Tag Archives: Activism

The ironic impact of activists: Negative stereotypes reduce social change influence

WUWT reader “Carl” Submits this story: New research suggests people tend to hold negative views of political and social activists Why don’t people behave in more environmentally friendly ways? New research presents one uncomfortable answer: They don’t want to be … Continue reading

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What if you put on a presidentially sponsored climate rally, and nobody showed up?

It appears that is exactly what happened today, from Obama’s “Organizing For Action” website (now disappeared) there was this announcement: Reality is a bitch sometimes:

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Climate Craziness of the Week: ‘A great flood will punish the disbelievers’

Some days you just have to laugh. The map, is quite something; perhaps it is the product of a bender or a psychotic episode of some sorts. Maybe its a lame attempt at satire, maybe the person actually believes what … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: Bill McKibben’s self delusion

I had a tough time deciding if this should be “Quote of the Week” or “Climate Craziness of the Week”.  The quote is from 350.org’s founder Bill McKibben, who says: I, as you can tell, am the furthest thing from … Continue reading

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Shock news from ‘Forecast the Facts’ – “HadCRUT is not peer reviewed”

I’m sure Phil Jones will need to be notified right away that this paper on HadCRUT4 was never actually published. Justin Templer writes on Twitter and provides screencaps:

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‘Lewd’ behavior: The pathologising of climate scepticism

ESSAY: The shoddy science of sceptic-bashing LOG12 paper by Lewandowsky attempts to turn rational criticism into a psychological illness. “As the influence of environmental thinking has increased its hold over the political establishment, the failure to win the public support … Continue reading

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It appears that by UN sponsored vote, the world just doesn’t care much about climate change

Hilary Ostrov writes about another Internet poll gone horribly wrong: ============================================================== Back in March of this year, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced an “innovative initiative” in which participants from around the world are invited to vote on what … Continue reading

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Watch Mann and Lewandowsky make fools of themselves live

The AGU Chapman gabfest is being streamed live. Up this AM, are two notable alarmists who will surely provide back to back entertainment. Times are U.S. Mountain. 10:05 a.m. — 10:25 a.m. Scientific Uncertainty in Public Discourse: The Case for … Continue reading

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BREAKING: James Hansen to leave NASA to be full time activist

I checked first, thinking this was some April Fools joke, it appears legit. (h/t to Tom Nelson and Skiphil) Climate Alarmist Jim Hansen leaving NASA on Wed. to devote himself to legal and political activism: Hansen retiring from NASA to … Continue reading

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Playing the global warming morality card in my local newspaper – a religious experience?

Even ad engines see the religious connection to global warming Lately there’s been an ongoing series of rants in my local newspaper, the Chico Enterprise Record, from global warming activists posing as moralists with holier-than-thou views about how noble their … Continue reading

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Monckton gets evicted from Doha COP18 conference

UPDATE: Monckton is being deported from Qatar. Such a show of tolerance from the “tolerant left” who do these sorts of stunts all the time (sometimes illegally). Monckton has been ‘de-badged’, meaning he no longer has a visa to stay … Continue reading

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Listen in on Mike Mann’s legal wranglings at AGU

Steve McIntyre reports that the AGU is schlepping for Dr. Mann’s legal defense with a live audio webcast: An Inside Look at the Michael Mann Case Featuring Peter Fontaine, counsel to Michael Mann and a leader of Cozen O’Connor’s Brownfield … Continue reading

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Science Publisher Calls for Better Communications – But Not of Science

Guest post by E. Calvin Beisner Alan Leshner is worried. It seems scientists are having a hard time getting the public to understand science, and since “Public understanding of science … contributes to the extent of support for scientific research,” … Continue reading

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Government Gone Wild: California Department of Fish and Game diverts fishing and hunting license monies to study climate change

This is excerpts from a column that appeared Sunday by Chico Enterprise-Record editor David Little. To say he’s annoyed would be an understatement, especially when he titles it ‘Another startling episode of ‘Your Tax Dollars At Work’  – Anthony By … Continue reading

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Add the words “climate change”, pass GO, collect $200

Follow the money. It’s not a game to these folks. Climate change where you’d least expect it by Philippa Martyr at Quadrant Online In case you hadn’t realised the seriousness of the problem, I thought I’d share these budding projects … Continue reading

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Lord Leach of Fairford weighs in on Nature’s ‘denier’ gaffe

I’ve still not received any reply from Nature Climate Change editor Rory Howlett to my query about why he allowed the term “deniers” in scientific literature (Bain et al), and neither has Bishop Hill to my knowledge. Lord Leach however, … Continue reading

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Nature’s ugly decision: ‘Deniers’ enters the scientific literature

We’ve known for sometime that there’s an underlying, sometimes overt display of hatred towards climate skeptics. However, it generally never made it into science publications. Unfortunately, the editors  of the journal Nature Climate Change just made one of the ugliest … Continue reading

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Catastrophically cartooned

Josh writes: There is a lovely cartoon over at Roger Pielke Jr’s which, delightful though it is, helps perpetuate the myth that Global Warming is somehow an issue for climate skeptics. It isn’t. The issue is Catastrophic Anthropogenic, and specifically that … Continue reading

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A request to readers: write a “connect the dots” letter this weekend

Note – this will be pinned as a top post for a few days. Other posts will appear below this one. UPDATE: Josh weighs in with a Friday Funny. UPDATE2: McKibben has a Forrest Gump moment with his latest propaganda … Continue reading

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James Hansen – off the rails

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Monckton addresses California Assembly Committee

This was a live blog of this event held at the State Capital in committee, meeting room 127. Brevity is due to blogging on my cell phone. Live Blogging Maintenance guy adjusting thermostat down to keep people from keeling over … Continue reading

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Kos asks about Michael Mann – hero or zero?

I was surprised to see this essay and poll on the Daily Kos tonight. Don Mikulecky writes: Michael Mann is a Modern Hero and we need to acknowledge that! I have been both a scientist and a political activist for … Continue reading

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Editorial: The Guardian doesn’t give a damn about accurate reporting nor its own editorial code

UPDATE: I’ve made a change to my policy on media interaction. See below. -A Strong headline, I know. But the headline is rooted in actions (and lack thereof). Readers may recall the smear job done by Guardian reporter Suzanne Goldenberg … Continue reading

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Forecastthefacts.org – Political Activists Gagging Our TV Meteorologists on Climate Issues

UPDATE: 1/23/12 11AMPST Exposed – Forecastthefacts.org is a George Soros funded activist website. See details below. By Michael A. Lewis, PhD. and Anthony Watts Some one or some organization is attempting to influence the upcoming annual meeting of the American Meteorological … Continue reading

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The worst kind of ugly climate propaganda: David Suzuki targets kids at Christmas in the name of climate change

Here’s the popup message solicitation you get when you visit the website for the first time:

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Penn State to lecture on “climate ethics”

I got this late, but this must be the most clueless thing I’ve ever seen, especially coming on the heels of the biggest ethics scandal ever in the history of Penn State. Maybe clueless doesn’t even describe it. I’m at … Continue reading

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“Stop Mr. Climate Change”

That’s a sign in one of the videos below. This is what college churns out these days, at least in UMass Lowell, but I’ll give them points for not wasting state funding or seeking grant money. From their YouTube website: … Continue reading

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CAGW – the pessimists choice

Submitted by Professor Bob Ryan The debate between advocates of CAGW and ‘sceptics’ is a rerun of an old argument between those who take a pessimistic and those who take an optimistic view of humanity.  Following the collapse of communism … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – climate catastrophe deja vu all over again

With apologies to the late great Yogi Berra, who surely would have something to say about this climate inanity, and via Bishop Hill, we have this reminder of the ghost of alarmism past: Sir John Houghton once famously said: Unless we … Continue reading

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Well, which is it?

Andrew Bolt (via his reader John Coochey) of the Herald Sun notes an astonishing incongruity with expert claims on CO2 warming retention times made about 24 hours apart on radio programs in Australia.

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The Economist on “climate cranks”

I watched some of this yesterday, noting that Mr. Hertsgaard seems to simply be making a ruckus to promote his new book. There doesn’t appear to be any depth beyond that. The Economist seems to agree. – Anthony Who are … Continue reading

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Reconciling the irreconcilable in Lisbon

Since I did not attend Lisbon even though invited and initially accepted, (other business and family obligations took precedence) the very least I can do is to help elevate the discussion. Here’s a report from Dr. Judith Curry, and I … Continue reading

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Spin, span, spun: now it’s “climate challenges”

You’d think with something so devastating, so frightening, so certain, they would not need to keep changing the name to make it more marketable. Maybe they can take a cue from Coca-Cola and call it: “New post normal science AGW” … Continue reading

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Naked bodies and a new Messiah

Guest post by Robert Zimmerman If anyone had any doubt that the global warming movement is undergoing a serious collapse, this so-called news article from Spiegel Online, entitled “Naked bodies and a new Messiah: Green groups are trying to sex … Continue reading

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Climate Change and the Corruption of Science: Where did it all go wrong?

Guest post by Bernie Lewin As it is the time of year for reflection, let us consider for a moment the Climate Change scare in the bigger picture. One thing that became more evident as the year progressed was that … Continue reading

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