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  • Obama’s next opponent: our vast network of climate denial think tanks

    February 14, 2013 by David S. McRobert

    According to the Guardian, the funds, doled out between 2002 and 2010, helped build a vast network of think tanks and activist groups working to a single purpose: to redefine climate change from neutral scientific fact to a highly polarizing “wedge issue” for hardcore conservatives.

  • Shifting Sandy

    December 10, 2012 by Paul van der Werf

    The past month or so have been tough for Americans along the eastern seaboard. Hurricane Sandy, Frankenstorm, Superstorm Sandy…whatever you wanted to call it was devastating. I was a bit shocked by how quickly climate change was blamed for Sandy,

  • Hurricane Sandy, the Berkeley Earth Studies and Climate Change Doubts

    October 29, 2012 by David S. McRobert

    While one can turn the Berkeley Earth story into a tale of the triumph for climate activists, it is, in truth, a triumph of science. It shows us what scientists can achieve when they put aside personal biases and focus on the search for greater certainty.

  • Understanding "Climategate"

    December 7, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    Back in the 1990s I wrote a very long feature article for the “Focus” section of the Globe & Mail newspaper’s weekend edition. The piece exposed the controversy over the possibly junk science upon which a lot of global warming

  • Ghost nets

    May 11, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers would be interested in this unseen but disastrous environmental concern. Ghost nets hurting marine environment Abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear is impacting fish stocks and poses a hazard to boats Washington and Rome, 6 May

  • The madness of eco-crowds

    May 23, 2007 by Guy Crittenden

    I enjoyed Peter Foster’s editorial “The madness of eco-crowds” on the Comment page of the Financial Post section of the National Post today (May 23, 2007). I have excerpted it below. Personally, I support people taking steps to protect the

  • The new IPCC report on climate change

    February 2, 2007 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers would appreciate reading the article below from Associated Press that I read on the Internet, about the IPCC’s latest report on climate change. I’ll make some blog entries presently on this topic, along with posting an interesting

  • Global warming, storms and interesting meetings

    June 28, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Readers will be interested in an article from the Environment News Service (that I’ve pasted below) in which scientists state they’ve calculated the degree to which increased hurricane strength is recent years is a result of global warming, as opposed

  • The gods are laughing

    June 7, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    There was an interesting article on today’s Financial Post op-ed page critical of the new Al Gore documentary An Inconvenient Truth. I’ll be viewing the flick tomorrow and will report back on it in this space. I think it’s useful

  • Global warming update

    March 13, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    [NOTE: THIS BLOG ENTRY WAS EDITED BY THE AUTHOR ON MARCH 15 TO REFLECT NEW INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS.] If I were able — in this digital space — I would stamp this Blog entry “IMPORTANT” in big red letters. This