A clear book on a Difficult Subject

Arguments  against Global Warming  are made by a wide spectrum of critics from Skeptics to Denialists.  There are probably fewer Skeptics than Denialists, but they have a greater influence on public opinion as they present their skepticism in reasonable scientific terms.   Denialists are strident, self-interested and unconcerned by obvious errors in their conclusions. . I … Read more…

Let’s get moving on the “Canada Energy Plan”

Let’s get moving on the “Canada Energy Plan”

Gillian Steward’s op-ed on Albertan politics in the Toronto Star  (Wildrose attack on Wynne  backfires) makes Wildrose politicians sound like guests at a mad hatter tea party.  But her reference to a grudge held by Albertans towards Ontario because of the “long-gone and much-despised National Energy Program (NEP)” makes it sound as though the whole … Read more…

A Merchant of Doubt reacts to the Portland Schools Board Resolution

A Merchant of Doubt reacts to the Portland Schools Board Resolution

To no one’s surprise, the Heartland Institute reacted negatively to the April 19th Resolution of the Portland Public Schools Board that committed the Board and its teachers to explore the breadth of causes and consequences of the climate crisis.  According to the Institute: “[The Resolution] is filled with so many layers of nonsense, ignorance, petty … Read more…

Sceptical Media Reaction to the Portland Resolution

Sceptical Media Reaction to the Portland Resolution

US News and Views treated the Resolution as censorship.  Its article was prefaced by an image of a book in chains – the same image we have used for this blog. In its comment on the Resolution, Fox News, well know for its Anti-Global Warming editorial policy, noted: “A petition, meanwhile, circulated by the Oregon Institute … Read more…

A School Board acts to educate its students on climate change!

A School Board acts to educate its students on climate change!

The Portland (Oregon)  School Board recently decided that some educational material used in their Schools was misleading as it implied that climate change was not taking place and in any event human activity was not a cause.   The Board passed a resolution directing school staff to implement a curriculum to address “climate change and climate justice.” To … Read more…