Site: No Frakking Consensus

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This blog is not about fracking – a procedure used to harvest natural gas. Its name is, instead, an expression of exasperation. A website called NOconsensus.org came first. Its message is that there is a diversity of scientific and philosophical opinion regarding global warming. It’s alarming that this diversity is absent from most media accounts. While it’s perfectly OK to disagree with someone’s point-of-view, it is not OK to pretend that that point-of-view doesn’t exist. “Disappearing” unfashionable opinions is intolerant and anti-democratic.

Recent Articles

No Frakking Consensus: If You See Something, Say Something

Why Scott Adams thinks we have a moral obligation to praise others.

2018-05-23 12:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Scott Adams on How Failure Can Breed Success

The Dilbert cartoonist remembers what it was like to be a young person from a small town, with few role models and fewer connections.

2018-05-21 12:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: How Much Plastic is Polluting the Ocean?

Peer-reviewed studies, published six months apart, produce wildly different estimates.

2018-05-18 12:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Coleman Hughes on the ‘Racism Treadmill’

We regularly urge young people to think outside the box. Hughes is doing just that.

2018-05-16 12:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Is Tomato Soup Good for You?

'Healthy' is now being defined in radically different ways, by different interest groups.

2018-05-14 11:53   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Eat Your Veggies (With Lots of Butter)

In the low-carb universe, vegetables are served with lots of butter, mayonnaise, and hollandaise.

2018-05-11 11:42   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: The Most Trusted Canadian Is A Dick

In person, David Suzuki is reportedly foul-mouthed, rude, and generally unpleasant.

2018-05-09 12:11   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Totalitarian Thinker David Suzuki

On June 7th, the University of Alberta will lionize someone who rejects freedom of thought.

2018-05-07 11:32   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Suzuki: No iPad for You, But Australian Digs for Me

For the past 30 years, carbon-footprint-warrior David Suzuki has considered Australia his second home.

2018-05-04 11:18   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: David Suzuki’s Actions Speak Louder Than His Words

He decries over-population, but fathers 5 kids. He's against economic growth, but his once-tiny foundation now has offices in 3 cities.

2018-05-02 11:48   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Skin in the Game

Emotionally attached to ideas, some of us have little interest in how they perform in the real world. 

2018-04-30 12:02   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Europe’s Jews Are Living in Fear

Naive compassion for some people endangers the safety of others.

2018-04-27 11:42   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Why is Discrimination Against Asians OK?

Full-fledged racism is being practiced by the very institutions that claim to abhor it.

2018-04-25 11:19   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Invisible Scientific Debates

Scientific debate can't accomplish its purpose if we pretend there is no debate.

2018-04-23 12:12   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Self-Correcting Science: A Slow & Haphazard Process

The celebrated ability of science to self-correct is accompanied by some major caveats.

2018-04-20 11:12   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Perverse Scientific Incentives

There are structural reasons for the low quality of much scientific research.

2018-04-18 11:42   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Science is Not Truth

We need to lose our naivete. Many scientific findings are neither crisp nor clear.

2018-04-16 11:49   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Polar Bears & the Sleazy New York Times

A gang of 14 scientists attack a lone scientist in an academic journal. Erica Goode justifies & amplifies the assault in the Times.

2018-04-13 11:06   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: The Sierra Club: Usurping Power from Elected Officials

When you give money to the Sierra Club, you're doing three bad things.

2018-04-11 11:48   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Support the Sierra Club, Enrich the Lawyers

The Sierra Club is a lawsuit factory. Responding to its legal assaults wastes mountains of public money.

2018-04-09 12:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: The Sierra Club’s Grassroots Deception

The Sierra Club is swimming in money from affluent individuals, wealthy foundations, and blue chip companies.

2018-04-06 11:51   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Climate Change in the Courts

For well-funded green groups (and a growing list of governments), lawyers are weapons and courtrooms are a political battleground.

2018-04-04 11:23   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Is Fruit Good for You?

Fruit may be natural, but its sugar content has increased due to selective breeding.

2018-04-02 12:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: First Quarter Report

Since relaunching this blog on January first, I've published 38 new posts - including one in Swedish. Please help me continue.

2018-03-30 11:59   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Chicken Wings & Potato Skins: My New Health Food

If fat were the villain we've been told it is, I should have gained 40 pounds.

2018-03-28 11:34   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: When Scientific Evidence is Ambiguous, Private Philosophies Matter

Some discoveries are easy to measure and easy to verify. But much of science is about groping in the dark.

2018-03-26 11:40   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Exercise Won’t Keep You Slim

People who exercise regularly still gain weight.

2018-03-23 10:52   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: For Greenpeace, Honesty is Just a Word

Think Greenpeace campaigns are truthful? In a court document, it says they're based on interpretation and exaggeration.

2018-03-21 11:04   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Free Speech Hypocrisy at Greenpeace

Greenpeace thinks people who spread 'misinformation' have no right to be heard. Yet, suddenly, it's waving the free speech flag.

2018-03-19 10:28   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Activists Aren’t Always the Good Guys

Green groups have their own bills to pay. Many have become perpetual outrage machines.

2018-03-16 10:06   Click to comment


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