IceAgeNow

 IceAgeNow

 Background

IceAgeNow, originally iceagenow.com and now located at iceagenow.info, describes itself (PDF) as “a Web site dedicated to showing that our climate is driven by natural cycles, not by humans.” [1]

Stance on Climate Change

“… our climate is driven by natural cycles, not by humans. We fear that one of those cycles – the Milankovitch Cycle – is leading us into the next ice age right now. We also fear that this nonsense about 'global warming' will leave us blindsided and unprepared.” [1]

 Funding

[Pending further investigation]

Key People

Robert Felix appears to be the only employee of IceAgeNow. According to WHOIS records, he registered the domain iceagenow.info on July 24, 2011.

 Actions

Ongoing

Robert Felix uses his website to promote his books Not by Fire but by Ice (Sugarhouse Publishing, 2000) and Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps. His general theory is that the reversal of the poles will lead to environmental changes and a coming ice age.

He also publishes “news” related to climate change skepticism and documenting heavy snowfalls and instances of cool temperatures as evidence for our descent into another ice age.

George Monbiot of the Guardian wrote an article about Robert Felix's website, pointing to how Felix selectively picks evidence in his attempt to disprove man-made global warming.

“Is Felix a climatologist, a volcanologist or an oceanographer?” Monbiot asks. “Er, none of the above. His biography describes him as a 'former architect'. His website is so bonkers that I thought at first it was a spoof. Sadly, he appears to believe what he says.” [2]

May 21 - 23, 2012

IceAgeNow is listed as a Co-sponsor of the Heartland Institute's Seventh International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC7).

March 8 - 10, 2009

IceAgeNow was a co-sponsor of the Heartland Institute's 2009 International Conference on Climate Change. [3]

DeSmogBlog researched the funding behind the conference and found that sponsor organizations had received over $47 million in funding from energy companies and right-wing foundations, with 78% of that total coming from Scaife Family foundations.

Related Organizations

 Resources

  1. Heartland Institute, “International Conference on Climate Change: Global Warming: Was It Ever Really a Crisis?” (PDF), March 8-10, 2009, page 32. Archived March 18, 2009.

  2. George Monbiot. “Junk science,” The Guardian, May 10, 2005.

  3. Co-Sponsors,” The 2009 International Conference on Climate Change, February 10, 2009. Archived February 27, 2009.

  4. Iceagenow.com”, SourceWatch.