NoTricksZone – Bias and Credibility

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Factual Reporting: Low - Not Credible - Not Reliable - Fake News - Bias


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  • Overall, we rate NoTricksZone a pseudoscience blog based on the publication of climate change disinformation opposing the consensus of science.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: Germany
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY


Founded in 2010 by Pierre Gosselin, NoTricksZone is a blog that is skeptical of human-influenced climate change. The blog features a tagline that reads, “Not here to worship what is known but to question it – Jacob Bronowski. Climate and energy news from Germany in English.” According to Pierre Gosselin’s about page, “I received an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering at Vermont Technical College and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arizona in Tucson.”

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Funded by / Ownership

NoTricksZone is owned by Pierre Gosselin. Revenue is derived through the advertising of skeptical climate change books.

Analysis / Bias

In review, NoTricksZone publishes news and studies that attempt to discredit the consensus of climate scientists that global warming is significantly influenced by humans. Mr. Gosselin does not completely disregard human’s impact on climate change but states the influence is minimal.

“I do think man’s activities are having a modest impact on the climate and environment, but more through land use and poor waste management practices. So far, however, the data show that the forces of nature (solar and oceanic cycles) totally overwhelm anything man does. Man probably has contributed a few tenths of a degree C warming over the past century, but that likely is more connected to the urban heat island effect.”

NoTricksZone often publishes stories with emotional wording to influence the reader. For example, they often use the term “alarmist” to describe those who support the consensus of science, such as this: Alarmist Scientist “Way Off Target” …Arctic Sea Ice/European Winter Claim Refuted By Newly Published Study. They also attempt to discredit people based on character traits such as this: Expert Psychiatrist: Greta Being “Misused For Interests” …Parents’ Promotion Of Troubled Child “Ethically Problematic.”

When it comes to climate science, they often publish alternative theories for global warming, such as sunspots. They also offer a blogroll that consists of other climate skeptics such as the Climate Depot, Judith Curry, and Climate Dispatch. In general, NoTricksZone is a human-influenced climate change denial pseudoscience website.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate NoTricksZone a pseudoscience blog based on the publication of climate change disinformation opposing the consensus of science. (D. Van Zandt 11/9/2019) Updated (12/01/2023)


Last Updated on December 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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