February Climateballs

  Following on from the first in the series, here is another round-up of recent climate idiocy. Med islands renewable target Ibiza and Mallorca have set targets to go 100% renewable by 2050! How much of their electricity is currently from renewables? 2%. So only another 98% to go. Sounds like a complete load of … Continue reading

The Consensus Enforcers’ Fallacy Fallacy

John Cook of the SKS project (neither of which need an introduction here) has teamed up with Peter Ellerton and David Kinkead, both of the University of Queensland Critical Thinking Project, to offer a way of “Deconstructing climate misinformation to identify reasoning errors”. The offering in Environmental Research Letters seemingly takes the reader through the … Continue reading

New Year Climateballs

New Year Climateballs

The first of an occasional series. For the benefit of non-UK readers, “Climateballs” is a homage to the great late British sports commentator David Coleman who was legendary for his “Colemanballs” –  lines such as “If that had gone in, it would have been a goal.” The term was coined by Private Eye magazine and … Continue reading

The Canadian Inquisition

This story is not directly climate-related, but it illustrates the familiar authoritarian behaviour of the thought police within academia and the attempts to promote an agenda and suppress all dissenting views. You can read about the story at the BBC, CBC, the Spectator, Quillette, and many other sources. At a third-rate Canadian university near Toronto called … Continue reading

Ipsos Mori: UK climate concern decreasing

Today and tomorrow there’s a conference for “environmental communicators” taking place, at Bristol Zoo. See the website or twitter tag. In a time of unprecedented social, economic and political change we urgently need proactive tools for successfully communicating environmental issues. Communicate goes straight to the interface and asks some difficult questions about current approaches as … Continue reading