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Useful Links to Real Climate Skeptics

ClimateDepot, run by Mark Moranno, has been called by somebody on the other side a Drudge Report of climate skepticism (another word was used instead of skepticism).  ClimateDepot features digests with links to climate skeptics’ news, fresh articles and research reports, and updates them at least daily.  There are also original articles.  The front page of ClimateDepot also has a section of links to both sides of the climate debate.  (Try finding links to climate skeptics on the climate alarmism sites.)

WattsUpWithThat by Anthony Watts,  is the the world’s most viewed site on the “climate change” (in quotes because this phrase means different things for different people).  It also has links to both sides.

The Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) — a multi-issue organization with a focus on the climate debate.

The Heartland Institute — one of few think tanks that resisted climate alarmism even through the darkest days of the Obama administration.

CO2 Science by Dr. Craig Idso publishes scientific papers and popular articles about carbon dioxide, “the gas of life”, demonized by cunning enviros, United Nations bodies, and  European Union politicians.  Continue reading Useful Links to Real Climate Skeptics

Fake News from WaPo on today’s Paris climate meeting

The Washington Post published an article about today’s “One Planet summit” in Paris: France’s Macron takes lead in climate change battle, with the U.S. absent. The article does not mention that hyper-alarmist German Chancellor Angela Merkel was absent as well.

The fake news is inclusion in the article of an old picture of Merkel with Macron, falsely insinuating that she was present.

Notes 2017 Nov-Dec

Paris Accord anniversary “summit”: not only Donald Trump, but even Angela Merkel does not attend!

The Associated Press (AP) reports that “Macron’s climate summit in Paris finds new money” (1).  I suspect some of this “new money” was found in our pension funds, state and city treasuries, and publicly traded corporations.

Trustees, directors, and officers of the vulnerable funds and corporations are advised of their fiduciary duty to the employees, retirees, and stockholders. That means that not a penny from their respective funds should be lost to the “climate finance”.

There is a list comprising old offenders, such as CalPERS, CalSTRS, treasuries and pension funds in a number of blue states.

Continue reading Notes 2017 Nov-Dec

Chronicles of the Club of Concerned Billionaires: Twitter

When one might think that Google, Microsoft, and Twitter can’t abuse their power any longer, one is reminded that they can.  The Twitter worker who had deleted Trump’s account (which was restored 11 minutes later) was not a saboteur.  He was a contractor for the Trust and Safety (i.e., censorship) division of Twitter.  He just did his job – he deleted an account that received many complaints, according to his words (1, 2).  In February 2016, Twitter announced the launch of its Trust and Safety division in response to demands of the European Commission.  Continue reading Chronicles of the Club of Concerned Billionaires: Twitter

Google Liability under Title II

In 2015, in a vote along partisan lines, the FCC reclassified the Internet to be a telecommunication service subject to Title II of the 1934 Communications Act (the infamous FCC-15-24 order).  This was done under the pretext of net neutrality, but had nothing to do with net neutrality.  Google and most other service providers were probably shocked by this ruling as much as others, but Google participated in the preparation of this order, was fully aware of it, and did not object.  It took full advantage of this reclassification and ignored its obligations stemming from it.  Continue reading Google Liability under Title II

Notebook 2017 Q4

A Washington Post reporter explained why he had written fake news in The Washington Post: he had just repeated a fake news from CNN! Then he went on about how influential his article was:  “And the instant news cycle got to work. My article was plastered across Google News.  … Where I had cited CNN, other news outlets cited me.”

In the end, the reporter refused to apologize to anybody but one reader on Twitter. Fake-stream media ain’t apologize to nobody!

CNN, on its part, did place a “correction note” in the article “A similar banner was hung in another Polish city in 2015, according to local reports, but not at Saturday’s march [a large march on 11/11/2017 in Warshaw]”.  Unnecessary to say, most people who had read the article did not see this correction note.  Also, CNN  acknowledged it had gotten the main factual allegation of the article wrong, but the conclusions remained the same.  Facts be damned! Continue reading Notebook 2017 Q4

Fake “Debunking” of Oregon Petition

Case #13482. Fake debunking of the Oregon Petition.

The Oregon Petition (1998) against climate alarmism have been signed by 17,000+ qualified scientists.  The same petition, circulated in 2007, have been signed by 31,000+ qualified scientists and other professionals. This is truth.

Climate alarmists, aided and abetted by non-critical media first, and by fake fact-checkers (like Snopes) and Google later, have spread and continue spreading various falsehoods about the Petition.  The most sensational lie was that the Petition signers have not been verified, and included Spice Girls and other fictitious characters.  This is not true, as explained in the email from Dr. Arthur Robinson.  How could such lie receive so wide circulation? Continue reading Fake “Debunking” of Oregon Petition

Fake News, Marked as Truth

Fake News peddlers noticed that they’re not trusted and found what they think of as an ingenuous way of re-establishing this trust – by marking their content with Trust Indicators, also called Truth Indicators (1).  The notorious Poynter Institute, which oversees a group of self-appointed fact-checkers, says: 

The project’s Truth Indicators will be placed on news sites as well as in search results. They are meant to provide a layer of assurance to readers about the content they’re looking at. 

The Trust/Truth Indicators have computer codes that allow search engines and “social media” sites to recognize and give preferential treatment to that features these indicators.  Each member of the GFTM (Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft) monopoly has started using them or openly threatened their customers and partners by announcing the intent to do so (Facebook, Google), in violation of the anti-trust laws. 

Craig Newmark (founder of craigslist), Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Google, the Democracy Fund, the Knight Foundation, and the Markkula Foundation have taken the responsibility for funding this project (2).  It’s hosted by publicly funded Santa Clara University but is global in its ambitions and includes participants from Germany, Italy, and other countries. The project claims being non-partisan but is a hyper-partisan in fact.  Its participants span the gamut from far left publications like Mother Jones to the anti-Trump non entities like the Independent Journal Review, alleged by Wikipedia to be founded by former Republican staffers in 2012. 

Oregon Petition: All Signatures were Verified. “Fact Checkers” Lie and Project

The Oregon Petition against climate alarmism has been signed by 31,000+ scientists and experts in the natural sciences, including more than 9,000 PhD holders, and all signatures have been verified.  Spicy allegations about petition distribution, signing, and the verification procedures spread by the enviros, leftists, Google, and the former mainstream media, are false. The following email from Dr. Art Robinson is published here with his permission.

Almost all of the signatures were collected in a period of two months in 1998 and again in 2007. All communication was by First Class mail to the potential signers. They signed the petition card, wrote in their credentials, and returned the card by first class mail – their stamp.
Continue reading Oregon Petition: All Signatures were Verified. “Fact Checkers” Lie and Project

Freeman Dyson on the Soil as a Carbon Sink

Renowned physicist and mathematician Professor Freeman Dyson is a liberal. Nevertheless, he rejects climate alarmism and alleged “scientific consensus” that increase in the air CO2 concentration from burning fossil fuels and other human activities is harmful, or causes dangerous global warming.  But he has found and published a solution to this non-problem about ten years ago.  The solution is accumulating extra CO2 in the top soil.  Those who considered increase of CO2 in the atmosphere to be a problem had plenty of time to discuss, test, and start implementing his proposal. See Edge.org, August 9, 2007 (9,800 words). Continue reading Freeman Dyson on the Soil as a Carbon Sink

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Says Right Things

Google CEO Sundar Pichai: “I recognise that, in the Valley, people are obsessed with the pace of technological change… it’s tough to get that part right… We rush sometimes, and can misfire for an average person. As humans, I don’t know whether we want change that fast – I don’t think we do.

Wise words, especially said in the context of the AI discussion. From an interview to The Guardian, October 2017 (https://archive.is/yEh1n).  The Guardian is not worthy attention from such men.

Not News: Google has Abused its Monopoly Again

Google has discontinued its Custom Search Engine (CSE) product.  For a fee, Google CSE allowed its customers to query a degraded version of the Google search index. That enticed potential competitors to rely on Google CSE rather than building full search engines with their own indexing capacity.  Now Google is shutting them down by pulling out CSE.  I am not sure that it’s legal for a monopolist to handle its potential competitors in this manner.

I used Google CSE in the Sane Climate Search and Google shut me off a few days ago.  The Sane Climate Search is out.  I did receive a notice more than a year ago.

#JerryBrownForPrison: “we need to wash our brains out”

A coalition of UN agencies and foreign NGOs has been enticing officials of the U.S. municipalities and even states to collaborate with them directly, bypassing the federal government and breaking the laws.  The best known among such attempts is ICLEI  (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives).  Contrary to its name, it’s a centrally controlled foreign political entity.  It’s connected to the Climate Action Network (another foreign NGO) and the notorious Agenda 21.  Jerry Brown answered their siren song and went completely mad. Continue reading #JerryBrownForPrison: “we need to wash our brains out”

DNC Hacking and “cisgender straight white males”

The Democratic National Committee has multiple open vacancies in the tech department  including IT Systems Administrator, Product Manager, and Chief Security Officer.  Madeleine Leader, the DNC Data Services Manager, sends an email to employees asking for help filling in those vacancies – “feel free to forward on to your contacts.”  Then comes a hummer: “I personally would prefer that you not forward to cisgender straight white males, as they are already in the majority.Continue reading DNC Hacking and “cisgender straight white males”

Google Search Fact-checks the Future

Today is November 2, 2017.  I googled november 4th antifa and Google predictably returned links to the friends of antifa.  The first result was from the Washington Post, which has published a full page ad for the RefuseFascism.org, promoting the November 4th riots. The second result was a surprise: Snopes, a fake fact checker, calling FALSE the opinion that “‘Antifa’ is planning a Civil War”. Continue reading Google Search Fact-checks the Future

Eric Schmidt in North Korea, Hillary Campaign, Foreign Meddling, #resistance – oh my…

Corrected on December 11, 2017.  The initial version inaccurately identified a Democrat politician that accompanied Eric Schmidt to North Korea.

The fake-stream media is trying to resuscitate the conspiracy theory of the Trump-Russia collusion with headlines like “Google Identifies Russian Election Interference on Network” (1), only to admit that Google had identified only $4,700 in suspicious ad buys.

The Senate Intelligence Committee seems to be eager to swallow this nothing-burger.  I would be more interested in substantial meddling by foreign powers (including NGOs), almost all of which benefited the Democrats.

Speaking to Google, I would ask about the secretive visit of Google Chairman Eric Schmidt to North Korea in 2013.  Then, the North Korean regime was on life watch.  Now, just four years later, North Korea has an intercontinental ballistic missile, a thermonuclear bomb, and a cyber-warfare corps. Continue reading Eric Schmidt in North Korea, Hillary Campaign, Foreign Meddling, #resistance – oh my…

Wikipedia isn’t just a Crippled “Encyclopedia”: It’s Corrupt

Pretty much everything people think they know about Wikipedia they heard from Wikipedia itself.  Wikipedia has become a cesspool of information that cannot be trusted as facts.  Amazingly, Wikipedia functions as a combination of tyranny, chaos, and opacity.  Anybody can write anything in it (chaos) as long as what’s written is in harmony with the far-left politics of its San Francisco management (tyranny).  But even in totalitarian countries the citizens know their rulers.  The portraits of Stalin and Mao hung in every public place of the countries they ruled.  This isn’t so in Wikipedia.  The highest Wikipedia hierarchs (Stewards and ArbCom members) are totally anonymous and hidden behind usernames like Ks0stm.  Wikipedia belongs to the Wikimedia Foundation.  The Wikimedia Foundation’s Board currently consists of eight members (1).  Just one of them (María Sefidari Huici, Spain) was appointed in open violation of the publicly posted bylaws.  The only publicly known person on the board is Jimmy Wales, the founder.  The others resigned or were pushed out years ago.  Only two among the seven board members are Americans.  According to Wikipedia, it holds elections of its functionaries and power brokers but the election process is under control of a few (or even one) persons.  These kingmakers are also anonymous. Most of the popularity and income (in small donations) is derived by Wikipedia’s relations with Google, which gives Wikipedia abnormally high prominence in its organic search results.  However, the widely held opinion that Wikipedia is reliable on non-controversial subjects is wrong because Wikipedia regularly presents leftist opinions as non-controversial facts, making it hard to detect that a subject is in fact controversial.  A similar opinion is expressed by a Wikipedia insider.   

Scientists Against Climate Alarmism

These are some of the scientists who actively oppose climate alarmism (or opposed it through the last days of their lives):

Dr. Ivar Giaever, Nobel Laureate in physics:

Dr. Robert Laughlin, Nobel Laureate in physics.

Dr. Frederick Seitz, former president of the National Academy of Sciences, physicist.

Dr. Richard Lindzen, member of the National Academy of Sciences, professor emeritus of MIT; an atmospheric physicist.

Dr. Fred Singer, chief scientist of the U.S. Department of Transportation (1987– 89), vice chairman of the National Advisory Committee for Oceans and Atmosphere (1981–86), founding dean of the School of Environmental and Planetary Sciences in the University of Miami (1964–67), the first director of the National Weather Satellite Service (1962–64); an atmospheric and space physicist.

Dr. William Happer, former director of energy research at the U.S. Department of Energy, professor emeritus of physics of the Princeton University.

Dr. Roy Spencer, U.S. Science Team leader for the AMSR on NASA’s Aqua satellite, a meteorologist.

Dr. John Christy, distinguished professor of Atmospheric Science and director of the Earth System Science Center at UAH, an atmospheric scientist.

Roy Spencer and John Christy are co-recipients of NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for global temperature monitoring work with satellites.

Dr. Willie Soon, an astrophysicist.

Dr. Freeman Dyson, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, London Mathematical Society, NASA Advisory Council (2001-2003); former chairman of Federation of American Scientists (1962-1963); a winner of the Danny Heineman Prize (American Physical Society), Lorentz Medal (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences), Hughes Medal (The Royal Society), Max Planck Medal (German Physical Society), Oppenheimer Memorial Prize, Harvey Prize, Wolf Prize in Physics, Andrew Gemant Award (American Institute of Physics), Enrico Fermi Award (U.S. Department of Energy); professor emeritus of physics, Princeton University. Continue reading Scientists Against Climate Alarmism

From the Web

Canadian Government Investigates ‘Climate Denial’ (Toronto Sun, 2017-09-13):

The complaint was filed by Ecojustice on behalf of six “prominent” Canadians, including former Ontario NDP leader and UN ambassador Stephen Lewis. It accused three groups, Friends of Science, the International Climate Science Coalition, and the Heartland Institute of making false and misleading claims about climate change, including that the sun is the main driver of climate change, not carbon dioxide, and that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant.

Making America Great Again

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called President Trump ‘a moron.’  Trump didn’t fire him but offered to compare their IQs and stated he would come out on top.

The fakestream media is all over this exchange, treating it as a real scandal.  After eight years of the Obama regime the FSM is surprised that there are heated political debates within the cabinet!  And that the president’s IQ is not taboo!

Donald Trump is doing what he had promised – Making America Great Again – even by his reaction to impolite outbursts of his close aides.

Google is Still in the Holocaust Denial Business

Updated on 10/13/2017 and 10/15/2017

A Google search for Holocaust happened (and also for did Holocaust happen) returns the Wikipedia article Holocaust denial.  This article entices readers to doubt the Holocaust and provides helpful reference information to Holocaust deniers.  It is almost a dissertation in Holocaust denial that spreads over 45 pages showcasing multiple Holocaust denial theories while generously linking the profiles and books of many deniers. 

To be clear, the Wikipedia’s Holocaust denial article (WHDA) does not explicitly deny that the Holocaust happened.  It even criticizes Holocaust deniers and argues with them, but does that in such a way as to cast a strong doubt about the Holocaust.  Continue reading Google is Still in the Holocaust Denial Business

We Pay ISPs to Use the Internet, NOT to be Used or “Reached”

In the battle for fake net neutrality, there are also non-political motives behind this disguised attempt to take away our freedom. These ideas were best expressed by George Takei, an actor and activist, in a 2014 interview with WaPo that touched on the subject of net neutrality (2):

“Brian Fung, WaPo: Would you be open to paying a toll — or would AARP be open to paying a toll — to Internet providers to reach your audience?

George Takei: Well, this audience was built not by them, but by our efforts, by our creativity. And once we have that audience built, they want to charge us for it? … a policy has to be created to deal with the fact that access to large numbers of people was built by us, using platform.”

Apparently, some in Hollywood regard us as property they have built and own.  They want the government to protect their “ownership rights.”  Continue reading We Pay ISPs to Use the Internet, NOT to be Used or “Reached”

Google anti-Conservative Bias Unchanged since 2015

Following the well-accepted paper A Method of Google Search Bias Quantification and Its Application in Climate Debate and General Political Discourse (WUWT, 09/08/2017), I checked the evolution of the intentional Google bias back to early 2015.  The intentional Google anti-conservative bias in news & opinion has not noticeably changed since then. The intentional Google pro-alarmist bias in the climate debate has not noticeably changed since early to mid 2016.  I could not get earlier data.  The very low correlation between PGSTN and the popularity of the news & opinion domains in 2016 and 2015 confirms the validity of the PGSTN methodology.

Artificial Google bias, persisting over the long time, has been causing  a vicious spiral: less traffic from Google search to demoted domains caused less sharing on social and traditional media and less traffic from other sources. That led even lower Google rankings, and so on.  These effects further decreased Google ranking of the site, and so on.  Finally, news & opinion websites artificially demoted by Google were not considered by many individuals as legitimate sources. This social component of the vicious spiral probably had a destructive social effect and significantly contributed to the political polarization of recent years.  Continue reading Google anti-Conservative Bias Unchanged since 2015

We are Made of Atoms that San Francisco AI Hates

The AI does not hate you, nor does it love you, but you are made out of atoms which it can use for something else.” (Eliezer Yudkowsky, Artificial Intelligence as a Positive and Negative Factor in Global Risk in Global Catastrophic Risks, 2008)

What if the AI is taught to hate the atoms of which you are made?  Google Search is an artificial intelligence system trained by some people that texts to hate carbon atoms, of which we are made.  Other web AIs, with which Google Search AI interacts, share this trait.  Their interaction creates another AI adverse to humanity – the “San Francisco AI.”  Almost all new information received by journalists, politicians, bureaucrats, and many citizens is influenced by the San Francisco AI.  Its contribution to climate alarmism and “the resistance” to Trump should not be underestimated.

Genocidal Ideas of the “Respectable” Left

Mark Bray, a visiting professor at Dartmouth (the Dartmouth Gender Research Institute), has been acknowledged by the “liberals” (who became the New New Left) as one of their own and a speaker for antifa.  Mark Bray and his book Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook have been embraced and promoted by Washington Post (1), NBC News (this article and on Meet the Press), and DemocracyNow! (3).  That establish strong connection between the “respectable” Left and following advocacy by Mark Bray (highlights are mine):

we have the power to strike back at the racial hierarchy that underpins the very essence of whiteness. This does not mean adopting a conservative ‘color-blind’ outlook, but rather targeting sources of white privilege and struggling in solidarity with the disinherited of the world. This does not mean exterminating people who are currently categorized as white, but abolishing the classificatory scheme that renders them so.Continue reading Genocidal Ideas of the “Respectable” Left

Former MSM and Google have Lifted Neo-Nazi Sites

The following table shows that the most visibility of neo-nazi sites dailystormer.com and stormfront.org came from formerly mainstream leftist news outlets.  stormfront.org had PGSTN = 25.0%, and additionally received 6.9% traffic from Google’s Youtube and Wikipedia.  No traffic from conservative, right, or even “alt-right” sites has been recorded. Continue reading Former MSM and Google have Lifted Neo-Nazi Sites

Recent Research into Google Search Bias

        Papers Measuring Google Intentional Bias

Artificial bias has been found to be intentionally introduced by the Google team in addition to the natural bias caused by the media dominance of the Left and the influence foreign political entity websites.

Leo Goldstein, Google’s search bias against conservative news sites has been quantified (Sep 2017) – my latest paper. The full title is A Method of Google Search Bias Quantification and Its Applications in Climate Debate and General Political Discourse. Continue reading Recent Research into Google Search Bias

Intentional Google Search Bias Paper Published

My new research paper A Method of Google Search Bias Quantification and Its Applications in Climate Debate and General Political Discourse is published in WUWT.  Most people observe that Google search results on political topics are left leaning.  But, it was hard to determine whether such leaning was a simple reflection of the left/liberal cultural dominance on the web or if the Google search team intentionally (or “artificially”) biased rankings.  This paper demonstrates and even quantifies such intentional or artificial bias.

After publication, I found a 2016 study that also shows that Google results are artificially biased in favor of liberal ideology and Democratic Party candidates: Google bias in search results; 40% lean left or liberal (Matt Bentley / CanIRank.com).  From the Matt Bentley study:

“Does it make sense, for example, that someone researching “Republican platform” should be presented only the official text of the platform and seven left-leaning results highly critical of that platform, with zero results supporting it?”

“… we would expect top ranked search results to have more external links compared to lower ranked search results.  Instead, pages demonstrating a left or far left political slant made it into the top results with significantly fewer external links compared to pages rated balanced. Pages with a right-leaning slant needed significantly more links to make it into the top results.”

“According to recent Google findings, online search is the resource that 87% of the population turns to first when a question arises. Online search plays a particularly prominent role in the democratic process during election season. During the 2012 election cycle, a survey of persuadable voters revealed that 49% get their news about campaigns and the election online, largely through search engines like Google, and that these voters generally trust the information they find online. Top search results are broadly perceived as being the most accurate and authoritative by members of the public with the first five search results accounting for an estimated 67% of all clicks and the first three results alone accounting for over 55% of all clicks. In their 2015 study, Robert Epstein and Ronald Robertson concluded that the order of search results can have a big impact on voter behavior — and in the event of a close election, this effect could even be profound enough to determine the outcome of the election.”

The Scorpion and the Frog: Dems to Sting Silicon Valley

Washington Post: “Breaking from tech giants, Democrats consider becoming an antimonopoly party” (1).

Quotes with comments:

The Democrats’ anti-monopolists have been winning the argument inside the party. During the Obama years, they’d been routed, as Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, strongly supported the president, and the Federal Trade Commission abandoned an antitrust case against the company.”  – Who is not crooked in the Democrat Party? Continue reading The Scorpion and the Frog: Dems to Sting Silicon Valley

Amazon Attempts to Hide Collusion with Hard Left

I noticed that the Amazon logo had disappeared from the “Battle for the Net” participants wall (1).  The battle has been waged by the Free Press and other hard Left groups, and supported by the seditious Internet giants to keep intact the order FCC-15-24 that was passed by Obama’s FCC in 2015.  That order purported to place the U.S. internet under the Title II of the 1934 Telecommunications Act in violation of the First Amendment and other Constitutional provisions.

The Amazon logo was on the wall on the day of the battle, July 12th, and remained there for at least two weeks.  As reported in WUWT,  Amazon did not deny that it had permitted placing its logo on that wall, when asked by email on July 13th.  Amazon did not reply to the email at all.

I guess Amazon will not be the only one company wishing not to have its logo on that wall.  To discourage history re-writing and to encourage shareholders to hold corporate insiders accountable, I post the original version of this Faux Net Neutrality Wall of Shame here.

10/03/2016 update: I have just noticed that the Internet Association has airbrushed itself out of the Wall of Shame, too.

Notes 2017

Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power — the hypocrisy of the title is beyond imagination!  A former vice president of the U.S. lies and defames elderly and persecuted scientists – and calls it Truth to Power.  He should have called it Power against Truth.  Luckily, Dr. Roy Spencer has already published a rebuttal: An Inconvenient Deception: How Al Gore Distorts Climate Science and Energy Policy.


Google PravdaAt the Netroots Nation conference, “one of the most powerful progressive events of the year,”  the hard Left and “mainstream” DNC committed sedition and conspiracy, while Google (1) and Facebook (2) insiders shared their knowledge with them.


Infogalactic – a conservative upgrade of Wikipedia (hopefully) Continue reading Notes 2017