Political

Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for the rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge. Erwin Knoll The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. Thomas Jefferson CRU and Academic Publishing Recent revelation of extensive corruption of the peer […]

“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to […]

We must welcome any refugee from the government falsehoods on global warming and climate change. However, the reason for the epiphany is critical and there must be accountability. Caleb Rossiter lost his position as a Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) because he wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). They […]

If Obama’s policies on energy and environment were truly original they would be worth consideration, but they are not. He dismisses claims that “The economy will lose millions of jobs and billions in growth.” He said, “Let’s face it, that’s what [critics] always say,” and “every time … the warnings of the cynics have been […]

“There is no more common error than to assume that, because prolonged and accurate mathematical calculations have been made, the application of the result to some fact of nature is absolutely certain.” A.N.Whitehead. (1861 – 1947) British Mathematician, Logician and Philosopher.

There is a conundrum that requires analysis. Polls show people continue to put dealing with global warming due to human CO2 near the bottom of their list of concerns (Figure 1). Meanwhile, CO2 reduction continues to dominate government policies, remains central for mainstream media, is used to justify wasting billions on completely unnecessary mitigation programs […]

“It occurred to me… “ Businesses surpass environmental activists in exploiting the environment for personal gain. Skeptics are winning the battle to reject CO2 as the cause of warming, but losing the war to the misrepresentation of CO2 as a pollutant. People generally know there is something wrong with claims of human created global warming […]

“It occurred to me…””When the call centre message says ”Your call may be recorded for quality” they mean we are covering our backsides. The following article is a response to a question about an article I wrote for Anthony Watts site linked in the first line below. Anthony wrote to me pointing to the question […]

“It occurred to me…” The tail always wagged the dog: Now, because of political correctness, the flea on the hair on the tail wags the dog. Cover story of the November 25, 2013 Canadian weekly magazine Macleans pictures self-appointed Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki. The caption reads, “Environmentalism Has Failed”   “David Suzuki loses faith in the […]

“It occurred to me…” every saying has a contradictory saying except “ignorance is bliss”. If an honest man is wrong, after demonstrating that he is wrong, he either stops being wrong or he stops being honest. Anonymous T H Huxley said, “The great tragedy of science – the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly […]