Category Archives: Environmentalism

Pot, Kettle, Black

What fun to find Dana Nuccitelli’s dirty little secret (WUWT, Andrew Neil (BBC)) that he is now at pains to play down. Apparently he works in contaminated land cleanup. Happy to dish it out but can’t take it, eh? As … Continue reading

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Poppycock or Worse than we thought

These men were the faces of nature on the BBC in my youth – heroes you could say. You see I was a greenie then too.  Never a rabid one you understand – I always believed that if you wanted … Continue reading

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The milliWatt Gym

Or is that ‘millipede’? Hot on the heels of The KiloWatt Gym comes a slightly more modest phone-charger version. A hamster wheel converter anyone? A perfect gift for those environuts who worry (needlessly) about leaving their phone charging overnight.

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Self-esteem and the misplaced fervour of climate scientists

It is not a new idea, but it was a surprise to see the ‘environmentalism is the new religion’ meme in a popular psychology book.  In Willpower – Why Self-Control is the Secret to Success, Roy  F. Baumeister and John … Continue reading

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Hive Mind

Notice anything unusual about this unassuming building entrance? Note the large number of cycles parked outside and the group of casually-dressed people standing outside smoking. Nothing else like this in the street. Does this not seem a little odd for … Continue reading

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Connect the Dots

Over at Watts Up With That, Anthony’s asking for letter writing to inject a bit of sense into the ‘extreme weather’ hype and counter the response to 350.org’s climate connect the dots campaign. I have another suggestion. Excerpt from an … Continue reading

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More evidence – Gleick blew it

Well well! It looks as if Peter Gleick lied about receiving the fake Heartland Memo by mail – unless he mailed it to himself that is – breaking news at WUWT – Forensic analysis of the fake Heartland ‘Climate Strategy … Continue reading

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Competition in the meme pool

Climate change activism has relied heavily on memes to spread its message – ‘the greenhouse effect’; ‘Polar Bears are in peril’; ‘Global warming will reach a tipping point then were doomed’.  As well as direct climate memes there are also … Continue reading

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A Tipping Point Reached

Events this week make me wonder if we have reached a tipping point in climate change.  The trouble with tipping points is that you can only see them with any certainty well after the fact – which is something that … Continue reading

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BS detector: Wind farm bird kills in Spain

Beware of estimates from environmentalists published as headlines. Exaggerations do no one any favours. Spanish wind farms kill 6 to 18 million birds & bats a year The average bird and bat deaths per turbine comes down to 333 – … Continue reading

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