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Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise has been watching the climate world since 2009. Her conclusions aren't pretty. (for this blog's HOME page, click the tree branches)

Climate Change Special Interests Condemn Special Interests

Many of the scientists who signed an open letter against museums taking money from special interests are themselves linked to special interests. Part 3 of 3.

March 29, 2015

Scientists Object to Intellectual Freedom

Libraries define intellectual freedom as the public’s right to examine all points-of-view. These outspoken climate scientists are trying to block your access to alternative perspectives. Part 2 of 3.

March 27, 2015

Do Joe Romm and Fellow Climate Scientists Think Sexual Misconduct is OK?

Climate science is a world in which people who donate money to museums are targeted and ostracized. Yet creeps who write about urinating on women get a free pass. Part 1 of 3.

March 26, 2015

Another Reason Pachauri’s Book May Be Disappearing

An incredible passage in his 2010 novel makes it clear the former IPCC chairman understands that it’s wrong for an older male boss to seduce a young woman new to his organization.

March 23, 2015

Pachauri’s Dirty Memoir: So Hot it’s Radioactive?

In the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, the ghastly 2010 novel by Rajendra Pachauri is being taken out of circulation.

March 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Pachauri vs the Police

New Delhi police say the former IPCC chairman is violating his bail conditions by hampering their investigation and influencing witnesses.

March 21, 2015

Pachauri’s TERI: Not a Safe Place for Women

Men who try to get women into bed via premature, flamboyant professions of love aren’t uncommon. But only bosses who view female employees as their personal harem try this within days of a woman joining an organization.

March 19, 2015

How Much Did Greenpeace Pay van Ypersele?

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele became an IPCC official in 2002. Two years later he got into bed with Greenpeace.

March 17, 2015

Van Ypersele: A Terrible Choice for IPCC Chairman

The second-in-command at the IPCC wants a promotion, but has no intention of addressing critics’ concerns.

March 16, 2015

My Interview with India’s Sify News

Indian journalists are the only ones addressing the wider implications of Rajendra Pachauri’s resignation.

March 12, 2015

An Open Letter to the Men of TERI

TERI women have summoned the courage to speak up. Will TERI’s men demonstrate similar courage?

March 11, 2015

Pachauri Talks Ethics in Gender Justice Book

Invited to deliver a lecture in memory of a talented, successful, decidedly feminist judge, Pachauri didn’t think her half of humanity was worth mentioning.

March 9, 2015

Rajendra Pachauri & International Women’s Day

Why is a man accused of egregious sexual harassment still the chancellor of a university? Why is he still on a UNESCO panel when that entity says gender equality is a global priority?

March 6, 2015

Pachauri’s Sofa

Electronic messages cited in a Delhi police report tell the story of a spirited young woman who effectively lost her job because she wouldn’t let her boss grope her.

March 2, 2015

Mumbai Columnist: ‘Creepy Crawlie’ Pachauri

In his home country, the former chairman of the IPCC is being loudly denounced.

February 28, 2015

Pachauri’s Incredible Shrinking Footprint

A court has barred the former IPCC chairman from his workplace and forbidden travel abroad without permission. A conference at Harvard University has withdrawn his guest speaker invitation.

February 26, 2015

Pachauri Admitted to Hospital

Is the former chairman of the IPCC genuinely ill – or is this a ‘strategic move’ on the part of his legal team to forestall his arrest?

February 25, 2015

Rajendra Pachauri’s Resignation Letter

The resignation letter of the IPCC chairman is a two-page love letter to himself.

February 24, 2015

Woman #2’s Story

Rajendra Pachauri’s TERI institute appears to be a workplace in which female employees are continually groped, pestered, and invited to spend private time with the boss.

February 23, 2015

More Women Accuse Pachauri

Additional women are stepping forward with tales of inappropriate behaviour on the part of Rajendra Pachauri, who has chaired the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 2002.

February 22, 2015

Chairman Pachauri’s Messy Messages

Texts and emails allegedly sent by IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri tell a disturbing tale. Months after a female subordinate objected repeatedly and strenuously to his sexual advances, the head of a UN body continued to physically and electronically stalk her.

February 21, 2015

Indian Court Rejects Pachauri Publication Ban

The IPCC chairman’s latest adventures with journalists, courts, and police.

February 20, 2015

Police Ponder Pachauri Assault & Stalking Charges

Rajendra Pachauri is being investigated under four sections of the Indian Penal Code – which stipulate maximum prison sentences of two, three, and seven years.

February 19, 2015

Sex Allegations Against IPCC’s Pachauri

According to a police complaint, one of the biggest names in climate science grabbed, touched, and forcibly kissed a female subordinate in the workplace.

February 18, 2015

Health Care or Climate Change?

A health care system in crisis. A $300 billion debt. Yet this government is worried about climate change.

February 17, 2015

Fanatics for Mother Gaia

Ecological collapse isn’t the only threat to our well-being.

February 15, 2015

By Their Language We Shall Know Them

People who employ the word ‘denier’ in a climate context are silencing normal, healthy debate.

February 12, 2015

Pachauri Jury Gives Own Member an Award

Charged with assessing the achievements of others, a jury that includes IPCC chairman Pachauri decides to heap honours on one of its own.

February 8, 2015

Murder & Misinformation

Ordinary citizens have been force-fed a diet of dubious climate claims. Is it a surprise that some people now equate climate skepticism with murder?

February 4, 2015

Grandkids Deserve Living Grandparents

Forget global warming. Tens of thousands of seniors are dying from the cold here and now.

February 2, 2015

Fossil Fuel Funded Science Communication

Taking fossil fuel money is immoral. Says the blog of a science communicator who wore Shell logos to work.

January 31, 2015

Greenpeace, Auschwitz & Mass Murder

A Greenpeace activist thinks the world would be a better place if we chopped off “everyone’s heads.”

January 28, 2015

Celebrities, the UN & Ad Agencies

Celebrities are making public pronouncements about the upcoming climate summit in Paris. Just as they did about the Copenhagen summit six years ago.

January 26, 2015

Green Incompetence Isn’t Sustainable

Governments fund solar capacity in countries that receive little sun and install wind turbines in nations that get little wind.

January 23, 2015

When Journalists Question Catastrophe

If journalists can’t stray from the ‘we’re all gonna die!’ climate narrative without being pilloried, we really are doomed.

January 21, 2015

Science Doesn’t Always Have Answers

Scientists worthy of respect recognize that it’s possible for two highly-qualified, honourable people to look at the same data and come to different conclusions.

January 20, 2015

Hottest Year Claim: Minuscule Change in Imaginary Number

A few decades hence, it will seem as though 95% of today’s journalists were the recipients of lobotomies. Their ability to see beyond the press release in climate matters appears to be non-existent.

January 19, 2015

Pointless Predictions

The alleged climate crisis is just one more idiotic prediction about the future.

January 2, 2015

Greenpeace: We Spit on Your Sacred Spaces

Desecrating cultural and religious monuments is normal Greenpeace behaviour.

December 11, 2014

When Emissions Disappear, So Do Jobs

Jobs are good. A decent standard of living is good. Both generate emissions. Let’s get over it.

December 4, 2014

Chris Rapley: When Bureaucrats Pose as Climate Scientists

Described as a “professor of climate science,” Chris Rapley has no teaching duties. Described as a “climate scientist,” he has spent decades in administrative roles.

November 26, 2014

Another Climate Change Ransom Note

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: threatening us with hellfire and damnation.

November 17, 2014

IPCC Links New Report to Sneering Stephen Schneider

An organization whose reputation is in tatters links its new document to a rude, intolerant, highly politicized climate crusader.

November 2, 2014

Waking Up from the Green Nightmare

A scathing critique of anti-human environmentalism is now an affordable e-book.

October 20, 2014

Medical Journals Undermine Their Own Credibility

Two recent articles in prestigious journals demonstrate that health care is now outrageously contaminated by politics.

October 11, 2014

The Royal Society & the Scottish Referendum

Why did a scientific organization issue a statement about the Scottish independence vote?

September 26, 2014

Who Signed the Climate Declaration?

The European Environment Foundation doesn’t make it easy to analyze the names of the 160 individuals who signed last week’s climate declaration.

September 22, 2014

Saving Civilization: 2009 vs 2015

Five years ago, we were told that the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit was the last chance to save civilization. As the 2015 Paris summit approaches, the same sort of fear mongering is ramping up.

September 20, 2014

More Dubious Eco Laureates

Green energy lobbyists pretending to be eco prize winners have signed a climate change declaration. Its real purpose is to secure more green energy funding.

September 18, 2014

About Those 160 Eco Laureates

A full-page advertisement in the New York Times falsely claims that 160 signatories to a climate declaration are all “environmental prize winners.”

September 16, 2014
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