The vice that is virtue-signaling

One of the reasons why rabbis and priests have generally, and creditably, stood firm against totalitarianism – often at the cost of their lives – is that those who would…

BP and Chevron: A Difference in Style or Substance?

In the high road of the climate crusade, marked by corporate brochures extolling social responsibility and environmental sustainability, BP was first past the post among the big oil majors.

‘Deniers’ of the World, Unite!

Much is made of the fact that former “climate change” advocates have now defected to the side of reason. But much more needs to be done to defeat climate change…

The Quick Brown Scientist Jumps Over the Lazy Hack

One of the sentences young journalists used as a training exercise when they were learning to type was “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” It probably still…

California Will Use Diesel This Summer to Help Keep Lights On

From Bloomberg In a hilarious bit of irony: California will allow PG&E Corp. to use diesel-powered mobile generators to keep some electricity flowing when the utility proactively cuts power to…

What’s a Climate Scientist to Wear During Awards Season?

From The Earth Institute at Columbia University. No, not a cult.  No. no. no.~cr They are at home coring trees in the backcountry of Mongolia, flying airborne missions over polar…

Believing in climate change doesn’t mean you are preparing for climate change, study finds

University of Notre Dame Perhaps “researchers” are only measuring virtue signaling~ctm Believing in climate change has no effect on whether or not coastal homeowners are protecting their homes from climate…

American Meteorological Society Takes On Income Inequality

Reader Mumbles McGuirk sent this in. I received an email from the American Meteorological Society announcing that their dues will now be based on the member’s income! But it will…

Quantifying Virtue Signaling

From Away Resorts UK. How Many Air Miles Does Your Annual Holiday Add Up To? According to new research*, the carbon footprint from overseas tourism is three to four times…

Eco-sneakers are still killing the planet, just a little slower [Study]

by Danny McLoughlin Eco-sneakers are still killing the planet, just a little slower [Study] The Adidas NMD_CS1 Parley Primeknit is made from recycled plastic bags retrieved from the ocean. With…

Sustainable choices on palm oil must be easier for consumers, says new study

Maybe they can add a #virtuesignal tag? ~ctm From EurekAlert! Public Release: 3-Jan-2019 Sustainable choices on palm oil must be easier for consumers, says new study IOP Publishing Consumer goods…

Does Starbucks think virtue signaling can “save the planet”?

Will corporate and government green-washing save Earth from inflated or phony eco scares? Paul Driessen I’d just passed the local Starbucks in Chicago, when my cell phone buzzed to say…