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Young Audiences Question Climate Alarmism, Prompting Calls To Censor Content – Study reveals a significant increase in climate skepticism on YouTube By Tom Ozimek via The Epoch Times A recent study has revealed significant skepticism among young audiences regarding climate alarmism, a development that poses a challenge to advocates of urgent climate action but is likely to be welcomed by those who see stoking fear about the supposed ills of global warming as exaggerated. The study […]

Human ‘behavioral crisis’ at root of ‘climate breakdown’, say scientists – ‘The system is driving us to suicide’ – Study: ‘Neuropsychology has been exploited to…grow the economy’ & promote ‘having large families’

UK Guardian: Joseph Merz, lead author of a new paper which proposes that climate breakdown is a symptom of ecological overshoot, which in turn is caused by the deliberate exploitation of human behaviour…“We can deal with climate change and worsen overshoot,” says Merz. “The material footprint of renewable energy is dangerously underdiscussed. These energy farms have to be rebuilt every few decades – they’re not going to solve the bigger problem unless we tackle demand.”

“Essentially, overshoot is a crisis of human behaviour,” says Merz. “For decades we’ve been telling people to change their behaviour without saying: ‘Change your behaviour.’ We’ve been saying ‘be more green’ or ‘fly less’, but meanwhile all of the things that drive behaviour have been pushing the other way. All of these subtle cues and not so subtle cues have literally been pushing the opposite direction – and we’ve been wondering why nothing’s changing.” … 

The paper explores how neuropsychology, social signalling and norms have been exploited to drive human behaviours which grow the economy, from consuming goods to having large families. The authors suggest that ancient drives to belong in a tribe or signal one’s status or attract a mate have been co-opted by marketing strategiesto create behaviours incompatible with a sustainable world.

Study co-author Phoebe Barnard:  “People are the victims – we have been exploited to the point we are in crisis.” … “Is it ethical to exploit our psychology to benefit an economic system destroying the planet?” asks Barnard. “Creativity and innovation are driving overconsumption. The system is driving us to suicide. It’s conquest, entitlement, misogyny, arrogance and it comes in a fetid package driving us to the abyss.”

Mark Steyn Vs. The Appalling Michael Mann — Guest Post by Richard Law … In 2012 Mark Steyn wrote a piece for the National Review Online directing righteous ire at the quality of Penn State’s internal investigations into itself, specifically in respect of the horrific child sex abuse scandal in 2011 concerning Jerry Sandusky, coupled with the inquiries in 2010 into the […]

Mark Steyn’s opening statement at Mann climate trial: ‘He’s not a Nobel Prize recipient…Mann continues to promote one of the most brazen of scientific frauds – that he is of the same rank as Albert Einstein, Marie Curie’ “Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere” by Amy K. Mitchell Mark’s opening statement today at the Trial of the Century in the frozen tundra that is our Nation’s capital was another example of his linguistic prowess. For the hundreds watching online and the too many to count who filled two courtrooms to […]

Mann Overboard: Michael Mann’s war on journalism continues. His lawyers are now demanding the court ban journalists from asking Mann questions We bring you dispatches from the Climate Wars. The casualty of any war is the truth, and Michael Mann’s war on journalism continues. His lawyers are now demanding the court ban journalists from asking Mann questions. Someone even tried to initiate a mass reporting campaign against us on the social media platform X. It’s […]

Dr. Roger Pielke’s Deposition in Mann v. Steyn case

Mann V. Steyn Goes to Trial After 12 Years On X, Roger Pielke Jr talks about his deposition in the cast. Pielke Deposition in Mann vs. CEI/National Review In the interests of transparency, and to provide a window to some of the ugliness found in climate science, you can find a PDF of my deposition […]

Mann V. Steyn Goes to Trial After 12 Years

Mann V. Steyn Goes to Trial After 12 Years Mark’s write up: Day 2. Jury selection ongoing. Lots of last minute depositions piss off the judge. Go to 18:04 to hear the judge’s comments. Verbal Commentary from Ann McElhinney and Phil McAleer Free Speech Vs. Climate Alarmism The Ann and Phelim Scoop Welcome back to […]

Watch the Mann-Steyn Trial Live

Watch the Mann-Steyn Trial Live By Anthony Watts Live link – you need to register to view. UPDATE- 12:43PM ET in recess for lunch until 2PM ET Mark Steyn will give his opening statement at that time.

Mark Steyn’s opening statement in Mann v. Free Speech

Mark Steyn’s opening statement in Mann v. Free Speech It’s not the official transcript of Steyn’s statement. It’s not even the whole thing. But this seems to be a good part of it and is what’s available now. It was a remarkable listen.   0:28 So and we’ll start at the beginning quote in the […]