Fakegate claims its first scalp.


The prominent climate alarmist Peter Gleick, has just admitted obtaining by identity theft the Heartland material and emailing it anonymously to journalists sympathetic to “the cause”. There are some things to be noted when reading his confession. It was obviously drafted with legal help and a very careful eye to not compromising his defence or … Continue reading

Fakegate and post-modern journalism.


Fakegate has been a very public reverse for climate alarmism. Instead of being a successful smear of the Heartland Institute and other parties, it’s likely to be viewed in retrospect as a turning point in the manner in which the mainstream and online media covers dissenting institutions and voices in the climate debate. That change … Continue reading

Fakegate.


I’ve been watching the developments following the publication of the Heartland documents, what’s now very appropriately become known as Fakegate. As usual, the propaganda organ of climate alarmism, otherwise known as the mainstream media, has been very quick off the mark to circulate any material which could discredit climate realists. What is apparent when the … Continue reading

Being you.


We all have this need to fit in. It’s natural and it’s a good thing. We’re encouraged to do it from the year dot. Nobody wants the “doesn’t play well with other kids” label, so you sort of go along with the thing and anyway, you get to play a few games of football if … Continue reading

How policies get dropped and positions reversed.


Political policy changes constantly in a democracy. It does so primarily in response to the changing concerns of its electorate, because by addressing these concerns, politicians hoping to gain office naturally expect to attract votes by catering to these concerns. When the economy is prosperous and the employment rate is high, the electorate’s concerns tend … Continue reading