International Journal of Inactivism (now supplanted by Decoding SwiftHack)


If a tree falls in a forest and no one hugs it

cite as: F. Bi. 2008. If a tree falls in a forest and no one hugs it. Intl. J. Inact., 1:140

Tee-hee. I’ve made a related point over at Deltoid before, but this cartoon’s better. (Via Brave New Climate.)

In other news, the all-embracing Matthew Dentith has a blog post and a radio segment (13′ 23″, 3MB) up, on a climate conspiracy theory by one Peter J. Morgan, which says that global warming is a gigantic plot “to forge a ‘one world government’ controlled by the world’s power elite”. (More interesting than the conspiracy theory itself, in my opinion, is the reaction of the New Zealand Climate ‘Science’ Coalition, who try not to get themselves associated with the conspiracy theory even as they play footsie with it.)



  1. FYI.

    Comment by Steve Bloom — 2008/09/10 @ 08:13 | Reply

  2. Steve Bloom:


    And I like how I can’t just request for his, um, special report without also subscribing for his daily e-letter.

    Comment by frankbi — 2008/09/10 @ 08:39 | Reply

  3. Poor ole ‘Buster’, beats me how they never made a cash cow out of medical research… Read his disclaimer: “No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this site” Inactivism in action!

    Comment by Nick — 2008/09/10 @ 14:25 | Reply

  4. Nick:

    Well, it happens that he’s also a medical crank, railing against Big Pharma and the FDA. 🙂


    You’ll learn all about the conspiracies in the scientific and government communities that are driving this crackpot notion.

    Well, I just read his ‘special report’ — which by the way is just 3 pages. No actual information on the supposed “conspiracies”, just the usual insinuations. And some crank ‘science’.

    Good thing I used a disposable e-mail address when ‘subscribing’ to his junk.

    Comment by frankbi — 2008/09/10 @ 14:47 | Reply

  5. Well, he does seem to have a bit of an ad budget for this, which is how I noticed it to begin with. I just now saw another one at HuffPo. It was a Google ad, but even so would that be cheap at a high-traffic site?

    Comment by Steve Bloom — 2008/09/11 @ 05:01 | Reply

  6. Steve Bloom:

    Google ads for climate inactivism… wow, that’s a pretty sneaky technique.

    Hmm, now that I think of it, perhaps I should put this blog of mine in some sort of web banner exchange programme. Problem is, I still don’t know of any banner exchange service which is better than useless…

    Comment by frankbi — 2008/09/11 @ 06:55 | Reply

  7. This might be worth a fisk, Frank.

    Comment by Steve Bloom — 2008/09/15 @ 00:27 | Reply

  8. Steve Bloom:

    Wow, this is crossing into “Socratic irony” territory already…

    Comment by frankbi — 2008/09/15 @ 03:10 | Reply

  9. Shucks, I can’t seem to archive that Watts blog entry. Are they rejecting archivers or is it just a bad connection somewhere?

    Comment by frankbi — 2008/09/15 @ 07:16 | Reply

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