by Einar Du Rietz Some years ago, my esteemed colleague and friend Edgar Gärtner coined the concept Eco Nihilism, describing it as the worst threat to common sense in the environmental debate, and consequently to the environment. I somehow love innovative, conclusive expressions. This is a new one Noble Cause Corruption, coined by Anthony Watts. (To [...]
by Einar Du Rietz Al Gore for less than a Euro. Fine with me. It’s been a while since someone mentioned that movie. Incidentally, yesterday, I friend told me that when her daughter had to watch it in class, she gave her a list with the ten worst fallacies in the movie. To her surprise, [...]
by Einar Du Rietz The Rio circus is over. For now. And everyone agree that nothing really came out of it. Apart from hefty hotel bills and an even costlier wish list (more reports on cfact.org). Media is however doing its best to sell the shaky message from the UN. One report that made the [...]
by Einar Du Rietz During my years in the climate debate, I’ve been called all sorts of things. Climate Hater, Weather Denier, to mention a few. Apparently all climate realists are now also “Anti-Science”, and according to Robin McKie, writing for the Observer, though this article was found in our fanzine The Guardian, people are getting [...]
by Einar Du Rietz The most famous bet in the environmental debate is probably the one between the Late Julian Simon and alarmist Paul Erlich in 1980, over predicted shortage in natural resources. As much as the story still amuses me, it also serves as a constant reminder of the optimism we all deserve more of. [...]
Click to play Methane Madness! “Put a cork in it, Al!” That’s the message students are sending Al Gore, radical climate campaigners and assorted other bohemians, grant-seekers and profiteers cashing in on the global warming craze. Al Gore is calling on folks to make September 14th a day of climate action through a series of [...]
by Einar Du Rietz That it was fairly good for preventing colds I knew, but now apparently garlic is the way to prevent global warming. Reports euractiv: “Reducing farm animals’ wind by adding garlic to feed could substantially reduce greenhouse emissions, according to research by West Wales’ scientists featured by Euronews. An organosulphur compound obtained [...]
A cloudy day for global warming zealots Climate science is anything but settled. For years, physicist Henrik Svensmark of the Danish National Space Institute (who has presented at conferences organized by CFACT and EIKE) has been asking inconvenient questions about the relationship between the sun, clouds and climate. He demonstrated in the lab that cosmic [...]
by Einar Du Rietz Please tell me that we are beginning to see signs that otherwise alarmist journalists are beginning to both listen to science and to make the distinction between cause and effect. Even the crusader Susanna Baltscheffsky manages to write an interesting article (in Google translation) on weather phenomena. She points to why Tornadoes are more [...]
by Einar Du Rietz Reading weather forecasts this season has been like reading horoscopes in tabloids; you can be certain that it will be the reverse. The only time so far, when the prediction really was correct was when CFACT Europe President Holger Thuss and I visited the Imperial Funeral in Vienna. The papers said [...]
Lord Christoper Monckton, the third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, has scored another stunning climate debate win, this time at Australia’s National Press Club. Score 10-1!
DAVID ROTHBARD & CRAIG RUCKER – The Washington Times As the United Nations wrapped up its recent climate conference in Bonn, talks organizer Christiana Figueres proclaimed that climate change is the “the most important negotiation the world has ever faced.” Faced with real problems – financial meltdowns, unemployment, war and genuine human suffering – the [...]
Watch live streaming video from heartlandinstitute at livestream.com CFACT is proud to partner with the Heartland Institute to bring you the 6th International Conference on Climate Change. Heartland continues to do a real service to science with these conferences which we all should appreciate.
by Einar Du Rietz Just like Icarus, the UNFCCC and several NGO’s attempts at controlling the climate sometimes feels like the height of pretentiousness. When this permanent crowd is flying around the globe telling ordinary people to change their lifestyles and pay more for necessities, like electricity, it’s nice to find some other perspective. Madhulika [...]
Scientific briefing CLICK TO VIEW NOW This morning CFACT & EIKE presented a scientific briefing at the UN conference on climate change in Bonn, Germany. The briefing was introduced by Wolfgang Müller of EIKE and Berlin’s Manhattan Institut and featured Professor em. Friedrich Karl Ewert a geologist from Paderborn University and Dr. Horst Borchert of [...]