Half way!

Amazing! We just reached the half-way point on our Kickstarter funding campaign for The Environment: A True Story. Thanks so much to everyone who backed it. Now let’s push on to 2/3, 3/4 and full funding because we’re not out of the woods yet (or into them, depending where we film) and with Kickstarter, it’s all or nothing.

I’m convinced the time is right for this documentary showing how the alarmists’ claims, and computer modeling, just aren’t compatible with actual evidence. All that we know about the past history of the Earth, and the present, doesn’t fit what they’re telling us they know about the future.

So thanks to everyone who has already backed the project, and please continue helping us spread the word. If you’re not yet a supporter, please make a pledge today and stand up against bad policy driven by bad science and shrill rhetoric, and in favour of civil discussion and common sense.

P.S. As I said from the outset, the $50,000 target is the minimum I need to make the film. Once we reach that number, and I’m confident we will, please continue sharing it until the April 16 deadline so we can afford the equipment, travel and graphics to make the best documentary possible.

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Rebel interview on climate change

Following our Economic Education Association of Alberta conference “Meeting the Climate Change Challenge,” Holly Nicholas of Rebel Media interviewed me about the project. You can find the full story here.

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Celebrating Earth Hour

Earth Hour comes at 8:30 this evening wherever you are. And it’s easy to make fun of this self-described “movement” as an emptily sanctimonious piece of “slacktivism” where we turn off a few lamps briefly and feel virtuous. But it is important to protect the environment from all sorts of things including the “light pollution” that means too many urban kids have never really seen the stars. We can have the comforts, conveniences and wonders of modern technology and production without cutting ourselves off from nature… if we use our hearts and our heads.

So during Earth Hour take a few minutes to reflect on where we’d be if we had no artificial light, or heat, not even fire that we had learned to control. But also reflect on where we’d be if we had no green spaces, no habitats, no wild companions on the planet. And then resolve to protect both the environment and the economy with intelligent compassion.

Including making a pledge to The Environment: A True Story if you haven’t already, and spreading the word if you have, so we can stop pouring money, time, effort and concern into bad policy driven by bad science, and devote them instead to the things that really need doing.

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Let’s get to the whole truth on climate change

Our documentary project “The Environment: A True Story” has already reached 20% of its funding target. Many thanks to all those who have backed it so far and are helping spread the word. Now let’s get to the next milestone and then on to full funding so I can produce this film.

If you’re opposed to bad policy based on flawed science, and tired of the bullying and false claims (like that 97% of scientists agree with the alarmist scenario on man-made climate change, endlessly repeated by journalists and by politicians like Barack Obama but dissected here by the Friends of Science), make a pledge now so I can tell the real story of what we do know about the past history of the Earth and what it means for all of us today and tomorrow.

The time is right. Let’s make it happen.

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97% fact free

The ludicrous claim that 97% of scientists support the alarmist position on man-made climate change was dissected in another excellent talk at the 2017 EEA “Essentials of Freedom” conference, by Michelle Stirling of “Friends of Science”. For a disquieting examination of how this much-trumpeted but entirely inaccurate figure was arrived at, download the Friends of Science publication here.

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Climate Hustle!

Just heard an excellent, very energetic and entertaining speech by Marc Morano of Climate Depot here at our Economic Education Association of Alberta annual “Essentials of Freedom” conference. (It’s on tomorrow as well if you’re in Calgary and can join us.)

Marc showed some clips from his film Climate Hustle and highlighted some of the absurd contradictions in the predictions of climate change alarmists, where falling or rising temperatures both cause drought and floods at the same time, as well as higher and lower crime, terrorism and probably a cracked kitchen sink as well.

Great stuff.

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The Feature Returns – It Happened Today, Jan. 1 2017

It’s a brand new year and the brand old “It Happened Today” is back. Thanks for your patience during the December respite. I do hope to continue the feature through 2017 and beyond with your help.

As a crowd-funded commentator, I respond to your priorities. But I also do need your help. As I explained in a video last fall, I’m privileged to have a number of outlets for my work. But despite the fancy title my position with the U of O is sessional. I get paid a fixed fee per course, with no benefits or pension and no guarantee of teaching in any given year. Likewise my newspaper and radio work is freelance. And while I’m grateful to all those employers, the core of my livelihood is your crowd-funding of the documentaries and your general support through Patreon and other platforms.

So here’s the thing. My daily “Wish I’d said that” and “It Happened Today” features currently earn me about 57 cents each, assuming all the money pledged via Patreon is for them alone. Mind you, they’re U.S. half-dollars. But still, much as I enjoy creating the quotations and historical vignettes, I simply can’t afford to do it indefinitely at that rate. I have to put my time and effort where people really value them, meaning reward them, so my work pays the bills and feeds my family.

A lot of people are dismayed by the way things are going in Canada and want to fix it. And I’m doing my best to reclaim true Canadian values, to change the culture so we can change the politics. But one thing Canadians need to get better at if they want to remain True, Strong and Free is to give more. A new Fraser Institute study confirms that we still lag far behind our American neighbours in voluntary giving. Only in one American state, West Virginia, do people give a smaller share of total income to charity than in any Canadian province, and only Manitoba is above West Virginia. But it’s voluntary giving that really helps people in need, and sustains voices like mine that don’t parrot the CBC vision of Canada.

I’m not asking for a million dollars. I’m asking for three bucks a month from anyone willing to pay a dime, or $7.50 from anyone good for an entire quarter, per “It Happened Today” and “Wish I’d Said That” daily combo. So if you enjoy them and want them to continue, and you’re not already a backer of the documentaries or a patron, please visit www.johnrobson.ca and follow the links to make a monthly pledge. I quite literally can’t do it without you.

Thanks.

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Update, thanks and Merry Christmas to our documentary backers

Wrapping up 2016 and looking forward to 2017, a word of thanks to all those who made our documentary work possible in the past year.

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