving the world

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

Who's funding you?

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

Lies about errors

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

And about time

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

Jobs jobs rubbish

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

Skin in the game

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

Past them trees

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

Shutting down oil

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

When in doubt, blame Bush

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

These boys is lyin'

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

The right to doubt

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

The rich one and the big one

Warren Buffett, the “Oracle of Omaha”, warns that one day a major disaster will strike, with enormous economic as well...
27 Feb, 2019| OP ED Watch

Oil schmoil, what about SNC-Lavalin?

In the Financial Post, Diane Francis calls the Trudeau administration’s “pre-occupation” with the SNC-Lavalin scandal rather than “the pro-pipeline and...
27 Feb, 2019| OP ED Watch

Some nukes

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

Green baloney

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

If Quebec had oil...

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

Avoid the German option

In the Times of London, Tony Lodge of the Centre for Policy Studies draws on the disastrous German example to...
13 Feb, 2019| OP ED Watch

Carbon tax theory and practice

In the National Post, Peter Shawn Taylor of Canadians for Affordable Energy argues that carbon taxes work better in the...
13 Feb, 2019| OP ED Watch

AOC not A-OK

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

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