September 17, 2019
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The Earth League: Self-Important, Self-Appointed Busybodies

Once again, people described as "leading scientists" turn out to be economists, UN officials, and those with links to activist organizations.

The Male-Dominated Green Landscape

Why are female leaders rarer than rubies in green organizations?

Earth Day an Oil Industry Scam?

According to 1960s radicals, the environmental movement has been funded and orchestrated by fossil fuel interests.

Earth Day 1970 (The Drama Queen Files, Exhibit #4)

The language being used in 1970, the year Earth Day was born, hasn't changed much: Crisis. Catastrophe. Endangered. Extinction.

It’s Always Something (the 1924 edition)

Drama queen scientists have been around for at least 89 years.

Deja Vu All Over again…1991′s ‘World on Fire’

Before there was Al Gore, there was George Mitchell. Politicians have been casting themselves as environmental crusaders, saving the planet, for two decades.

How Science (Really) Works

A new report argues that alternative perspectives are vital to the scientific process. Expecting dispassion from individual researchers is probably a lost cause.

Another False Alarm – ‘The Dying of the Trees’

A 17-year-old book about the state of America's forests is similar to current books about climate change. Its analysis and predictions were wrong, wrong, wrong.

Eco Narcissists & Their Last Chances

For half a century green activists have insisted that their historical moment - and a particular generation - are the planet's last hope.

Pachauri: It’s Too Late to Fight Climate Change

Back in 2007 the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said if we didn't take certain kinds of climate change action prior to 2012, it would be too late.

The World’s Slowest Learners

According to UN bureaucrats, climate change is a planetary emergency and time is running out. So when US senators voted unanimously (95-0) back in 1997 against the Kyoto Protocol why didn't the UN abandon the idea of a global emissions treaty and pursue a Plan B?

Over-the-Top Climate Rhetoric

Emotional, over-the-top language doesn't come from real leaders in a time of real crisis. Rather, it's a sign that someone's trying to stampede public opinion.