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Double Standards Rule The Day In The UN Human Rights Council

June 21, 2020 by

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By Joshua Meservey and Brett Schaefer ~ At the behest of all 54 African countries, the U.N. Human Rights Council held an “urgent debate” June 16 to discuss racism and police brutality, with a special focus on the U.S. Earlier, the head of the African Union, Moussa Faki, publicly condemned George Floyd’s killing. Floyd’s killing […]

WHO Is A Mess, But America Can’t Reform It Alone

May 21, 2020 by

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By Brett Schaefer ~ President Donald Trump has sharply criticized the World Health Organization and its director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, for months. The administration’s dissatisfaction resulted in a decision last month to “halt funding of the World Health Organization while a review is conducted to assess the World Health Organization’s role in severely mismanaging and […]

Red Team The Science Used For Radical Policies

May 17, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ While we are still in the middle of the corona crisis, supranational organizations of the UN are already busy in making top-down recovery plans they want to impose on national governments. All these experimental plans go for a utopic economy that they justify by doubtful scientific models being still under […]

Now Is Not (Yet) The Time To Cut Funding To The World Health Organization

April 15, 2020 by

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By Brett Schaefer ~ President Donald Trump is justifiably upset with the World Health Organization and its director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The World Health Organization is supposed to be the world’s early-warning system for pandemics, but failed spectacularly with the novel coronavirus. In particular, the WHO took Chinese statements about COVID-19 at face value and […]

UN Should Change Course On Climate

March 16, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The UN’s climate action machinery is on the verge to collapse, beginning this November in Glasgow, Scotland. This time the annual climate summit, called COP 26, is most likely to end in complete disarray, even more than COP 25 did last year in Madrid, Spain. The failure of COP 25 […]

Objective Climate Reports Would Benefit Mental Health

March 1, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ I was recently interviewed for a February 3 Washington Post Magazine article, “The Environmental Burden of Generation Z,” written by Jason Plautz. The article discusses “the nexus between climate change and mental health of children.” Jason followed up our long conversation by thoughtfully informing me that my rather extensive comments (many […]

Stop Using Inadequate Climate Models For Policy Making

February 6, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The CLINTEL “There is no Climate Emergency” Manifesto puts it this way: “Stop with the Misleading Computer Models” and I agree completely. It is clear by now that these models predict temperatures that appear much too high. No policies should be based on them and the ones that are should […]

COP 25: UN’s Madrid Climate Summit Produced Net-Zero Benefits

December 30, 2019 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Attendees at the United Nation’s 25th annual climate conference (COP 25) in Madrid earlier this month concluded with little more than net-zero benefit alarmism and virtue-signaling based upon two very shaky scientific and technological foundations. The first creates a bogus climate crisis premised upon consistently failed theoretical models of the U.N.’s Intergovernmental […]

COP 25: Paris Accord Destroyed

December 20, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ “Action Now!” radicalism has destroyed the slow moving, consensus based Paris Agreement. It is not just COP 25 that failed; the UN climate change machinery has collapsed. This is good news, even though the reason is bad news. I have been writing about the climate alarmism movement tearing itself apart […]

COP 25: UN Climate Talks Collapse

December 17, 2019 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ UCOP 25 was an utter failure for the United Nations. Despite extending the conference into double overtime making it the longest COP ever, the UN was forced to adjourn without advancing the “rule book” for the Paris Climate Accord, or agreeing on a framework for an international carbon market. UN Secretary […]

COP 25: Loss And Damage Inches On, But Is Toothless And Homeless

December 14, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Loss and Damage (L&D) is the name of the hugely dangerous issue whereby developed countries would compensate the developing world for damages caused by things like bad weather and rising seas, in the name of climate change. It has been slowly inching forward at every COP. This time L&D made […]

Greta’s “Person Of The Year,” But Her Climate Kids Are Emotional And Vacuous At COP 25

December 12, 2019 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Crying kids is the latest imagery popping out of the climate-left’s playbook. CFACT was there when Greta Thunberg’s group “Fridays for Future” staged a press conference at COP 25 in Madrid. Daisy Jeffrey has been called Australia’s Greta Thunberg.  She’s been leading regular climate “strikes” Down Under where students boycott their […]

COP 25: Funny Stuff Behind The Curtain In Madrid

December 11, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ If you hold your nose and look closely there is some pretty funny stuff going on at the UN climate summit in Madrid. It is hard to hold your nose and laugh at the same time, but if you want to be UN watcher it is a necessary skill. I […]

COP 25: Hysterics March To No Avail In Madrid

December 9, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Friday was hysterical marching day, so they dutifully filled a street in Madrid. In addition, in a carefully orchestrated show, hundreds of demonstrators were let into the COP 25 conference center. These marches are family social affairs, so there were mothers with babies, etc. Ironically, while this family social occupied […]

COP 25: Climate Radicals Push For Control

December 7, 2019 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Representatives around the world are meeting in Madrid to expand the UN climate regime under the Paris Climate Accord. Climate bureaucrats move at a glacial place and speak a language all their own.  Bloomberg posted a useful glossary. For Extinction Rebellion, Greenpeace, Greta Thunberg and the rest of the radical wing […]

Special Royal Privileges At COP 25 For The UN

December 4, 2019 by

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By James Taylor ~ When it comes to the United Nations and climate change, it is all about the UN altruistically serving the people of the world. Or maybe not. Here in Madrid for the UN Conference of the Parties on climate change (COP25), UN attendees have special privileges. Arriving a day before the start […]

The UN’s Impossible Climate Action Pyramid

December 3, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Every year the UN produces a climate action report just before the annual climate summit (this year COP 25 in Madrid). This time the UN greens have outdone themselves, but not in a good way for them. The UN Environmental Program has produced a report that graphically demonstrates why what […]

The IPCC Contradicts The Climate Emergency

November 17, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Here is a recent screaming statement of the supposed climate change emergency: “Trump’s greatest dereliction of duty – – his disgraceful denial of climate change” in the Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/11/05/trumps-greatest-dereliction-duty-his-disgraceful-denial-climate-change/ This alarmist diatribe says: “At a time when the international scientific community has concluded that we have 11 years to […]

Planners Versus People

November 15, 2019 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Writing in Slate, bicycle activist and journalist Alex Baca argues that the Green New Deal has a big blind spot: It doesn’t address the places Americans live. Sprawl, she claims, along with the transportation and other issues it creates, is perhaps the largest contributor to climate change. Baca mocks progressive Berkeley, California, […]

Sale Of Indulgences Dominates Madrid Climate Summit

November 8, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ In Madrid the negotiators will be trying hard to finalize the Paris Accord emission trading scheme. The non-binding Paris Accord targets may have big bucks value for some developing countries and this has led to a paralyzing controversy. Emission trading means any country that does better than their target can […]

The Biomass Scam: Should Africans Truly Burn More Trees?

October 13, 2019 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Why are the World Bank and other international institutions promoting widespread use of charcoal for heating and cooking in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)? During the recent 2019 “climate week,” the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change touted increased reliance on biomass – which already comprises 60 percent of European renewable energy – […]

The Greta Plan Backfired With Young Conservatives

September 27, 2019 by

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By Adam Houser ~ As Secret Agent Maxwell Smart from the Get Smart television show would say, “Missed it by that much!” The Left was almost close to getting young conservatives and libertarians to start jumping onto the climate alarmism bandwagon. Then came Greta Thunberg’s temper tantrum at the United Nations. The 16-year-old media darling […]

Global Warming Pressure Groups Plan To Block Travel

September 15, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Is paralyzing traffic and stopping trains an act of civil disobedience, which should be tolerated? I would call it “serious disruption” and this is just what the climate alarmists plan for DC, September 20-23. They call it “civil disobedient disruption” but it is not a march, rally, sit-in, or other […]

UN Youth: Ready To Bypass Democracy!

August 30, 2019 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ The talk swirling around the UN “Civil Society Conference” in Salt Lake City has been radical throughout, with the youth contingent vowing to take to the streets if voters don’t give them their way. “We are willing to make these demands known at the ballot-box, or, if necessary, in the streets.” […]