- BA in Politics and Philosophy from the University of York. 
In 2012, Pile was revealed to be a paid researcher of former UKIP MEP and climate science denier, Godfrey Bloom. In an email exchange with a Guardian journalist, Pile acknowledged he received around £2,000 for his work for Bloom. 
Stance on Climate Change
- “The evidence for anthropogenic climate change is neither as strong nor as demanding of action as is widely claimed.”
- “The scientific consensus on climate change as widely reported inaccurately reflects the true state of scientific knowledge.”
- “The IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] is principally a political organisation.”
- “Environmentalism will be worse for the poor than climate change.”
“Central to greens’ fetish for hurricanes is the scientific theory that warmer sea-surface temperatures caused by global warming can increase hurricanes’ energy and destructive power. It may well be true. But theory easily becomes dogma, and climate pundits have rushed ahead of their science.”
“In many respects, a Humpty Dumpty fudge gives more licence to climate champions than a precisely worded document ever could. Just as the fact of the scientific consensus on climate change allows environmentalists to ad-lib about its substance, so too the pretence that an agreement on climate change exists will free the mediocracy assembled under its protection from being held to account. That is the main function of this so-called agreement.”
In a guest post for the Institute of Ideas, a leading ‘Living Marxism’ website, which aims to “challenge contemporary knee-jerk orthodoxies,” Pile called the UK’s 2008 Climate Change Act “the worst example of how politicians have distanced government from democracy.” He wrote: 
“[…] the main reason to object to the CCA [Climate Change Act] is that it reflects the growing tendency to hide from criticism behind the comforting certainty of scientific objectivity. The CCA has been an expensive failure, but its critics were dismissed as climate-change deniers. The real objective of the CCA was not to save mankind from the weather, but to save an exhausted political establishment from the public, and from democracy.”
In a guest post for the University of Nottingham’s ‘Making Science Public’ blog, Pile praised BBC presenter Andrew Neil – who has a history courting controversy on climate issues – for daring to take on the scientific consensus on climate change on his Daily Politics show. Pile wrote: , 
“[…] in just one show, [Neil] has done more to promote an active understanding of climate science and its controversies than has been done by the Carbon Brief blog, academics at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and elsewhere, Bad Science warriors, and a legion of Tweeters who claim to speak for science have done in their entire existences. Along the way, it is possible that Neil made some inconsequential technical mistakes. But by contrast, the uncritical reproduction of scientific orthodoxy is a far more egregious error: it denies that error can be observed from without the consensus. So much for ‘science’.”
November 17, 2018
Pile appeared to call for violence to be used against climate change activists from the “Extinction Rebellion” movement during protests in London. He tweeted: “Please, God, let there be violence. Please, God, help the @metpoliceuk find their batons.” and “Anyone who thinks this is how you start a revolution surely needs a truncheon to the head?” , 
May 22, 2012
Pile prepared a “proof of evidence” document on behalf of UKIP MEPs Godfrey Bloom and Paul Nuttall. According to document, Pyle was contracted to provide research for the “ Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group in the European Parliament on climate and energy matters.” 
In the document, Pile argues against renewable energy initiatives, citing analyses by Roger Pielke Jr. to push against climate policies. Pile argues in the report that it is not urgent to reduce CO2 emissions: 
“[T]he IPCC is itself not yet a perfect check on such misconceptions about how quickly CO2 could cause climate change, and thus how urgent the need to remedy it,” the document claimed. “There is a growing recognition that unfounded urgency is dangerous, likely to undermine confidence in science, and make it harder to find a solution to the real problem of climate change. “
“Whatever the true extent of climate change, it seems clear that an atmosphere of urgency has not created the best conditions for dealing with the problem. In particular, a rush towards renewable energy - 'a dash for wind' - has lacked a firm basis and a consensus is emerging that it seems to have been incautious.” 
In a Spiked article, Pile defended the right of climate science denial campaign group, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), to keep its donors hidden. He argued that the £50,000 donation at the heart of an investigation by journalist Brendan Montague (later DeSmog UK’s first editor) “fades into insignificance” when compared to funding for environmental groups. He concludes the article: “there should be more GWPFs.” 
Efforts to get the GWPF to reveal its funders eventually went to tribunal, with leading scientists including NASA’s James Hansen submitting evidence that the GWPF “routinely misrepresents and casts doubt on the work of climate scientists,” the Guardian reported. 
- “The Green New Deal: eco pastiche,” Dec 14, 2018.
- “The sad spectacle of climate activism,” Nov 28, 2018.
- “Apocalypse Delayed,” Oct 18, 2018.
- “Drowning in Plastic: a load of rubbish,” Oct 11, 2018.
- “The myth of a climate crisis,” Sep 26, 2018.
- “Maybe this heatwave is just a heatwave,” Jul 31, 2018.
- “The real problem is plastic politicians,” Jan 15, 2018.
- “2017: turning the tide on green crap?,” Dec 27, 2017.
- “It's greens, not Lord Lawson,” Oct 26, 2017.
- “Beware greens' scaremongering,” Sep 12, 2017.
- “Diesel charges: pushing poor drivers off the road,” Apr 06, 2017.
- “How the pollution panic hurts the poor,” Feb 27, 2017.
- “London is not bound in toxic smog,” Jan 17, 2017.
- “Paris talks: agreeing to dodge democracy,” Dec 17, 2015.
- “The world needs more energy, not green BS,” Nov 20, 2015.
- “Science can't tell us how to live the Good Life,” Sep 04, 2014.
- “There is no 'dash for gas',” Jul 31, 2014.
- “Don't blame Russia for the anti-fracking panic,” Jun 23, 2014.
- “Using NASA to scare the masses into action,” Mar 25, 2014.
- “The global warming pause: the dangers of politicising science,” Feb 12, 2014.
- “Scientific adviser or court jester?,” Jan 31, 2014.
- “The 'green crap' hits its biggest fan,” Nov 25, 2013.
- “Greenpeace: talking out of a polar bear's arse,” Sep 23, 2013.
- “The pathologising of climate scepticism,” Jun 18, 2013.
- “Welcome to the politics of pastiche,” Oct 16, 2012.
- “Why facts cut no ice,” Aug 13, 2012.
- “Rio+20: a tyranny,” Jul 03, 2012.
- “The real enemy is humanity itself',” May 17, 2012.
- “Greens, face it: we're just not that into you,” Feb 28, 2012.
- “Climate-change alarmism: fuelled by fantasy,” Feb 14, 2012.
- “Greens to sceptics: show us the money!” Jan 25, 2012.
- “The delusions of the climate technocrats,” Dec 14, 2011.
- “Not the BEST way to debate climate,” Nov 21, 2011.
- “Time to put this morality tale on ice,” Sep 28, 2011.
- “Wishing Greenpeace an unhappy birthday,” Sep 12, 2011.
- “Admit it: environmentalism was an ugly experiment,” Jul 29, 2011.
- “Admit it: environmentalism was an ugly experiment,” Jul 22, 2011.
- “Putting humanity in a kangaroo court,” May 26, 2011.
- “Fukushima: why greens turned on each other,” Apr 04, 2011.
- “Making mountains out of meltdowns,” Mar 14, 2011.
- “Scepticism is not an 'attack on science',” Feb 01, 2011.
- “A tedious dollop of eco–propaganda,” Jan 18, 2011.
- “Cancun: scavenging around for scientific fact,” Dec 08, 2010.
- “What the greens really got wrong,” Nov 08, 2010.
- “A sideways step from climate panic to Malthus,” Oct 27, 2010.
- “Political prejudices dressed up as science,” Apr 08, 2010.
- “Let's pick apart this politics of doom,” Feb 09, 2010.
- “Why Copenhagen was bound to fail,” Jan 06, 2010.
- “Greenpeace: putting trees before people,” Jun 09, 2009.
- “We have an extremely selfish population',” Feb 25, 2009.
- “Going over the top in the 'climate war',” Sep 24, 2008.
- “Environmentalism or death: that's the choice?,” Sep 10, 2008.
- “Debunking the debunkers,” Oct 13, 2006.
“Document UKIP/2/1 Proof of Evidence” (PDF), UK Independence Party, May 22, 2012. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
“Wind Industry Big Lies no. 1: Fossil Fuels Are More ‘Subsidised’ Than Renewables,” Delingpole World, September 15, 2012. Archived December 28, 2018. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/CT5qp
Leo Hickman. “Ukip's Godfrey Bloom and the £2,000-a-month climate researcher,” The Guardian, November 6, 2012. Archived December 28, 2018. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/KDVnf
“Lost Horizons,” YouTube video uploaded by user “GoddersVision,” November 11, 2012. Archived ..mp4 on file at DeSmog.
Tom Bawden. “MPs accuse BBC of creating 'false balance' on climate change with unqualified sceptics,” Independent, April 2, 2014. Archived December 28, 2018. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/Wb9mj
Leo Hickman. “Climate scientists back call for sceptic thinktank to reveal backers,” The Guardian, January 23, 2012. Archived December 28, 2018. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/rbgCL
“Please, God, let there be violence. Please, God, help the @metpoliceuk find their batons.” Tweet by @clim8resistance, November 17, 2018. Retrieved from Twitter.com. Archived .png on file at DeSmog.
“Anyone who thinks this is how you start a revolution surely needs a truncheon to the head?” Tweet by @clim8resistance, November 17, 2018. Retrieved from Twitter.com. Archived .png on file at DeSmog.
- “Ben Pile,” PowerBase.
- “An accurately informed public is necessary for climate policy,” Skeptical Science, July 29, 2013.