Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise has been watching the climate world since 2009. What she sees isn't pretty.

Petition to Oust Pachauri

People who once worked at Rajendra Pachauri’s TERI aren’t surprised by the sexual allegations leveled against him.

May 19, 2015

Pachauri Tries to Ban Sex Scandal Reporting

The former IPCC chairman says he’s the victim of a conspiracy. But conspiracies can’t be exposed if journalists are silenced.

May 10, 2015

Oh No, the Weather’s Going to Be Superb!

Government forecasters are apparently from a different planet. They think warm, sunny weather is cause for alarm.

May 8, 2015

Kofi Annan’s Infantile Climate Morality

The disgraced former head of the UN smears skeptics while ignoring the dubious motivations of green opportunists.

May 5, 2015

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele: The Activist Who Wants to Run the IPCC

A Belgian activist scientist seeking leadership of the UN climate panel flies to Pakistan – and is fawned over by the media.

April 28, 2015

The Nobel Lie That Just Won’t Die

The Guardian newspaper once again falsely declares Rajendra Pachauri a Nobel laureate. For good measure, it publishes a photo of him looking pious – while neglecting to mention the serious sexual offenses for which he is being investigated.

April 25, 2015

Indian Courts to Pachauri: No Travel For You

A man who used to joke that he lived “at 30,000 feet” is well and truly grounded. This week two courts denied the former IPCC chairman permission to leave the country.

April 23, 2015

The United Nations’ Fake News Machine

A UN official delivers a speech. An account of that speech is written up to look like a news story. It gets published on a website funded by the UN. Casual readers are unlikely to appreciate that this is 100% spin.

April 22, 2015

Court Rejects Pachauri, Water Summit Still Says He’ll Be Keynote Speaker

A lawyer for Rajendra Pachauri says that preventing the former IPCC chairman from delivering a speech at a trade show in Greece will damage India’s image and harm Pachauri’s reputation.

April 20, 2015

Do Science Bodies Know Whereof They Speak?

The American Geophysical Union is led by a climate evangelist with zero climate science credentials. When the American Physical Society produced its latest climate statement, it failed to consult members with the most relevant expertise.

April 17, 2015

The Al Gore Alarm-o-rama

Al Gore has been threatening us with environmental apocalypse for more than a quarter-century. Why should we believe him this time?

April 9, 2015

Asking the Wrong Question

The climate scare rests on predictions produced by mathematical modeling. One of the world’s finest scientific minds says prediction isn’t what those models do – and that the climate conversation is ignoring important facts.

April 7, 2015

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 climate scientists are trying to stifle 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

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

March 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

In the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, Rajendra Pachauri’s semi-autobiographical novel is being taken out of circulation. What possessed him to publish it under his own name while still chairman of the IPCC?

March 22, 2015

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, extravagant 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. Part 2 of 2.

March 17, 2015

Van Ypersele: A Terrible Choice for IPCC Chairman

The second-in-command at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change wants a promotion, but has no intention of addressing critics’ concerns. Part 1 of 2.

March 16, 2015

My Interview with India’s Sify News

The Indian media is examining the wider implications of Rajendra Pachauri’s resignation while Western journalists pretend not to see the sex scandal.

March 12, 2015

An Open Letter to the Men of TERI

TERI women have summoned the courage to speak up about the nature of their workplace. Will TERI’s men step forward and do their part?

March 11, 2015

Pachauri Talks Ethics in Gender Justice Book

Invited to deliver a lecture in memory of a talented and successful feminist judge, Rajendra 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 called ‘Dr. Lecherous.’ A female journalist says she was ‘repulsed’ by the vain, pompous Pachauri she once met in person.

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 – in which he openly admits that saving the planet is his ‘religion’. The world’s most important climate body has not been led by a dispassionate scientist.

February 24, 2015

Woman #2’s Story

Rajendra Pachauri’s TERI institute appears to be a workplace in which female employees are habitually 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 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

An Indian court has ruled against Rajendra Pachauri and in favour of press freedom. The IPCC chairman sought to prevent the media from reporting on a police investigation concerning allegations of sexual misconduct.

February 20, 2015

Police Ponder Pachauri Assault & Stalking Charges

IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri is being investigated under four sections of the Indian Penal Code. Maximum prison sentences of two, three, and seven years apply.

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

French philosopher Pascal Bruckner says fundamentalist eco activists are steering society in a scary direction.

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

Tasked with assessing the achievements of others, a jury that includes IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri heaps honour 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

More people routinely die from excess cold than from heat waves. While we spend trillions attempting to avert a slightly warmer world decades hence, seniors who can’t afford to adequately heat their homes are perishing.

February 2, 2015

Fossil Fuel Funded Science Communication

Taking fossil fuel money is immoral. Says 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’ without a journalist who questions climate orthodoxy. Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, he says we’d ‘solve a great deal of the world’s problems by chopping 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. $100 billion has been squandered while green activists applauded.

January 23, 2015

When Journalists Question Catastrophe

Unlike most journalists, Matt Ridley has done PhD-level work in the sciences. He has served as science editor for the Economist. One would think his views on the climate debate deserve a fair hearing. Instead, he is pilloried by climate extremists.

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

The amount by which the global temperature record has allegedly been broken is minuscule. Two one-hundredths of one degree isn’t what the public imagines when reporters talk about surging temperatures.

January 19, 2015

Pointless Predictions

The climate crisis is the latest in a long line of predictions about how bad things are going to be in the future. Let’s remember that while scary headlines sell newspapers, journalists have a terrible track record.

January 2, 2015
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