Of Squirrels and Men.

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I’m often accused of being a denier, though exactly what it is I’m denying does seem to subtly mutate depending on whatever straw man stereotype the accuser du jour is trying to shoehorn me into. A denier of science? It would have been tough to make a living if that were true. A denier of … Continue reading

Optimism, blogging and the big green killing machine.

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I’ve been writing this blog for a number of years now. Before that, I used other and much less effective means to resist the rising tide of climate alarmism and its lethal political baggage. Canute would have slapped his thigh and laughed in delight at my ineffectual but earnest efforts. The accent here is on writing … Continue reading

A species facing extinction.

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There are many reasons why a particular species may become extinct; a better adapted one elbows them out of their own ecological niche, the debilitating effect of a new disease they have no resistance against, over-predation or quite simply, their habitat disappearing completely. In general terms, it happens because there has been a change in … Continue reading

Sleeping with the enemy.

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Carbon is the Great Satan of the environmental movement. They all worry about their carbon footprint, want to impose carbon taxes on it and even have schemes to capture the poor thing and imprison it down holes in the ground. Oh the humanity. For such a supposedly caring bunch, they can be so cruel at times. … Continue reading

The Breaking Point.

Look at the eyes. Show me the best game you've got, because you're going to need it.

If you play team sports, or even just watch them, there’s very often a moment in the struggle between the opposing teams, when one of them breaks. Sometimes it’s sparked by a single incident but more usually, it’s an acceptance by the whole group that they’re going to lose. The opposition are simply too good. It’s … Continue reading

The shape of things to come; Snailbats, HALsays, Scarems, LewPapers and DickPols.

Open the pod bay doors, HAL.

Environmental alarmism is by now a well established phenomenon with nearly a four decade long history. In that time, we’ve been on the receiving end of doomsday predictions as diverse as holes in the ozone layer, overpopulation, resource wars, acid rain, a new ice age and the most successful one of all, global warming. Since … Continue reading

How tropical storm Sandy became a Frankenstorm …

Amazing what you can do with Photoshop, innit?

Infowar uses propaganda, which is directed at a population to give them a worldview which accords with your own political beliefs. There are a lot of propaganda techniques; disinformation, censorship, misrepresentation, character assassination, lies, intimidation and the rewriting of history, to name but a few. Used properly and pervasively enough, it easily controls the general population … Continue reading

Our secret weapon.

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There are three elements to be considered when formulating a strategy; the ultimate objective of the strategy, the resources you have available to achieve that objective and the way the resources are to be deployed to take and then hold that objective. Obviously, our objective is to destroy the political credibility of climate alarmism. Identifying … Continue reading

How environmentalism turned to the dark side.

Sometimes, life doesn't get any better.

Over the best part of the last two decades, the twin delusions that we’re destroying the planet and that we have to completely restructure civilisation to somehow save it, have taken root and gripped the popular psyche of the West. The first notion had its origins in the early seventies, when people finally recognised and began … Continue reading

The power of dreams and the power of nightmares.

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There are patterns in politics which are hardy perennials. They’ve been there for as long as politics has been around, which is to say forever. Politicians need you to vote for them and the way they do this is to sell you something. The thing they sell you of course is a promise but to … Continue reading

So, where are we now with global warming?

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Politicians world-wide got into the “save the planet” business for two reasons; electorates were convinced the planet needed saving and would vote for candidates who said they’d do just that and wouldn’t vote for candidates who said it was all hysteria, which it was and which most of them knew it was. That is political … Continue reading

The MSM and Climate Alarmism

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The supine coverage by the MSM (Main Stream Media) of all things anti-alarmist is completely in tune with their complete failure to cover the Climategate scandal. It’s in line with what the late journalist Walter Cronkite observed (I believe it was him). Of all the kinds of censorship, the most pernicious is self-censorship. Since they’re convinced that: … Continue reading