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: Were Aerosol Spray Cans Really a Threat?

Politicians will pass laws - and regulators will issue bans - long before there's strong evidence of harm.

2018-01-17 12:13   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: The Harvey Weinstein of the Climate World

Some news outlets still haven't reported on the 3-year-old sexual harassment allegations against prominent climate official, Rajendra Pachauri.

2018-01-15 12:20   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Lightweight Climate News

When governments manipulate the news, most journalists fall into line.

2018-01-12 12:23   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Politics Always Win

Scientists aren't in charge of interpreting climate research. They're cogs in a political machine.

2018-01-10 14:15   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Dangerous Climate Change: No Smoking Gun

The claim that human activity is triggering a climate apocalypse is based on expert opinion and best estimates.

2018-01-08 11:08   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Climate Change is Normal

Insisting that 'climate change is real' is like insisting that blood is red.

2018-01-05 06:27   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Change is Natural

The bees and the butterflies have their own story, their own rhythms.

2018-01-03 08:03   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Nature Wants You Dead

The natural world isn't kind or pristine. We need to stop telling children that disturbing it is sinful.

2018-01-01 11:02   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Re-Launching January 1st

This blog is adopting a new format. Posts will appear every Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

2017-12-19 15:20   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Obesity, Diet Pills & Death

Whether it's climate science or medical science, a fake crisis leads to bad decisions that harm real people.

2017-04-10 17:41   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Suddenly Sick: The Foibles of Medical Science

Climate science and medical science have things in common. Including suspect behaviour on the part of the United Nations.

2017-03-30 03:29   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Steven Chu’s Juvenile Score Keeping

When someone's won a Nobel Prize, who cares how long they served in Cabinet?

2017-03-13 21:15   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Science Funding Misinformation

A headline on a news story falsely claims that '9 countries outspend the US on science.' In fact, America spends more than all nine combined.

2017-03-06 00:46   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Bill Nye, Fake Facts & the New York Times

I’m aware of two occasions in which the Science Guy has misled the public. But the New York Times says he's saving us from misinformation.

2017-02-21 01:15   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Science and the Issue of Trust

Many messages emanating from the world of science are entirely bogus.

2017-02-16 02:58   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Trump, Stalin & Fake News

Australia's chief scientist falls for a fake news story, compares President Trump to Joseph Stalin.

2017-02-06 22:06   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: US Scientific Integrity Rules Repudiate the UN Climate Process

The US government says its a violation of scientific integrity for political officials to alter scientific findings. But political revision is central to how IPCC reports get produced.

2017-01-29 20:20   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Politicizing Science at the US Dept. of Energy

How does encouraging scientists to criticize government policy enhance scientific integrity?

2017-01-27 22:43   Click to comment

No Frakking Consensus: Obama’s War on the Media

After promising the most transparent government in history, President Obama sharply curtailed press access, aggressively prosecuted leaks, and spied on journalists.

2017-01-15 15:06   Click to comment


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