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: Wholesome Family Fun

Unlike many dads cast by Hollywood, this one is competent, accomplished, and a pillar of the community.

2018-07-18 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: More Oxford University Fake News

A webpage vetted by Oxford is misleading the public about a fake geological era.

2018-07-16 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Greenpeace’s Nazca Vandalism: Half-Truths & Trifling Consequences

Only one person has been held accountable. To this day, Greenpeace refuses to identify the full list of culprits.

2018-07-13 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: What the Thai Cave Rescue Teaches Us About Nature

SPOTLIGHT: Humans make things safe, clean, and healthy. BIG PICTURE: The rescue of 13 young people from a cave in northern Thailand has transfixed much of the world this past …

2018-07-11 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Oxford University Spreads Fake News

The most reputable publishers imaginable are misinforming the public about basic geology.

2018-07-09 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Anthropocene: The Media’s Fake Geological Epoch

Journalists declaring something to be the case before it has actually happened is outrageous and unethical.

2018-07-06 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: The ‘Balance of Nature’ Myth

The natural world is more sophisticated than we imagine.

2018-07-04 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: The Recycled Plastic Scandal

Green groups fantasize about a world in which everything is virtuously recycled. They're prepared to use other nations as refuse heaps in pursuit of that fantasy.

2018-07-02 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Second Quarter Report

Green groups are not David with a slingshot. They are Goliath. Please support the scrutiny & skepticism I bring to environmental issues.

2018-06-29 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Hallucinations in High Places (More on the 1988 Hansen Climate Hearing)

Powerful people construct amazingly inaccurate narratives about their own lives.

2018-06-27 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: What Really Happened 30 Years Ago?

In the climate world, the line between real and fake is strangely murky.

2018-06-25 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Journalists Relied on James Hansen’s Say-So

The media's climate frenzy was sparked by a scientist who's research was still unpublished.

2018-06-22 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Laundry Blues & Greens: Part 2

Doing the math on doing the laundry.

2018-06-20 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Laundry Blues & Greens (Part 1)

A friend has long complained that her energy efficient, front-load washing machine takes forever.

2018-06-18 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Extinction is Inevitable

Species come and species go. Humanity's role is smaller than most of us imagine. 

2018-06-15 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Banning Plastic Straws, Harming Real People

Causing real harm with no realistic chance of improving the world makes no sense.

2018-06-13 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: From Carbon Footprint to Plastic Footprint

Polluted waterways are one more reason not to litter. Rather than making this point, greens are demonizing plastic.

2018-06-11 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Greens Are Pivoting, Plastic is Their New Obsession

Politicians & 10-year-olds think banning drinking straws in rich nations will address improper garbage disposal in poor ones.

2018-06-08 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Ehrlich’s Guide to Being an Intrusive A**hole

People with 8 kids should be told they "surely would not behave that way today." Those considering a third should be accused of self-indulgence.

2018-06-06 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Why Paul Ehrlich Matters

If it had been within his power to take the steps he insisted were necessary, the human rights abuses would have been horrendous.

2018-06-04 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: The Fanatical Paul Ehrlich

Saving the world = demonizing alternative visions

2018-06-01 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Anything Goes When You’re Saving the World

Paul Ehrlich advocated the use of US helicopters so that Indian peasants could be kidnapped & forcibly sterilized.

2018-05-30 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: How They Sold ‘The Population Bomb’

Threats of famine, dead children, bombs, nuclear war, and oblivion.  

2018-05-28 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: The Science of Self-Control

Another idea, supposedly confirmed by science, turns out to have little scientific foundation.

2018-05-25 11:01   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: If You See Something, Say Something

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

2018-05-23 11:01   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 11:01   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 11:01   Click to comment


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