Climate Skeptic Monckton Claims to Have Discovered Cure For HIV, Multiple Sclerosis

Introducing the new, amazing “MonckWOW”:

It turns out that the August and Exalted Lord Monckton ‘s scientific expertise (despite the fact that he has no scientific education) is not limited to being the world’s foremost climate expert — he is also a medical practitioner of the highest caliber.
He claims to have developed a cure for HIV, the flu, malaria, muscular sclerosis, and the common cold.

Check out the latest video from Climate Crock debunker Peter Sinclair. I found the most ironic part to be anti-science climate denier and journalist James Delingpole complaining about being “intellectually raped” by scientist and President of the Royal Society Sir Paul Nurse after Delingpole was unable to respond to Nurse’s “unfair question” on the scientific consensus on climate change.


Imagine. No Harper.

Last week, a group of us got together to respond to a Conservative video posted on Youtube of  Stephen Harper singing John Lennon’s anti-war Imagine. Imagine expresses John Lennon’s hope for peace in the world, and it seemed the height of hypocrisy for our war-mongering Canadian Prime Minister to sing it; that he was trying to ride on the coat-tails of young Maria Aragon, the 10-year old Winnipeg girl who recently rocketed to fame when Lady Gaga discovered her version of “Born This Way” on Youtube makes it even more nauseating.

But there is some justice in this world. As NJN Network reports, Yoko Ono had Harper’s video pulled for copyright violation, even though there are many other version of the song on Youtube.  In Yoko Ono Can’t Imagine Stephen Harper Singing Lennon:

Poor Stephen Harper can’t get no respect. His attempt to play off the popularity of Maria Aragon has backfired.

Yoko Ono, a peace loving woman and keeper of John Lennon’s flame, had the Harper video of Imagine yanked off YouTube.

Nothing could be more false than Stephen Harper singing the famous Lennon hope for peace in the world.

Remember, when Stephen Harper was in opposition when the Iraq war was started by the Americans, he wanted Canada to join.  Now, in this election, Canada finds itself fighting in two conflicts, with almost no discussion about our engagement in Libya.  And Harper is the Prime Minister that shut down parliament, proroguing it for the second time in his short time at the helm, to avoid having to answer questions about the torture of Afghan detainees.  And, of course, the “Contempt of Parliament” motion that was passed against the Harper government, precipitating the current election, was because Harper and his Ministers didn’t feel that Parliament – and thus the Canadian people – needed to know the exact cost of F-35 fighter jets before we sign on as a country to foot the bill for billions of dollars.  And of course, the environment budget has been cut across the board by this same government.

Here’s our response to Harpocrisy:


More links:

Yoko Ono Can’t Imagine Harper Singing Lennon

Harper Has Broken Trust With Canadians

Canada’s Ava Tar Sands – Scenes Too Shocking For the Theatre, Part II

Here is a second video put out by Earthwatch, about the world’s dirtiest and most expensive oil, from Alberta, Canada: tar sands oil. After watching the video, follow the Na’vi’s advice: warn President Obama about dirty tar sands oil at

*Strong Language Warning – Not Suitable For Children*


“Miss-Information” Contest Between Americans for Prosperity and Reason Foundation

In this video brought to you by Greenpeace, organizations compete to see who will be crowned the biggest misinformer about climate change:


For more information, go to, to meet the “influence peddlers, blowhards, and hacks hurting America’s clean energy future”.

Greenpeace Report: Koch Industries Spending Millions on Climate Science Denial

A new report by Greenpeace shows that Koch Industries, one of America’s largest corporations, has become a “financial kingpin of climate science denial and clean energy opposition.” The report outlines how the company has spent over $48.5 million since 1997 to fund the climate denial machine.

Most Americans have never heard of Koch Industries, one of the largest private corporations in the country, because it has no Koch-branded consumer products, sells no shares on the stock market and has few of the disclosure requirements of a public company. Although Koch intentionally stays out of the public eye, it is now playing a quiet but dominant role in a high-profile national policy debate on global warming.

Greenpeace goes on to say:

This private, out-of-sight corporation is now a partner to ExxonMobil, the American Petroleum Institute and other donors that support organizations and front-groups opposing progressive clean energy and climate policy. In fact, Koch has out-spent ExxonMobil in funding these groups in recent years. From 2005 to 2008, ExxonMobil spent $8.9 million while the Koch Industries-controlled foundations contributed $24.9 million in funding to organizations of the ‘climate denial machine’.

This report focuses on activities by Koch Industries and its affiliates, as well as the family—and company—controlled foundations which fund organizations that spread inaccurate and misleading information about climate science and clean energy policies. Included is research on the company and the Koch brothers, two of the top ten richest people in the United States.

Check out this new “Polluter Harmony” video that shows the match between Koch industries and American Senator Blanche Lincoln:


Click here to download the Greenpeace report.

Click here to read Brendan DeMelle’s article on The Huffington Post.

James Hoggan: Should Climate Deniers Be Treated Like War Criminals?

James Hoggan, author with Richard Littlemore of “Climate Cover-up” and president of the public relations firm James Hoggan and Associates, appeared on the Thom Hartmann show in November of 2009 to discuss the climate change denial industry.  Mr. Hoggan is also president of The David Suzuki Foundation and one of the founders of

Here is the video of that interview:


Competitive Enterprise Institute Director Admits Funding Tied to Denial of Global Warming

Myron Ebell is a global warming denier with his fingers in many pies, all of them connected to the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), one of the most vocal and well-funded of the organizations opposing action by the U.S. government on curbing climate change-causing greenhouse gas emissions. Mr. Ebell is not a scientist.  He is, however, listed as the director of energy and global warming policy at CEI, as well as the director of “Freedom Action”, an astroturf organization loosely affiliated with CEI. Mr Ebell also chairs the “Cooler Heads Coalition” headed by CEI.  The Cooler Heads Coalition, according to, is a coalition of 23 freemarket think tanks, many of them with ties to the oil-industry, including the Heartland Institute, the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow, the Pacific Research Institute and the George C. Marshall Institute. According to their website, the mission of the Cooler Heads Coalition is “dispelling the myths of global warming by exposing flawed economic, scientific, and risk analysis”.

In 2006, Mr. Ebell appeared on BBC’s “NewsNight”, along with John Mitchell, Chief Scientist for the UK Met Office, and a lead IPCC author. Here is an excerpt from that interview:

BBC: Myron Ebell why do you imagine that Exxon gives you money?

Ebbel: You know, I think that the attempt here to claim that only the purest of the pure can engage in the public policy debate…

BBC: Please answer the question Mr. Ebell, why do you imagine they give you money?

Ebell: Because we send them letters asking them to support our general programs which… our general program is simply this: we believe in free markets and we support policies that promote less regulation of people’s daily lives.

BBC: And they would presumably not be giving you that money if they felt you were taking a different view on, say for example climate change.

Ebell: I suppose that’s right. We develop our policies and then we try to find funding.

Here is the video from the interview:


For more on the Competitive Enterprise Institute and other Climate Criminals:


The Climate Killers

A “Smorgasbord” for Meatless Monday

I’ve mentioned “Meatless Mondays” before, a campaign to increase people’s health and decrease their carbon footprint at the same time.  As today is Monday, and I have a lot of things on my “plate”, I have a smorgasbord of offerings today for readers rather than my own posting. Hope you enjoy them, and have a great day!

Earth Hour is 8:30 pm., Saturday March 27, 2010.

In 2009 hundreds of millions of people around the world showed their support by turning off their lights for one hour.

Earth Hour 2010 will continue to be a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community. A call to stand up, to show leadership and be responsible for our future. Click here to go to to find out more and pledge your support.

Hurdle Passed to Create North America’s Largest Urban Farm in Richmond, B.C. (from

Two years ago it seemed hopeless; only one city councillor, pioneer farmer descendent Harlold Steves, voted to save the 136-acre parcel in the heart of urban Richmond, B.C., for agricultural purposes. Thanks to the dogged work of the Garden City Lands Coalition, two major hurdles have been passed, moving them toward their vision of creating the largest urban farm in North America. It would include a teaching centre, food bank and local-foods restaurant, covering all the economic and cultural bases in the movement to spread good food to everyone. Here’s how the battle played….click on for more.

An upside-down winter: coldest in 25 years in U.S., warmest on record in Canada.”  from “Uber-meteorologist” Dr. Jeff Masters, founder of the Weather Underground:

The U.S. just experienced its coldest winter in 25 years, according to the National Climatic Data Center. The winter period December – February was the 18th coldest winter in the contiguous U.S. over the past 115 years, and the coldest since 1984 – 1985. It was also a wet winter, ranking 19th wettest…The only state much above average was Maine, which had its 3rd warmest winter. As I discussed earlier this week, this winter’s cold weather over the U.S. is largely due to the Arctic Oscillation/North Atlantic Oscillation, which assumed its most extreme negative configuration since record keeping began in 1950. El Niño helped keep things cool from Texas to the Southeastern U.S., as well….Canada had its warmest winter on record, 4.0°C (7.2°F) above average, according to Environment Canada. The previous record was 3.9°C above average, set in 2005-2006. Canada also experienced its driest winter on record this year, with precipitation 22.0% below normal…David Phillips, a senior climatologist with Environment Canada, warned of potential “horrific” water shortages, insect infestations, and wildfires this summer due to the warm, dry winter. Phillips blamed the warm winter weather on El Niño and the severe loss of arctic sea ice last fall. The winter season in Canada has warmed, on average, by 2.5°C (4.5°F) over the past 63 years...Click here to read the entire post, and see the weather charts, at Masters’ WunderBlog.

And a video, Wanted: David and Charles Koch, Climate Criminals, via Creative Greenius, who says:

If you think those of us fighting climate change are going to go easy on the guilty criminals who destroy our atmosphere for profit… Think again.