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